For questions related to services that use or provide location data (GPS).

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Why is my location being accessed even though location services are off?

I'm using a Lumia 920 with Windows Phone 8.1. I generally keep location services disabled, unless I actually need them (e.g. for the HERE apps or Foursquare). However, occasionally I see the location ...
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Bing Health & Fitness doesn't work in the background

I have really big problem with the Bing Health & Fitness app. When my screen turns off, it stops tracking me. When the screen is on it works fine. My lock screen is set to 1 minute, after that the ...
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Are there any apps for route planning/following?

I'm looking for an app for route planning. I want to follow a predefined route (it's a strava segment, but it's very long) because I don't know the route and think I'll get lost without guidance. ...
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Location History [closed]

Coming from Android I really miss location history (nee Latitude), is there anything on WP that serves a similar function? (Since the Latitude API has been retired any apps that used to update Google ...
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Breadcrumb apps for when you get lost

Is there any kind of breadcrumb application available out there? Probably I don't know synonyms for this and that's why I can't find one.. I essentially need to trace me back in a large unknown town ...
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Is there any app that can switch profiles based on location?

Coming from Android, I really miss a Windows Phone (8) app that can do certain things based on where you are (preferably using the phone network antennas, not GPS). On Android, one of the best apps ...
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Can the Windows Phone platform do something like the radar function in FourSquare on iOS?

For those who don't know about the radar function: It notifies you (using a push notification) that you are close to a certain location which you might want to check into. So I want to know if ...
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How do I get Maps to rotate with my direction?

I have enabled the Rotates with my current direction setting, and pulled up driving directions, but Maps never rotates with my orientation. How does this feature work?
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What is the relationship between a data connection and GPS

There is a setting for turning off WiFi and cellular data but I cannot see one for GPS (unless the location setting is just for GPS?). It seems like the phone will try to get the location via other ...
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How can I share my current location with my friends?

Can I use my Windows Phone to allow my friends to see my current location? Is it possible without having to explicitly share using an application? How to friends get to access the information? Can ...