How to Scan Device Location
Hexnode allows administrators to find the location of any enrolled iOS, Android, macOS, Windows or Android TV OS device from the MDM console. An admin can even view the location history of each device from the console.
Scan Device Location action is used to find the instantaneous location of the device. You can also schedule location tracking via policies to find device location at specified time intervals.
To enable this option, you need to associate the location tracking policy with the devices.
Enable Scan Device Location
- Log in to your Hexnode portal.
- Navigate to Policies.
- Create a new policy by clicking on New Policy.
- Provide a suitable name and description for the policy.
- Click on Location Tracking under General Settings and click Configure.
- You will have the following options to be configured.
- Enable Location Tracking: Check this option to enable location tracking with the devices.
- Location Update Interval: Choose the time interval to update the location from the drop-down list. It can take values from 15 mins to 24 hrs.
- Next, associate the policy with the target devices by navigating to Policy Targets.
- Select the Devices/Device Groups/Users/User Groups/Domains with which you want to associate the policy and click OK.
- Click Save.
Scan Device Location
Successfully associating the policy with the target devices unlocks the Scan Device Location action on those devices.
To instantaneously scan the device location,
- Go to Manage > Devices.
- Either select the device or click on the device whose location you want to scan.
- Click on Actions > Scan Device Location.
- Click on the Device Summary page to view the device location.
- Click on See history to view the location history.
For further information, check out Configuring Location Tracking.
Location Check-In Notes
Apart from fetching the device location from the MDM console, Hexnode allows users to report their location with check-in notes manually. The location check-in icon is available on the Hexnode app installed on your iOS, Android and Android TV OS devices.
The checked-in location, along with the check-in notes, can be viewed from the Location History tab under Reports > Location Reports. You can export the report as a CSV or PDF file, or you can schedule the report’s delivery to certain email addresses at specified times.