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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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How to run my service on a rooted Android 10 as a root?

I have a rooted Android 10. And I've written a service which I want to run under too, in background. A service uses a microphone and location. I've not found any information of how to run a service on ...
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What does "network time" mean on a WiFi-only device?

I have a tablet (no phone network, just WiFi) running Android 12. In the Settings | Date and Time sub-dialog when I select Automatic date & time, there is a 3 way choice: Use network provided ...
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Does wifi and bluetooth scanning work when the location setting is turned off?

I have the "bluetooth and wifi scanning" setting listed under "location" section of my phone settings. That makes me think that only when an app is requesting geolocation is it ...
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Loose location accuracy problem

It is very annoying to calibrate my Samsung Galaxy A53 compass every 3 minutes when I navigate in big city. In many places accuracy becomes low after several minutes of navigation. I have feeling ...
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Phone keeps returning GPS coordinates of a place I haven't been in years

Not sure if this is the right place to ask this kind of question, so please let me know if this thread should be moved to another SE board. The problem For about two years now, I keep getting very ...
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Genymotion gps not working on M2 MacBook

I'm trying to use genymotion to run some automation on an app that requires location. When I use my M2 MacBook, android 11 is the only version available. The emulator works fine. I'm able to install ...
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FakeGPS apps on android are not affecting on other apps

I downloaded some fakeGPS app. enabled mock location (developer options) but some app won't take the fake location. For example tiner. The above solutions did not work for me because I was testing on ...
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Understanding Records.json data points from google geo takeout

Within the records.json file from Google Location data takeout, there are activity types with accuracy values. I am trying to understand how accurate an activity type of, On Foot / walking will be. ...
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My phone puts me into wrong position inside buildings

I have a Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3, updated to the latest possible Android 13, OneUI 5.1. Usually, whenever I'm inside a building, my phone (Google Maps) shows me a blue icon instead of a gray one at a ...
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How can I change my location without using fake GPS app?

I am using a fake GPS app on Redmi Note 11 for changing my location, but now the apps are reading that I am using a fake GPS app and they show me a notification like "we are finding a fake GPS ...
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Maps for Planning Daily Itineraries

I am trying to use google 'My Maps' to build daily itineraries and have them accessible offline. Saved 'My Maps' are accessible in Google Maps via a diminutive button under the 'saved' menu, however ...
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How to disable GPS on Android phone?

I want to disable all GPS functionality for my Android phone. How would I do that? Thanks!
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How to detect user have select GPS-provided time as their source of automatic time

I need to identify whether the device use GPS-provided time. I have went though documentation on Settings.Global. My question is how to get to know whether the user select network-provided time or GPS-...
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Location indicator always visible

After a year or two of nothing, my Motorola Moto One (XT1941) with Android 10 again started to show location indicator 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: Nothing, that I tried so far, worked. Restarting ...
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How do I save GPS data when copying photos?

I use OpenCamera to take photos of construction sites. There are checkboxes in the settings: Store location data; Store compass direction; Require location data. All checkboxes are checked. Photos ...
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Hotspot and Position automatically toggles off

I'm on a POCO phone M4 pro 5G, running MIUI Global 12.5.8 Android 11 RP1A 200720.01 Sometime I face this annoying problem which apparently no-one experencied on the internet. If I'm sharing my ...
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Why does my GPS service on an Android device decline after some time?

On my Android 11 phone I notice a certain decline of the GPS reception when used with the app "Caynax Sport Tracker". After a reboot of the device (realme 8 pro) the GPS tracking works just ...
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GPS reliability -- how to (almost) guarantee it?

Background First, short history -- Samsung Galaxy Ace 2, I used it for years and GPS signal fix time is something like 2 minutes to 15 minutes (starting from town). On average. But some time ago the ...
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is there a log in my android of GPS & speed? Asking after car accident 2 weeks ago

I was in an auto accident two weeks ago, and the onboard dashcam had failed to record anything. But, I had two Android phones on (both with GPS / location enabled, one on Android 9 (LG V35 Thinq), ...
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Why aren't my images geotagged?

I have a Blackview A60Pro running Android 9. Location is enabled (Settings -> Security & location -> Location is "On") The Camera app has all the permissions it requests, including ...
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GPS lock is lost without data reception, but removing all SIM cards maintains lock. Any commands to disable both SIM cards or disable A-GPS?

I've got a Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra with the latest Android 12 and I think there might be a bug with A-GPS. When I'm in an area with zero data reception I will frequently lose GPS lock. I can then toggle ...
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App knows I'm using fake GPS

I am using an android app, i was using fake gps app to show my location wrong. But now the app understands that I am using fake location app. I'm using nox player on the computer, the app has its own ...
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How to debug GPS problems on Android 11

I recently bought a Realme 8 Pro Phone with Android 11. To track my running course, I am using the app “Caynax Sports Tracker”. It did work for about 2 weeks without problem, receiving the GPS ...
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Pass extra data into `am start` command

Nougat Android (7.1.2) What I use actually (it works), the app starts with the last know location: am start com.location.provider What I'm looking for like: am start com.location.provider -e ...
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How to spoof NMEA sentences on physical Android 8.1 phone for apps like WeChat?

The problem. Location spoofing is fairly simple for most Android apps. It's done either by using Xposed modules such as XPricyLua or by using a location spoofing app such as Fake GPS Location or even ...
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What is the difference between "Improve accuracy" and "Google Location Accuracy" settings?

After visiting the location settings we see two similar options, both mentioning improving the location accuracy using WiFi and Bluetooth. The "Improve accuracy" option is part of the system ...
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Why my phones won't show Beidou/BDS signal

I tried using apps like GPSTest and GPS Info to see what GNSS my phone actually uses. I can see GPS and GLONASS on a Moto Z3 Play, and GPS, GLONASS, and GALILEO on a OnePlus N10 5G. Both phones should ...
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GPS turns on every time WiFi network is changed

Whenever i change WiFi network, GPS just keeps turning on. I turned off GPS and change system settings permissions for every app, but it still keeps happening. Recent location requests shows that no ...
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Can I know location of a phone if it doesn't have AGPS?

There is assisted GPS, which as I got it figures out your location only by distance from antennas. But some phones doesn't have even AGPS in their specifications. Can I see my location on maps (Google ...
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Does android keeps a system log about location and networks?

I'm working together with the local authorities to try to identify where a phone was during the last few days. Some pictures were taken but GPS was turned off. Is there any clue that we could get from ...
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What is the meaning of the SAT/SIG/TTF GPS status info?

When you turn on GPS and some app subscribes for GPS notifications, GPS status info shows up with "SAT", "SIG" and "TTF" info (the last one I know, Time To Fix) but what is the meaning of the first ...
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GPS not working on Samsung after Android 10 update

Since the update GPS stops working most of the time. I have an A6, but it's a widespread problem on many Samsung devices. I only found a workaround so far: work-around until Samsung fixes it.  ...
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How do I prevent GPS location being enabled automatically on Android 8.0.0

The GPS is sporadically enabled on my phone without my consent or even a notification. I have to keep an eye on it and turn it off when I notice it's on. Is there a "global" setting I can use to ...
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Cannot get location if using GPS only

I have just factory reset my phone. To get the location, there are 3 options: High accuracy, Battery saving, GPS only. For any app that would use/show my location, I get no location if using GPS only, ...
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How to avoid disabling internet and GPS?

My friend have installed an app to watch the location of the children, BUT this app is useless if the kid can disable 4G internet and GPS. How to avoid disabling internet and GPS? Or is there some app ...
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Does Android store information about previous SIM cards?

Does Android store any info about previous SIM cards that have been inserted into the phone? Can the current mobile operator access this info? Can the current mobile operator get my GPS location ...
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Location Tracking as Evidence

With location tracking enabled in Android, I see entries in "Your Timeline" in Google Maps. I know it's possible to add/remove/edit entries in this timeline, but is there are a way to get a reliable, ...
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Read GPS location from command line via SSH

I am wondering if there's a way to read the current GPS coordinates via SSH using SSHelper as SSH server. I came accross some similar threads: How to detect GPS status through adb shell? A way to ...
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Does Airplane Mode allow GPS location to pass through?

This is what I saw when my plane was taxing to the runway at CDG: Airplane mode was on and all other transmissions (except Location), including WiFi, mobile data, NFC and Bluetooth were off. ...
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Is there way to track the location only during a small predefined time window?

I'm looking for an way for an Android phone to record (preferably locally on the device) its GPS position (10-20m accuracy) with a pretty high frequency (e.g. every minute or every 30secs) but ONLY ...
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Disable external GPS

I use Android Auto a lot. My car's entertainment unit, which I connect my phone to via USB in order to use Android Auto, has it's own GPS antenna. But it's slow to obtain my location, and often ...
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My GPS location changes when on a call

My GPS location is accurate in Google Maps except when I am on the phone. It consistently changes my location to another house 5 blocks away. When I end the call it goes back to my real location. ...
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Why is the GPS Chip Not detected on ARCHOS Alba 4?

I am using Android Nougat, but there are no options for GPS in the locations menus (just battery saving >> wifi, bluetooth and cellular network only) Other GPS apps do not even detect the chip in the ...
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GPS quick settings tile

I have a bootleggers ROM (Android 9 pie) installed on a Motorola Moto E 2015 phone. Can I add a quick settings tile that would toggle the GPS (location) on and off? I know there is already a "...
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Mi 9 (M1902F1G) running MIUI 10.2.15.0 issue with fitness trackers

I'm seeing issues with my new phone that it's not keeping the GPS enabled when fitness trackers are running. E.g. a bike ride consists of a straight line between the start and end location. I've ...
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Walking: counting steps when walking back and forth in a circle

I am aware of the fact that Android devices can count the number of steps taken by a person as they walk. However, I am uncertain as to how they do this. Do they rely solely on GPS? If so, if someone ...
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GPS Rollover on Android Smartphones

Regarding the GPS weeks rollover which took place on April 06th 2019. all the websites are talking about the phenomenon but they are not explaining what are the side effects on end users devices if ...
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Google don't track my location anymore

I was using location history all the time, on one quick walk when I took photos with my DSLR I've notice that my location was way off from my walk so I've set in settings for my location to use only ...
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Use gps position of another phone

We have a paraplegical friend that loves to play pokemon go (one of the few activities that his condition allow him). Even so, the care that he needs does not allow us to bring him outside. We would ...
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No GPS on Alcatel 1T 7

Before I bought this tablet, I have been exploring about it on internet, and found on GSMArena that it has built in GPS. On Alcatel official site it also says that it has built-in GPS But when I try ...
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