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GPS readings: why is altitude inaccurate by 50m, while longitude and latitude are more precise?

It's likely due to the fact that GPS is simply not very well suited for getting precise altitude measurements, and never has been. Certainly not typical consumer-grade chips. Garmin suggests that ...
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How do I remotely track a missing persons Android with GPS

If you have access to the Google account on the phone, you can use Google's Android Device Manager to locate the device. This requires the phone to be powered on with location services enabled. This ...
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GPS readings: why is altitude inaccurate by 50m, while longitude and latitude are more precise?

I had exactly the same problem with the gps data on my android smartphone. I live in the UK and noticed that the altitude displayed was consistantly 40 - 50 metres higher than the mapping showed. I ...
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One click share location in Google Maps to specific user or other app?

Basically I want to set up a widget / shortcut on their home screen .... There are a number of social media apps that can do this but they are not one click as you mentioned besides setting up a ...
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How do I track a GPS device that has no connectivity with an internet or cellular network?

That's a little confusing: No SIM = no SMS. No network = no connection = no communication. GPS is only a receiver, it does not send. That leaves binoculars as only tracking method then – which, ...
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how to trace a mobile when switched off using imei

A switched-off phone is, well, switched off. That means all its radio modules are off. That means that it is not connected to any external equipment. That means that you cannot track it. BTW you ...
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for all Androids: does airplane mode always prevent location tracking?

Answer to both is: "Depends". Airplane mode What is that nowadays, where air planes allow you to use WiFi and Bluetooth? Don't say this is an unrelated question in this context. Not only does the ...
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Where do you disable Google Timeline on the Android phone?

Go to Settings, then Location. Find Google Location Settings and individually switch off both Location Reporting and Location History. Underneath Location History, select “Delete Location History” to ...
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One click share location in Google Maps to specific user or other app?

You can download the app here. Try glympse app which can be used as a substitute for google maps. It has very basic structure and high functionality. Various modules are available for easy use. The ...
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One click share location in Google Maps to specific user or other app?

Trusted Contacts is the solution you're looking for - it's an application made by Google, which allows you to share your location with friends and family and integrates with Google Maps' location ...
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Android Tracking by vendor

See How does Google know where I am? from SE security for good answers on this. Reproducing key extracts here: When only your cellular data is on and Wi-Fi / GPS is disabled, Android uses Cell Phone ...
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Manage different devices on one place

There are a few ways to do what you're looking for. One option is to use a parental control app that lets you see the location, browsing history, apps downloads, sms activities, etc. One such app is ...
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Protect your Android phone from loss or theft

Secure your device (before it is lost or stolen) Set a PIN or password The most important security measure on an Android Smartphone is to set an PIN or password. An unprotected device is directly ...
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Force map-like app to keep screen on

On non-rooted devices, it is the app that needs to request that the screen stay on. The screen is a major source of battery drain which means that mobile apps need to request from the Android ...
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Force map-like app to keep screen on

This is entirely per application / developer: Strava: ⊙ Record → ⚙ → Screen Display → ☑ Keep Screen On Google Maps with navigation: screen doesn't goes black by default Google Maps without navigation ...
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How to grant “Allow always” for Geolocalization to an app?

Allow Always permission option (via app settings options) is available only if the app asks for background location permission (ACCESS_BACKGROUND_LOCATION). This is explained in developer ...
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Get GPS coordinates of lost phone even if GPS was off when lost

I happened to have a Samsung phone, so you can use the FindMyMobile service, which can get you the coordinates of your phone even if your GPS was off when you lost it. However, you need to register in ...
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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?

You can use the "Device only" location mode, found under Settings->Location->Mode. The key performance impact of this setting is in the time to first location fix. It can take minutes to find your ...
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Lost my phone without GPS & data plan on

Unfortunately,the thief can flash any suitable ROM on your device, bypassing the lock security and device administrator privileges. He/She can then access your data(while remaining disconnected from ...
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Lost my phone without GPS & data plan on

Question 1 Theoretically not possible for an ordinary thief - it is enough of a deterrence. If the thief stole it from you, with an express international of gaining access to that data and he has ...
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Is there an app for scrambling GPS?

I don't know about apps, but you could buy a gps jammer. But remember to check the law. In Britain it's legal to own one, but it's a crime to actually turn it on (don't ask). Also there's a very ...
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How often is Google Location History updated?

After a bit of research this is what I was able to find. "Each time the phone was within range of a Wi-Fi access point, it would send its MAC address and SSID to Google’s servers. Using GPS (when ...
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The GPS on my Galaxy Note IV is often wrong

Nope. Since there isn't anything technically wrong with the gps in your phone and it's just the location of where you are that throws it off, the best thing to do is just go outside and see if the ...
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Can I track my lost Samsung galaxy ace

If you have added your google account on it. then you can use below link to find it. https://security.google.com/settings/intro/security/find-your-phone?continue=https://myaccount.google.com/?...
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Any way to remotely turn on location services without root

No, there is no hope to activate location service remotely without root access or without a system app. Change in the state of location service requires editing secure settings which cannot be done ...
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Are Chinese phones less safe than others?

Not likely... at least not that we have seen so far. This isn't to say it's impossible, but unless those companies become owned by the government the chances this would happen are near zero, the ...
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Nokia here map data for Android - download on pc and move to phone

I could suggest you to use an emulator like Andy. Using this will help you to use your computer's Ethernet to access Internet. You can install the app on that emulator and download the map data. Then ...
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Moto G GPS is inaccurate

Apparently it is a known issue with CM 12.1. to fix : fastboot erase modemst1 fastboot erase modemst2
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Is there a way to give someone else permission to locate my phone for safety reasons?

I stumbled upon this nice link where some possibilities are listed. From your question I derive that your father is an iOS user or at least familiar with apple services, so the cross platform apps ...
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How can I see what specific times my phone has connected/disconnected to wifi?

You can check the internal Android log logcat to see WiFi connectivity changes (and many different events) from the last few hours or so. To do that, you'll have to enable USB debugging, download ADB,...
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