Enable GPS Location Monitoring for Android Devices

*Note: This feature is not available for Amazon Fire devices.*

Accountable2You offers location accountability for GPS-equipped Android devices. This option will remain turned off unless activated by the customer.

This service can be used to report the device's general location on a map. To help preserve battery life, the location is only recorded approximately every 500 meters.

Due to the demands placed on a device for GPS usage, you may still notice a decrease in day-to-day battery life. This impact will vary depending on your device and other applications that are also running on the device.

Activate GPS Monitoring for Android

Step 1: Allow GPS permissions

  1. Tap and hold the Accountable2You app icon.
  2. Select App Info or this symbol:
  3. Tap Permissions.
  4. Tap Location.
  5. Tap Allow all of the time (or Allow on some older devices).

Step 2: Enable GPS Location Monitoring within the A2U app

Before GPS monitoring data is collected, the user will need to enable this feature within the Accountable2You app itself on the same device. 

  1. Open the Accountable2You app.
  2. Tap Location Monitoring
    (Don't see this option? This guide from Google explains how to install any pending updates in the Google Play Store app.)
  3. Enter your Accountable2You password.
  4. Tap TURN ON.
  5. Tap ALLOW.
  6. Tap Close

Step 3: Enable location data on partner reports

Next, log in to your account and go to the Devices page. Click on the name of the device and scroll down to the "Select Accountability Partners" section.

Check the boxes in the "View GPS Tracking" column for any partners you would like to grant access to your location data. Then click  Save Changes.


That's it - you did it!

You have now completed the setup for GPS monitoring on your Android device. For information on viewing GPS reports, see our article, " View Accountable2You GPS Reports".

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