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Does the iPhone GPS work in an airplane cruising between 30000-40000 feet?

For most practical situations, GPS will work well enough for you to track your progress but not have great coverage (less than 2m accuracy) or accurate speed over ground readings from iOS. From an ...
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iPhone shortcut to turn location services ON/OFF

Another thing you can do as of now is open the Location Services settings menu from Shortcuts by using an "Open URL" action. On iOS 16.2 the URL needs to be adjusted to: "prefs:root=...
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macOS detects location but doesn't Set Time Zone Automatically

This just happened to me on High Sierra. Kept trying to change so that the Mac's location would automatically update the timezone. The Mac could detect where is was (both using the Maps application ...
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Does the iPhone GPS work in an airplane cruising between 30000-40000 feet?

Domestic Satellite Navigation systems usually include limitations as a security measure. The general rule is that nothing off the shelf should be able to assist in the creation of a guided missile. ...
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Can I use Siri to remember a parking spot?

Source: Yes, you can use Siri for this. Simply say "Siri, remember where I parked my car." Siri will drop a pin at the GPS location you're at. You can use Maps to go back to this location. As ...
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How accurate is the location detection on the iPhone's Find My iPhone app

The generic answer you can find at Apple support website About location precision or accuracy Depending on your device and available services, Location Services uses a combination of cellular, Wi-Fi, ...
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How to simulate location in Safari for macOS?

In Safari it seems that this still NOT POSSIBLE. For Firefox, there are several browser extensions, e.g. Location Guard which does exactly what you want. Or you can change it via the configuration, as ...
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Can my son block me from finding him with my find my iphone app?

Yes - your son can block sharing of location in several ways. The best you can do is enforce restrictions on the device to prevent changes to Find My Friend / Location settings, but if your son is ...
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Is it possible to programmatically (or in machine-readable form) get location data from an AirTag?

Yes, it is possible to do so via a private API - however it is a bit of a "hack" as this is not officially supported by Apple. You can find an open source implementation of using the private ...
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Homebrew installed: geoiplookup shows no output - howto install GeoIP-data?

After installing geoipupdate and geoip with geoipupdate support navigate to the file /usr/local/Cellar/geoipupdate/2.3.1/etc/GeoIP.conf and open it. Replace: # Please see http://dev.maxmind.com/...
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How do I enable location services for a specific website on Safari for OS X?

The following works for me in Safari 12.0. Go to the specific site you want to change the setting for. Now, from the Safari menu (next to the Apple menu), choose Settings for This Website. A pop-...
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Where are these ads on my lock-screen coming from and how can I get rid of it?

I just experienced the same thing, although with a different coupon and app. For me, it turns out that it is coming from the 'Wallet' app. If it is, go to the 'Wallet' app, click on the coupon, then ...
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How do I stop my iPhone camera automatically recording my location when I take photos?

Actually you’re already on the right track, as you also do this within your iPhone’s Privacy settings. More specifically: Go to Settings > Privacy > Location Services To the right of each app that is ...
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Is it possible to programmatically (or in machine-readable form) get location data from an AirTag?

You can also have the FindMy app running, and periodically grab the position from the cache from the command-line: $ jq -r '.[] | select(.name == "Storm") | .location | "\(.latitude) \(....
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Fishy moves at night

Short answer Assuming there's no obvious explanation (e.g. sleep walking, getting up to go to the toilet, someone 'using' your phone, etc) then no, this isn't normal. Long answer Despite the "...
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How accurate is the iPhone X location data?

How accurate is the GPS information that developers can get when using the iPhone X? It's a subjective question and the perceived accuracy of location data may differ based on usage, location and ...
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iPhone shortcut to turn location services ON/OFF

You can ask Siri to turn it on or off:
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Permanently allow Chrome to access location

This is tracked here (I think.) Sounds like it's fixed and hopefully will be corrected in a coming chrome version.
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Does iOS hide your Wifi SSID information from your apps?

As of iOS 5, Apple removed the public API for scanning networks. As of iOS 7, Apple removed the ability of apps to access the MAC address of the user device. As of iOS 11, apps can no longer access ...
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Make iPhone use GPS-only location services

The iPhone's systems are optimized for battery life. From the chip design to the OS, battery conservation takes precedence over all. GPS chips are massive power consumers. Read these answers for more ...
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Does the iPhone GPS work in an airplane cruising between 30000-40000 feet?

This is from a fact, on my last trip, I was trying to see how fast the airplane was travelling using Speedometer app on iPhone 5c. It didn't work. Speedometer doesn't show location, so I tried Strava....
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How to turn WiFi on\off based on location

I know this question was asked 6 years back but I thought I should comment. With the latest IOS 14 update and the new Shortcut app. you can create an automation based on location. For example, when I ...
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Access Mac App Store via VPN

The App Store does not care about your physical location, you can shop in any country's app store from any other country. To change stores, just click the flag icon at the bottom of any page. Your ...
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Are bluetooth and wifi required for location based reminders?

For location-based reminders, you only need to have the GPS turned on. Keeping wifi on helps with locations because it allows the device to pin-point where you're located. Wifi is not required, ...
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How does one create a repeating location-based reminder on their iPhone?

If you don't mark the reminder as complete but simply dismiss the reminder, it will stay active and you will be reminded each time you arrive at (or leave) the location.
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How do I find out which app is using my location in the background?

Location Services is under Privacy in Settings. You can scroll through the list to see apps which have used geofences to find the one relating to the icon showing it in use.
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Weather without location services, using just one fixed location

Hold on your finger on weather app widget, then choose edit widget and change the location from “my location” to the specific location you want that’s on your list. make sure you have added the ...
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Can the Location Services tell me where my iPhone was this morning?

If location services are enabled, your iPhone maintains a log of Significant Locations. You can find them under Settings app → Privacy → Location Services → System Services → Significant Locations. ...
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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?

Taken from this Apple Developer article: "In general, iOS apps are considered in use when they're in the foreground or running in the background with the background location usage indicator enabled." ...
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If I buy a new iPhone, will I lose the location sharing with my friends?

If you are signed into iCloud on the old and new devices, your location sharing ("Find My") settings will carry over. iCloud is required to share location anyways - so you just need to sign ...
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