Questions tagged [geolocation]

Geolocation is the identification of the real-world geographic location of an object, like your Android device.

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How can I share my current GPS location from google maps?

I'm at a screen such as this and I'd like to share the exact GPS location of the blue marker (not just the approximate address). The only way I've found is to get directions to somewhere, share the ...
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Location Error aftermoving

So I moved across the country (to Minnesota from Virginia) and now my location is always incorrect on my device, it shows my old home. I thought the initial problem was with the wifi but my wife's ...
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I'm getting frequent inaccurate location as the same location, can I make this stop?

My wife and I are both having this occur frequently, with the primary issue it brings up being that we often find ourselves getting directions to our desired location or searches for things nearby ...
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How do I get the location consent prompt back [duplicate]

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 and I do not mind when the location consent screen pops up when I turn on GPS, in fact I prefer it As I always choose disagree The one that says "allow google's location ...
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Is there a way to get GPS to work without Google Location Service constantly enabled?

The GPS on my Samsung Galaxy S2 cannot find my current location whenever Google Location Service is disabled. I have it disabled most of the time because my battery drains much faster when the ...
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How to deal with “short GSM IDs” in Tasker

My "cell near" in Tasker looks like this: GSM:4321.99011048 / 0 GSM:4321.99011052 / 0 GSM:4321 / 0 What is that short ID? If I take it out, my profile sometimes triggers as "leaving" even when I ...
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Same phone shows different locations using Life360 vs Google Maps

My mother's cellphone shows her in two different cities on the same day. The Life360 app shows she's in Chicago, while the Google Location history shows she's in Alabama. I think she might have ...
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Can I use Google Play Services geofences to get location profiles without a service running all the time?

Apps like Llama let you use location-related properties (such as Wi-Fi network visibility) to trigger automation actions such as putting the phone on silent, but they do this by running as a ...
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I cannot find my current location while offline in google maps

Before I could easily find my current location being offline using offline maps but at present in the updated Google maps I am not able to use it. It shows the location while I am online, and once I ...
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Set default location mode to device only [duplicate]

On my Motorola Moto G XT1068 with 5.0.2 whenever I'd turn on "location" it would ask permission to use high accuracy mode, and if I remember rightly, send information to Google. I always chose ...
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Lock location services (off) on android 5.1.1

Is there a way to lock location services (keep it off) on android 5.1.1? Like with restrictions on iphone for example. I'm looking for a simple way to do this. A way to disable it permanently is also ...
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Youmail visual voicemail in a foreign country?

Youmail is one of my favorite apps to get voicemail to download onto my phone. However, I am now in Israel for the year, but I would still like to be able to use it. The way it seems to work right ...
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Different coloured journeys on location services

On google location services, my journeys are shown in dark blue, light blue and grey. Is there some significance to this?
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Is It Possible to Know the Location of the Caller?

If I'm using an Android, is it possible to know the physical location of the person who call me/ I call to?
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Is there a WhosHere-style (location-based) social networking chat app for Android? [closed]

I like the WhosHere app for Apple iPhone iOS. Is there a similar social networking/chat app that uses location / gps to find people to chat or network with for Android? Here's some more info on the ...
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To what forms of “Where are you” will Google Hangouts afford a “Share your location” button?

When asked "Where are you now?" by another person in Google Hangouts, the app will offer an action button for you to send your location to the person: What other forms of that phrase will work? So ...
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Nexus 5 Location has not updated for months?

I have a Nexus 5 running on 5.1.1 but the location has not updated for the past couple months, traveled out of town but still in-state, then came back and the city never updated, so now Google Now ...
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How to automatically enable WLAN when an app requests location info?

I currently have WLAN enabled all the time for triangulation, even when I'm not near an access point I can use. Is there any way to automatically enable it whenever an app requests location ...
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Location high accuracy mode with wi-fi turned off

My understanding: location mode «High Accuracy» is more efficient than «Device only» because it unburdens some of the GPS task by using Wi-Fi networks information. Consider these settings: «Scan ...
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How to be alerted when to get off the train?

Let's say I'm playing a game, reading a book, surfing the net or watching a video and I'm getting close to my stop. Is there some way (perhaps an app) that can alert me that it's time to get off? ...
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How can I find a lost phone or help people return it?

I'm looking for an app like Where's My Droid to help locate a lost device. Ideally I'm hoping there is one that might have two specific features: The ability to display a message to the screen to ...
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Toggle location services via adb in Android 5

I see this answer from 2013, but now there are options for High Accuracy, Battery Saving, and Device Only. Also, there was no command for disabling location.
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Old phone to track my bike in case of theft

I have an old galaxy s3, I was thinking of storing it in my bike seat or a lockbox on my bike in case it gets stolen so i can track down my bike. Is there any way of doing this without a sim card(...
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How accurate is google gps location? [duplicate]

How accuate is location data using gps? My partner went to visit his young daughter at her mother's house, he says he stayed there for 30-40 mins. However, his gps location showed him going to the ...
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What is Mozilla Location Based Services?

When I installed Firefox on my phone it gave me the option to enable Mozilla Location Services. What does this actually do? Does it help locate things around you, for example stores? Does it increase ...
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Can Google use location information based on Photos landmarks with Location set to off?

I recently updated Google Photos in my Nexus 5 (with Android 5) and I was surprised to see that Photo Assistant has created location-based stories with titles like "A Sunday Morning in X Mountain" (...
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Can Google device manager turn location on automatically?

For battery saving purpose is there any way to google device manager turn location on when we need it (Like when I search "Find my phone")???
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Get lat and lng based on my position from android phone

I feel myself so lame, because what I want, it seems so obvious, but for me, it's not. I am developing a game in my city, where I want to place some NFC tags, and players need to visit these places. ...
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My Wi-Fi & mobile network location is horribly wrong! [duplicate]

I have enabled network location to use features of google now on my phone- here's what happens, once or twice a week: instead of my location, which is Milan, Italy, I see myself (and get advice for ...
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Why Google still use my localisation when I have disabled all location services?

When I use google.com (usually I work with duckduckgo instead, because of privacy policy) on my Phone (in web browser), it shows me my city and country on the bottom of the page. I have disabled ...
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View which apps have accessed location data recently [duplicate]

I've heard that Android 5.0 (Lollipop) provides a way that users can view which apps have recently accessed location data. I'd like to list all apps that have collected my location information ...
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What information does Chrome/Android send to Google to discover my “WiFi based” location?

Their commercial geolocation API doc says it needs a list of every WiFi access point around, with, for each of them: MAC address, ESSID signal strength, a few others. Common devices probably ...
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Can't view Location (textual desciption) information in Windows when opening picture taken with Camera app

On my Samsung Galaxy SIII, I have enabled GPS on my device and have also enabled the GPS tag feature in my Camera application. When a picture is taken, GPS information is attached to the image, and ...
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How do I add more locations for weather updates in Google Now?

Currently, Google Now shows me weather updates of my home and work locations. However, I want to add more locations for weather updates. But I couldn't find any setting regarding the same? Is it ...
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Set Android device default install location to external SD card [duplicate]

I have Samsung GalaxyS2. Is there a way to set the default install location to SD card of all downloaded apps from play store.
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A way to get location coordinates from command line

I'm looking for a command line, or a series of commands that can dump or list the latitude and longitude on a rooted device. I connect to a device using ADB shell. A way that will cause the ...
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Removed an Xposed module but still causing conflict

I installed Disable Location Consent and have been having GPS issues where I cannot actually use High Accuracy mode so I removed this module but the problem still remains. Are there remnants of the ...
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Constant location requests from Facebook - how to turn off?

My location request icon is constantly on. When I hit the location request notification, it tells me that Facebook and Google Play Services are high battery usage. When I force stop Facebook, the ...
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How can I get the location to update again in my News and Weather widget?

On my Galaxy Nexus running stock Jellybean 4.1.1 the News & Weather widget thinks I'm in Hong Kong airport, and has for the last week. I have been to Hong Kong airport 3 times in the last month (...
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Gmaps location not obtained while using ART

I've been trying to get the current location on my Nexus 5. When I click on the location button on the bottom right corner it keeps showing "waiting for location", but nothing happens. But it ...
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Why doesn't Google Now's place-specific reminders remember my home location?

I have my home and work locations set. These show up accurately in Google Maps and also in Google Now if I go "Wand" -> "Places" at the bottom. However, whenever I go to set a place-specific reminder,...
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Anything that can text geocoords?

I'd like to text someone my location so they can use something like maps.google.com and navigate to me. Any app or technique that makes this task easier than putzing around asking for the address?
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Geofenced ring volume app?

Is there an app to set a ring volume automatically based on location? What I need is an app to switch to vibrate when I'm at home and turn the volume up when I leave home (ringing phone wakes my ...
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App showing wrong location

When I text my husband, using instant messenger it shows I'm somewhere other than my home. Why is this happening and how do I stop it ? He pulled my location up on his phone using Google maps and it ...
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How may I submit a WiFi hotspot to Android's database for a better triangulation?

As we know, in order to locate our position indoors, Android utilizes the nearby Wi-Fi Hotspots' location for triangulation. But how may I submit the Wi-Fi hotspots in my neighborhood to Google's/...
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Fresh Cyanogenmod install, location doesn't work

Yesterday I installed Cyanogenmod using the one click install on my Nexus 4. There is a little problem though: when using location in the battery saving mode, when it only uses cell and wifi signals ...
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whats the use of my places in android 4.3?

I noticed there is my places under location services. It saves the office home and car location by a format I specify (wwfi bluetooth or map). How is this used in android? Am I able to find my car ...
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How does Google find devices for Android Device Manager?

I've seen the news story a few weeks ago that Google has finally implemented a feature similar to Apple's Find My iPhone. The weird thing is that Google says that somehow magically all old devices ...
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Does Samsung Galaxy S keep GPS location in camera taken photo metadata?

Does anyone know if Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000's camera taken photos keep information about GPS location from when they were taken? Thank you
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Google Latitude and multiple devices - How to prevent location jumping?

I have an Android smartphone and tablet which both are linked to my Google account and Latitude enabled. Since I don't carry the tablet always with me, my Latitude location sometimes jumps back and ...