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Questions tagged [location-services]

For questions on configuring or enabling the package of utilities on an Android device that provide the device's physical location.

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I want to start this service when device reboot. If i call from activity it works fine but when i call after reboot it does not work [on hold]

I want this service to be called public class LocationUpdatesService extends Service { String dateTIme; private static final String PACKAGE_NAME = "com.google.android.gms.location.sample....
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Android device use wrong location when connected to one WiFi, other devices location OK

I have a brand new Galaxy M10 and Xiaomi Pocophone F1. When I connected Galaxy M10 device to my Huawei MiFi router (I'm using this router over 2 years), it shows my location is "Laos", but this is ...
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location via WiFi, cell tower not working anymore

I have a Nokia 8 Sirocco with Android 9 (kernel version 4.4.153-perf+ #1). Since a few weeks ago I noticed that the phone seems to be unable to get its non-GPS based location - e.g. via WiFi locations ...
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“in.android.location.PROVIDERS_CHANGED” is popping in my android phone

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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How to change default Location Accuracy in Andriod 8.0.0 (Samsung J7 V)?

I usually keep Location services off, but occasionally I turn it on. I am only interested in GPS location, not wifi or cell network. I use it either for driving navigation or logging hikes, so wifi/...
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My locations on my google timeline are showing places i never been,and now my bf thinks im cheating [duplicate]

My bf went on my locations timeline and its showing I been to places when I never left the house and it says i drove this long and how long it took and shows a map of the streets I took but I never ...
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What are some location services that can be flashed with an Android Pie based ROM?

I want some alternative to Google Location service, and I want to use Google Play Store. Any leads are welcome
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Can a android device really connects to Satellite using when LocationMethod set to “Phone Only”?

All these years I was thinking like to get device location, android phones connects to nearby cellular towers or wifi. But recently I found another option in Settings > LocationMethod > "Phone only". ...
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Does my stepdaughter have a way to tell I'm using Find My Device?

Similar to this question for Apple, is there anything that my stepdaughter can look up or turn on that shows her I am currently checking her location using Find My Device such as notifications, a log, ...
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Location when on home wifi is wrong; can I disable using known wireless networks to get location?

I just moved to a new city and brought my home wifi router with me. Now whenever I'm connected to my home wifi network, Android thinks I'm at my old house! It's extremely frustrating. Is there a way ...
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Google Find Device Remote Location Turning

Now, if I want to find my Lenovo Vibe P1 Turbo that runs on Marshmallow 6.0.1 and if the GPS is turned off on that phone Can I remotely turn on the location on from my PC so I can find that phone ?
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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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Thousands of NlpWakeLock entries eating through my battery when on WiFi, but Location Services are off

I get several thousand entries a day of the NlpWakeLock under Google Play Services (I'm using Wakelock Detector Free). It's draining my battery significantly. I have found it occurs when I'm connected ...
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Allow mock location for non-onwer user

Is there a way to enable mock location on a non-owner user? I have a test user account on my Android device to test a line of business app and need to be able to test location awareness without ...
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What is MTK NLP Service?

I have a Sony XPERIA M5 Dual (E5663) with stock Android 6.0. Recently I found that my GPS is activated without any app running. I checked Locations in the settings and found an app called MTK NLP ...
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How do I turn off the notification sound for when apps request the current location

Today, my HTC 10 was updated to Oreo 8.0.0. Now, whenever an app requests my location, I get the location icon appearing, and a default notification sound plays. "System UI: Finding Location" is what ...
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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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Canceling accuracy setting on android- nubia Z17

when I first used the GPS while driving i accidently checked 'Remember this setting' and consented into the program (high accuracy). I would like to undo this, but i dont know how. Can someone please ...
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Is there a way to prevent specific apps from using geo-location functionality/permissions when not running in the foreground?

Is there a way to restrict an android app from using permissions when running in the background? For example, news broke recently that MoviePass is tracking location before and after movies (source)...
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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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Is it possible to see whether you are within a ~10m radius of another phone without broadcasting location data?

I was looking at Bump_(application), and I found it interesting that they use location data along with other metrics to figure out whether two phones are next to each other. Is it not possible to do ...
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How do I stop my device from sending my location to Google every second, even when the location setting is off?

How do I stop my device from sending my location to Google every second, even when the location setting is off? (Which is illegal because I declined Google from taking my location data because I ...
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Can location wifi scanning and bluetooth scanning be changed via ADB

Under location -> improve accuracy there are options for wifi scanning and bluetooth scanning. Is it possible to change these settings via ADB? I suspect it might be possible using 'am start com....
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Create an app shortcut to open it with restricted permissions

Is there a way to create a specific shortcut for an app that would open it with limited permissions that I specify? For example, I want to create a shortcut to open Snapchat (an app which uses ...
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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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How to reverse acceptance in Android Device Manager?

If a user opens Android Device Manager in a browser (https://www.google.com/android/devicemanager), and selects an Android device that has never been accessed via Android Device Manager, they will be ...
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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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Find a stolen Samsung Galaxy Tab E

I gotten involved in an incident that i got my tab stolen. I have not used the device for so long and i have some personal details on the device. The problem I have now in trying to recover this ...
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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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com.google.android.gms destroying my battery

Something happened around two months ago. Since then, 2 or 3 times per day the app com.google.android.gms begins to consume battery like crazy (rooted Android 4.4 in a Galaxy Note 4). I think this is ...
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Access to Find My Phone locked in initial popup

I am transitioning from iPhone to Samsung. I mean to setup Find My Mobile in two phones, say, P1 and P2. What I did: I Added the account in P1. I entered findmymobile.samsung.com, and before ...
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Multiple devices associated with a single Samsung account

I am transitioning from iPhone to Samsung. I mean to setup Find My Mobile. For iOS, I can have one account and link many devices to the same account. Then, I can monitor/operate any of the devices ...
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New Phone - Google location not syncing/sharing to desktop

I've just got a new phone (Oneplus 3 from old Samsung S4), and I'm having issues with location in Google Maps - I'm trying to share my location with family (via G+ app), but overall I'm seeing some ...
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Why do I need to turn on location services to pair with a Bluetooth device?

Whenever I try to connect my Samsung Galaxy S6 with Android 6.0.1 to a Bluetooth enabled device, it tells me to enable "location services". When I complained about this, the software vendor replied: "...
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Android Launcher Loading Problem

I'm desperate, otherwise I wouldn't post this long type of post on this forum, cause whenever I have a problem, I just search it on Google and 99% of cases I find the solution, but this time, I'm ...
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Android Device Manager Can't Detect Samsung Galaxy S4

I want to located and ringing the phone using google account android device manager with samsung galaxy S4 from web PC. But android device manager from web can't detect my device samsung galaxy S4. ...
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The Android phone app wants to know my location - why?

I'm running CyanogenMod 13.0 without Play Services. I launched the Phone app and wanted to search through the contacts. Then a popup appeared, that: Allow Phone to access this device's location? ...
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Prevent “Location Found” Notification

I have a Samsung Galaxy S7 (SM-G930V) through Verizon. Every once in a while an app will request the phone's location. The notification area will then display Location Found. When I long-press on ...
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Undo Location Services consent

I wanted to see whether WiFi-assisted GPS gave me better results indoors than GPS alone, so I went to Settings > Location > Mode and selected "High accuracy" instead of "Device only". This prompted ...
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Still can't change Google Play country

I've tried: updating my google wallet (UK credit card & billing/home address). set default home address. changed postal code on gmail. force stop and cleared cache on Google Play app. cleared ...
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Inaccurate location history

I have an Motorola moto e, and my location history is inaccurate. Nearly all of my location history is highly inaccurate. Please help please help
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Google Play Services crashing constantly

My wife has a Samsung Galaxy Note 4, she didn't install any new apps on the phone today or yesterday, but now her Google Play services is crashing constantly (like every 5-10 seconds). We tried the ...
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Why is my mobile trying to hide that GPS is getting used?

I've noticed my phone now and then to stop using GPS right in the moment when I switch on the display. This is noticeable because there is the "going away" animation of the notification which tells ...
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Let my friend check my locations while I am taking a stranger's car?

I am thinking about taking a long-distance rideshare offered by a stranger on Craigslist. For safety, I would like my friends to track my location, until I reach the destination and tell them that I ...
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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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GPS is not working in Samsung SM-J320F device

I have tested with 3-4 GPS location apps in my Samsung SM-J320F device but still not getting location by using GPS. It's working fine to get Network based location. But i don't understand why it's ...
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Set longitude & latitude manually [closed]

Is it possible to set longitude & latitude manually for my Android phones.
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How to use Mozilla Location Service as network location provider?

Mozilla Location Service (MLS) can derive a location from cell towers and wi-fi networks in the vicinity, just like Google's network location service. But how can I configure my Android system so ...
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How to deal with “short GSM IDs” in Tasker

My "cell near" in Tasker looks like this: GSM:4321.99011048 / 0 GSM:4321.99011052 / 0 GSM:4321 / 0 What is that short ID? If I take it out, my profile sometimes triggers as "leaving" even when I ...