1. NismoZ's Avatar
    I need some help getting Device Manager working on my new Galaxy S5. If I recall, Device Manager looks at GPS position first. If that is turned off, it rolls to WiFi. If that is off, it rolls to Cell communications. It worked well on my old Galaxy S2, even when GPS was off, it still found the phone within a certain range.

    With my Galaxy S5, it doesn't seem to work when GPS is turned of. WiFi or Cell signal will not allow device manager to find the phone.

    Does anyone know how to fix this?
    04-15-2014 03:20 PM
  2. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    You have device manager turned on in Google Settings, correct?
    04-15-2014 03:23 PM
  3. NismoZ's Avatar
    Which google settings are you talking about?
    04-15-2014 03:34 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Settings/Security/Device Administrators, then check on Android Device Manager

    Posted via Android Central App.
    Please excuse any typos or autocorrect derps.
    04-15-2014 03:38 PM
  5. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    There should be a green or grey Google setting app in the app drawer. Device manager options are there. Are they checked?

    From a Sprint Moto X using AC Forums app
    04-15-2014 03:38 PM
  6. NismoZ's Avatar
    Yeah, just the phone settings, right? The settings you can get to from the top pull-down menu. No, there is no device manager there.
    04-15-2014 03:46 PM
  7. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Whoops, sorry! Just realized you were asking something different from what I answered. Ignore my previous post.
    04-15-2014 04:16 PM
  8. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Second one down second from the right.

    From a Liquid Nexus 5
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    04-15-2014 07:52 PM
  9. NismoZ's Avatar
    Ok, found that, they are both checked. I toggled just to make sure, but still not finding the phone if on WiFi or Cell signals.
    04-15-2014 08:04 PM
  10. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    In settings>security, is android device manager checked under device administrators?

    From a Liquid Nexus 5
    04-15-2014 09:22 PM
  11. NismoZ's Avatar
    Anyone have an thoughts on this? Can anyone with a GS5 test it out? Get your phone onto Google Device Manager, then disable Location Services, but be connected to WiFi. See if Google Device Manager can locate your phone.
    05-12-2014 08:44 AM

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