*Note: This feature is not available for Amazon Fire devices.*
Accountable2You offers the capability of location accountability for GPS-equipped Android devices. By default, this option will remain turned off until activated by the customer.
This service can be used to report on a user's general location on a map. To help preserve battery life, the location is recorded approximately every 500 meters.
Due to the demands placed on a device for GPS usage, you may notice a decrease in battery life than normal usage. 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
- Tap and hold the Accountable2You app icon.
- Select App Info
- Tap Permissions
- Tap Location
- 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 app on the device itself. To do this, locate and open the Accountable2You app.
- Open the Accountable2You app
- Tap Settings
- Enter your Accountable2You password
- Tap to enable Send Location Data
- Tap Close
Step 3: Grant accountability partners access to view your location
Within a few minutes of completing the steps shown above, you will receive an e-mail with instructions on allowing your partners to view your location data. The e-mail presents you with 2 options:
If you select Allow All, all of your partners who are already assigned to that specific device will be granted access to view your location data (which will be included on the daily/weekly reports that they already receive).
Choose Specific Partners
If you'd prefer to allow only certain partners to access your location data for that specific device, select Choose Specific Partners. You will be taken to the Devices page within your account to enable GPS Tracking for the partner(s) you choose.
In the example below, "Example User 1" will have access to your location data, where "Example User 2" will not. Click "Save Changes" when you are finished to save your changes.
Step 4: That's it - you did it!
You're all set! You have now completed the setup for GPS monitoring on your Android device. For information on viewing GPS reports, see our article "Viewing Accountable2You GPS Reports".