Smartphones today collect a lot of data.
Most, if not all, smartphones manufactured today have GPS capability.
This GPS technology allows smartphones to add location details automatically into the pictures.
Saving location details of your photo might come in handy sometime in the future when you scroll through your gallery and can’t seem to remember when and where your old photos were taken.
Below is a simple guide for you to follow to enable or add location information on your camera photos on Android phones.
As mentioned above, this feature relies on your GPS in order to detect the location tag and therefore, your GPS must be turned on or enabled.
In order to save the location tag, the ‘Location tag or GPS tag’ option must be enabled and the camera app should also have the necessary permission required to use the GPS feature.
Steps to enable the location tag:
– Open ‘Camera’ app
– Head to the ‘Settings’ of the camera app
– Navigate through the settings and lock for the ‘Location tag’ or ‘save location’ option and enable it or click to turn on.
How to view the location details of the image
Using your windows computer/laptop
In order to access the saved location details on your computer, navigate to the picture whose details you require and simply right-click on the picture then select “Properties”.
Then click on the “Details” tab in the properties window. Look for the Latitude and Longitude coordinates under GPS.
Using your Android phone
Open the default Gallery app and select the image.
Next, tap on “More” or the three-horizontal dot from the displayed image menu.
Next, select ‘Info’ or ‘details’ option.
Here, you can see the location of the image along with details on file size, the time the photo was taken, etc.
To disable, follow the above steps on enabling and instead of selecting to turn on location details in camera settings, click to disable or turn off.