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Settings — When enabling Wi-Fi Calling, E911 requires an address. Help?

(Topic created: 08-16-2022 07:23 AM)
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(This is a strange thing that happened a couple of weeks ago.)

A friend of mine just recently destroyed his last mobile device, so I decided to give them an old phone I no longer use (which is an unlocked Verizon S8). Prior to this Samsung device, their last ~6 phones have been various brands that weren't Samsung (such as Motorola and Apple).

Moving on, we performed a factory reset on the S8 phone to wipe the saved data out, and when my friend finally got past the initial, basic phone set up, they started altering some of the categories on the Settings app. He decided to turn Wi-Fi Calling on, and when he was prompted to put in his E911 address, he saw that his specific address had been automatically filled in.

The strange part was that the device could not have known their address, for sure, because they never saved their home address on any autofill services  not using Samsung Pass (which is Samsung Wallet, now) or in their Google Password Manager.

Does anyone know how this must've happened?

— Current owner of Galaxy Fit2, previous owner of Galaxy S9 Plus

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5GKiller
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NSA always knows where you are! You have to remove Sim card to go dark.

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Ogata92
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It was possibly done via location settings. In other words, phone used GPS to determine your location and filled in the info accordingly. That's my guess at least.
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Thank you, that makes sense.

— Current owner of Galaxy Fit2, previous owner of Galaxy S9 Plus
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Yamialex224
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Add your address. It bases on Google maps and your location
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What do you mean by "add your address?" Their exact address was already put in, so they didn't have to manually put it in.

— Current owner of Galaxy Fit2, previous owner of Galaxy S9 Plus
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Yamialex224
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Then confirm it and it will be all set up
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The point of this post wasn't because they needed help confirming their address. I asked if anyone knew how a newly, factory reset device could've known their exact address — the street address and unit number, including — even though they have never added that particular address to either one of their autofill services.

— Current owner of Galaxy Fit2, previous owner of Galaxy S9 Plus
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Yamialex224
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Your Google info. You had to sign in. Your samsung account. There are ways it knows your address
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You're not very helpful.

— Current owner of Galaxy Fit2, previous owner of Galaxy S9 Plus
Yamialex224
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I'm giving you answers you don't like them then Google the answer yourseld
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