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Can Family Map function without GPS or location services enabled?

If location or gps is turned off, can you not be tracked on family maps?

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‎07-08-2017 10:21 PM

Re: family map

Hello @nooktime,

 

This is a great question! Thank you for bringing it to the Community Forums; I would be more than happy to answer this for you!

 

You can still be tracked through FamilyMaps even within GPS turned off; however, the location won’t be as accurate. The only time you won’t be tracked is when the phone is completely powered off, or removed from FamilyMaps.

 

I hope this addresses all your concerns! Have an amazing rest of your day!

 

Jordan, AT&T Community Specialist.


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Re: family map

How accurate would it be? @ATTCares like a mile radius? 

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Why does your family Map app not working its been 5 days now , saying your server is down

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Greetings @nooktime, and @calmotonic,

 

I would be glad to help with both of your concerns!

 

As far as the accuracy of the location, FamilyMap uses a combination of technology. Both cell tower and GPS services are used to provide the most accurate location which is usually within a few hundred yards to a few miles of the device’s actual location.

 

@calmotonic, I am sorry to hear you are experiencing problems with our app! I checked for any problems on my side and there aren’t any trending issues of FamilyMap being down at the moment. However, I want to be sure this is taken care of!

 

Please try closing the app out completely or signing out and then back in again. Please also try signing in to the online version here to make sure it is not an issue with the device.

 

I hope this helps! Please let me know!

 

Jordan, AT&T Community Specialist


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Hi Jordon

Thankyou for your reply

I have tried all of the app reset , load , unload , bounce off , power off , power on

The apple complaints forum has been going for 6 days

The sever your end is down for Australia 🇦🇺

After repeated try all we get is the code text time and time again

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Hi Jordon

Thankyou for your reply

I have tried all of the app reset , load , unload , bounce off , power off , power on

The apple complaints forum has been going for 6 days

The sever your end is down for Australia 🇦🇺

After repeated try all we get is the code text time and time again

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Hi @Calmotonic,

I am sorry you are still having issues with Family Maps and would be happy to provide further assistance.

Since you have already tried the app reset and powering off and on, the next step I am going to recommend is to completely uninstall the app then reinstall it. I hope this helps!

Have an amazing rest of your day.

Jordan, AT&T Community Specialist


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Jordon

As stated done all that several times

Still does not work

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Hi @calmotonic,

 

I am sorry you are still having trouble with this. So I can best help, please send a message to @ATTMobilityCare with your full name, mobile number and account number. Thank you!

 

Have a great rest of your day!

 

Jordan, AT&T Community Specialist


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i have had Family map for 6 years and has worked almost flawlessly. . All of a sudden since July 2017, Family Map only locates my Galaxy S7 and S8 phones to the nearest cell tower. It used to have pinpoint accuracy but obviously ATT has changed something.  Can you help?

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I am in a similary situation.  I have had Family map for 7 years and has worked great and been very accurrate. All of a sudden since July 2017, Family Map only locates my Galaxy S7 and S8 phones to the nearest cell tower. It used to have pinpoint accuracy but obviously ATT has changed something.  Can you help?

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If the data is being reported every 3 hours regardless if phone is off or not why and how can it not be located?

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If the one I am tracking turns off their phone completely so that they won't be tracked, can I then go back and see where they were when the phone was turned off when they do turn the phone back on?

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