Questions tagged [geolocation]

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

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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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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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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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google maps wrong navigation starting point

I have a problem with Google maps. Starting navigation on the app shows a grey point as a starting point. And a blue dot as my location, which is not the starting point. Just random point nearby (for ...
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Chrome Websites track when location is disabled

I'd like a solution to prevent websites from tracking my geo location even with the android location service turned off. Certain sites such as craigslist, google and bing will turn up my geo location ...
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Using the GPS instead of Google Location Services in Chrome

I do not consent to Google collecting constant background information about my position at all times through their Google Location Service program. So I have got that option disabled. I can get just ...
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Maps location out by 12,742km - the other side of the world

OK, I am mystified. We used to live in the UK. Two plus years ago we moved to New Zealand. My wife has just bought a brand new samsung galaxy note 10.1 (running 4.0). I have installed 4.2 on my eeePC....
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Google Geolocation Problem with Beautiful Widgets

After boot Beautiful Widgets shows a Google Geolocation Problem notification and tells me that Google can't find my location based on the given GPS coordinates. Beautiful Widgets suggests that: "- ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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How to periodically send GPS location to a mysql server over HTTP?

I am looking for a way to send every x seconds my gps location to my mysql db. What I need is the lat/long, speed and direction. I want that my phone send it to a website. So every x seconds it will ...
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HTML5 geolocation does not work with GPS in stock browser

I am using a Motorola XOOM2 ME with Android 3.2.2. Location settings are: no Wifi as source, but GPS as source enabled. Browser is allowed to access location. If I go to maps.google.com in the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Create an app shortcut to open it with restricted permissions

Is there a way to create a specific shortcut for an app that would open it with limited permissions that I specify? For example, I want to create a shortcut to open Snapchat (an app which uses ...
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GPS message when turning on phone

I have a Nexus 5 running android 6.0, I was updating som apps when the phone turned off for low battery level. When i switch it on again I had a dialog saying that GPS is not active (as ever) and apps ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to add street and time as text to a photo?

I am looking for a way to automatically add the street address and current time as text to a photo. Failing that, I'm looking for a way to post-process any photo I choose to add that information as ...
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Location woes on HTC

If the NSA tracks me via my HTC phone, they must think I am strange... My location never updated. Ever. I tried removing the cache from News and Weather. Tried using GPS. Tried using WiFi. Nothing ...
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Android phone dialer home location

I remember from my HTC HD2 running Cyanogenmod 10.1 a "home location" indicator. It shows the area name of the caller's landline if somebody is calling. The default phone dialer app on my Newman N2 ...
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How can I get location detection working on my Pocket TV?

I have an Infinitec Pocket TV (PTV1000 running Android 4.0.4, build ICS02A) and none of the location detection settings seem to work. Whenever I click the my location icon in Google Maps, I get this ...
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How to mark messages from Field Trip as read?

Maybe it's just me, but how does one mark messages as being read in Field Trip? I was using it today and they same landmark popped up multiple times through out the day. I can't seem to find a way ...
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Enabling geolocation in web browser

I'm partially unable to get geolocation within a web browser. When the phone-wide "use wifi for location" box is unchecked, going to a new website the requires geolocation fails. For example, maps....
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Mute or change user group ringtone depending on current location and time

Here's a sample scenario: when I'm at home and it's after 10pm, all call need to be silent, but family calls are enabled to ring loud. Is it possible to do this? (preferably using Tasker, but 3rd-...
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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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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” 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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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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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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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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Google tells me my smart phone was in Brazil two days ago, but I've been in California - what could it be?

I'm worried because Google tells me my smart phone was used to access my Google account from Brazil a couple of days ago. But I and my phone have been in the San Francisco Bay Area the whole time. (...
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Android on virtualbox setup GPS location

I installed Android-x86 6.0-r3.iso in VirtualBox Manager 5.1.22_Ubuntu (Ubuntu 17.04). Now I want to enable location service. Here I read that I have 3 options if I would have installed a developer ...
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How do I get Google Now to report correct season-related information?

At time of writing, it's mid-summer (July 27, USA). On my Galaxy S7, when I activate Google voice search and ask it how many days until fall, it tells me 217 days, which I know is wrong. When I ask ...
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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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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 ...