Similar to this question for Apple, is there anything that my stepdaughter can look up or turn on that shows her I am currently checking her location using Find My Device such as notifications, a log, etc?


Yes, there is a notification that will appear when you locate the device.

WARNING: This could prevent other notifications from appearing.

To disable the notification, navigate to (Version 8.1.0, may be different on older versions)

Settings -> Apps & notifications -> See all X apps -> Google Play services

Under Other, disable Uncategorized

You should also be aware that there are applications that can fake the location of the phone, and that will effect Find My Device.

  • Is it the defaulted behavior to do so on the phone? Or do you have to enable the notification? – pstatix Oct 3 '18 at 12:36
  • @pstatix The notification appearing is default behavior. As far as I am aware, there is no other way to disable the notification. I tried a few other ways, but nothing worked other than the remarks in my answer. – CodeMonkey Oct 3 '18 at 12:40
  • @pstatix if this answers your question, please mark it as such. If not, what more can I add to the answer for you to be satisfied? – CodeMonkey Oct 4 '18 at 21:22

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