Questions tagged [geolocation]

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

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Lost Android with no internet connection

I was concerned that I lost my phone earlier and accessed Samsung's Find My mobile. Having gotten a "not connected to network" message I was concerned. Luckily my phone was in an odd place but when I ...
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Mock Location a single app

Currently, enabling the mock location developer setting affects all applications. I am currently testing a single application and require that my real location is still available in other apps. Is ...
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What is the best way to determine if the mobile is pointing in a desired direction?

Suppose that there is a house whose longitude and latitude is known to me and I am somewhere in the neighborhood. I want to give a buzz whenever the mobile is pointing in the direction of the house (...
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Apps on SD-Card moved back to device storage after being updated on Samsung Galaxy A3?

When an app that's located on the SD card is updated, the app is moved back to the phone. This happens on my Samsung Galaxy A3. I know I'm supposed to put the default storage location to SD but I ...
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Is it possible get caller’s cell tower information?

I had read somewhere that the caller’s cell tower information is sent to the receiver of the call. Is it true because I can’t find any details regarding this online? If this is true why are there no ...
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How to read geolocation using adb shell

Is it possible to read geolocation data (either one provided by GPS or by GSM) using adb shell?
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How can I put location in “Battery Saving” mode in Android Pie?

In Android Oreo, when location was on, there were 3 choices for how it worked: Device Only, Battery Saving, or High Accuracy. In Pie, it's easy to change to Device Only or High Accuracy by turning "...
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dumpsys location - “Last known locations” list empty

When i run this command to get the GPS position of my phone, the "Last known Locations:" list is most of the time empty, even if GPS is enabled. When i reboot the phone, it works for a few hours but ...
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While using location sharing on google maps why does my picture showing my location turn gray at times?

I use location sharing on google maps with my children so that we can keep up with each other better , estimate pick up times, etc. However, there are times my picture showing my location will have a ...
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in.android.location.providers_changed: Toggling Location error

Recently in my android smartphone, while toggling GPS the notification popping up "in.android.location.PROVIDERS_CHANGED". Why this is happening recently & not before and how to disable it?
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Can you limit Google Maps timeline for alternate accounts on your android phone?

I have multiple accounts on my Android phone, some shared with my kids. I would like my location sharing to only be my primary account. Is there any way to configure that? One side effect, my son ...
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“in.android.location.PROVIDERS_CHANGED” is popping in my android phone

Recently in my android smartphone, while toggling GPS the notification popping up "in.android.location.PROVIDERS_CHANGED". Why this is happening recently & not before and how to disable it?
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Is there a way to prevent specific apps from using geo-location functionality/permissions when not running in the foreground?

Is there a way to restrict an android app from using permissions when running in the background? For example, news broke recently that MoviePass is tracking location before and after movies (source)...
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send a gmaps location/gps coordinate to Osmand

Openstreet maps lacks of some streets. I want to search in googlemaps (or other online maps service) a location and be able to extract and send the standard coordinate to Osmand. Btw i remember than ...
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How to locate a phone without user knowing

I have a daughter that goes to a secondary school and has a S5 phone. I want to be able to locate her without her knowing, as in receiving any pop ups or notifications. Can you help me please?
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View when a known Bluetooth device was last connected

I somehow managed to loose my LG G Watch, and it has now been about 2 weeks :/ Around the time that I lost it, I was doing some traveling, so I am trying to figure out where exactly me device might ...
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Can I increase the frequency at which location history gets my location?

I've recently discovered Google Location History, however my history map is made up of lots of very long straight lines because it doesn't appear to get checkpoint/location information very often. ...
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Is it possible to set device's Latitude and Longitude using ADB SHELL?

I know how to set locatlon for emulators using device configuration interface from Motodoev Studio for example. But, how I can set locatlon for a device?
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How do I remotely track a missing persons Android with GPS

I have a family member missing over a week now. How do I remotely track the missing person on their Android and get a GPS location? I need to use my desktop computer to do the tracking.
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Can a android device really connects to Satellite using when LocationMethod set to “Phone Only”?

All these years I was thinking like to get device location, android phones connects to nearby cellular towers or wifi. But recently I found another option in Settings > LocationMethod > "Phone only". ...
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does airplane mode stop phone from pinging towers?

with recent riot's in Iran, there is saying that even with the phone in airplane-mode, it's pinging nearby towers, giving away location data and information such as that. this is a really big security ...
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Moved out with my router : Location services don't get it

So I moved out, carrying along my WiFi router. I set it up at my new place, but now, every time I use a location service, it recognizes my router and places me at my old address... Any way I can force ...
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Does my stepdaughter have a way to tell I'm using Find My Device?

Similar to this question for Apple, is there anything that my stepdaughter can look up or turn on that shows her I am currently checking her location using Find My Device such as notifications, a log, ...
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Auto silence based on geo location - android

I’m trying to get my kids android devices to be on do not disturb mode when they’re at school. Schedule based works fine but also effective on holidays which is I wanted. Any ideas?
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Is it possible to enable Location Services via Shell?

Is it possible to enable Location Services(GPS or Google NetworkLocation) via ADB or Terminal Emulator? I'm on a rooted Phone. Extra Points: Is it also possible to change other system-related ...
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How to find nearest cell tower location?

I need to find the nearest cell tower to my current location. I found my current location using GPS, but I need to get the location of the nearest tower to me.
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is it possible to get location via a cellular network if the device doesnt have a data plan?

is it possible to get location via a cellular network if the device doesnt have a data plan? or does it need a data plan to be able to get location via a cellular network? is a data plan needed to ...
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Fequency at which location history gets my location?

I've noticed that Google Location History tracks my position much more frequently and accurately when having Google Maps actively running, compared to when it is not. Is this the case for any app – ...
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Location keeps switching on

Since my last system upgrade my phone started switching on my location and asking for my agreement to "improve" my location accuracy... how do I stop it?
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Is there a way to automatically geotag an Android screenshot?

Is there a way to automatically geotag and Android screenshot? On occasion I take a screenshot of an app, where the location of the phone is relevant. These screenshots come through with empty ...
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Automatically notify people when I leave/reach a location

Does anyone know of a way to automatically send a notification when I arrive or leave a location? For example, I'd like to send a notification to my wife whenever I leave the office. Does anyone ...
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Can Google Find device triangulate location of my phone by cell tower signal?

I know it wouldn't be precise but can I find my [Not] lost Android 6.0.1 Lenovo P1a41 Turbo by Cell tower signals using Google Find Device ? If not, can any other app do that ?
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Phone as a GPS tracker

I'd like to use an old small Android device as a GPS tracker to be installed on my bike. My first though was simply to use Google location services. I sign in with a Google account, and then I share ...
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Where should issues with Google Play Services (e.g., fused location provider) be reported?

Google is bundling a number of services, including Location Services, in the Google Play Services application instead of including them in the open-source Android platform. Main reasons behind this ...
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How to display current location on the home screen?

In my old phone I had a setting called "Area Info - cell information". When enabled it would show the location information next to the mobile network name, like: Vodafone Foobar Street I can't ...
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How does Google Maps estimate my location without GPS?

I was wondering how Google Maps on my Android phone can locate me with a good accuracy when my GPS is disabled. At first I though it was with the cell tower but I'm not sure it can achieve this ...
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Allow mock location for non-onwer user

Is there a way to enable mock location on a non-owner user? I have a test user account on my Android device to test a line of business app and need to be able to test location awareness without ...
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Location consent annoyance

I use the Power Control widget shipped with Android to quickly turn GPS on and off. Since update 4.4.1 or 4.4.2, which features WiFi-based location detection, it's been pestering me for this location ...
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Why do so many apps use location permissions on a near-constant basis?

I have an Android 5.1 device with App Permission Manager on, in order to stop apps from using permissions they don't need. Recently, I have noticed that many apps are trying to obtain my location when ...
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Full Google apps access to location needed for maps with GPS?

I have a HTC One S with Android 4.1.1 installed. I recently got the "google settings" app and checked the settings in there. Under the field "location" is a switch to "Let google apps access your ...
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App doesn't access GPS location directly

There's a strange situation with Citymapper, where it doesn't access GPS location directly, but it does if a different app is accessing location at the same time. This hasn't always been the case, but ...
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Using Android Mock Location + Usb Tethering

I need to have a different location on my Pc , maybe a 5km diffrent , so my question is , if i use some app from the market (example: FakeGPS) and use usb tethering , will my Geolocation Ip be on the ...
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How to track a androids location using phone number? [duplicate]

Okay so my phone was stolen and is off locations off whatever can't track. But I do know who stole it and I do have his number is there a way to track his phone?
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Share location between iOS and Android..?

My wife and I find it really useful to share our locations with each other. Until now we both had iPhone's and were using the "Find my friends" app, but my wife is now using Android (Samsung S8). I'...
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Share location in WhatsApp showing map on continental scale

When I want to share my location with someone on WhatsApp, it gives me a list of places, two of them close to my home, and the third is Panama (the country! And I live in Brazil). I thought it was ...
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Is it possible to see whether you are within a ~10m radius of another phone without broadcasting location data?

I was looking at Bump_(application), and I found it interesting that they use location data along with other metrics to figure out whether two phones are next to each other. Is it not possible to do ...
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One click share location in Google Maps to specific user or other app?

I know there's a share location feature in Google Maps and various android apps for sharing locations. But is there a widget / shortcut or something where you can click on it and instantly share your ...
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How can I geo-tag a photo after I've taken it?

Is there an app for that? :) (For when automatic tagging fails)
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Location of Whatsapp Web sessions

From a few sources (see below for examples), I learned about the possibility of locating the computers connected via Whatsapp Web and/or desktop apps, by simply tapping the relevant item in the list ...
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How to use GPS without using Google Location Services

Because I do not want to consent to the Google Location Services privacy agreement I have this switched off. By doing so I know some location functionality like cell-based and wifi-based location will ...