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Questions tagged [gps]

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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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 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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Improve GPS accuracy by disabling cellular data

I need my iPhone 7 Plus GPS accuracy to be very precise (without continously changing the blue dot position). My cellular data connection is often sloppy. Does disabling cellular data improve GPS ...
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iPhone movie GPS location on desktop Apple Maps

I can do this with a photo taken with my iPhone Import into the desktop Photos app Export the file with Location Information checked Open the image in Preview Open the Inspector (Tools\Show Inspector)...
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maps.app on iOS “follow me” mode without a destination set

In stand-alone automotive GPS systems if you just have it on but have not programmed in a specific destination it will show your moving on an active scrolling street map of the road you are on and any ...
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GPS Exif from iPhone photo upload in Safari?

Safari strips the GPS metadata from uploaded photos. Is there any way to stop this? Visitors to my photo sharing website use a simple HTML form to select a photo from their phone: <input accept="...
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Why don't GPS coordinates change?

I have an iPhone 7. Using the compass app, no matter where I walk on my property, the N and W coordinates are always the same. Shouldn't these change as I move from one side of the property to the ...
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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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EXIF-Metadata not managed correctly in iCloud Photos => Wrong Date & GPS Groupings

I have uploaded ca. 2500 pictures from my PC to the iCloud using icloud.com interface. However, iCloud doesn't seem to be using the EXIF-Metadata in the picture files. I have confirmed the EXIF-...
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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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How to record Audio & GPS on an iPhone

How do I record a GPS track (including height) and audio simultaneously on an iPhone (iPhone 8 / iOS 11) in a way that I can later see which time of the audio relates to which GPS position?
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How to record GPS signal strength/level over time?

I need to compare GPS signal level across two iOS devices moving in the same conditions, to check whether one of them has a weaker GPS reciever than the other. Is there an iOS built-in feature or a ...
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iPhone complete gps history

I have an iphone and I want to get my complete gps history, similar to what google offers here: https://www.google.com/maps/timeline. Unfortunately, my iPhone wasn't configured to send this data ...
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iOS 11 and GPS accuracy on iPhone (6+)

GPS on my iPhone 6+ has always been accurate. Amazingly accurate. Most of the time, it took only a few seconds to pinpoint my location on any app using GPS, Apple Maps, Google Maps... This has been ...
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Apple Watch app for hiking

What's your favorite Apple Watch app for Hiking. I'm looking for something that provide this features: Integration with Health and Activities (i.e. calories, heartbeat, distance, GPS map, workout etc)...
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Can my iPhone tell me where I have recently been walking?

I sometimes get very fuzzy short-term memory after a neurological event. When it happens, I'm told I often leave and take a walk. I want to use my iPhone to figure-out where I end-up walking when this ...
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AppleScript: Get Image Location Data

I am trying to write an Automator Script which involves, among other things, getting the GPS location data from an image. This will be a Finder Service. From what I have been able to discover so far, ...
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GPS on iPhone 6 is not accurate or working at all

1 week ago my GPS worked very accurately on Google Maps. But now it's very inaccurate, seems like it works using 3g connection. What steps i did: Restarted phone; Reset network/location privacy ...
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Forcefully disconnect GPS unit from kernel

Google chrome keeps giving out my location to websites. Disabling Location Services does not help. I may have to physically disconnect the GPS unit, but before I void AppleCare I would like to attempt ...
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Get the GPS coordinates of a photo in Mac Photos.app

In Mac's Photos.app, how do I get the GPS coordinates of a photo? If I go to a photo and click on the "Get Info" button, then I can see a map with a pin indicating where the photo was taken, but I can'...
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How to reset my step length?

I have had a new iPhone SE for a few weeks. It works fine, but in the "Health" app, my step length is approximately 0.6 m (1000 steps give a distance of 600 meters), which seems wrong (I used to have ...
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Battery efficient GPS/Sat Nav app

I'm looking for a battery efficient satellite navigation app for use on my bike. The problem is that GPS apps are a huge drain on the battery. My iPhone 6S lasts just under 3 hours when running Google ...
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Is iPad Pro's GPS supposed to be not as accurate as iPhone's GPS?

I have an iPad Pro, and noticed that its GPS will tell the location off by about 100 feet to 150 feet. Sometimes it says it cannot find any GPS signal, when the iPhone 6 has no issue at all. The spec ...
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Why do Downloaded Google Maps expire after 29 days? [closed]

I am assuming when the map expires, that I am SOL if I try to use it. Within the Google Maps app, one can download maps for offline use: great when traveling abroad, especially when there is no ...
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Anyone else have problems with “share my location” accuracy

My iphone 5c (IOS 9.3) sent my location incorrectly. I "share my location" with my husband and on this particular day he checked my location and it showed I was about 1 to 1 1/2 miles away at a park (...
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“Offline mode” in iOS disabling radios

I want to put my iPhone on offline mode completely. That way no-one can find me using Cell Towers or GPS. I want to keep my phone on. What is the best way for doing that?
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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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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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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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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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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 pictures ...
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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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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 ...