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Ionic with Android Emulator: Automatically send location?

Posted by: admin May 14, 2020 Leave a comment


I’m having an issue with my android emulator. When I close and re-open my app, the location is not sent automatically. I have to go into Extended Controls -> Location and click the ‘Send’ button for the Ionic Geolocation getCurrentPosition function to receive it.

When I boot up the android emulator and the app opens for the first time, this is not necessary. Any idea how to send the location automatically no matter what?

How to&Answers:

Generally for the Testing of Plugins we need to verify in the real device, but as your original question about using it in Emulators, for this to work out ,

  1. Try to clear the cordova Cache ( if you are using Visual Studio , you can do it like Tools->Options )

  2. Try to add watchPosition function with enableHighAccuracy : true

navigator.geolocation.watchPosition(onSuccess, onError, { 
    enableHighAccuracy: true 

Update :

After a quick googling , found this link , It states that :

Starting with Chrome 50, Chrome no longer supports obtaining the
user’s location using the HTML5 Geolocation API from pages delivered
by non-secure connections. This means that the page that’s making the
Geolocation API call must be served from a secure context such as

A possible solution can be like :

By adding appropriate permissions on Android platform, open your project, search for AndroidManifest.xml and add these lines:

<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION" />
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION" />
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ACCESS_LOCATION_EXTRA_COMMANDS" />

For more Info Read this article and this thread