How To Fix Location Unavailable Error In Android Device Manager

Android device manager is a neat feature that helps you to keep your smartphone safe and secure. Through Android device manager you can easily locate lost devices, make it ring or even wipe data anytime and anywhere. So in case, your phone is stolen at least you can do is to wipe data, to prevent the other checking your personal files using apps like ES File Explorer.

But sometimes this features doesn’t work pretty well. It shows the unknown location and you may need to check your device often because it gets stuck. Android device manager location unavailable is an error reported by numerous users worldwide. This means that this is a general issue and not related to the device model.

If you recently experienced a location error in the Android device manager, we have some tips for you to fix the issue. This is a pretty easy trick that is reported to work perfectly and fix Android device manager location unavailable. It worked for me and many other people like you and me who experienced this issue.

Take a look below to learn more about this solution and if it doesn’t work, feel free to let us know in the comment section below and we will try to help you with any problem you may have.

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How To Fix Android Device Manager Location Unavailable

First of all, make sure your Android device is connected to the internet either WiFi or Mobile Data. If you have the chance to use WiFi then do it because your phone will proceed 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. 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 then your device might have a hardware issue so better ask for a replacement or professional service.



  2. Thank you so much, I will try it.

  3. 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. 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. 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

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

  7. Cant locate my Teckno C9 using your device locator..

  8. Android has got to be the worst operating system I have ever seen on anything.

    Nothing works out of the box I spent three days just installing apps to make the phone useful. The Phone is a beautiful Galaxy S7 titanium it’s a nice phone.

    Just the OS sucks so bad I’m almost about to return it. My BB10 phone geolocate worked immediately the moment I turned it on and signed into my BlackBerry account. This POS I hunt all over the internet and the geolocation wont work no matter what settings I change.

    My f-in ex girlfriend signed into her gmail on my computer and I could easily not only locate but wipe her phone (i was choked, wont get into it) and I never even knew her password or touched her phone. I have the phone in my hand and the passwords for my own account and I can’t get this POS to work worth a damn because I am apparently not the “primary user”.

    Google used to be good but now they just totally suck. I have a $1000 phone that is practically a POS if it wasnt for me hacking and sideloading things onto it to make it more like my old BlackBerry Z30.

    I might just return the POS. Samsung made a great phone. Google’s Android is absolute garbage.

    • Oh and I would have returned the POS already if I hadn’t have ordered a case, tempered glass screen cover, and crap to keep the phone safe that I haven’t received yet.

      Might still. How people can use droid I dont know. It is frickin awful. Going from BB10 to droid is like returning the the stone age. Ugh.

  9. Riaan Robbeson

    Tried every conceivable method, nothing worked. Eventually figured out I had to disable the ‘Power Saving’ setting.

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