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Should we keep GPS on or off on Android?

 Mobile Location / GPS Location -

The location of a mobile phone can be determined using client software installed on the handset, in the background, even if the screen is off.


Enable / Turn off Location Service -

1 - Swipe down from the top of the screen. Touch and hold Location, for enable and disable location.

2 - If you don't find Location, Tap Edit or Settings. Drag the Location button into your Quick Settings.

3- Go to Settings of the app, then Permissions, then Location and turn it off.


What is the use of GPS Location? -

There are lots of applications in your mobile which turn on location services programmatically, they ask for permission at the time of installation after that they use your location whenever you use the application.

Nowadays mobile location / GPS location is very important in smartphones. Because most applications do not run without accessing the GPS location. There are many reasons for the mobile application to access GPS. is like -

  1. Tracking the actual location of the mobile holder to be able to show local ads.
  2. With location enabled, the network connects to the high-speed sources available in your area. Due to which the network speed is good.
  3. The map cannot be used without GPS location. Google, Yahoo, Bing, Yandex also access the location so that Nearby can show search while searching.
  4. Lots of applications track client's location for tracking the activity of a website or application. 

There are many other reasons where GPS location is required, so these applications and services use your location.


Is this putting your security at risk?

Yes, you try to always keep your GPS mobile location closed unless you are using Search, Map, etc.

  • The mobile location should also be kept closed by those who are in Police, Army, Science, Intelligence, CBI, Department.
  • Think for yourself that if your enemy keeps track of your location by paying money to a hacker, then you and your family can be in danger at any time. Because he will know when you are at home and when you are not.
  • Never tag or display government intelligence agencies on the map.
  • If you do not know how to operate a smartphone, then use a phone with a keyboard.
  • Never put unnecessary applications, nor click on any inadvertent link.
  • In the event of not knowing the importance of GPS location, you endanger the safety of yourself and others.
If you are not related to a sensitive agency then you can keep it on but don't allow all apps to access your location through settings.

Track your lost phone -

Track your phone's location using Google Maps.

Go to.

Sign in with your Gmail account and password.

On the map, you'll see your phone's approximate location. If the device cannot be found, it'll show you the last known location (if available).


Do not leave the GPS location open in your mobile even by forgetting.


Can someone Track Location by Cell Phone Number?

1 - Google Account Access -

If anybody has access to your google account then he may trace you by using "Find my Device" in android and iOs. Find My Device allows you to track a phone remotely.

2 - Spyera (Third-Party App) -

Spyera is a spy application and also a phone number tracker that helps you trace someone’s location using a cell phone number.  It helps you to remotely monitor people’s phone activities or secure your kids’ devices from any harmful activity on the web. It required to Purchase an app license from the official website.

3- Use an IMEI Tracker -

Just download an IMEI tracker application from the Google Play store. Enter your IMEI number. you can get it by dialing *#06#

Locating your loved ones is a caring act especially if you’re considering their utmost safety about your kids other than anything else.

Also, Read - How can I trace a mobile number location?

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