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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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Open source mock location app? [migrated]

Is there an open source mock location app (e.g., on F-Droid)?
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Google maps shows me at lication for hours that i have never been to [duplicate]

My wife has been doing a little detective work and finds me visiting locations for hours that I have never been to. I think I get the positioning issues with gps...but why would it show me at a non ...
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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 turns on randomly(S20 plus Andriod 12)

My gps turns on randomly. I checked every apps permission.
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How to spoof location for a single application or use a tracker without GPS dependency

All GPS/Location spoofing info I can find will mock location system wide (i.e. affect all apps). How would I spoof location for a single application? I'll add a bit of context in case you have an ...
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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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Profile not always triggered by GPS in Tasker

I have several Profiles that run at a certain address (for example at home, at work etc, none of the above etc). So this uses the GPS. I find it a bit buggy. Sometimes the task just doesn't get run. ...
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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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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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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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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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