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Questions tagged [gps]

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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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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Questions about Android application GPS location control

Is it possible to use Android GPS only to be notified when the app is in the background, or when the phone is off the screen, such as a beacon, when it reaches a certain radius?
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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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Using a GlobalSat BU-353S4 GPS Receiver on Android devices

I bought a GlobalSat BU-353S4 GPS Receiver for using on an Android device. In the manual panphlet that comes with the product, it specifies that it's Android compatible, but in the official manual ...
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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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GPS location problem

I live in Kerala. On my phone (nearby locality), it is showing wrong GPS locations. It shows like now, Madhupura locations as current location. It's not a device-dependent problem. On other phones the ...
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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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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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BLE LNS service client / mock provider [closed]

I want to buy this external GPS logger which offers location position via BLE Location Navigation Service: Transystem GL-770 This is pretty different from Serial Port Profile (SPP) used by most of ...
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How do I disable screen timeout of Android?

I would like it to be disabled when I use in certain condition, such as during traveling with GPS.
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A script that sends sms to the GPS tracker to turn on and off the alarms

I've just bought a Lekemi GPS tracker to protect my car. it works like this : if someone moves the car it sends to me an SMS message. And it sends to me another SMS if someone exceeds the speed ...
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How do I know which GPS my Android Auto is using

Apparently Android Auto can either use the GPS in the connected head unit or the GPS in the mobile device itself. As I understand, Android Auto will always prefer to use the GPS in the connected head ...
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Google Timeline randomly working

I have a new Android phone and Google Maps Timeline isn't working how it should. Since getting the phone a week ago, it has accurately tracked me twice (which shows it can). Sometimes it knows where I ...
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Fake High Accuracy GPS Location

Many apps can fake GPS location, but none can fake the high accuracy option provided by the internet. And I need this mocked as well. Many apps demand this option enabled When high accuracy is ...
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How to pick up the smallest distance for car?

I’m in a situation where even with forbidding motorway I’m ending up with a 110 Km deviation to the north or the south for driving straight to the east. I want the shortest path in Km even if takes ...
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How to fix jittery GPS readings that occurred out of the blue?

I have a Xiaomi Mi A1 running Android 8.1.0 and had no issues with it whatsoever but lately, completely out of the blue, the GPS readings became really jittery when using the phone for running ...
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How to fix incorrect GPS time in Summer time (Daylight saving time)?

I live in the south of Brazil. At this time of year is in daylight saving time, where the time zone goes from -03 GMT to -02 GMT. The hour of my MOTO C PLUS (Android 7.0) has changed automatically to ...
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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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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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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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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?