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Can You Turn On Location Services Remotely On Android?

Modern-day smartphones are becoming more intelligent and sophisticated because of advanced technology. These are becoming possible for software. Do you know that you can access your phone’s data even if your phone is not by your side?

If you want you can find out where your phone is. Basically, this feature is much more useful if your phone is lost or stolen. Then with this feature, you can easily find lost or stolen phones.

Now the question may arise in your mind that even if the phone is not by your side, how can you get access to that phone. The simple answer to this question is remote access. This means accessing your phone from any other device.

With remote access you can track your phone whenever you want, you can also share any file or even delete all data from the phone. But to take these benefits, some conditions must apply.

How to turn on location services remotely on android?

If you ask me, can you turn on location services remotely on your android? The answer to this question is, yes. Obviously, you can do it. Here is how to remotely turn on an Android phone’s location and what are the conditions for it:

1. Your phone must be kept turned on because the turned-off device can not be tracked. 

2. Your phone must be signed in to your Google Account. Because this feature is provided by Google.

3. Your phone needs to be on Wi-Fi or mobile data. Because without connecting to the internet your phone will not be able to communicate with a remote PC.

4. Your phone must be active in Google Play because as I earlier mentioned this feature is provided by Google.

5. You need to turn on your phone’s location because your phone’s current location will be shown on the remote device.

6. Your phone needs to have Find My Device turned on because this option is responsible for finding your device.

These are the prerequisites for finding a location remotely.

How to check the Find my device is On?

1. Firstly, Open your phone’s Settings application.

2. Then, tap the Security option.

3. Then, tap Find My Device. If you can’t find the “Security” option, then tap Security & location or Google. And then tap the Security option

4. Ensure Find My Device is turned on.

How to check the location is On?

1. Firstly, Open your phone’s Settings application.

2. Then, tap the Location option.

3. Ensure your phone’s location is turned on.

How to check the location visibility is On?

1. Firstly, open your browser and browse this web page “https://play.google.com/settings“. Login with your Gmail account. You will be able to see your device with some details here.

2. Now, tap the tick mark on the visibility option.

One thing to keep in mind is that if you do not turn on visibility on Google Play, you will not be able to find your device because it won’t show in Find My Device.

How to turn on 2-step verification backups?

1. First of all, go to your favorite browser and log in to your Google Account.

2. Then, tap the Security option.

3. Then, tap the 2-Step Verification option.

4. Then, add at least 1 extra backup way from Backup codes and Backup phone​.        ​​           

This backup method will help you to get back into your account if you forget your password, lose your phone, or can’t sign in for another reason. 

How can you find your device location?

1. Firstly, open your browser and browse this web page “https://www.google.com/android/find“. Login with your Gmail account. You will be able to see your device here with some details like the device name, last seen, network name it is connected to, and battery life.

2. And on the map, there will be a circle that will navigate where your phone is located.

3. If you tap the PLAY SOUND option your phone will start ringing, even if the phone is on silent mode.

This is how you can access your phone location remotely. 

Final Words

Remote access is a very interesting feature. Sometimes the remote access feature is useful for some situations. Suppose you accidentally left your phone at home and went to the office. And you have an important file on your phone that you need right now. In this case, if you have remote access on your phone, you can easily access those files.

Again, suppose that your phone has been stolen. And you went to the police station to complain about the stolen phone. In this case, if the remote access of the phone is on, the police can easily track the hijacker according to the location of your phone.

So if you want to take advantage of this feature, try to keep the remote access on the phone. Hopefully, by following the above processes you have learned to turn on the location of your Android phone remotely.

Bill Thamas
Bill Thamas is a gaming freak. He is always into different kinds of games. He started his career as a tier 1 PUBG player and won many competitive tournaments. It has been a while since he started writing gaming-related content for Techalrm. His interests in different kinds of games keep him always aware of the updated and upcoming games. As a member of the gamer’s community, he gets the review and bug updates regularly. However, he is a game reviewer himself.

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