Geolocation +ionic + android

I am trying to get my current location in ionic2 with the following code:

  Geolocation.getCurrentPosition() .then((resp) => {
     let position = new google.maps.LatLng(resp.coords.latitude, resp.coords.longitude);
   })  .catch((error)=>{

However android studio gives me the following error when running on android device:

E/cr_LocationProvider: Caught security exception while registering for location updates from the system. The application does not have sufficient geolocation permissions.

If I hard code the coordinates, the map works!

Anyone had the same issue?

I have the following in my android manifest:

<manifest xmlns:android=""
      package="org.apache.cordova" android:versionName="1.0" android:versionCode="1">
    <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.INTERNET" />
    <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION" />
    <uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION" />
    <uses-sdk android:minSdkVersion="14" />

And config.xml ( The line with two start from both sides gives an error and is in red (URI is not registered))

<?xml version='1.0' encoding='utf-8'?>
**<widget id="com.ionicframework.uber974736" version="0.0.1" xmlns="" xmlns:cdv="">**
    <feature name="Device">
        <param name="android-package" value="org.apache.cordova.device.Device" />
    <feature name="SplashScreen">
        <param name="android-package" value="org.apache.cordova.splashscreen.SplashScreen" />
        <param name="onload" value="true" />
    <feature name="StatusBar">
        <param name="android-package" value="org.apache.cordova.statusbar.StatusBar" />
        <param name="onload" value="true" />
    <feature name="Whitelist">
        <param name="android-package" value="org.apache.cordova.whitelist.WhitelistPlugin" />
        <param name="onload" value="true" />
    <feature name="Keyboard">
        <param name="android-package" value="io.ionic.keyboard.IonicKeyboard" />
        <param name="onload" value="true" />
    <description>An awesome Ionic/Cordova app.</description>
    <author email="hi@ionicframework" href="">Ionic Framework Team</author>
    <content src="index.html" />
    <access origin="*" />
    <allow-navigation href="http://ionic.local/*" />
    <allow-intent href="http://*/*" />
    <allow-intent href="https://*/*" />
    <allow-intent href="tel:*" />
    <allow-intent href="sms:*" />
    <allow-intent href="mailto:*" />
    <allow-intent href="geo:*" />
    <allow-intent href="market:*" />
    <preference name="loglevel" value="DEBUG" />
    <preference name="webviewbounce" value="false" />
    <preference name="UIWebViewBounce" value="false" />
    <preference name="DisallowOverscroll" value="true" />
    <preference name="android-minSdkVersion" value="16" />
    <preference name="BackupWebStorage" value="none" />
    <preference name="SplashMaintainAspectRatio" value="true" />
    <preference name="FadeSplashScreenDuration" value="300" />
    <preference name="SplashShowOnlyFirstTime" value="false" />

In my index.html (this should not be a problem since I used the same script src to test without geolocation and it worked)
<script src=",DirectionsService,DirectionsRenderer,Geocoder"></script>

You should not need to add these values yourself. The plugin actually will do this for you.

Quick sanity check, run this

ionic platform rm android
ionic platform add android@latest

Chances are what happened is you installed an older version of cordova-android, which did not have the changes needed for geolocation permissions. I have tested out the latest release and it seems to work fine.

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Thank you! It works!

I have make this, add Geolocation in app.module.ts providers, add this geolocation code on platform ready like this:

  ngAfterViewInit() {
    this.platform.ready().then(() => {
      // this.initOneSignal();

  setGeolocation() {
      .then(res => console.log(res))
      .catch(err => console.error(err));

and I still get this error: application does not have sufficient geolocation permissions.

this is the error menssage:

ionic info:

cli packages: (/usr/local/lib/node_modules)

    @ionic/cli-plugin-proxy : 1.5.5
    @ionic/cli-utils        : 1.19.0
    ionic (Ionic CLI)       : 3.19.0

global packages:

    cordova (Cordova CLI) : 6.5.0 

local packages:

    @ionic/app-scripts : 2.0.2
    Cordova Platforms  : android 6.1.2 ios 4.3.1 windows 4.4.3
    Ionic Framework    : ionic-angular 3.5.3


    Android SDK Tools : 25.2.3
    Node              : v6.11.2
    npm               : 5.3.0 
    OS                : macOS High Sierra
    Xcode             : Xcode 9.2 Build version 9C40b 

Environment Variables:

    ANDROID_HOME     : /Users/ronaiza.cardoso/Library/Android/sdk
    HTTP_PROXY       : not set
    http_proxy       : not set
    HTTPS_PROXY      : not set
    https_proxy      : not set
    IONIC_HTTP_PROXY : not set
    PROXY            : not set
    proxy            : not set


    backend : pro

I had to update the cordova version to 6.3.0 with this command:

 cordova platform update android@6.3.0

this worked.

but sir i am using android 6.4.0 version why got initially but 2nd time not get above error?

i tried but not error after run android?