How To Fix Location Unavailable Error In Android Device Manager

By on Oct 14, 2015

Android device manager is a neat feature that help you keep your device safe and secure. It locates lost devices easily and it’s a handy option in those cases you forget your device very often. Location is not the only option of Android device manager. It also can easily ring and wipe data on your phone anytime and anywhere.

However you need to check your device often because Android device manager may get stuck sometimes and show unknown location. This is a nasty issue that happen always if you don’t update your device regularly.

If you recently experience an error with the location in Android device manager, we have some advice for you how to fix this issue. This tricks worked for me and many other Android users found them useful also. So if you are experiencing location unavailable error on device manager take a look at the solutions below. If they don’t work for you, please write a comment below so we can look for any other workaround solution.

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How To Fix Location Unavailable Or Unknown Location Error In Android Device Manager

First of all make sure your Android device is connected to internet either WiFi or Mobile Data. If you have the chance to use WiFi then do  it because your phone will be updated faster.

The phone that you are currently using must have WiFi turned On and location set to “High Accuracy Mode” even though you may be using Mobile Data. To do this go to Settings > Locations > Mode > High Accuracy (select it)

Go to Settings > Applications > All Apps and find Google Play Services. Make sure you have the latest version installed but first click on it and clear cache memory the if you don’t have the latest version try to update it. This might solve your problem. If not try the other solutions.

After you update Google Play Services reboot your phone and once it is turned on go again to Settings > Apps and find Google Play Services. Click on it and Clear Data and Cache. Start Device Manager and try it again. The issue should be solved.

Also try using “Mock Locations” feature available on Settings > Developer Options

If the problem is till not solved than your device might have a hardware issue so better send it in a professional service.

9 Comments

  1. WOSHA DUCHE

    Feb 16, 2016 at 9:49 am

    I lost my Ifinix Note 2 on 31 january ,I TRIED TO LOCATE IT THROUGH ANDROID DEVIVICE MANAGER BUT IT CANT LOCATE IT. IT CAN ONLY INDICATE LAST SEEN AS IF ITS HELPFUL >I WILL NEVER TRUST GOOGLE SERVICE AGAIN FOR THAT INCONVINIENCE.

    • Susie

      May 27, 2016 at 9:11 pm

      How can you fix the issue if you don’t have access to your phone?

    • Panshul

      Jan 9, 2017 at 5:33 am

      Same thing happened to me. What’s the solution?

  2. Ricks

    Jul 17, 2016 at 1:05 am

    Thank you so much, I will try it.

  3. Michelle

    Aug 2, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    Yes I am having the same issue. how can I use your methods to fix the issue when I haven’t got my mobile as it is still lost or stolen.

  4. mehdi

    Aug 14, 2016 at 8:12 pm

    I lost my device. Every time i seek it i get this answer(Location unavailable
    Last online August 12, 2016). the date is changed but the location is unavailable.
    What can i do to find my lost device?

  5. david007

    Sep 16, 2016 at 8:01 am

    I lost my tablet when I try to locate it, I only get location not available then I ended up locking it and the locking was successful.

  6. Jennifer Lavere

    Sep 17, 2016 at 3:32 pm

    My password that I lock my device with from my Android Find My Phone app is not working help me

  7. Yaksu

    Feb 7, 2017 at 10:06 am

    Cant locate my Teckno C9 using your device locator..

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