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How to configure GPS location “Google Map” on your Android Studio Emulator


What is a GPS? Stands for “Global Positioning System.” GPS is a satellite navigation system used to determine the ground position of an object.  Android Studio Emulator is used to simulate android devices on your computer for testing purposes without the need for a physical phone device with the emulator coming with predefined configurations for various Android phones and tablets. Have you ever experienced the awkward moment when your Android Studio Emulator is capturing wrong GPS location? The image I am sharing below shows an Android Studio Emulator which is supposed to have a Lagos Nigeria address is displaying a location outside Nigeria. In this Guide I will show you what you can quickly do to configure the GPS location on your emulator. If you want to read more guides on android please read these: How to link your Android or iPhone to your Windows 10 PC, How to unlink your Android or iPhone from Windows 10

First, run your Android Emulator and click on the three dots on the menus beside.

Android Studio Emulator

On the left pane, select Location and change the coordinates according to your location. Press the Send button, changes will immediately take effect. You can use Google map to get your current coordinates both longitude and latitude and input them inside here.

Location coordinates

If the coordinates is not displaying like the image above then the image below applies, make sure the Enable GPS signal button is ON and you can just input your current address into the box and hit Enter. Once the Address shows on the map then you can click on the SAVE POINT button and you can click the SET LOCATION button to set the location to your current position.


If you do not want to use the above steps you can use the GPX file to make different locations coming to your application in real time. This file is very easy to create by following the below steps:

  1. Go to google map and enter your location and your destination.
  2. After the route is created you can copy the link from the browser and go to and paste it there.
  3. Go ahead and click LET’S GO and the GPX file will be downloaded.
  4. Now use the Import GPX/KML button to import the file into your emulator and choose the speed. The locations will be sent to your emulator in real-time.

I hope you found this blog post on How to configure GPS location ”Google Map” on your Android Studio Emulator very interesting and helpful. In case you have any questions do not hesitate to ask in the comment section.

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10 months ago

You can download Google maps with any versions from for your android phones easily.

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