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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iPhone Shortcut to change app location services preferences

My motorcycle GPS is connected to an App that must allow location services to “Always” to work correctly (“While using the app” does not work). As I’d like to turn the location services off when I’m ...
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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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Is it possible to connect two iPhones to the same external GPS device?

I can connect an iPhone to an external GPS device, but when I use another iPhone to also try to connect to it, it won't connect. But there are posts that stated we can connect two iPhones to a single ...
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Force Photos.app to accept GPS coordinates & not “correct” them

I often need to tweak the GPS coordinates of images I take with my iPhone. Since I work on a MBP laptop, I do it there. A workflow: use a map app to find the precise location of the photo. Enter those ...
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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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How does external GPS device work with iPhone and iPad?

It seems iPhone (and iPad) actually has a standard feature that is called external GPS device? I hope to find out more about it: First of all, why would we use an external GPS device? I can ...
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Are there any GPS recording applications for the iPhone?

I was wondering if there was an iPhone application that would continuously read the GPS location and save it for later analysis. For example, I would like to be able to tell where I was at certain ...
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The Places map in my macOS Photos.app library is empty

What I did: Created a custom non-iCloud, non-system photo library and imported my photos from an external camera. All photos are referenced from external files, i.e. not embedded into the library ...
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Extract a GPS track (as .gpx) from a series of jpg photos

I have a bunch of .jpg photos containing GPS information. What is the easiest way to extract the GPS information and save it into a .gpx file (or .kml, for that matter)? I have seen this answer ...
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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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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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How does Watch determine distance walked if Location Services are off?

Apple Watch 3 (newly purchased) and iPhone XR I rarely enable Location Services on my phone. When I go for an ‘Outdoor Walk’ the ‘Activity’ app tells me my step count and the distance covered. If ...
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Adding GPS support to a Wi-Fi only iPad

I have been reading on this, and so far the option I found is: Garmin/XGPS external Bluetooth GPS receiver And that is it. Are there any other alternatives? I’m curious if an Android or iPhone ...
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iPhone EXIF/GPS Timestamp - Appears to be based on local settings?

I was under the impression that the iPhone received timestamps along with GPS location data. While I can't say its not true for the internal database, it seems to be for the EXIF data attached to ...
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How to add GPS data to photos?

When I make photos with iPhone, these show GPS latitude + longitude in many software. My normal camera has no GPS. How to add GPS info to these photos?
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Identifying iPhone GPS issues

I own an iPhone X, purchased a few months after its release (November 2017). I'm getting close to the end of my AppleCare+ window, and as such have some urgency to identifying whether the following ...
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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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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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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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How does my iMac know my location in the maps app, given that I use a VPN that has my IP about 200 miles from where my address is?

I have an iMac (Mid 2011, if it matters) and I just installed Mavericks. When I launch the Maps app, it knows PRECISELY where I am, which I could certainly understand if it was using IP geolocation. ...
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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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Is there a separate GPS chip in the iPhone 6?

My mapping apps in my iPhone 6 have become almost completely useless. Both Google Maps and Apple Maps are unable to track my location with any kind of accuracy, often placing me on side streets or ...
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Can I use Automator or some other method to extract EXIF GPS data from batches of photos on my Mac?

I need a way of extracting EXIF GPS data, using my Mac, from a bunch of photos taken on an iPhone. So for example, if I put 1000 photos into a folder, I want an easy way of extracting all the GPS ...
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An iOS GPS application that shows satellite locations and lock-on details?

I'm a big fan of Kinetic and use it track my bike rides as well as map the local trails. Lately it's been giving me some grief though and telling me I have a weak GPS signal at the outset of rides. It ...
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No GPS Exif data on iPhone XS

In the past, with my iPhone 6s I was able to take a picture and then, on Windows, view the gps data. Now with my new iPhone XS, the GPS information is no longer there as well as a lot of other data is ...
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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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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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App like Lightroom and Photos to display geotagged images in a map

I am looking for a Mac app to display locations of the geotagged photos in a folder using google maps. I don't want to import them from Photos because: a) It is not practical to import several ...
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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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iPhone compass woefully inaccurate

Not sure when this started, but heading/compass on 2 iPhones (6 and X) is way off for some reason. Magnetic north is off by 10-40°, depending on how much moving around I do. True north mostly works, ...
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Google Maps app is no longer in the Background App Refresh list

After upgrading to iOS 8, Google Maps no longer appears in the list of apps that can be toggled on/off for Background App Refresh functionality. Doesn't it need to be enabled for the app to continue ...
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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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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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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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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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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 4S loses GPS accuracy

My iPhone 4S is 2 years old. Today, the accuracy of the GPS is really bad. Before, it worked very well… I tried to restart but didn't help. Is there any way to know if this is a hardware error? I ...
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Saving GPS Coordinates in Contacts

I live in a country which has few registered Apple Maps addresses. All that i want is to store GPS coordinates in contacts to use those at the Reminders app. I came from diverse forums like this and ...
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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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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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Why do only some images received via iMessage have GPS data?

I've noticed that only some of the images I receive from a friend of mine (who also has an iPhone 5) have GPS data. (I test this by saving the picture and using a photo app to read the metadata.) I ...
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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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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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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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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 does GPS on the iPhone use so much power?

I keep reading in articles that GPS on the iPhone, or any cell phone for that matter, uses a lot of power, but I've never heard an explanation of why. Why is this? The phone doesn't have to transmit ...