My Samsung Galaxy S7 was lost or stolen tonight at an airport. I can remotely see that it is at 63% battery power, but I had the Google location turned off.

How can I remotely turn on the location? (I did lock the phone because I didn't password-protect it and left a message to call my husband.)

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    Unfortunately, you can't
    – beeshyams
    Aug 6, 2017 at 8:18

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Uhm... As far as I know, there is no possibility to remotely turn on GPS on your lost/stolen phone unfortunately, which is why I always considered this "track my phone" Google feature absolutely useless.

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    What functionality you used to check your phone battery level? Aug 6, 2017 at 10:49
  • search for "find my phone"
    – Mark VY
    Apr 8, 2018 at 2:04

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