Top 3 Employee GPS Location Tracking Concerns

If you have concerns about your employer turning on the TSheets GPS tracking feature, check this out:




When are my locations being tracked?

Your locations are only tracked when you are on the clock. GPS is turned off when you are on a break or have clocked out.




How much of my phone's data plan is being used?

You may have this concern if you do not have an unlimited data plan.

Compared to apps like Facebook, the GPS feature uses a tiny amount of data. The exact amount of data used depends on how often you change location.

Each sync with the TSheets Android and iOS apps will use approximately 70 to 100 KB of data. (Note: A kilobyte is 1/1000 of a megabyte.)




How much of my battery power is being used?

Since TSheets does not run continuously, it uses a tiny amount of your mobile device's battery power. The exact amount varies by:

  • Device (iOS devices attempt to sync for shorter durations than Android.)
  • How often you change location



How do I determine the TSheets app's exact usage of data and battery on my device?

  1. Go to:
    • Android: Tap SettingsAPPS Application manager.
    • iOS: Tap SettingsData or Battery.
  2. Scroll down to TSheets. If TSheets does not appear in the apps list, it is using less than 1% of the device's battery power.

This is a screenshot from my Android phone on December 22nd. GPS tracking is turned on.




See also:

Employees

  1. Best Practices for Using the TSheets Mobile Apps
  2. Top 3 Employee GPS Location Tracking Concerns
  3. How to Force a GPS Location Point
  4. How to Make Changes to Your Profile
  5. How to Sign Out Automatically After Clocking In and Out
  6. How to Adjust Your Clock-in and Clock-out Times
  7. How to Edit or Delete Your Hours (Computer)
  8. How to Edit or Delete Your Timesheet (Mobile)
  9. How to Enter Your Hours Without Clocking In
  10. How To See How Many Hours You Have Worked
  11. How to Review and Submit Your Hours (Computer)
  12. How to Review and Submit Your Hours (Mobile)
  13. How to Take and End a Break in TSheets
  14. How to Clock In, Switch Jobs or Customers, and Clock Out via Text
  15. How to Clock In, Switch Jobs or Customers, and Clock Out via Dial-in
  16. How to Clock In, Switch Jobs or Customers, and Clock Out via Twitter
  17. How to Add Notes to Your Current Time Card or a Previous Timesheet
  18. How to Change Your Clock-in and Clock-out Reminders
  19. How to Enter Paid Time Off (PTO) for Yourself (Computer)
  20. How To Enter Unpaid Time Off for Yourself
  21. How to Add a TSheets Shortcut to Your Desktop
  22. How to Get the Latest Version of TSheets
  23. How to Display a Pop-out Time Card
  24. How to Change or Mute Your Sounds
  25. How to Install and Use the TSheets Time Card App for Chrome Users
  26. How to Submit an Expense in TSheets Using Expensify
  27. How to Add, Edit, and Delete Paid Time Off (Mobile)
  28. How to Turn Off GPS Location Tracking on Your Mobile Device
  29. How to View the Permissions Your Administrator Has Granted
  30. How to Clock In, Switch Jobs or Customers, and Clock Out via TSheets Touch
  31. TSheets + Breezeworks: How to Clock In, Switch Jobs, and Clock Out (Mobile)
  32. TSheets + Breezeworks: How to Clock In, Switch Jobs, and Clock Out (Computer)

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