Questions tagged [geolocation]

the identification of an object's real world location

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Can I push notify based on geo-fencing without an iOS App?

I want to know, if there are any way to get notification when I entered in any marked geo area. For instance when entering a mall, I want to push to devices a notification to download a specific app. ...
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How to make a card from Apple Wallet show up based on location?

I have my YMCA card in my Apple Wallet. My watch only suggests my YMCA card at certain locations. The YMCA I go to the most does not trigger an automatic suggestion of my membership card. Is there any ...
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Can the Location Services tell me where my iPhone was this morning?

Since my boss requires timesheets, it'd help for me to know exactly what time I got to the office in the morning, since I'm woefully bad at keeping track of this on my own. I can't seem to find any ...
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Will the iPhone Lost Mode override disabled location tracking?

We have an iPhone that has location services disabled since we've usually been able to find the device simply with the Find My Phone "Play Sound" function. Unfortunately, we think the device might be ...
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Why doesn't Google Maps Location history work reliably with iPhone?

I just switched from an Android phone to an iPhone. With the Android phone, my location history was perfect, with the iPhone it is all confused. In Google Map app I've set Settings → Personal Content ...
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Change default browser based on location?

I use Chrome for work stuff and Safari for my personal stuff (each signed into my respective email). Is there a way to easily switch the default browser based on location? In the past I've used both ...
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Send current location in Messages app running iOS 12

In older versions of iOS, the Messages app had an i character in a circle which allowed us to send our current location to the other person. The location could be one-time snapshot of location, or a ...
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iPhone showed wrong location [duplicate]

Why would my iphone show me in a house a mile from where I really was for about an hour? My wife thinks I was at this woman's house (who neither of us know) because at my lunch time my location showed ...
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Weather without location services, using just one fixed location

I would like to see the current temperature on the first page (under Siri app suggestion) on iPad mini 2. But I don't like location services being on. Is it possible just to set up one fixed location ...
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iCloud photo library - Lost locations

I must mention that I've contacted Apple support many many times about that, there were a bunch of call back from them and email conversations with senior advisors, but there was no success in finding ...
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Group Significant locations by date instead of location [closed]

I find the "Signficant locations" feature in IOS very useful. (Settings -> Privacy -> Location Services -> System Service -> Significant Locations) I will look through it when I do my time/billing ...
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App to track hours in each work site [closed]

I'm a contractor and I visit my customer places, I would like to install an app that does automatically detect how much time I spend for a customer at which location with an ability to mark the ...
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Find my friends several iphones

i have 2 iphones, the new for my business. I share my location on Find your friends with my family. When I‘m working, I often forgot my private iphone at home. So I would like to share my location ...
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Apple Watch acceptable accuracy?

What is the expected/acceptable accuracy level of Apple Watch distance measurement? We have two series 4 watch - one mine and one that my wife wears. When we go on hike together and start "outdoor ...
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Does opening Apple News for the first time re-enable location-based ads?

After upgrading to Mojave, I checked around the settings for new features and saw that location-based apple ads (Security & Privacy -> Location Services -> System Services Details) was unticked (I'...
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How does iPhone know I'm travelling with location services switched off

Recently acquired an iPhone SE (after a factory refresh), and I have location services turned off. Twice recently I've taken a train, and had the pop-up/splash screen offering to turn on do no ...
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Automatically tag photo locations

Quite often I have a situation when photos are taken both from iPhone (which would record GPS coordinates) and at the same place/time with DSLR which will not add any location information. Is there ...
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How to remove/delete geo-location meta data from photos?

Occasionally someone emails me a photograph with their geo data included. I don't record this on my photos, so it's weird to have just one image randomly include location. In previous versions of ...
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My iphone X with latest iOS says 'Location Shared by another device' but I have no other device

My iphone X with latest iOS says 'Location Shared by another device' when I open Find my Friends, but I have no other device. I also have 2FA enabled so I'm not too worried about someone logging in as ...
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Persistent location-based reminder

I want to set a permanent reminder in iOS that will fire every time I leave the house to remind me to check that I've locked the door. I can set a location-based reminder that triggers when I leave, ...
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How accurate is the iPhone X location data?

First of all, I understand there are similar posts, however, they are to do with previous generation iPhones. This is specifically about the iPhone X. How accurate is the GPS information that ...
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Fishy moves at night

Today, due to some reasons I factory-reset my iPhone. When I’m setting up (pressing those “Get Started”), I found something fishy in the Health app. I rarely work after 1am, and recently I did start ...
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How do I test significant location change events?

According to Apple's docs, if I run startMonitoringSignificantLocationChanges and then terminate my app the significant location changes API will re-launch my app when a significant location event ...
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Siri unable to determine my location despite location services enabled

Specs: MacBook Pro Late 2012 running macOS High Sierra I am trying to ask Siri to tell me what the weather is in my current area, but apparently Siri is saying that it doesn't know where I am, ...
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Fake location find my friends

Can I fake location using two phones with find my friends by swapping sim and leaving phone in place ?
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How do I find out which app is using my location in the background?

There is a hollow location icon present at all times in my iPhone's status bar. How do I find out which app is causing this? There used to be a section called "Location Services" in Settings but I ...
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How does one create a repeating location-based reminder on their iPhone?

Typically, when a user creates a reminder on their iPhone they have the option of setting a 'repeat' schedule (e.g. Every Day, Every Week, etc). However, this option is only available when the ...
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Find My Friends app accuracy

I have my boyfriend's location on the Find My Friends app and he has mine as well. Normally his location appears to hops around a bit when it's loading on my screen, but it's usually in the same 2-3 ...
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iPhone 6 GPS problem on Pokemon Go

Recently when I'm playing Pokemon Go I get a message saying I don't have a GPS signal. Some people told me it could happen because the battery is pushing on the GPS component in the iPhone 6 model. ...
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Can MDM track my location?

I have Maas360 on my iPhone, but the app isn't installed it's only listed under MDM. Can it track my location even if I didnt give the app location permissions?
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Why does iPhone “Time & Location” consume some much data?

I've noticed an iPhone 5S consuming quite a lot of data (30-50Mb per day) - it's mostly listed under "Time & Location". I have apps running that use the location a lot (e.g. Strava, location ...
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Stolen MacBook Pro - Locating via Serial Number

Someone has broken into my apartment and stolen my MacBook Pro and my roommate's Mac. Neither of the two devices was logged in to iCloud. Is there a way to track my device through its serial number?
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iPhone camera consolidating geotags for multiple photos

I recently took a bunch of pictures around a location, expecting that each picture's precise location would be recorded so I could place them on a map. This has worked before. What I found when I got ...
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Can my son block me from finding him with my find my iphone app?

Can my son block me from locating him with my find my iPhone app? Is there a way for me to know if he has turned it off at all? When I was trying to locate him, he's 15, all I was seeing was a ...
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Photos.app Sierra - Add a brand new location to the locations database?

I'm adding locations to my pictures in Photos.app and I want to a location that isn't in the database. The Google search I tired told me how to add known locations, but not unknown locations. The ...
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Location Services shown on menu bar even though all apps are disabled

I have encountered a weird problem with my Macbook Pro (mid 2017/macOS Sierra 10.12.6). It shows the Location Services icon on the menu bar, many times a day, even after unchecking all application ...
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How do I stop my iPhone camera automatically recording my location when I take photos?

I already know I can go into my iPhone’s Privacy settings and select what apps can use my camera. My question is not about stopping apps from using my camera. It is about not allowing photos and ...
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Locational service notification

I would like to know if there is any app that would notify me when locational service is being used up . Or it been open . My ex wife has my find my iphone . I get a little arrow when she is using ...
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macOS 10.13 High Sierra - Location Services will not enable

I'm running macOS 10.13 High Sierra on my 2011 15" MacBook Pro. Whenever I try to enable Location Services, the checkbox momentarily turns 'checked' and then goes back to disabled. How can I enable ...
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Why does my iPhone use my location when I tell it not to?

Why does my iPhone use my location even though I tell it not to? As you can see from the Time Zone setting, I have it switched off, yet it says that my location was recently used. Why bother having a ...
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AppleScript for lifting & stamping latitude & longitude of photos onto themselves

After repairing my Aperture library, I have over 3000 photos with latitude and longitude information whose place displays as "Unnamed location" on the map. If I lift and stamp the data using Shift+...
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Menu bar shows that macOS Sierra very frequently uses location services to check the time zone even though Setting Time Zone is disabled

Ever since upgrading to macOS Sierra, I have been able to keep track of when programs use my location because the menu bar displays an icon whenever an app requests this information. I have noticed ...
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iPhone shows up as offline in Google location sharing

I have an iPhone and want to share my live location using Google Maps. I can find my friends using Android and they can see one another, but somehow they cannot see my location. I only show up as ...
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Homebrew installed: geoiplookup shows no output - howto install GeoIP-data?

> geoipupdate; geoiplookup 8.8.4.4 > echo $? 0 It does not print any output. According this posting there should be GeoIP-data. Howto use that on macOS? > brew search geoip geoip ...
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Where are these ads on my lock-screen coming from and how can I get rid of it?

Every time when I am close to an "dm market" (a German drugstore) I am getting this advertisement on my lock-screen. When I open this notification it looks like in the second screenshot below. There ...
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Enable Google Location History on iPhone

I would like to enable Google's Location History on my iPhone, so I can see my location history through https://www.google.com/maps/timeline. I tried enabling this functionality as follows: Open the ...
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Find my friends inaccurate location

Is it possible for find my friends location to initially identify the correct location and then suddenly shift to an inaccurate location even if that person is still in his initial location? What ...
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How did my iPhone determine the location of Photos when off-line?

How did my iPhone determine the location of a Photo when the iPhone was offline and not connected to any wifi? It even determined the location exactly, even though there was no Network. How does this ...
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When I log into App Store on my iMac I get a notification on my iPhone saying someone's trying to log in. But the location is wrong

So I want to buy something on the App Store on my iMac. I logged in and I instantly got a notification on my iPhone saying that there's an iMac trying to log into my Account (I don't know why. That'...
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Google Search asks for my location once a day on my iPhone

On my iPhone, when I perform a search on Google in Safari, once a day it will ask for my location. So, it won't ask for that day, and then the next day, when I perform a Google search, it will ask for ...