We have already talked about how to monitor your phone over the Internet. Today we will focus on determining the location of the phone. There are many ways to determine the location of an Android phone. I will talk about the best in my opinion.
This can be useful not only from the position of covert tracking of a person or finding a lost or stolen device, but also, for example, if, for example, it is necessary to monitor the whereabouts of a child or other family member.
How to track phone location
For this purpose, a number of applications from Google, as well as separate utilities, which are some kind of social direction finders, such as, for example, Life360, have been created.
The principle of operation of both those and others is based on the collection and processing of data from technologies such as GPS, Wi-Fi, GSM and others.
How to track location using Google
To date, there are 2 ways. Respectively 2 applications. You will need to have access to the device that you are going to track, as well as authorization data in the Google account that is used on this device.
Track location using Google Maps
The function for tracking is built-in as standard in the Google Maps application (hereinafter GM). And it’s called “Location Reporting.”
To track the location of the phone you will need:
- This application, both on your device and on someone else’s
- Access to someone else’s device
- Last account used by Google
So, go to GM, on the phone whose location you want to track. Open the settings tray and go to the “Location Reporting” function.
Track your phone location using Google Maps
Here, click “Start” and select how long the device will show its location. Now mark to whom it will be visible (from contacts).
Before that, you must add your account (to which location data will be visible) to the contacts on the device.
Track your phone location using Google Maps
You should see a message saying that you are showing the other person where you are.
Track your phone location using Google Maps
It remains to log in to your device in GM (it must be connected to the account that you specified in the contacts on another device). From the top, select the icon of the person you will be tracking. Everything, you see his whereabouts.
You can also allow another device to see your location.
Previously, the tracking function was also in the social service Google. And in GM, using the command “Show where I am”, you could open your location to someone. Now, the developers have finalized the command “Show where I am” in the new function “Transfer location”. When you select “Friends on the map” in Google, you will be automatically transferred to GM.
Track location with Find My Device
This is a specially developed tool that consists of two parts. The application on your phone or tablet and the corresponding web resource on the global network (site).
The first works in conjunction with the second. If the phone was stolen, for example, then you can go through the browser to the Google website, in the Find My Device section, perform a series of actions, which will be discussed below.
Also, which is very important, if you install the application on someone else’s phone and you know the data of the google account (mail and password) that this device and the application are connected to, you can track it both from another smartphone and from a PC. Now I’ll tell you more.
The first thing to do is install the Find My Device app on the Play Market. Then log in to it using the account that is connected to your device. Be sure to give access to location data.
Location by phone using Find My Device
All of you went to the application interface. Here you can see information about the battery charge and connection on your phone. You can also perform a number of actions: for example, ring your phone or block it. The item “Clear data” is not displayed, as the application “understands” that it is running on the same device.
When you go to the account that is on the same phone, then all these functions seem useless. However, if you log into the account of another device, you can perform all these actions remotely.
This will be especially useful if the device is stolen or you simply cannot find it. Visit the Find My Device website. Log in to the account that was connected to the device.
Location by phone using Find My Device
You see the same features and location, of course. Now everything is simple: you can’t find at home. Ring, stole or lose on the street. At least block or even erase the data.
Popular location tracking apps
As you know, there are a lot of these applications. Here I will describe only 3 of them that I liked for one reason or another: functionality, speed, design, focus, etc.
This app helps you track the movement of your family members. In fact, you are creating a group in which everyone can see the location of others, as well as their history of messages and calls.
This application got here not only because it is very simple and convenient for tracking location and receiving information, but also because it is completely free.
Phone Number Tracking
It seems to be not the most popular program on the Google Play Market, you say. However, this is not at all true. Since the application is paid, many functions are closed. Therefore, people who do not understand, put low marks.
This is actually a very functional application. You can track any device by phone number. And if you install this client on the device, then you can:
- Make it invisible
- Remotely receive recordings of conversations, messages
- Remotely receive screenshots
- Monitor application usage data
Life360: be with your family
I really liked the application. I started using it myself. Honestly, this is not just a means of tracking. It is a whole social cross-platform system.
You can create various user groups, communicate with them. In addition, there are many other features, both free and paid.
After registration, you are immediately invited to enter the code to join any existing circle (group). When creating any circle, it is immediately assigned a code. With it, users can be added there. You can also create any circle yourself and send a code.
When a circle is created, you can add places and locations to it. For example, a house, work, or a specific area (place). Thus, when you exit or enter one of the members of the circle, you will know about it. Agree. This is just a great solution for parents.
Among the free features, in addition to these and chat, there is also the ability to set up notifications about the battery level on the device of any of the participants in the circle.
And one more thing that is very important is the ability to set up the panic button. If necessary, you can by clicking on this button send data about your location to selected contacts.
Premium Account Features
There are several advantages in a premium account, for which I consider it worth paying these 5 per month.
Firstly, this is an additional function Driving. This is a whole segment of this platform, with which the driver’s driving style is tracked. Thus, when an unsafe style is detected, the application automatically notifies certain members of the circle (for example, parents) about this.
Other useful and interesting features:
- The ability to create an unlimited number of seats
- 30 days location log
- Optimized update location of circle members
Also, according to Chris Halls, the creator of the platform, Life360 plans to create a joint calendar and task book. And this, as you know, will significantly expand the capabilities of the application. And it will make it possible to carry out joint planning from anywhere in the city, country, or even the world.
As you can see, tracking your phone’s location is pretty simple. And there are many ways to do this. Above, I talked about the most popular and convenient (in my opinion).
There can be countless applications. However, the main one is security and monitoring. Also, location tracking, as it turned out, can also be used socially. And there are entire platforms for this, such as Life360.
Hello everybody! In this article, I decided to describe how to track a person’s location by phone number. In ordinary life, there are various situations when it is necessary to determine the location of a person.
For example, many people care for their relatives, elderly people, or children. In addition, with regard to business, tracking is also in place: managers need to control the work of their employees.
Until recently, only special services (FSB, police) could track people, but now this specific service is available to ordinary people. Usually, to successfully complete a search for a person’s whereabouts, his consent is required, but there are also options where this can be done without his knowledge. You can locate a person by phone in a variety of ways. I will consider them below.
- How to track a person’s location by phone number?
- Mobile phone tapping
- Special programs
- Find out where the person is on vibe
- Using iphone
How to track a person’s location by phone number?
There are quite a few methods by which you can track the whereabouts of people. Almost all current telephone devices, tablets have GPS, Wi-Fi and communication. If GPS is directly connected to a function that helps to accurately determine the location, then Wi-Fi and GSM / 3G / LTE can also indirectly act in this area.
You only need to make us forward this information to us to further determine the location of a person on the map.
- GPS navigation Using this navigation, you can follow those people who are often photographed with a mark of the place where the picture was taken.
- Specialized programs. By accessing your Google account, you can legally install software on your smartphone.
- Global network. There are many different sites on the Internet that help you keep track of people. Yes, the result will not be so accurate, but you can still find out the approximate location.
- GPS tracker. The module is built into the mobile, with it you can monitor the smartphone.
Mobile phone tapping
In the vastness of the global network, there are many programs that help track a person’s conversations through the phone, both on android and on other devices. Such programs have their own capabilities:
- Wiretap recordings will be transferred to your computer, smartphone or iPhone;
- In a separate folder you can view the subscriber’s call log;
- All messages are intercepted and transmitted to your device;
- All emails can be redirected to your address;
- It is possible to locate.
The most primitive option that suits everyone is to contact your mobile operator.
- Beeline offers its subscribers the Mobile Locator service. To use the service, you need to call 06849924 and send a message with the text “L” to 684.
- The company “Megaphone” called this service “Beacon”. You can activate the service by calling the phone number 466.
- To determine the location of the MTS subscriber, you can use the Locator service. To connect it, you need to call mts 6677.
Another good way is GPS navigation, i.E. Tracking on transmitting towers. Yes, with the help of such navigation you can easily find out the location of a person, and completely free of charge. Why is this method so primitive? The thing is that many programs and applications ask the user for his location. I think everything is clear here.
There are many applications that have been developed specifically to locate a person. The iphone 5s even has a special app development, while Apple has the “Find my friend” app. In this application, everything is simple: just send a request to another person. If agreed, the program will be able to give you the result.
There is another option. The use of various sites. There are actually a lot of services on the Internet, some of them are paid, and some are free. If you use free services, the result may not be as accurate. For example, the site is http://mobile-catalog.Info/analys_tel_numb.php. It is with the help of it that you can find out the location of a person most accurately.
Find out where the person is on vibe
If you decide to apply this method, then you need to consider that the application determines through Wi-Fi access points, so there may be an error of 1 to 120 meters. This method allows using geolocation to show the interlocutor their location. What is the use of it? Now you yourself will understand everything.
So, how to enable geolocation in a vibe? To do this, go into correspondence with the right person and click on the send message icon.
After sending your message to this interlocutor, an alert will appear with your coordinates. To disable this function, you must press the same button.
It’s possible to track a person by iPhone. This requires installing “Find My Friends”. It will not work to track a person without his consent, since the operation will be carried out on both devices.
Log in. Perform all required steps in your account. After logging in to your account, a list of friends will appear on your screen. Friends who are on this list have opened access to their location. Choose your friend.
If you just started to configure the connection between iPhone, then you need to click on “”, enter friend information and select Send. A person needs to be notified that he is on his list so that there are no problems in the future.
If you intend to add this person to the list on an intermittent basis, then select the “Temporary” mode. Now go to the menu and see where you are and who can watch you. Look at the location of your friends there.
On this I will end and summarize a little. This article describes how to track a person’s location by phone number. You can choose any method and use it. By the way, almost all of these methods are effective. Thank you all for your attention, bye and ask questions in the comments!