How to connect an external Bluetooth GPS Receiver with Android Phone or Tablet?
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How to connect an external Bluetooth GPS Receiver with an Android Phone or Tablet? (2021 edition)
1- In your Android device, go to “settings” -> Bluetooth -> Available Device, you will see your GPS receiver. If not, please scan for the device.
2. Tap the bluetooth GPS, it will prompt for “Bluetooth pairing request. Please key in 0000 as the PIN code & tap “ok” button.
3. The bluetooth GPS is paired with your Android device.
4- In the Android “play store” download “bluetooth GPS” App.
5- In android, go into settings -> “Developer options” -> Debugging -> Allow Mock location -> enable “mock Locations”
(“developer options” is hidden by default. To show it, go to Settings -> About Phone and tap on ‘Build Number’ seven times. )
6- Before you launch your GPS software (e.g. Copilot, Tomtom) , launch “bluetooth GPS”, click “connect” and check “Enable Mock GPS Provider”.
7. Launch your GPS app & it will use the bluetooth GPS
Bluetooth GPS receiver can be purchased from gpswebshop.com
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