Geotagging is the act of adding geographical information about a photo where it was taken. Doing this helps those people who take many pictures in different places, so that they can remember the location of that particular photo where it was taken. The camera app of your Android phone can add GPS (geotag) coordinates to the image file by default, but for that, you need to change few settings for this feature so that it can work properly.
Here, are the steps that you need to follow to geotag a photo in Android.
Steps To Geotag A Photo In Android
Step 1: On your Android phone open the Settings app by tapping on it.
Step 2: Now, scroll down unlit you find the “Location” option. Tap on it to continue. (You can also find this Location option as “Location and security”).
Step 3: After that tap on “Use GPS Satellites” option to make a green checkmark beside that option. It is very necessary to turn on this option for geotagging work.
Step 4: Now, press the Home screen to go back to the main screen and then open your device’s camera app.
Step 5: When the camera app opens tap on the menu button and then tap the “Settings” option. You can also find this option with a small cog icon depending on your phone’s camera.
Step 6: Now, scroll down and tap on “Geo-tag Photos” or “Store Location in Picture” option (the option depends upon your OS version) to put a green checkmark beside it. Next, tap on the OK button when you view the message saying that the GPS needs to be turned on. When your Android device finds your location from the GPS satellites then your photos will be geo-tagged with your location.
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How To Set Geotag In A Photo In Your Android Camera App
Android phone’s camera not only takes photos but also tracks the location of your photo if you have enabled that option on your camera app. This feature is known as GPS-tag, geotag or location tag.
Here check that you have enabled this geotag feature or not, and if it is not enabled then enable it by using the given steps.
Step 1: In the stock Android Camera app, see the Camera modes. Then see the shooting modes by swiping the screen inward from the left edge towards the center.
Step 2: Then tap on Settings icon.
Step 3: Now, check that the master control icon by the Save Location item is turned on, if it is off then slide it to the right to turn on the option.
Step 4: On the Android variation of the Camera app, tap on the Manu or Action Overflow to use the Settings command. Then select the GPS Tag or Location Tag and set this option to On. Now, you will see its icon on the screen.
Step 5: You can turn on or off the geotag feature on the camera’s app screen by tapping the Geotag icon (this is a shortcut method to turn on and off this feature).
Step 6: The geotag detain is saved in the image itself which can be read by other apps, devices, and computer programs.
On some older models of Android phones on smaller carriers, you will not find the geotagging feature on camera’s settings. If your camera doesn’t have a geotagging option then you can download another camera app Google Play Store which allows the geotagging option. You can also use Auto Stamper app to geotag a photo, it is available on Google Play Store.
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Related Frequently Asked Questions [FAQs]
Question 1 – How To Geotag Photos Already Taken?
Answer – You can geotag photos that have already been taken by using a desktop app like Microsoft’s Pro Photo Tools. You need to only transfer those photos to your computer and use this tool to geotag the photo.
Question 2 – How To Send Geotagged Photos On Whatsapp?
Answer – There is no way to send the geotagged photos on WhatsApp. You can use another app to send geotagged photos.
Question 3 – How To Geotag Photos Uploaded On Google Photos?
Answer – You can easily geotag a photo saved on Google Photos.
Here are the steps:
Step 1: Open photos.google.com
Step 2: Now, choose the picture that you wish to geotag.
Step 3: Click the options menu and choose Edit Location.
Step 4: Type the location and select the suitable one from the dropdown.
That’s All! The selected photo will be geotagged now.
So, in this post, you have learned how to geotag a photo in Android manually. If your Android phone or tablet doesn’t have the option to enable the geotag a photo in the camera app then you can install another camera app from Play Store which supports geotagged option. You can install Auto Stamper app from Google Play Store to geotag a photo on Android.
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