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Finding and logging the precise location of an android device using the GPS service. This is done real-time using an app, to locate the device provided the device is equipped with a GPS module.

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GPS Issue when driving

I just got a Pixel 7a. When I use google maps, I have no issues when I'm walking around. But once I start driving, it constantly looses connection with the GPS or it is really slow updating my ...
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How to auto switch on/off precise location automatically, programmatically for Google Maps?

Is there an am command line or similar that permits do turn off/on Google Maps precise location? Ideally, could be a wrapper script in shell to enable precise mode, then when quitting maps, setting ...
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If I get my heart points (from cycling), should I care about getting my steps in?

Just started using Google Fit. I cycle fairly regularly, and quickly hit my target heart points per week - but I'm rarely hitting my steps goals per day. Does this matter? If I'm getting my exercise ...
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Google Fit not tracking/importing activities accurately

I've recently noticed that the Google Fit app has been extremely off when recording OR importing activity, but especially importing. I tracked several walks recently where my watch (Fossil Q Explorist)...
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How can the power saving feature on Android phones be set not to kill tracking apps?

Those who choose a simpler cyclometer consisting of only a speedometer and distance display, but that does not include a GPS tracker can use their Android smartphone quite nicely with one of many ...
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Mock location that is find from the app

I usually used a Fake GPS APP in order to smart-work from different location and not only from my home. Now the APP that I use in order to login to my work, I don't know how, but it understand that I ...
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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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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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How to grant “Allow always” for Geolocalization to an app?

I’ve got an android mobile phone. It’s a Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro, with MIUI Global 12.0.1 (Android 11). I installed 3 applications for global position background tracing: OruxMap Komoot View Ranger ...
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Force map-like app to keep screen on

How can I force my phone (Motorola One / Android 10) to stay up and not turn off the screen (as it does after 2 minutes), if I have a map-like app in the foreground: Strava, Google Maps -- just ...
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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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An Android App for blocking trackers completely using AI

About my device: Android version: 10 ROM: Stock ROM(Android One) Bootloader status: Unlocked and Rooted with Magisk 21.4 Stable Tweaks that I've done till today: AdAway AfWall+ Warden Ditched ...
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Can android devices be controlled/tracked (including on/off control) by IMEI?

Phone lost having sensitive data that cannot be deleted, The owner(my cousin) has gotten mentally unstable. Tried every possible solution to track it like google's find my device. I also tried to ...
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How do I turn off location permanently on Android

My Samsung note 8 is running Android 9. GPS location is frequently turned on without my knowledge or permission. There appear to be multiple triggers for this including a change in Wifi network e.g. ...
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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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Protect your Android phone from loss or theft

It's an unfortunate fact that the pricey pocket computers we carry around with us at all times are prime targets for thieves—as well as very easy to leave behind in subway cars or on coffee shop ...
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Tracking Android Device

As a common man, we can't track Android devices with a mobile number but all apps cheat us which are available in-app store in name of tracking, tracker, etc… that apps will simply answer state which ...
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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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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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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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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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Track stolen unopened Huawei phone

My friends sended me a brand new Huawei phone from country A to country B. After waiting 4 weeks the local post told me that my packages was stolen. Now my girlfriend proposed me to check if it's ...
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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 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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Interpreting GPS location data JSON

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&...
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Using a private OSM file as custom overlay on OSMand?

I have a custom OSM file which contains just a boundary of some region, and I would like to have it permanently displayed in my OSMand app, as an overlay or underlay. I created the file using ...
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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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is it impossible to know a Wifi mac address of an android phone via a link?

There is someone that I doubt that he uses my stolen phone so I want to make sure that the phone that he uses is mine or not by knowing the Wifi mac address of phone – to see if it's mine or not. I ...
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Does using multiple gps tracker use much more battery?

If I run several GPS tracking apps at the same time, like strava, ski tracks, my tracks, for example, does the battery drain much faster then using a single gps tracker? Basically what I'm asking, is ...
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Manage different devices on one place

I would like to manage different Android devices on one place. It means I would like to see information about these devices on a single account. Mainly I would like to get a list of installed ...
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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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Chrome Websites track when location is disabled

I'd like a solution to prevent websites from tracking my geo location even with the android location service turned off. Certain sites such as craigslist, google and bing will turn up my geo location ...
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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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GPX editors see empty folder

I have some gpx tracks recorded using OsmAnd. I can see the files using my browser and also the app "GPX Viewer" can load the files and display the tracks on a map. They are located on my external sd ...
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Ingress Scanner Tracking problems

I just wanted to ask how to solve this small issue with Ingress. I have normal data connection which I use to play Ingress, however whenever I try to move to a portal, the location shown doesn't ...
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Lost my phone without GPS & data plan on

I have checked other questions on the site and I think my question is not completely duplicate I have lost my OnePlus 2; it is in different country (Indonesia) and I have no way to contact any ...
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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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My phone (Google) thinks I live in a town that doesn't exist

I live in a town called "Rock Rapids, Iowa." It happens to be partially in Rock Township and partially in Riverside Township of Lyon County, Iowa. But when I ask for my weather, it says I'm in "Rock ...
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Android mobile phone vendors like (Samsung, LG etc) track

Apart from Google the mobile phone vendors like (Samsung, LG etc) also track my android device for any usage statistics?
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Android Tracking by vendor

I am concerned about the type of tracking done by the vendor of my Android Phone. Can they track my location when I connect my phone to internet or GPS? Do they do this tracking once after device ...
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Can I track a deactivated cell phone that is using a textnow app through wi-fi?

My 16 year old daughter ran away 6 days ago with her 23 year old boyfriend who also happens to be a convicted child molester. She is using a textnow app on a deactivated cell phone she got from one of ...
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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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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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How do I remotely track a missing persons Android with GPS

I have a family member missing over a week now. How do I remotely track the missing person on their Android and get a GPS location? I need to use my desktop computer to do the tracking.
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Where do you disable Google Timeline on the Android phone?

On OnePlus phone to my surprise, all my location was automatically sent to Google Timeline which I don't remember I actually agreed on such thing. At what point it was enabled and how do I disable ...
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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 ...
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How often is Google Location History updated?

How often does Android Location Reporting send an update to Google Location History? Is the reporting interval customizable?
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