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Most Android devices have a built-in GPS receiver. GPS stands for Global Positioning System, and is a space-based satellite navigation system mainly used to obtain the device's current location, but it also provides time information.

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Regularly poll fitness tracker and GPS

I have a Xiaomi Mi Band 2 fitness tracker, that I currently use with GadgetBridge on an Android phone to manually fetch the data on the fitness tracker via Bluetooth. But I would like to poll the ...
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Notifications Randomly Rearranging Themselve

I have a problem where every once in a while my notifications just start to randomly rearrange themselves. It's odd, because they're still in my notifications bar and none of them ever disappear. I ...
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How can I get ViewRanger to keep recording my track on my tablet even when the cover is closed?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 running Android 7.0 and have ViewRanger 9.0.6 (3rd September 2018 update) installed. The tablet is in a (3rd party) cover. ViewRanger has no problem showing me where I ...
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Android JSON Data interpretation

I got this data from my phone, most of it I generally understand, but some of the GPS positional values have me confused: "locations" : [ { "timestampMs" : "1531422503855", "latitudeE7" : ...
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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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Stop Android from killing Runtastic

Runtastic is an app for tracking the paths you ran, how fast you were, etc. It worked great for me for many years but almost 2 years ago started crashing on virtually any run. A few months ago, I ...
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Google Maps Location not working when offline

I have a Galaxy J7 Prime, android version 7.0. I'm abroad for a week and as such, am not using data. I can only use WiFi intermittently when I'm near a free hotspot. When I had an iPhone, I was able ...
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Find Location of one Android device relative to other device

I want to find position of one device with relation to other device. The devices will be connected to lan or internet. Since GPS cannot give accurate positions of devices, I am not getting any ...
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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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How to find history of GPS coordinates in Android devices?

I heard that Anroid devices remember GPS coordinates in it's files even if we don't run any GPS software. How to obtain this data?
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It the any map app which is using google maps APIs but work perfectly without GPS?

As I have searched - everybody asking about OFFLINE maps, but I am asking about maps which can use just simple google maps, but does not ask any permissions to GPS. Currently original goolge maps are ...
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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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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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GPS does not work using Google Offline Maps on Android

I am using offline maps functionality for Google Maps (9.71.0) on Android 6.0.1, Sony Xperia Z3 Compact. I downloaded the offline maps of the region of my current location. If I disable my data ...
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How to fire text message to particular mobile numbers when my device enters into geofence specified?

I want to track a vehicle fleet. Whenever the device enters into the specified geofence, it should fire a text message to the specified mobile numbers, so that they will get notified.
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Trying to see if its possible for googlemaps to show that you are at a location that you have no idea where its at [duplicate]

Me and my husband had an issue where the Google maps GPS said he was at a place like 14 miles from where he was and I actually thought he was messing around but he swears he has never been at the ...
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How to reset location_provider_allowed

as the first, my environment: Samsung S7, LineageOS 14.1, which is Android 7.2.1. I'm using tasker to set GPS On and Off in this way: GPS On: settings put secure location_providers_allowed +gps,...
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Get GPS coordinates of lost phone even if GPS was off when lost

I usually turn off my GPS to save batery. However, I would like to be able to turn the GPS on remotely and get its coordinates (e.g. by e-mail). Today a friend of mine almost lost her phone on the ...
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Viewing the GPS-location of an Android Device?

So at the moment I'm looking for a way to show the live position of an android device. Mainly for a way to let the device send it's current GPS-position. All apps I've been looking at only allow to ...
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Access raw GPS signal

I have an android phone with GPS. Is there anyway to access the raw GPS signal. I want to export these signals into another platform, say Arduino. The interface between these two would be bluetooth, ...
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Navigation nearly completely unusable on Moto G

tl;dr: Is there any known / reported problem with navigation on Lenovo Moto G / Android 6.0 or in the GPS network general? I found navigation completely useless in my case, because it keeps GPS fix ...
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“Searching for GPS” in Google Maps after update

I have been using Google Maps on the same phone (LG G4, android 6.0) for about 2 years now. Now suddenly after a Google Maps update the phone has GPS issues. It can find where I am and my direction (...
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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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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 to detect GPS status through adb shell?

I need to detect GPS status through adb shell. I have tried dumpsys location command but the output of this command is not changed when the GPS is enabled/disabled.
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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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Problem with GPS on xiaomi

I have a Xiaomi redmi note 3 pro and i have installed an application that control in real time your running (it take the Speed, the course) thanks to the GPS. But sometimes the GPS lose the signal ...
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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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Which app uses my GPS

I have discovered battery drain and it is caused by GPS but I don't understand how is that possible when my location is turned off and location permission is denied for every app installed and also ...
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HTC One Mini 2, lately the GPS apps have not been working

I have an HTC One Mini 2, lately the GPS apps have not been working. It locates btwn 14 - 23 satellites, but it doesn't gt any FIX. Google Maps and Here Maps do not work well and locks at a position ...
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What's the logical name for Android's native GPS interface?

I'm trying to identify and locate the /dev/ pseudo-file that corresponds to the onboard, hardware GPS devices; installed in most modern Android smartphones, and tablets. I know that it probably varies ...
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Does no mention of GPS (on selling site) mean there is no GPS? [closed]

I'm looking at the AT&T LG Phoenix 2. It does not mention GPS on either Best Buy nor AT&T, and only mentions a cryptic "GPS Service for location accuracy" on LG's site. (Though phonearena.com ...
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Checking that GPS is paused after turning screen off?

I suspect a maps-based application I use doesn't actually pause GPS after I turn the screen off like it's supposed to, draining the battery accordingly. Is there a way to check the status of GPS ...
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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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Retrieve GPS Data

I have tried to Google this but not sure how or if it's possible. How can I retrieve my gps data from my android phone from an older date to prove I was not speeding?
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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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Are Android tracking apps legit?

I'm wondering if the apps, which claim about tracking a phone number and giving you the exact location of the caller really work. Is this really possible? If so, how? And what's the name for the app ...
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How can I make my android device think I am somewhere else in the world

I want my android device to think my phone is in The U.K so I can buy stuff in U.K pounds cheaper. I have set up my google wallet for the U.K. And sure enough the prices display in U.K pounds, I've ...
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Any way to make Text to Speech not mute the background audio, but just turn it down?

I'm coming back to Android from iOS, having been a heretic for a few years. I'm using a Nexus 6P. The most jarring bit of the transition has been my phone's muting of music being played over ...
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i need to remotely accsess sumsung s5 through windows

I'm sure you all are tired of reading this kind of question, but I'm seriously desperate. I using a Samsung Galaxy S5 sport, rooted. I've tried androidlost, lookout, where's my phone, and they don't ...
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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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Can APK Editor be used to increase the location/GPS Fix Interval?

I want increase location fix updates for Google Maps location history (currently 10-15secs) and other location calls on my android Marshmallow device. Can this be achieved by something like APK Editor?...
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GPS in Freefall

alright, i tried to capture gps data whilst skydiving yesterday. the ride up in the plane shows nice steady increments, but the free fall portion goes lumpy, then flat lines until i hit canopy, ...
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Turn on GPS remotely for lost phone

I misplaced my phone last night, I can still call it and see notifications on it through join. But my location services are turned off so I have no idea where it is. I tried android device manager but ...
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How to check if GPS is actually paused after turning screen off?

I notice the battery on my Huawei P8 Lite (stock firmware ALE-L21C432B574 Marshmallow 6.0) drains quite fast when using GPS and a map application during bicycle rides. It used to last longer when I ...
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Locate phone without GPS

I was thinking what would be the best way to locate a stolen motorcycle. The simplest solution I tough of was to hide a small smartphone inside the bike and use it to locate it. The problem is that ...
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How to display photo locations over the top of the photo?

I have a friend with a Note 4 who wants to display the location information of his pictures overlaid on top of the image itself (rather than go to Details to view the extra info). He saw another ...
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GPS issue when Mobile Data is enabled

I have two Motorola devices, a Moto X2 and Moto G3, both with Android M 6.0 (Original most recent ROM without root). I have recently noticed problems with the GPS on both devices. Google Maps and ...
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After formatting everything

I formatted everything on SP Flash Tool Format All + Download and now, I experience problems on my device: NVRAM WARNING: Err = 0x10 showing up on WLAN - Can someone help to fix? Won't detect SIM, No ...
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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 ...