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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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You're giving me answers to questions and scenarios I'm not asking about.

— Current owner of Galaxy Fit2, previous owner of Galaxy S9 Plus
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Diaboyos
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It probably used GPS and happened to be correct.
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Home address type in just fill info out the tap save or send witch ever it shows
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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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Lol, thank you!

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