1. Newdroid122's Avatar
    does turning off location reporting and location history under Google location reporting disable the ability to find if lost?
    02-24-2015 10:42 AM
  2. teeitupmo#WN's Avatar
    YEAAAH.....HELLO....MCFLY...(knocking on your head)....how else can the locating be accurate? To give a fairly accurate location, when locating a device, the GPS is necessary.
    02-24-2015 10:57 AM
  3. Newdroid122's Avatar
    I don't know. That's why I asked the question mcfly

    I see alot of ppl disabling it, so before I did so to try and improve the battery I wanted to have an understanding of what exactly it did.

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    02-24-2015 11:29 AM
  4. doogald's Avatar
    I don't know. That's why I asked the question mcfly

    I see alot of ppl disabling it, so before I did so to try and improve the battery I wanted to have an understanding of what exactly it did.
    Actually, I am pretty sure that turning off location reporting and history (which is different from turning off location) will not prevent you from locating using Android Device Manager or Motorola's equivalent, whichever one you are using. That setting just prevents Google's apps from giving you location based updates and alerts, etc.

    However, if I were you, I'd just try it. Turn the setting off and then try to locate the phone. And let us know what happens...

    Good article about this here on Android Central, by the way: Understanding Google's Android location tracking | Android Central

    and from Google: https://support.google.com/gmm/answer/3118687?hl=en
    02-24-2015 05:27 PM
  5. Newdroid122's Avatar
    Actually, I am pretty sure that turning off location reporting and history (which is different from turning off location) will not prevent you from locating using Android Device Manager or Motorola's equivalent, whichever one you are using. That setting just prevents Google's apps from giving you location based updates and alerts, etc.

    However, if I were you, I'd just try it. Turn the setting off and then try to locate the phone. And let us know what happens...

    Good article about this here on Android Central, by the way: Understanding Google's Android location tracking | Android Central

    and from Google: https://support.google.com/gmm/answer/3118687?hl=en
    Thanks for the help. I should have just done some trial and error like suggested but you are correct. I was able to locate my phone using Motorola's service with Google reporting turned off

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    doogald likes this.
    02-25-2015 03:34 PM

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