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Issue with Automatic Time Zone Detection and Location Services on Mac Mini M2 Pro

Hello StackExchange Community, I recently acquired a Mac Mini with the M2 Pro chip and have encountered a perplexing issue that I hope someone here might have experienced and resolved, or could ...
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Siri - location issue

Siri cant find my location on my macbook, despite having all location services on. Apple maps show my precise location, while google maps dont. Any suggestions ? Thanks
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Can your iPad show your position on map feature if in range of a WiFi signal without a password to that WiFi? [duplicate]

Can your iPad show your position on map feature if in range of a WiFi signal but without a password to that WiFi? Can Google Maps work etc…, if you are or not near a WiFi signal and without/with a ...
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Precision/Margin of Error (in meters) of iPhone/iPad Locations, Precise Location Off vs. On?

I am a mobile app developer developing a pair of iOS apps that use device location for search, and I’m trying to put constraints on the dimensions necessary for a cells in a quadtree-based location ...
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How to add location metadata to photos' files in macOS Photos app?

In the macOS Photos app (and I suppose the same for iOS and iPadOS), when you assign a location to a photo, the location is not actually added to the regular exif metadata of the photo. I suppose it ...
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VPN server in different timezone apparently ignored by NTP / location services

I am using a WiFi router at home that tunnels all my traffic to a IPSec VPN server that is located in a different timezone. This way, all wireless clients automatically use this VPN connection. So far,...
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Recording of personal data while the Apple Watch is locked?

Does Apple Watch (or, more specifically, Apple Watch Ultra, in case of different behavior) record personal information while the device is locked, and then associate it with the active account, when ...
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Extract low-res thumbnails and photo meta data from backup file?

I have ~4000 photos which are missing from iCloud and I have not been able to find in any backups anywhere. The photos can still be viewed on the Photos app of an old iPad. Photos cannot be ...
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No location in metadata of place when in plane?

I have noticed when taking photos in airplane, the phone has no metadata. I don’t know why but is there a app which can save metadata of where the plane is passing like offline google maps for ...
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Unable to log into Hulu through Chrome because "Location is turned off in Mac System Preferences", but setting is on and still won't let me in

I am trying to log into Hulu with Chrome and it asks to share my location. I say yes. It goes to log in and I get a popup for a location request. I accept and the browser says my location has been ...
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continuously push accurate location to remote server

for reasons i want to push the accurate location of my iphone to a remote server. I want to automatically repeat this action every 10 Seconds for 4 hours. I have tried using the shortcuts app but it ...
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Location History & Nearby Devices (macOS & iOS)

On Thursday last week, I was sitting at home in front of my MacBook Pro at my home in Brisbane, Australia. I also had my iPhone 12 Pro Max and iPad Air 4. I have a proximity alert, triggered on my ...
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Change screen saver auto-lock time based on current wifi network

I would like to make mac require a password after being asleep for 30 seconds when it is not on my home wifi network, but only require a password after 4 hours when its on my home network. I have ...
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macOS Settings will not let me change region from Afghanistan

I reinstalled macOS. I must have mistakenly chosen Afghanistan as my region. However, now I cannot change it. In Settings > General > Language & Region, there is a drop-down list to select a ...
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Run location-based Shortcut to toggle airplane mode

I have a simple shortcut that turns on airplane mode when I arrive home. How can I trigger this to run automatically—without tapping for confirmation?
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My current location "my location" is not getting updated on any browser

I have enabled "Location services" on my browsers: However maps.google.com and https://www.gps-coordinates.net/my-location show me either 15 miles to the southwest or 20 miles to the south-...
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Manage location-related notes

I have some information I'd like to keep track of, that is only relevant when I present in a particular physical location. Ideally, I'd get a notification when I am near that location, and the ...
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Unknown AirTag near me?

I recently got a message on my iPad that an unknown AirTag is moving with me. By the time I noticed the notification I was unable to play a sound or locate the current location of the AirTag. The map ...
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Does iOS app location tracking require permission?

Some apps say they track location in “data linked to you” in their app privacy label. For example, the game Roblox. But, these apps (like Roblox) don’t always appear in the Settings -> Privacy &...
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Is it possible to show reminders only when I'm on a certain location?

I have some reminders every work day, but it only makes sense in office. Ever since COVID, I'm having more and more time working from home, and these reminders still pop up. Do we have anyway on iOS ...
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Stop Mac Calendar auto-adding alerts to events with locations

In macOS Calendar app, when I create an event, as soon as I add a location, it also automatically adds an alert set to “when I need to leave”. In app prefs, alerts, for all accounts, I have every ...
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Inner workings of GPS Spoofing Apps?

I'm wondering how apps like Ultfone spoof locations. What kind of API does it use on the iOS device?
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Apple Maps using location although not opened

After a few months I noticed that my iPhone is using my location quite frequently. This has different reasons, some of them are legit, some not so much. In the settings you can see which apps ...
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Do airtags beep if they are traveling with someone who does not have an iThing?

Suppose Brian steels ones bag that has an airbag sewn into it well hidden. Brian doesn't have an iPhone or iPad, but rather a feature phone, or alternately an Android device. He takes it with him on ...
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Is it possible to manage/locate galaxy smart tags from an iPhone?

I can see a galaxy smart things app from Samsung in the iOS app store, but I'm wondering if there is actually any way to view the locations of one's smart tags from an iPhone as I can't find any ...
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Location tracked after signing into network using hotspot

I recently signed into a friends Wi-Fi network using her hotspot (∞) i.e. infinity symbol rather than Wi-Fi. Now it seems, she can always see my location-is this expected and if so, how do I stop this?...
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Interpretation of system services on iPhone [Arrows (hollow, purple and gray)]

I use an iPhone 11 for work and I share my location with friends and family. I currently have the following results: Can I safely conclude that in the last 24 hours no one has verified my 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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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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Locate stolen 2015 MacBook Pro with no location on Find My

A friend said he could replace the screen on our 2015 MacBook Pro with Retina display. He sold the laptop to his cousin and we don’t know who or where he is, but he told us to pay him the money he ...
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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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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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