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How to enforce Location Services on Android devices using Hexnode MDM?

Hexnode MDM allows you to enforce Location Services on Android devices completely over-the-air. By permanently enabling Location Services on Android devices, administrators can track the real-time device location information persistently. They can also fetch the complete history of locations traversed by the device previously.

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Here’s the procedure to enforce Location Services on Android devices using Hexnode MDM.

Pre-requisites:

  • Devices must be enrolled with Hexnode MDM.
  • Devices should be connected to the Internet.


Enforce GPS on devices

  1. Log into your Hexnode MDM portal > Navigate to Policies tab > Click on New Policy to create a new one or click on any policy name to edit an existing one > Enter the Policy Name and Description in the provided fields.
  2. Head on to Android > Restrictions > Click on Configure
  3. Under Allow Developer Options, enable the following options:
    • GPS – You can enable this option to let users turn ON/OFF Location Services on their Android devices. Disabling this option prevents users from turning ON the GPS that was previously OFF and vice-versa.
    • Force GPS to fetch location – You can enable this option to enforce Location Services on Android device(s) and prevent users from turning it OFF.
  4. Navigate to Policy Targets > + Add Devices > Select the required device(s) to which the policy needs to be associated > Click OK
  5. Click Save.
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