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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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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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?
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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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Are Android tracking apps legit?

I'm wondering if the apps, which claim about tracking a phone number and giving you the exact location of the caller really work. Is this really possible? If so, how? And what's the name for the app ...
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How can I make my android device think I am somewhere else in the world

I want my android device to think my phone is in The U.K so I can buy stuff in U.K pounds cheaper. I have set up my google wallet for the U.K. And sure enough the prices display in U.K pounds, I've ...
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Any way to make Text to Speech not mute the background audio, but just turn it down?

I'm coming back to Android from iOS, having been a heretic for a few years. I'm using a Nexus 6P. The most jarring bit of the transition has been my phone's muting of music being played over ...
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i need to remotely accsess sumsung s5 through windows

I'm sure you all are tired of reading this kind of question, but I'm seriously desperate. I using a Samsung Galaxy S5 sport, rooted. I've tried androidlost, lookout, where's my phone, and they don't ...
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GPS when roaming with no data

What kind of GPS functionality should I expect on a roaming Android device that has mobile data disabled when I am abroad? I have just found myself a bit stuck with Google Offline Maps because my ...
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Can APK Editor be used to increase the location/GPS Fix Interval?

I want increase location fix updates for Google Maps location history (currently 10-15secs) and other location calls on my android Marshmallow device. Can this be achieved by something like APK Editor?...
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GPS in Freefall

alright, i tried to capture gps data whilst skydiving yesterday. the ride up in the plane shows nice steady increments, but the free fall portion goes lumpy, then flat lines until i hit canopy, ...
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Turn on GPS remotely for lost phone

I misplaced my phone last night, I can still call it and see notifications on it through join. But my location services are turned off so I have no idea where it is. I tried android device manager but ...
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How to check if GPS is actually paused after turning screen off?

I notice the battery on my Huawei P8 Lite (stock firmware ALE-L21C432B574 Marshmallow 6.0) drains quite fast when using GPS and a map application during bicycle rides. It used to last longer when I ...
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Locate phone without GPS

I was thinking what would be the best way to locate a stolen motorcycle. The simplest solution I tough of was to hide a small smartphone inside the bike and use it to locate it. The problem is that ...
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How to display photo locations over the top of the photo?

I have a friend with a Note 4 who wants to display the location information of his pictures overlaid on top of the image itself (rather than go to Details to view the extra info). He saw another ...
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GPS issue when Mobile Data is enabled

I have two Motorola devices, a Moto X2 and Moto G3, both with Android M 6.0 (Original most recent ROM without root). I have recently noticed problems with the GPS on both devices. Google Maps and ...
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After formatting everything

I formatted everything on SP Flash Tool Format All + Download and now, I experience problems on my device: NVRAM WARNING: Err = 0x10 showing up on WLAN - Can someone help to fix? Won't detect SIM, No ...
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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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Pokemon Go 0.35.0 on ZenFone 5

Sometimes my character won't move even though i am moving in real life. Everything is fine, gps is working fine, sometimes my character just stand there and I can spin the pokestop for hours. But the ...
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Is it beneficial to turn off GPS (or turn location to battery saving) in Marshmallow?

Usually, I turn off GPS sensor (or set it to battery saving mode) where I am familiar with, or in the room. However, I noticed that when I flashed a new ROM, say Cyanogenmod or OmniROM, I found that ...
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How to Play Pokémon Go in High Accuracy GPS -mode with Oneplus 2 of CM13?

It is possible to play Pokémon Go in GPS only mode in Oneplus 2 of CM13 as described in the thread Can you play Pokémon Go on Oneplus 2 with CM13? However, the application does not work in the high ...
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Can you play Pokémon Go on Oneplus 2 with CM13?

It worked in Oxygen OS but now lagging. Fig. 1 No appearance of poketops and pokemons, loading sign at the left top corner System: CM13 with GApps installed Phone: Oneplus 2
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How do I prevent my GPS-tracking app from stopping?

I'm running a very simple open-source Android GPS tracker: https://github.com/herverenault/Self-Hosted-GPS-Tracker I have it set to post GPS coordinates from my phone to my server every 30 seconds. ...
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GPS only works with WiFi

On my Blackview Crown with Android 4.4.2 my position is only ever available when I am logged in to a WiFi network. Using google maps outside works in general, but unless there is a working WiFi ...
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How to simulate no GPS fix

I wonder if there is a way to simulate NO GPS signal without going in the basement. As if you were inside a tunnel or under the earth surface. I am not talking about location mocking. I wonder if we ...
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Is it possible to change Device's location?

I want to change my device location (lat,lang, etc) to a different place. I don't want to mock. I want it to function like If I open Google Maps, it points to my desired location not the real location....
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Sony Z GPS issue (maybe after root)

Apps on Sony Z could not find location using GPS after even like 15 minutes (about max I waited). I did not use location for some time, during which one thing I did is making root via Wondershare ...
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Keep Rebooting After Installing Fake GPS For Pokemon GO (I Think It's Not Bootloop)

Today I'm installing the Fake GPS app for Pokemon GO, I watch the tutorial from here: Trik akali GPS pokemon GO - Fake GPS POKEMON GO trick Well, at the first try, I don't have any issue.. but, after ...
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Using another phone's GPS signal as location

I have an android phone (Device A), and an android tablet (Device B). Device B has a decent GPS, but Device A's is pretty much unusable. I would like to use Device A for navigation, but to do so I ...
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How does an app know, if GPS is faked?

I have heard it is possible to simulate a GPS location with a developer option. However people get banned from Pokémon go, if they fake their location. Is this because an app knows, when it's a ...
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Scattered Phone GPS Locationing While on WiFi

So I am not exactly sure how to put this question because it is very specific and I am not sure of there a hard concrete answer, but I am just looking for some enlightenment on the matter and it is ...
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Disabling the GPS? [duplicate]

Is it possible to disable the internal GPS of a device? I need to disable the hardware itself without disabling location services. Currently I've only been able to achieve this by wrapping my phone ...
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Internal GPS interfering with mock locations?

I've been using mock locations in my latest endeavors, and I'm having some issues. I enabled a mock location app from the developer options, set my Location Mode to 'Device Only,' and took precautions ...
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Re-placed GPS with Fake GPS Free (Honor 6 H60-L04)

I used /system/app mover ★ ROOT ★(https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=de.j4velin.systemappmover&hl=en) to replace my GPS. But it didnt work as i want it to, so i tried to remove it but ...
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How to close “Location access” screen after enabling GPS?

There's an application I use that prompts the user to enable GPS, but then I'm stuck in this screen not knowing how to close it: As there's no check/OK button, how do I actually enable GPS and get on ...

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