How to locate devices in Android Enterprise (AE) Device Owner (DO) mode

To force enable GPS and Report Device Location, and prevent the user from disabling GPS:

  1. Go to KM Admin Portal > Profile, select your profile and click Modify Policy at Profile Detail.
  2. Go to Android Enterprise > System.
  3. Set Location Setting to Disallow.
  4. Go to Android Enterprise > Location.
  5. Set Report Device Location for Device to Allow and Report Device Location Interval to the proper value.
  6. Click Save to modify the policy.

As the device's GPS configuration is set to on by default, enrolling it in Knox Manage applies the Location Setting policy and prevents the user from disabling GPS.

If you want to find your device but it’s not possible with Knox Manage, you can try another option like Google Find My Device.

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