Does your location turn off when your phone dies? Explained

On mobile, location services is one of the best way to share and track someone’s location as it is both available on android and ios.

There are certain occasions when we don’t want to be tracked or some circumstances that will prevent our location from being by those we are sharing location with.

And the bring about the question of the day.

Does your location turn off when your phone dies?

By default, location will automatically not be available when the phone dies as it requires the phone to be on, along with an active internet connection, GPS and location services in order to work properly. 

However, if you have other devices like the Apple watch, Samsung or Android watch, iPad or Android tablet, etc and which are connected to your Apple ID or Google/samsung account, your location won’t turn off it any if these devices are active with an internet connection.

For example, you have the iPhone 13 pro max and and Apple watch 7 which are both connected to one apple ID. If the iPhone battery happen to die leaving the apple watch 7 to be active, your location will be available through the Apple watch.

For the fact that Apple watch has a map and a GPS, someone will still be able to see your location as long as the Apple watch is active with an internet connection.

This also goes to android phone especially Samsung phone.


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How location services work

On mobile phones, for you to be able to view the someone’s location you must have your phone active, GPS and location services must be enabled as well.

On both android and iPhone, you must share location with someone before the person will be able to see your location. On iPhone, location services usually update every time you try to view someone’s location and this requires internet connection.

So what I’m trying to explain here.

It is compulsory that your phone must be switched on, has GPS and location enabled along with an internet connection in order to track and see someone’s location.

THIS IS HOW LOCATION SHARING AND SERVICES WORK ON IPHONE

On iPhone, before you can view someone’s location, the person must share his or her location with you. Mind you I’m talking about the legal way to see someone’s location and not the illegal method.

For this to work, both you and the other person must enable location services and share my location on your Apple device.

Below is how to enable location services and share my location on your Apple device.

To enable location services on your iPhone, kindly open the settings app and scroll down to privacy and tap to open it.

On that same page you will see where it says Location Services and tap to open it.

On the next page you will also see location services and make sure to enable it on your iPhone or iPad.

does your location turn off when your phone dies

After you have enabled location services on your iPhone, next is to enable share my location. On that same screen tap on Share My Location and make sure to enable share my location just like it is on the picture below.

Share my location

After you must have enabled location services and share my location on your iPhone, then you can start sharing location with your friends and family.

Remember to share location with someone you have so much trust and which you won’t regret later and tries to unshare location with person.

HOW TO SHARE LOCATION ON IPHONE & IPAD

Once you have enabled location services and location sharing or share my location on your iPhone or iPad, next is to go ahead and start sharing location with you friends and family you wish to share location with.

There are two main easy ways to share location on your iPhone or iPad and that is through;

  • iMessage or message app
  • Contact app

1.iMessage or Message App: To share location using the iMessage, all you have to do is to open the conversation you had with the person on your message app and tap on the person’s profile.

Doing this will open the person’s contact info and right there you will see the option which states Share My Location, go ahead and tap on it. Once you have done that you will be presented with three options and which are;

  • Share for one hour 
  • Share until end of day
  • Share indefinitely

Share For One Hour: You will only share location location with the person for a maximum of 60 minutes(one hour) and which will stop sharing location once it reaches one hour.

Share Until End of Day: This will share your location with the person until 11:59pm of that same day. For example, you started sharing location with Mr buddy by 1pm in the afternoon, once it gets to 11:59pm on that same day location sharing with Mr Buddy will automatically stop. 

Share Indefinitely: For this type of location sharing, it doesn’t have a maximum limit unless you manually stop sharing location with the person. Location sharing is completely indefinite and it is left for you to stop sharing location with the person by tapping on the button.

2. Share Location Through Contact App:

Another way to start sharing location on your iPhone or iPad is through the contact app. So all you have to do is to open the contact app, locate and open the contact you want to share location with.

Scroll down or look below your screen and you will see where it states Share My Location. Go ahead and tap on Share My Location and it will ask you to select your preferred number of duration and that’s it.

does your location turn off when your phone dies

Once you have start sharing location with you friends and family, and they are also sharing their location with you, you can then track and see their location on your iPhone, iPad, Mac or the Apple watch.

How location sharing works on Android (Samsung) 

On Android, in order to share your location with someone, you will have to first enable location on your android phone.

Location android

Once you have done that, open the Google map on your android phone. Tap on your profile pic or your profile and among the options presented to you, right there you will see Location Sharing.

does your location turn off when your phone dies

Kindly tap on location sharing and on the next page you will see where it states New Share.

Tap on the New Share button, select the Gmail account you want to share location with and select to share either for one hour or until you turn this off.

Google location

Once you have done that, Google will create a link whicg you will send to the person through sms text message or you can use other means like whatsapp, Skype, telegram, Facebook messenger, etc to send the link to the person.

All the person need to do is to open the link and accept location sharing you requested for.

Remember, if you share your location with someone, you won’t be able to see the person’s location but the person will see your location. You can only see the person’s location once the person start sharing his or her location with you.

Does turning off your phone turn off location?

Once you turn off your location phone, you have automatically turned off your location as well because your phone won’t be active.

Location services requires the phone to be active in other to work. So don’t expect someone to see your current when your phone is switched off unless you have your other devices connected to your Apple ID or Google account and whicg they are active.

If your phone is switched off and someone you are sharing location with tries to track you, what the person will be seeing is no location found.

Can my iphone be tracked if location services is off?

The answer is no. Your phone cannot be tracked as long as location services is turned off. For you to be tracked on iPhone, location services must be enabled as it is through location services one will be able to see your your location.

But the fun fact here is that once you disabled location services on your iPhone you also won’t be able to see other person’s location. You must enable location services on your iPhone in order to see people’s locations.

This is just the way location services works on iPhone or iPad.

Does your location show when iphone is dead?

Your location will never show when your iPhone is dead, it will only display no location found.

However, if you happen to have other apple devices like the iPad, Mac or the Apple watch, and which you have your apple ID connected with them, your location will be shown even if your phone is dead.

This is possible only when these devices are active but if they are not, then there is no way your location will be seen.

Does no location found mean their phone died?

No location found doesn’t entirely mean their phone is dead, it can also mean that the person turned off location services on it’s phone.

There are certain things that will warrant no location found on both iPhone and android, and they are;

  • When the phone is switched off. 
  • When the phone is offline. 
  • When the phone has no internet connection. 
  • When location services and location sharing is turned off or disabled on a mobile phone.

These are the things that will make you to see no location found and in most cases the person turned off location services on it’s phone or disabled location services on it’s find my friends app and map app.

Does your snapchat location turn off when your phone dies?

The answer is yes. Your snapchat location will automatically turn off when your phone dies. It will only be available immediately you powered your phone and it has an active internet connection. 

Can you see someone’s location if their phone is dead?

You can never see someone’s location if their phone is dead. Their phone must be active along with an internet connection before you can see their current location. 

This is applicable to both iPhone and android phone.

Lastly, Does your location turn off when your phone dies?

By default, location will automatically not be available when the phone dies as it requires the phone to be on, along with an active internet connection, GPS and location services in order to work properly. 

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