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Questions tagged [gps-tracking]

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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GPX file generator application

I was using Android phone with GPS and downloading GPS data from Google using his Takeaway feature and I've written simple python script to add GPS data to my pictures from my digital camera. I've ...
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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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Google maps wrong? [duplicate]

My husband and I have our Google accounts linked. I noticed under his Google Maps, that he's been to places he says he's never been. When you go under places visited, everything is correct. But there ...
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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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Setting up Android phone to automatically ring contact upon recieving charge?

So I'm looking at a cheap way to implement a backyard GPS tracker in my car, I'm going to have a cheap Android phone hardwired to the loom so that it recieves power only when the ignition is on. Is it ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 can I ensure a good GPS signal on my phone?

This is primarily for the purpose of Pokémon Go. I find that while travelling on the bus, my Avatar is all over the place, moving forward and backwards, sometimes jumping large distances, and ...
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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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for all Androids: does airplane mode always prevent location tracking?

(Apologies if the answers to the following questions seem obvious, but I am not an expert, so thought I'd ask.) The larger question can be broken down, but I don't believe the subquestions are worthy ...
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How to know if an app has a background service that queries the gps and sends it to a server on the net?

How can i tell if an app has a background service that queries the gps and sends it to a server on the net? For example i want to monitor get taxi app to see if while not in use it spies on the user....
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The GPS on my Galaxy Note IV is often wrong

While I'm at work the GPS location on my Galaxy Note IV is very poor, taking a long time to pinpoint a location, and often being off by a few streets when it does. I have less issues while in a ...
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Can I track my lost Samsung galaxy ace

just over a week ago I lost my Samsung galaxy ace, it has a sim in it and i have the device's imei number, it won't be charged and have tried looking for it , I didn't have any tracking apps installed ...
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GPS not working reliably

I am facing the following problem: There are times with cloudy or rainy weather, when I have the phone in my back pocket while sitting in a car. Nevertheless, the route I am driving is recorded. ...
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Any way to remotely turn on location services without root

so I lost my phone this morning and I tried to use the standard android device manager to track it but it's useless without location services, which I turn off due to it draining too much battery ...
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Are Chinese phones less safe than others? [closed]

I'm on budget and want a fully fledged smartphone. I'm OK with Apple as I know they tend to not share my usage data. But Apple is too expensive. So I need to buy Android and most of the manufacturers ...
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Nokia here map data for Android - download on pc and move to phone

This question is very specific to Nokia Here Map on Android Lollypop. I have installed the app on the phone, however my wifi is too slow to download the offline map using the app. I am looking for a ...
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How to show my devices in my custom google map

I have 5 mobile devices with me, all these devices have GPS. On my map i need to view all the devices wherever it is located. And GPS will be turned on. Please help me
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how to trace a mobile when switched off using imei

how to tracre a mobile when switched off using imei.my phone is moto E.I can trace my mobile when it is switched on +location on + mobile date on . I can trace ,ring and even wipe my data also when ...
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Lost my Android YU Yureka yesterday (12/1/2016)

Is it possible to track a lost phone by IMEI number? Android Device Manager is active on my mobile. Will it de-activate if the person who stole does Factory Reset? It has CyanogenMod rom.
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Moto G GPS is inaccurate

I am running CyanogenMod (12.1) on my Moto G (first generation) and while using mobile data, the GPS is extremely inaccurate when driving. I use Google Maps driving mode which used to be great when I ...
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Is there a way to give someone else permission to locate my phone for safety reasons?

My father wants to be able to locate my Android phone (a Galaxy S4, fully updated with Lollipop) in a similar way as how he can locate the iPhones he and my mother use, for safety reasons in case ...
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Can android collect info about wifi routers even if Google Play Service is disabled?

Androids newer versions have changed the 'GPS' button into a 'Location' button which now offers 3 options for determining your position (recording wifi router information and comparing it to a google ...
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Is it possible to get caller location by GPS?

I know there is another question about that but I don't have the ability to comment there and it's an old question. So, I need some update on the topic: is it possible now to get a location of the ...
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How can I see what specific times my phone has connected/disconnected to wifi?

How can I see what specific times my phone has connected/disconnected to wifi? I would like to see at what times exactly in the last week (for example) my phone connected to wifi. In fact I would like ...