Questions tagged [geolocation]

the identification of an object's real world location

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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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Excluding location data from shared video not working?

On iOS 14.4 I use the share sheet on a video in the photos app, and deselect location data under Options at the top. I then choose the duplicate action. When inspecting the duplicate it appears that ...
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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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Is it possible to turn iOS 13 and 14's Crowd Sourced GPS info off?

Short question is: iOS 12 doesn't use the SSID nearby to identify where I am, but iOS 13 and 14 do. Is there a way to tell iOS 13 and 14 not to do that? Details: I read the following: Crowd-sourced ...
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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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Maps for iOS is not giving me the option to allow location access

The Location settings for both my iOS Google Maps and Apple Maps apps are currently set to "Ask next time". However, when I open up either app, it doesn't always give me to option to allow ...
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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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YouTube disabled from my country? iPhone 8+ iOS 14.2

Generally, YouTube is available for my country (Serbia) but for me, that is not the case. When I change region or country, it works, but for me not. For my friends (same locations) YouTube is ...
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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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Cannot change my Apple ID country

I changed my country. I want to change this info. in my apple ID so I can get apps for my country. I logged into my apple ID. In the ID info. The locations is disabled and there is this message next ...
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Why these window couldn't appear in the right location after enabling “Auto hide menubar” feature on macOS Catalina?

On my mac, I have enabled auto hide menubar and auto hide Dock. After then, I found some applications didn't work as expected. Like Noizio, which is a white noise generation app, it often starts as ...
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Find My Friend share location with non-iOS devices?

Can Find My Friend share location with non-iOS devices? In other words: Are there Android apps that can receive geolocation info from my iOS friends?
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Strange Weibo location access prompt in iOS Maps

When I press the "current location" button in the Maps app while location services are completely disabled system-wide (i.e. the Settings > Privacy > Location Services > Location ...
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location based automation not triggering when set to home

everyone. I have set up a test automation to play some music when I arrive home. Unfortunately, it doesn't trigger. However, when I'm not using "Home", but instead enter the same address ...
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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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Apps using location: maps, but maps isn't running

Every few minutes, I can see the following information in the menu bar However Maps isn't running and I've never used it recently. Any ideas what's happening?
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How to disable fullscreen system location notifications?

I keep getting a disruptive full screen pop up about once a day about Google Maps using location in the background... to save my parking spot, remember restaurants, figure out when I met someone and ...
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iPadOS Where has Find Friends gone?

I just updated my iPad to iPadOS13.1.2 and can't find some of my apps. I used to use Find Friends - but it seems to be missing in action. I can't even figure out how to search on the iPad
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Find My iPhone - location services

I've been checking system services within my location services regularly and have noticed the grey arrow by the side of Find My iPhone (FMIP). I understand this means it was accessed in the last 24 ...
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How does google maps know that I've taken pictures?

Yesterday I've visited a restaurant. The restaurant had a beautiful garden and colorful plants. So I took several pictures there. Today, Google Maps sent me a notification and offered me to share ...
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Getting logs from Apple or iPhone when someone looks up someone's location

Details: Someone close to me and that I trusted logged into my iPhone and turned on Share my Location with their phone. On iMessages I see the note that says iMessage with 3*******78 You started ...
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Why aren't Find My Friends location indicators working?

My boyfriend and I share location thru Messages and Find My Friends. I used to be able to see either a purple or gray arrow in settings whenever my location was checked...but not anymore. I just ...
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Send “Here I am now” location report in a Messages.app thread on a Mac

In iOS, we can send our current location as a message within a discussion thread on Messages.app. ➥ Can this be done in Messages.app on a Mac in Mojave or Catalina? I am not asking about people ...
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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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