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Old phones still apear in location history

I have a new device and I wanted to switch my location history from the old one to the new. In the location history (timeline) settings page, under "Devices on this account" it only shows 3 of my ...
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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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Google Location [duplicate]

How accurate is Google location? Because in my case, my partner is seeing me in different places and I'm not even going to those specific places. Shows my account is link also with 3 devices.
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Is there a location tracker installed to my Android phone?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S7 phone running stock Android 7.0. It's not rooted. I've left my phone unattended for 10 hours. I don't have a PIN code or any other security measure to unlock the phone, ...
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Google logs my activities wrong

My Google activities log says I have been messaging people late at night and in the early morning, but I know for a fact I haven't. Plus I have a search on my Google maps I never did. These things are ...
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Troubleshooting google maps history

Google maps history worked perfectly with my old phone. Now I have a new one and maps history worked for the first few days, then it started to behave randomly: when it works the data is correct, but ...
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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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Invisible Location History

Location History was active on my device and visible under timeline in the Google Maps app. I have just tried to use it via Google maps on browser to get my phone back, but the timeline stops in ...
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How to reverse acceptance in Android Device Manager?

If a user opens Android Device Manager in a browser (https://www.google.com/android/devicemanager), and selects an Android device that has never been accessed via Android Device Manager, they will be ...
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Is “high accuracy” mode in location setting, is what is known otherwise as A-GPS?

In high accuracy mode, the description says that WiFi/cellular network is used apart from GPS to determine location. How exactly are they used and what data does the cellular network provide?
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My phone is missing from my devices tab

My phone (which I have been using for more than a year) never appeared in my devices tab in google play store or when I check my location history. In the track my phone area it appears normally but in ...
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New Phone - Google location not syncing/sharing to desktop

I've just got a new phone (Oneplus 3 from old Samsung S4), and I'm having issues with location in Google Maps - I'm trying to share my location with family (via G+ app), but overall I'm seeing some ...
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What does “moving” mean in Google Location

While reviewing my phone location on https://maps.google.com/locationhistory, I see some locations where I know the information is right. There are other times though that Google Maps says my phone ...
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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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Inaccurate location history

I have an Motorola moto e, and my location history is inaccurate. Nearly all of my location history is highly inaccurate. Please help please help
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Google Maps show location history where I've never even been

I have a Samsung Galaxy Core Prime and it has Google Maps downloaded on it as well as other Google apps. My husband went through my phone and in the Google Maps app, under timeline, apparently it ...
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Google apps timeline inaccurate location [duplicate]

My Google apps timeline says I went to a postcode and stayed there for 3 hours when I never left my house which is 4 miles away from where it says I was it was in the middle of the night when I wasn't ...
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Will my geographical positions be tracked and stored in the google location history when my internet connection is temporarily interrupted?

I'm about to travel to a region where I will not have Internet connection. I'm going to activate the location services during this time.(switch GPS on and allow position tracking). Will my GPS ...
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Google Maps timeline feature not working - says “Can't connect to Maps, try again”

When I was trying to connect my past timeline events, I encountered an awkward situation. It says "Can't connect to Maps, try again". (Click image to enlarge) Does anybody know why I'm getting ...
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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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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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My android phone location history shows locations not visited

My Android phone is enabled for home WiFi as well as cell tower connection. My location services have been enabled as well to use Google Maps for tracking Location history. Whenever I go to my balcony ...
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Google's location history minute by minute

My phone was stolen. Is it possible to get the location history as realtime as possible from Google?
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Google Location History shows location I have never been to…6,000 miles away

I was looking at my GPS location history on my phone, just for fun. When the map loaded, it displayed all of the places I'd been to, and a long red line connected to a few red dots in Algeria. Mind ...
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Location history shows wrong place [duplicate]

I am trying to find out how on Feb 18th and 19th of 2014, I was in Louisville Ky, but my location history is showing that I was in Somerset Ky. Why did this happen?
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Google location history… wild anomaly [duplicate]

Was driving home today from a trip up north and decided to check my journey on Google's location history after I got back. Phone is a Nexus 5 running Android 5.0. The locations mostly correct apart ...
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Improving Location History Accuracy

I'm looking at creating a desktop application to track a number of vehicles using Google Location History and the Google Maps API. Looking at the accuracy of the feed during a trip to Liverpool - it ...
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Disable Location History in Android [closed]

If I disable Location History and keep Location Reporting enabled, will Google still save the Locations I've been to? I am purchasing an Android phone for the first time and I am quite paranoid about ...
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Why does my Android phone think it was in Japan? [duplicate]

According to Google location history, I was in Tokyo in February. It could be that I had so much saké I'm forgetting something important, but as far as I know I've never been to Japan. Other ...
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Google Location history showing me in another continent? Did someone hack me? [duplicate]

I've just found out about Google Location history and it correctly displays all the places I've been to in Bolivia to-a-T. Really accurate. What concerns me is that there is a dot in Singapore! I've ...
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Google location is inaccurate without GPS

Using a Samsung Galaxy 4S. I'm using Google location history. I pulled location history and broke it down by the minute. GPS was not on, only mobile data and location services. I drove through and ...
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Google location history wildly inaccurate [duplicate]

I may have set a new world record in travel according to Google location history. I've noted that on Wed, 18th March 2014 I was in Sydney at 5:28pm, then in Sale Morocco at 6:06pm, then back in Sydney ...
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Why does Google Location History stay in the same place when I go out?

What's happening is that I go out and about and at the end of the day I check the location history and it says that I've been at my house all day when I've been out. I take my phone with me and it ...
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Location History Accuracy? [duplicate]

Ok, I have a big problem! My fiance says he was at lunch while google location history shows that for over an hour he was in the hotel next door to the restaurant. He has a Galaxy 3. The dots at the ...
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Why has my location history stopped working?

From the time that Google Maps updated to the newest version, my device (Samsung Galaxy S3) no longer logs my location history althrought I have turned it on. I have tried uninstalling updates and ...
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Google Maps Location History is showing an incorrect location

I have a major problem that I hope someone can help with. On my Google Maps feature under my Location History it shows a location that I was never at at any point, but when my wife happened to see ...
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Google location history shows me driving 700 miles when I only drive for 30 miles

I'm not exactly sure when it happened. Originally my location history was accurate. About a month ago my location history map looked close to being correct but the mileage was ridiculous! For example,...
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How can I use Google Latitude's Location History without a constant Internet connection?

I find the Location History part of Google Latitude really useful. Is there any way to make the app (or another) store my location when an Internet connection is not available, and send it to the ...