Devices for navigation and location that make use of the data transmitted by the Global Positioning System, the network of satellite transmitters in orbit about the Earth

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Google maps accuracy

I use the GPS on my daughter's iPhone (6S iOS 9.1) to watch over her. Recently I noticed that her GPS is off sometimes for couple hours, after a while I receive the same position with an accuracy of ...
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iPhone cannot update nor activate—method to reset?

Sorry if the question field is too terse. Situation: I arrived where I am living now with an GSM iPhone 5 or 5s. The GPS was working (recording my route to here) and the cell access was working as ...
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GPS track device within a certain area going above a certain speed

Does anyone know of an iOS app which allows GPS tracking of devices only within a set geographic area (~ 6 square km / 2 square miles), above a set speed (ie 5km/hr). Reason being we have a mobile ...
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Can I use GPS and GLONASS on an iPhone 6S without a wireless network?

I have a hiking trip coming up and I was wondering whether the iPhone 6S can be used for GPS tracking if there are no cellular networks available? Or does the phone not have the same GPS/GLONASS ...
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How accurate is the location detection on the iPhone's Find My iPhone app

How accurate is the GPS on the iPhone's Find My iPhone app? I used Find My iPhone app to track a friend. The first 3 stops were dead on but when it refreshed it showed them to be several streets over ...
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Read geotagging data from iphone photos exif data

I shoot photos with my iPhone and localization services are active. When I open a photo from my Mac Preview (tools > show inspector > exif) I can't see any geotagging data. BUT, when I open the ...
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GPS not working properly on iPhone: it knows where it is but app can't recognize it

My iPhone 6 GPS sometimes just does not work properly. I might be using Waze or Google Maps, but it just looks like it's lost. It knows where it is, because it can follow my position on the map, but ...
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Can cell provider disable GPS on iPhone 5s?

After I arrived in a small village in Spain, my iPhone 5 would always be "Searching" but never find a cell tower. Movistar, which I have is allegedly the best coverage in Spain, but I have roaming ...
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How to record cycling distance using M9 coprocessor without GPS

I have an iPhone 6s. It automatically records steps and walking distance in the Health app using the M9 motion coprocessor with very little battery impact. How can I record cycling distance like ...
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GPS receiver while in airplane mode? [duplicate]

I've read in multiple places that iOS allows the GPS receiver even in airplane mode. On both my cellular enabled iOS 8 devices (phone and tablet), I've never been able to acquire my location while in ...
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Does the iPhone GPS work in an airplane cruising between 30000-40000 feet?

I have a very basic question: if I enable GPS in my iPhone when in an airplane cruising at an altitude between 30000-40000 feet (roughly 9-12 km), will the GPS actually give valid data? I read a ...
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Can an Iphone connect different audio streams to headphone jack and bluetooth at the same time?

Is there a way to route different audio streams to different connections? I want to connect my Iphone 5's headphone jack to my car's audio to listen to music. I would then like to have the phone (...
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Time tracking app that uses WiFi rather than GPS to track my location

I'd like to automatically track my hours at work, but I don't want an app that turns on GPS all the time because it will use too much battery power. An app that could detect when I am in my office ...
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Make iPhone use GPS-only location services

The question is as simple and clear as it sounds. When celullar data and Wi-Fi are turned off on my iPhone 6, location services work great and I get my location in a moment with a precision of 1-2 ...
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Why does the GPS cut out when bicycling using Endomondo?

While using my iPhone 5 the GPS was usually okay. At times I would have to shut down the phone completely and then turn it on again, but on the whole it was satisfactory. With my iPhone 6 I am having ...
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MapMyRide contains erroneous points on occasion

Usually my iPhone 4s and MapMyRide work well together, but occasionally I get weird records where the location recorded 'jumps' from where I really was to another location maybe 5-10 kilometers away - ...
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Location information is not shown in “Years” view of Photos App

I do not see the location information of the pictures I have taken in 2014 when I am in "Years" view. I am sure pictures have GPS information on them. If I go in to 2014 year, I can see that ...
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Why Is the Apple Watch Activity App Distance Incorrect by 500m on a 7km Run?

Today, I went for a 7 kilometer run on a course with an established distance. I set the MapMyRun app on my iPhone and the Activity App on my watch to record the run. MapMyRun recorded the distance ...
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Frequent location data extraction

How to extract frequent location data from an iOS backup? I'd like to use it to generate GPX (location+time) output and use it to tag my photos. Does anyone tried to adress this issue?
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Are location-sensitive reminders bad for battery life and/or data usage?

If I understand iOS's location-aware reminders correctly, they work by constantly checking your location until they see that you're in the specified range. Wouldn't this be really detrimental to the ...
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What could cause two different iphones to incorrectly show my address as their location?

Two different people have come my door today looking for their lost iPhone. Both seem to show the exact same location, the middle of my backyard. Both said they lost an iphone 5, one on tmobile, the ...
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How does iPhone 5 get indoor altitude?

As far as i know, there are only two ways to get altitude, by GPS or by barometer. GPS is not usable in indoor room, And iPhone5 doesn't have a barometer. But iPhone 5 can give a relative accurate ...
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Using Location services abroad without roaming charges

I have an offline maps application (maps.me) on my iPhone 5S GSM. Can I use the location services function abroad without getting charges for roaming when Cellular data is turned off? (Only data is ...
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IOS 8.3 and external GPS

We have an ipad air, which my partner uses to navigate whilst sailing with a programme called Navionics. The ipad version is WiFi only, which doesn't have an internal GPS, but that's not a problem ...
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Using an Old iPhone as a Car Antitheft GPS Tracker

Will an old, deactivated iphone without a cell or data plan still be trackable using the Find My iPhone app? I want to purchase an old, 'junker' iphone and stash it in my car to use as a tracking ...
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GPS Tracklog from iPhone

When bushwalking I use my Garmin GPS to record tracklogs, which I can later download. I was wondering if the iPhone5 has a similar capability. This could be handy when travelling. I have searched ...
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GPS Location and Date Stamps on iPhone Photos

Over a year ago, I took photos on my iPhone and sent them to someone via Verizon Wireless. The GPS location and date are stamped on the photos. The person receiving the photos (who is on my Verizon ...
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Correcting GPS data using Photos

Really simple question: Is there a way to fix incorrect GPS data? A recent trip lead to a bunch of pictures taken in the same place getting sometimes wildly wrong coordinates appended to them (...
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Iphone 5S, GPS is not accurate

I have iphone 5s (ios 8.1.3), lately I started using a navigation app and noticed that my GPS signal is not accurate means that the speed is not working and my position is stuck or moves slow. I ...
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How to access GPS data from command line on jailbroken iPhone

Are there any binaries available via the command line to get information from the GPS on a jail broken iPhone? I've searched through Cydia and haven't found anything, but I wouldn't imagine this ...
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Saving GPS Coordinates in Contacts

I live in a country which has few registered Apple Maps addresses. All that i want is to store GPS coordinates in contacts to use those at the Reminders app. I came from diverse forums like this and ...
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Turn by turn navigation GPX file app

We wanna start doing car rallys and these routes are delivered using a GPX files. What we are looking for is an app that can make a route from our home to the start of the gpx file and then start ...
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Changing GPS location of Apple routers

I have recently moved and have moved all my network gear with me. Have approximately 4 wifi spots that I have re-set up in my new house. To save battery apple devices also use location of known ...
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How to add GPS data to photos?

When I make photos with iPhone, these show GPS latitude + longitude in many software. My normal camera has no GPS. How to add GPS info to these photos?
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Google Maps app is no longer in the Background App Refresh list

After upgrading to iOS 8, Google Maps no longer appears in the list of apps that can be toggled on/off for Background App Refresh functionality. Doesn't it need to be enabled for the app to continue ...
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How do I get current location by using Google Map or Apple Map

How do I get current location coordinate by using Google Map or Apple Map? I want to copy and paste to email/whatsapp/waze. I want some kind of this format. 3.1739161,101.984351 Anyone can help?
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Ive upgraded my iPhone 4S to iOS8 and now the GPS is always on

I have determined that its Google maps that is causing the GPS to be always on. Is there a way to select an option so that Google Maps only uses the GPS when the app is being used. The only options I ...
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Extract a GPS track (as .gpx) from a series of jpg photos

I have a bunch of .jpg photos containing GPS information. What is the easiest way to extract the GPS information and save it into a .gpx file (or .kml, for that matter)? I have seen this answer ...
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Turn off snap to road

Is it possible to turn off the snap-to-road functionality on an Iphone 5 (IOS7)? On my commute to work I ride on a bicycle path next to a highway. The problem is that the bicycle path does not exist ...
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Apple Map App for use as GPS on my iPad air. Do not have iPhone

Will the Apple Map app operate with only a GPS antenna linked to my I Pad Air?
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Mavericks GPS Receiver

Can anyone suggest an USB GPS receiver that has support for Mavericks 10.9? It would be nice if it has a replaceable antenna. I'm going to use it for reading data from within an application I'm ...
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iPhone 4S loses GPS accuracy

My iPhone 4S is 2 years old. Today, the accuracy of the GPS is really bad. Before, it worked very well… I tried to restart but didn't help. Is there any way to know if this is a hardware error? I ...
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Disable simcard or phone on Verizon iPhone 4

I have Verizon CDMA iPhone 4 iOS 7 jailbroken, with no simcard slot. I'm using it as an iPod, because there is no Verizon in my country and I would like it to stop looking for signal, because it's ...
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How to manually edit locations in iPhoto 9.5 ('11) in a bigger window?

With the previous versions of iPhoto, I was used to add a location for an album or batch of pictures taken during the same outdoor trip (backcountry skiing or alpinism tour for instance). My camera is ...
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How does my iMac know my location in the maps app, given that I use a VPN that has my IP about 200 miles from where my address is?

I have an iMac (Mid 2011, if it matters) and I just installed Mavericks. When I launch the Maps app, it knows PRECISELY where I am, which I could certainly understand if it was using IP geolocation. ...
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What iPhone app will allow one person to track the location of another in real-time?

With the permission of the person being tracked, of course! I'm running in a marathon and want my family and friends to be able to see my location on a map in real-time (or very close to it). Are ...
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How do I configure Aperture to upload image location information to Facebook?

All of the discussion I can find online suggests that an image in Aperture with location information that is uploaded to Facebook (using Aperture's Facebook integration) should have a location ...
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Access the GPS from Terminal [duplicate]

Is it possible to find out the location of a computer similar to the "set time by location" feature via command line? I'm working on a little script that would update my network location settings ...
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Why do only some images received via iMessage have GPS data?

I've noticed that only some of the images I receive from a friend of mine (who also has an iPhone 5) have GPS data. (I test this by saving the picture and using a photo app to read the metadata.) I ...
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Do two (or more) apps using GPS share the same location data stream?

When an app calls for GPS data, does it activate the GPS call itself and then when another app simultaneously running calls it does it make a separate call? Or when the second app accesses the GPS ...