Ionic Native Geolocation is not working on Android

I have the following code using Ionic Native Geolocation:

import { Geolocation } from 'ionic-native';

    this.platform.ready().then(() => {
        alert('loadMap about to getCurrentPosition');
          Geolocation.getCurrentPosition(options).then((position) => {
        alert('loadMap getCurrentPosition');
            let latLng: google.maps.LatLng = new google.maps.LatLng(position.coords.latitude, position.coords.longitude);

When I run this as ionic serve in a browser, or I build it and run it on iOS Simulator (Xcode), it works. However, when I build this for Android, and try run it, the first alert gets fired, but not the second.

That means for Android only, Geolocation.getCurrentPosition... is not working.

I do have another page that can render a map via = new google.maps.Map(htmlElement, mapOptions);, so it looks like the issue is with getting the current position. When I install the app, I do get this message however:

Allow AppName to access the device's location?

To which I click Allow.

Does anyone know what I am doing incorrectly, or if there are some missing steps in the Android install and build process?


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I had the opposite experience, Geolocation wouldn’t work in the browser, but did work on an Android device. Sorry, not much help!

Maybe try make sure your browser has location settings enabled. Not sure but that may help.

Thanks, yes that makes sense!

This is the code I am using, it is slightly different to yours…

import { Geolocation, GoogleMapsLatLng } from 'ionic-native';

  getCurrentLocation(): Promise<any> {
        return new Promise(resolve => {
            .then((resp) => {
              let currentLocation = new GoogleMapsLatLng(resp.coords.latitude, resp.coords.longitude);
              console.log("4 - Current location:", currentLocation)

[EDIT] Do you have “Location” enabled on your device??

That code is similar. I know in Chrome setting you can enable sharing location.

Yes, the app prompts the user if they want to share location. For me it’s working on my phone, and I am using an iOS emulator that works, so I have enough to do all my testing. Thanks