Change your Android settings now so you can never be unknowingly tracked again

A SETTING on Android devices that helps protect your privacy has been revealed and requires your immediate attention to avoid tracking.

The feature is an advanced setting, but it could save you from unwanted tracking by unknown people or agencies.

Android's developer options allow users to create a simulated GPS location


Android’s developer options allow users to create a simulated GPS locationPhoto credit: Getty

Corresponding make use ofit’s called Developer Options and it can be easily found on any Android phone or gadget.

Although the developer section of Android settings is usually dedicated to developers themselves, anyone using the device can take advantage of the location customizations it offers.

You can even use the developer options to create a fake GPS location for your device, causing unwanted viewers to think you are in a different area than you.

To do this, you must first go to the settings on your Android device.

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Then scroll down to Developer Options which will open a page with different tabs.

From here you’ll see options for changing your animation speed to make your device work faster, an option for your screen not to sleep at all while it’s loading, and more.

Next, find the debugging selection and select Allow Mock Locations.

Not only is this useful for hiding your location if you don’t want to share it, but it can also easily block hackers from learning more about your device.

However, spotting your location is certainly not the only thing you can do to protect yourself and improve the functionality of your Android.

Other ways to get the most out of your Android

As previously reported by The US Sun, there are many other ways to boost your Android device.

Battery saver mode can be enabled in settings to allow your phone to last longer in situations where you may not have access to charge.

If you have a handy task to do but need to do something on your Android, you can also turn on voice activation in Settings.

You can even listen to playlists curated by mood on Google Play Music.

All you have to do is go into the Play Music app and select the type of music you want to hear.

In addition, Android users can easily check the weather and five-day forecast by turning on the Now Cards setting.

Just open Settings, tap Find & Now, then tap Now Cards and turn on Show Cards.

Then simply follow the on-screen notifications and complete the setup.

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Changing your GPS location via “Developer Options” protects your privacyPhoto credit: Getty Change your Android settings now so you can never be unknowingly tracked again

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