Questions tagged [geolocation]

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

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Play Pokemon GO on Root with joystick on Systemless Root

I have Samsung A5 with android 5.1.1 systemless rooted. I want to play pokemon go. But enabling Mock Locations disable the game. I tried an Xposed module to hide this, then the joystick app also can't ...
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Do hotels send out wifi signals that place you there? [duplicate]

I need some clear cut answers to a question that gave birth to a divorce after 15 years of marriage. My ex husband's phone( Samsung Galaxy 6) would show him at many questionable places that he says he ...
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Locate a lost phone that is being used

My android cell phone was lost an year ago. But I can see someone has started using it, and that person has not yet removed my email ID. I am looking for a way to turn ON the location services of the ...
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I want to use my phone as a GPS, but I don't want to turn on high accuracy to assist Google's wardriving. What am I to do?

I like using my phone as a GPS. It has all the sensors and storage and everything. Even if I can't find a good app yet. However (since I am concerned about leaking private data, I have turned the ...
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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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GPS when roaming with no data

What kind of GPS functionality should I expect on a roaming Android device that has mobile data disabled when I am abroad? I have just found myself a bit stuck with Google Offline Maps because my ...
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Android VPN (PIA) and Location Settings

I am currently using a Private Internet Access (PIA) vpn on my S7 Edge. If I leave the location/GPS function on while surfing the web "anonymously", will having the location feature on make my VPN ...
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List of domains used by Google Maps API Family (Firewall Config)

our corporate config firewall to allow Android Phone use App to Map Location , our programmer use fused location provider API (GPS, Network etc) to Map , but the Phont is in the internal network,and ...
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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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I am being stalked with Android device manager

I once had to locate my phone from my ex-boyfriend's cell phone. Now he is constantly locating my whereabouts with Android Device Manager. I have removed my device from his list of devices on his ...
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Is there an app for scrambling GPS?

I'm looking for an app or at least a method that would run on background and keep scrambling GPS to appear weaker (not fake gps!). Needed for debugging of my other app. My only current option is ...
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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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How to simulate no GPS fix

I wonder if there is a way to simulate NO GPS signal without going in the basement. As if you were inside a tunnel or under the earth surface. I am not talking about location mocking. I wonder if we ...
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Is it possible to change Device's location?

I want to change my device location (lat,lang, etc) to a different place. I don't want to mock. I want it to function like If I open Google Maps, it points to my desired location not the real location....
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Sony Z GPS issue (maybe after root)

Apps on Sony Z could not find location using GPS after even like 15 minutes (about max I waited). I did not use location for some time, during which one thing I did is making root via Wondershare ...
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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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Using another phone's GPS signal as location

I have an android phone (Device A), and an android tablet (Device B). Device B has a decent GPS, but Device A's is pretty much unusable. I would like to use Device A for navigation, but to do so I ...
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google hangouts gives wrong location [duplicate]

I logged into google hangouts at my mothers house, on her tablet, through her wifi. How can google give a address to a house eight miles away?
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How does an app know, if GPS is faked?

I have heard it is possible to simulate a GPS location with a developer option. However people get banned from Pokémon go, if they fake their location. Is this because an app knows, when it's a ...
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Can't find location for bought app

I have a Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, running android 5.0.2 (LRX22G... if that helps). I've just bought an app from the play store. It's a GPS app where I'd like to find the location of the saved APK and then ...
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for all Androids: does airplane mode always prevent location tracking?

(Apologies if the answers to the following questions seem obvious, but I am not an expert, so thought I'd ask.) The larger question can be broken down, but I don't believe the subquestions are worthy ...
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Disabling the GPS? [duplicate]

Is it possible to disable the internal GPS of a device? I need to disable the hardware itself without disabling location services. Currently I've only been able to achieve this by wrapping my phone ...
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Internal GPS interfering with mock locations?

I've been using mock locations in my latest endeavors, and I'm having some issues. I enabled a mock location app from the developer options, set my Location Mode to 'Device Only,' and took precautions ...
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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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Nexus 6P GPS location inaccuracies

I have a brand-new Nexus 6P, not rooted, running Android 6.0.1. I have location mode set to high accuracy (with GPS, WiFi Scanning, and Bluetooth Scanning all set to on). Almost all of the time, this ...
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Let my friend check my locations while I am taking a stranger's car?

I am thinking about taking a long-distance rideshare offered by a stranger on Craigslist. For safety, I would like my friends to track my location, until I reach the destination and tell them that I ...
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Some location based mobile sites not working in chrome

I'm getting a message from some websites (m.yelp.com and nextbus.com) they do not have "permission to access your location". I have my location permission turned on for chrome in the app manager and ...
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Is google location history accurate [duplicate]

my girlfriend's location history show her places on different days that she swears she had not been to. I s this info accurate
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What happens if I remove a file from /etc/permissions?

So I rooted my phone recently and want to thoroughly clean up my phone. I specifically want to remove a file in /etc/permissions (or /system/etc/permissions) called android.hardware.location.gps.xml, ...
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Vehicle tracking

All office buses would have Android 4G mobile phones with the driver, always switched on and always charging. These mobile phones need to broadcast realtime location possibly from an Android app, or ...
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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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Can you use cell tower triangulation without a SIM card?

Since cell phones can call 911 without a SIM card present, it is clear that they can connect to a cellular network to which they are not subscribed. Is it possible to use this knowledge to do cell ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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setting mock location remotely

for testing purpose I need to fake my GPS location on a real Android device. Now I know about the possibility of Android Emulator and setting their GPS location via telnet. I dont really have a clue ...
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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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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 can I see what specific times my phone has connected/disconnected to wifi?

How can I see what specific times my phone has connected/disconnected to wifi? I would like to see at what times exactly in the last week (for example) my phone connected to wifi. In fact I would like ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...