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the identification of an object's real world location

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Find my iPhone keeps tracking me?

I have disabled Find my iPhone (under Settings > My Account > Find My > Find my iPhone > Off): As suggested by bmike, I've also disabled tracking for the "Find my" app: However,...
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Can I integrate location manager and Security Preferences?

I would like to integrate location manager and Apple preferences so that the time to require a password after sleep or screensaver is 1 minute when I am traveling but 4 hours when I am at home. Is ...
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A few apps constantly asking for location permissions, even though I grant them access every time

TLDR; How to identify and troubleshoot security prompts that repeat on macOS Monterey 12.3.1 on an Intel MBP? Fantastical.app (from the Mac App Store) and TV.app (the apple app) will ask multiple ...
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iOS resetting an apps location settings to while in app after I manually set it to always

My wife's iPhone has an app installed (Home Assistant Companion app if it matters). I went into the iOS settings, and for the location permission it asks for I set it to "Always", however, ...
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Stop Apple Maps saving recent destinations

Apple Maps saves recent destinations, as shown in attached screenshot. Is there a way to stop Apple Maps saving these recent destinations?
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2015 MacBook Pro Retina display was been stolen 3 years ago & still no location popping up is there any other way to locate my stolen MacBook Pro

A friend said he could replace the screen on our MacBook Pro with retina display & didn’t know he was bad off on drugs at the time & he sold our 2015 MacBook Pro to his cousin which we don’t ...
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Saved Apple Maps locations in Guide keep sorting south to north

In saved locations in Guides in Apple Maps, there is a button to sort by Name, Distance or Date Added. If I click 'Distance' the locations are sorted by nearest distance to me. But if I close the ...
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How do I stop notifications about my wife's Airpods being "detected near me"?

When Apple released the AirTag, they made a big deal about safety features to help prevent stalking. If there's an unknown AirTag or other location-enabled device traveling with you, your iPhone will ...
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Is it possible to create a Shortcut that links a foto to a marker on a map?

I'd like to create an iOS / ipadOS Shortcut that, when called, lets me take a photograph, add a caption and store the device's current position as a map marker. The idea is to mark interesting ...
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Leaving behind feature does not work with my Airpods

I was able to configure the "leaving behind" feature between my Apple Watch 7 with my iPhone 11. Works great, however, I want to do the same for my Airpods Pro. The configuration option is ...
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iOS: View Location Access Log For App

I recently got a message that an app had been using my location in the background ("n times over the last m days", with a map of locations). Since I trust this app in general and know the ...
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How to share iPhone location with iPad?

Now what I don't mean is sending a location manually to the iPad. Consider this scenario: I'm on the road and want to use my iPad for navigation. I prefer it to the iPhone due to the larger display. ...
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How do I override the location in macOS location services?

How do I override the location in macOS location services? As in, manually set it to whatever lat/long I choose? I have root. It should be possible. UPDATE: I have a MacBook Pro running Big Sur 11.5.2
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iPhone - location services can be disabled

I have two kids using iPhones with Family Sharing. In Screen Time under 'Content & Privacy Restriction', the option for Privacy > Share My Location is set to Don't Allow. My understanding is ...
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If I buy a new iPhone, will I lose the location sharing with my friends?

I have shared my location with different people and I am planning to get a new iPhone. Am I going to lose the location sharing with them or will iCloud fix this issue so that I can still see the ...
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Is there a way to set up a location reminder with an alarm sound on my iPhone?

I set up a location reminder in my iPhone which reminds me to check something when I get home, however I can't seem to figure out how to get it to sound an alarm, all that it does is flash a reminder ...
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Is there a way to geofence (block) iPhone data usage?

I am trying to figure out a way to block data usage when an iPhone is in a certain location, specifically, my home. The use case is this: The phone is my child's. The phone uses WiFi at home. The WiFi ...
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Is it possible to programmatically (or in machine-readable form) get location data from an AirTag?

AirTags seem to be an incredibly useful way of creating a de-facto globally available location tracker, by taking advantage of the sheer number of iOS devices around. I'd love to be able to obtain an ...
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iOS 14.5.1 iPhone 12 Pro GPS loses current location while driving

My iPhone 12 Pro Max (running iOS 14.5.1), and also my partners 12 Pro (running 14.4.2) have both always had the GPS apps working without issues (Maps, Google Maps, Waze, etc). Now out of nowhere here ...
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suggestions on easy way to add location data to jpegs that will be recognized in iPhone

I have lots of .jpegs taken either w/ iPhone (location data turned off) or DSLR w/ no location data. Id like to find an easy way to add the locations to photos so that when synced to iPhone, photos ...
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Big Sur 11.2 keeps forgetting Location Permission for Chrome [duplicate]

Seemingly every week Chrome will lose it's location permission and require me to re-check its box in the Privacy settings. Did I do something to make the exception temporary? Does it reset when Chrome ...
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Removing location metadata when sharing voice memo

The Apple voice memo app offers to geotag recordings. When I want to share a recording I'm not offered any sharing options at the top of the share sheet, which I normally use to strip location data ...
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Startup Sign in screen MacBook Pro - Strange option box says Home - Switch with options of Keyboard, Pointer, or Location. What is this?

When I restart my MacBook I get the sign in screen or the Startup Sign in screen and lately a small window I guess it would be Called is sitting on top with its own x to close out but it is a Strange ...
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Does iOS hide your Wifi SSID information from your apps?

I recently asked a very similar question for Android, where it is a serious concern that any app can record what Wifi SSID you've connected to. There are these Google, SkyHook, and Apple SSID ...
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I can not fix an incorrect location for chrome: is there a way to manually enter my location?

I have gone through various Q&A on allowing chrome to detect my location. Here are the instructions from google search Click Settings and then At the bottom, click Advanced. In the "Privacy ...
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Permanently allow Chrome to access location

Recently, Google Chrome keeps loosing the ability to detect my location. When I open Google Maps, it has the icon indicating This site has been blocked from accessing your location and when I click it,...
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Move network profiles to different network location

I had a little problem in the last weeks because I have to use a static IP address at my work network which caused me problems using my MacBook at home. Now I just found out that macOS offers a ...
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Location Services not working on Mac Book

I am using a Mac Book Pro 13" 2020 Model with Mac OS Big Sur 11.1 Running. Recently i have noticed that no any location services based apps such as Find My, Siri, Maps can not be able to locate ...
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The location service gets disabled after a while on some apps

Some apps that I enabled 'allowing location' checkbox on keep disabled after a while. This include Chromium and Chrome Canary but not Chrome. After I set 'location service' to on, I always lock the ...
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How to assign latitude & longitude to a photo "Location" in Photos 6?

I have a specific latitude and longitude that I would like to assign to a photo that does not otherwise have any location information. eg. (18.352185, -64.792505) aka 18 deg 22' 26.46" N, 64 deg ...
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Chrome's location setting constantly disabled

Whenever I open Google Chrome (including Chromium and Canary) on my Mac the location is set to off. So I must go to Preferences -> Security & Privacy -> Privacy -> Location Services and ...
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How does the Tech Support know my exact location given my location services is turned off?

When I logged in to support.apple.com and search for the nearest service provider, it said it is not possible, as I expected. My location services are turned off since Day 1. There is no particular ...
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Apple Watch pinged a phone that is not mine. Why, how do I replicate, and how do I avoid?

This morning I used my Apple Watch to locate my iPhone. Swipe up, tap the phone icon, and somewhere in the caverns of my couch a phone chimes. After flipping cushions and digging through crevices, I ...
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Bluetooth tracking built into iOS?

While there is a joint venture to produce an API by Google and Apple which allows truly anonymous contact tracing, is there an API for more generic device tracing, similar to how Tile and other ...
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Find My constantly using location services

On my iPhone in settings under privacy->system services. Find my iPhone always has the grey navigation arrow next to it, It has been like this for over a week. 3 days ago I noticed that find my ...
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iOS Maps, any way to manually specify a location?

My cottage is along a road that Maps is clueless about - the name is spelled wrong, it’s missing a North, it’s shows all sorts of connecting roads that don’t exist, etc. The most annoying problem, ...
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Fake GPS location for specific app on iPhone

Is there a way to give an app a specific location that is not the iPhone's true location? I.e., I don't want to block location services for an app, but rather I want to make the app think it is ...
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Help with iPhone XR GPS sampling rate

I have yet to find useful information on GPS sample/output rate in iPhones. Please direct me to any useful and relevant articles I missed. Also please let me know how to make my post more clear. ...
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iPad - share and lock geolocation

I work for a small/medium size city and we want the garbage collectors to use an application on iPad during their collect to fill a little survey on what they collect. Aside of this application, we ...
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Will a deactivated SIM card continue to improve location accuracy?

I'm wondering if a prepaid SIM card that ran out of funds still in my iPad will continue to improve the devices location accuracy (by scanning nearby cell towers and apply triangulation)?
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Mac Location Services: Frequent Polling?

I frequently see the Location icon in my menu bar despite not having any apps running that use it. When I click it, it says Maps is using my location, even when I don't have the maps open at all. Is ...
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FindMy Friends incorrect street and town address

In FindMy app my parents have shared their location. When they are home, the location view shows their correct geolocation, but the street address and town are incorrect. If I copy the address as ...
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If someone changes their number and you never stopped sharing your location, would the new person with that number see your location?

I have shared my location with someone and it might be possible that he will change his number. If I don’t stop sharing my location with that associated phone number, will a new person with the number ...
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Disable iPhone location prompts

For my work, I have to use an application that needs "Always On" location on my iPhone (latest iOS 13), but every day (sometimes twice a day) I have the "X is tracking your location." prompt. I answer ...
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iPhone 6 location services only update location every 20 minutes or so

I have an iPhone 6 (iOS 12.4.5) that struggles with finding its location. When it's not on WiFi, it: Thinks I'm thousands of feet away from where I actually am Has a giant "radius" where it thinks I ...
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How is it possible for Maps in iOS 13 to have location permissions set to "Whilst Using" but provide navigation instructions in the background?

Whilst taking a look at the apps that have permissions to view my location in iOS 13.2.3 from Settings/Privacy/Location Services, I've noticed that the stock Maps app is only listed as having access ...
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Can I use Siri to remember a parking spot?

Can I use Siri to remember a particular GPS location, then later navigate back to it? It seems like it should be possible but I don't know what the voice directive would be. I occasionally use a car-...
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Is it possible to prevent repeated location usage warning prompts in iOS 13?

I have a couple of apps which I have set to Always On location usage. I'm sure that's what I want, and it's not going to change any time soon. iOS 13 prompts me about each of them every day or two. I ...
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iPhone shortcut to turn location services ON/OFF

Considering the use of 'Shortcuts' app in iOS, is there a way to quickly get a shortcut to turn location services ON and OFF rather than poking through the menus in settings?
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Date, time, and GPS metadata tagging video for iOS

On 2019/10/16 (last Wednesday), I went skydiving in Las Vegas which they recorded but the provided video was in 10 seperate clips and none had time or GPS metadata tagged. I want these as 1 video on ...
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