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Camera doesn't save location info

asked 2017-04-11 13:09:20 +0300

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updated 2017-04-11 16:43:01 +0300

I have the option selected in the app settings. When i start the camera the blinking gps icon doesn't appear on the status bar. Also when i take a photo and check the exif there are no GPS info.

Anyone else seeing this?? (Jolla 1)

Edit: As it seems it works but only after some time. If you open the camera, take a pic immediately, no location is saved.

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Yes I have Jolla 1 and Iijoki and it does not seem to save location data. I sent the image files over BT to modern Android phone and it showed no location data.

alloj ( 2017-04-11 15:34:02 +0300 )edit

Well, no. But. I did notice the gps location settings were disabled for the camera. So I enabled them. And took a picture right after. No gps location. Next I checked maps to see if gps was working. It was. Next I took another picture and this time it had gps info.

Jarno ( 2017-04-11 15:35:54 +0300 )edit

Did another test and can say I don't have this issue with the Jolla 1. Rebooted and took a picture. Got gps info on the picture (open picture, pulley "Show details").

Jarno ( 2017-04-11 15:48:30 +0300 )edit

Working for me on Jolla1; Lijoki 2.1.0.11 with following settings;

Settings/Location/Location - on

Settings/Location/Accuracy with Device mode only

Settings/Apps/Camera/Save location - on

Edz ( 2017-04-11 16:01:29 +0300 )edit

Seems to be a hit or miss. After the update it didn't seem to work now it does. WTF. I need to test more.

ApB ( 2017-04-11 16:22:53 +0300 )edit

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answered 2017-04-11 19:16:53 +0300

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updated 2017-04-11 19:17:35 +0300

There are a lot of possible reasons why your location has not been saved by the camera app, even if you enabled geolocation services in your device's setting in one of the many possible ways. One example would be that the GPS hardware was probably not yet ready to deliver a trustworthy position to the camera app. In unfavorable conditions, it can take minutes to get a GPS fix.

To make sure a geolocation is saved within a picture taken with the camera app, you could use an app like @balta's GPS Info to make sure your devices has a GPS fix and the location can be read by apps.

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