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How to track a person’s location by phone number and more


Quite often, users have situations when they urgently need to find a device. For example, you have lost your own smartphone, or are worried about a child, so you want to know his place of stay. AND almost all devices have such a useful feature, just how to track the location of an Android phone?

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Why might you need

It is individual for each person. The most common cause is the loss or theft of a mobile device, and especially if important data is stored on the phone. And with the help of special tracking services You can not only determine the location, but also remotely clean all materials.

But with this method you can calculate the attacker, find the missing loved one and even save the child.

Effective methods for tracking the location of an Android phone

Now let's get down to the most important thing. There are so many ways, but for most, you will need a Google account and the installation of special services.

And of course not do without GPS Fortunately, now almost all smartphones are equipped with this sensor. Tracking over a mobile network and Wi-Fi is also possible. First things first.

Method 1: Via Google Maps

A simple and convenient option requiring so that the phone of the person you want to follow is on hand. For example, a child’s mobile phone. Don't be alarmed by an unfamiliar app name, it's actually a regular Google Maps program, installed by almost every user.

If you don’t have it, click on the link and download, and then install it in the standard way.

Now open the settings tablocated on the left and click on "Location Reporting." A window appears prompting you to tell your friends your location. You can specify a specific tracking time or enable a constant.

After having made this small setup, click on "Still" and choose which services will be able to follow you. These are contacts, and Bluetooth-connection, and social networks. Now a message with a link to the tracking will be sent to the chat of your choice. The user will receive it, go over and will have access to the data of your location. After the specified time, the link will become inactive.

Method 2: through the location history "Timeline"

Nice way if you want to monitor your own movement. Again, the whole procedure is carried out using a Google account. Open Maps application again call up the menu located on the left side of the screen. We click "Chronology".

A new window appears informing you that The timeline is created based on the places you visit. This is a kind of "file" that saves your routes. What does it give? First of all, the possibility of advanced search and automatic path selection. If everything suits you - click "To begin".

Now a small menu appears belowwhere your current location begins to be determined. If it is correct - click "Here now". All subsequent places will be saved automatically.

Method 3: Via Android Remote Control

Do not forget about the special application called Find My Device, developed and released by Google. This utility It is specially designed to search for a lost device. Using it, you can delete all materials from the device, enable search by sound signal and see the phone on the map.

You can download the program without problems on Google Play and install it in the standard way.

    We open the application and see a screen asking to register. You can choose your Google account or log in as a guest.

At the bottom of the screen is the name of the mobile device and useful features. "Call" - a sound signal, thanks to which you can find a smartphone in the room.

Note!Tracking occurs throughGPSTherefore, if you turn off the navigation system, you will not receive accurate data about your mobile device.

Real Time GPS Tracker

Another useful tool with a custom name. Install the program on the phone of the person whom we are going to follow, go through registration and indicate your smartphone. A notification about the user's location will come there.

The utility also contains automatic emergency messages: “On Line”, “SOS”, “Free”. These phrases will be very useful in many situations.

X-GPS Monitor

Similar application which can be downloaded without problems with google play. Able to track specific users on the map, shows satellite and street, more accurate navigator. Of course, it is possible to monitor your own movement around the city.

Exclusive Feature: built-in chat, with which you can communicate with tracked people without resorting to the help of individual messengers.

Explicit: using Where’s my droid

Great utility, best of its kind. It is freely available in the Google Store. The basic, initial version is completely free, but its functionality is a bit narrow and limited:

  • Search smartphone by GPS enabled
  • Notification if the user has changed the phone number,
  • Phone search by vibration,
  • Alert if the monitored user has a low battery.

Advanced modification holds much more useful options, but you’ll have to pay for it. For starters, we strongly recommend trying the demo! Now, let's get acquainted with the features of the premium program:

  • An internal camera module that allows you to remotely take a picture. So you can, for example, recognize the face of a robber or a fraudster.
  • The possibility of an "eternal" program. Pretty specific name, indicating that a person will not be able to remove the utility from his smartphone and stop tracking him.
  • Clearing all materials from the device, starting with internal memory and ending with external storage.

Secretly: operator service

This is quite an official option, which is a package with a service that must be connected for an additional fee. For example, Vodafone has a great option. “A child under supervision.” It works online using SMS. You only need to send the name of the subscriber to the specified number.

Almost every operator has a similar function. So consult a consultant or visit the site of your mobile network - and the necessary user will always be in sight.

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.

So, for such purposes, you can use: phone, computer, GPS, special sites and applications.

  • 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 you monitor a person’s conversations through the phone, both on android and 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 forwarded to your address,
  • it is possible to locate.

The most primitive option that suits everyone is to contact your mobile operator.

  1. 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.
  2. The company "Megaphone" called this service "Beacon". You can activate the service by calling the phone number 466.
  3. 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.

Special programs

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 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.

Important: the coordinates are sent only to the user with whom you activated geolocation. No one other than this person will see your location.

Using iphone

It’s possible to track a person by iPhone. This requires the installation of “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!

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.

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" on 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.

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.

Бесплатные функции

После регистрации Вам сразу же предлагается ввести код, чтобы вступить в какой-либо существующий круг (группу). При создании любого круга, ему сразу же присваивается код. С его помощью пользователи могут добавится туда. 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.

How to follow a person through the phone

Now few do without mobile. In most cases, these are smartphones that allow you to quickly find any information on the Internet, get directions to another city or just talk with a friend. Not all owners of these gadgets know that mobile robs them of part of their personal lives. Any person who is more or less friends with technology, it will not be difficult to track down the owner of the gadget.

Sometimes this feature can be extremely useful. So you can always check where the child is. And if the smartphone is lost or stolen, in this way you can determine its location. How to track a person by phone? There are several ways to do this. The first is to contact the mobile operator whose subscriber is being served. The company will tell you how to track the phone number. Options:

  • GPS navigation With this function, the cell is used not only as a navigator in the husband's car. So you can calculate where the person is, because most programs require the owner of the smartphone to note their location. You can follow those people who like to be photographed and mark the place where the picture was taken. With the help of applications, you can easily track their movement.
  • Special programs. Having access to your Google account, you can legally install software on your smartphone, which helps you track your mobile.
  • The Internet. A worldwide network is able to give an idea of ​​where a person is. The location will not be accurate, but some sites may determine the approximate location of the owner’s device.
  • GPS tracker. You can use this special module, which is built into the mobile, through which you can monitor the movement of the smartphone.

Location by phone number without the consent of the subscriber

Sometimes tracking a phone by number without the consent of the owner may become a necessity, for example, if a person has disappeared, and there are no other ways to contact him. Without the approval of the subscriber, it will not be possible to obtain such access, since at least once he must confirm his consent. Operators may provide such information, but it is confidential. You can use it only in extreme cases. Access to it is still available to people who have special permission, for example, from the relevant authorities.