How do I enable device location tracking in the Android Device Manager?

Drsunil V May 24, 2014

How to enable location tracking through Android Device Manager? I have enabled othe ption to allow location access on the mobile and logged on to the device manager via the PC, but it does not show the loction. It shows only the device’s name and last seen.

  1. Hovsep A
    May 25, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    1) Open Google Settings from your Android device.
    2) Touch Android Device Manager.
    3) Uncheck Allow remote lock and erase.
    4) Go to your device's main Settings menu, then touch Apps > All < Google Play services, click on it then •Select Manage Space then •Select Clear All Data
    5) Go back to Google Settings and select Allow remote lock and erase.
    6) Restart your device.

    • Drsunil V
      May 27, 2014 at 4:40 pm

      thanks. it worked! for knowledge perspective , please tell , how come the process does not involve option to check or uncheck 'allow location access' and involves the other options of 'allow remote lock and erase'? ( optional query )

    • Hovsep A
      May 27, 2014 at 5:44 pm

      well if it is checked then uncheck, it is just a precaution i think so so that all options are disabled and Clear All Data to function correctly, maybe also you do not need to uncheck both if they are both checked.

    • Drsunil V
      May 30, 2014 at 5:25 pm

      it worked on windows pc login to device manager , but wp8 failed to show location through same login. Please tell why

    • Hovsep A
      May 31, 2014 at 12:32 pm


    • Drsunil V
      June 1, 2014 at 10:05 am

      hi. wp8 abbreviated for windows phone 8. It was noticed that same login page yields results in both windows pc and android phone stock browser , but fails to contact device ( for location ) on wp8.

    • Dr.sunil V
      June 9, 2014 at 5:30 pm

      Please tell , is android location tracking blocked on windows phone? but it shows on windows pc

    • Hovsep A
      June 9, 2014 at 6:26 pm

      not sure, perhaps it is, maybe windows mobile dont like android:) the thing is normally the web access should work, did you use google chrome browser or another one?

    • Dr.sunil V
      June 14, 2014 at 9:06 am

      Which reason other than windows phone compatibility for android device manager can be addressed to resolve?

    • Dr.sunil V
      June 14, 2014 at 9:19 am

      On windows pc , i used Chrome browser

    • Hovsep A
      June 19, 2014 at 12:10 pm

      hard to explain this behaviour on windows mobile phone, since the android location being done on their Google servers not on the device itself, perhaps that the windows mobile device is recognized as a mobile by Google, and for some reason Google android choose to block Windows mobile device, or there is a specific settings that causing this problem!

    • Drsunil V
      June 25, 2014 at 9:58 am

      i agree that it is hard to clarify the disabled tracking of android device via android device manager page login on WP8. I used a third party browser app on WP8 but it did not show location

    • Hovsep A
      June 25, 2014 at 10:07 am

      Enable Android location access
      1.On your mobile device, touch Settings*.
      2.Touch Location access*.
      3.Check the box to enable Access to my location.
      maybe can make a difference?

  2. Sonesh L
    May 25, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    Setup your device on google device manager. After than you can easily locate your android easily.

    • Alejandra
      May 28, 2014 at 8:28 pm

      Can I enable in computer

    • Drsunil V
      May 30, 2014 at 5:24 pm

      @Alejandra : if you login to android device manager on windows pc , it should show location

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