1.16 Ensure 'Remotely locate this device' is set to 'Enabled'


Enable remotely locating the device.
The recommended state for this setting is: Enabled.


Remotely locate this device setting helps you to track your lost device using Find My Device. It must be enabled for improving the recovery possibility of your device.

NOTE: Nessus has not performed this check. Please review the benchmark to ensure target compliance.


Follow the below steps to enable Remotely locate this device:

Tap Settings Gear Icon..
Tap Google.
Scroll to the Services section.
Tap Security.
Scroll to Find My Device section.
Tap Find My Device.
Toggle Remotely locate this device setting to ON position.


This setting requires you to keep location services enabled all the time. This might be a privacy issue for you.

Default Value:

By default, Remotely locate this device setting is enabled.

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