Tracking a phone could come in handy in numerous situations such as theft, spying on someone, losing it, making sure your loved ones are safe, etc. While you are no MI6 quartermaster to be equipped with top-notch devices that are specifically built for tracking people, today’s technology has made tracking a phone quite convenient.
With Google Play Store and Microsoft Store brimming with anti-theft, spying and tracking apps, most people realise their utility after the phone is gone. What are the alternatives? Luckily, being tech-savvy has its own perks. Although it is advisable to install a software prior to the theft to avoid relying on complicated procedures, there are ways in which you can locate a phone without an additional app.
Even today several people are of the mind that hacking a cell or smart phone through the phone number is something that only government agencies are allowed to do (thanks to James Bond’s legacy). To avoid prolonged and mostly unnecessary reliance on the police departments, science today provides us with the necessary technology needed to locate our smartphones simply by the phone number.
GSM localization refers to the triangulation of the mobile locator with the antennas of telephones. These antennas follow the GSM localization to find out the response time of the mobile phones with these antennas.
Using GPS Cell Phone Locator available in iOS, Mac, Windows and Android, you can easily track the location of the phone through the cellphone number. The biggest advantage of this software is that it could locate phones overseas, too, as its database is equipped with almost every country’s precise location address. A hassle-free procedure, it only requires the cell phone number without having to download an additional software. Take a quick look at why GPS Cell Phone Locator is so beneficial:
Download GPS Cell Phone Locator for Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fsp.android.c
Possibly the most relied non-software tracking method in the market, the Google Timeline offers an unrivalled phone tracking service. The Google Timeline feature is not primarily meant for tracking a lost phone or spying on someone but more for locating nearby restaurants, events, location history, reviews, etc. Fortunately, several users have found the feature immensely helpful in tracking their phones as well.
In order to locate the phone through Google Timeline, your phone should at least have had internet access before it was turned off after being stolen. The location history recorded in the timeline would inform you about the place from where it was stolen if the robber turned it off right there. The feature of accessing your Google account from multiple devices is another perk for this hack. The Timeline uses the GPS, Wi-Fi location detection and cell tower IDs to track a phone, which implies that the accuracy of the location may be inconspicuous.
Although a sound thief would make sure to log out of your Google account or turn off the phone, there is still a possibility of your account recording the frequently visited places, the location of his/her residence, movement history, etc. Alternatively, if your phone does not change the location then you may have just forgotten it there.
Check more details Google Timeline at: https://www.google.com/maps/timeline?pb
The back up and sync feature of Google Photos is an excellent procedure to keep your images up to date even if you manually forget to store them in the cloud. If the feature is activated on the desired phone and if you have access to the desired account, you can see where and when the images were taken.
However, a sane thief would never indulge in such risks as this works more for people who attempt to spy on other people or want to help a friend. Again, the lost, stolen or spied phone should have an internet connection to update you about its whereabouts.
View Video Below for more information about Finding Location on Google Photos:
If you installed a tracking software prior to the spying or stealing, then you are in good hands. For phones that do not come with in-built spying software, the operating systems provide with enough spying or tracking apps. Below are some of the most popular apps used by people:
Although a little indulging, SpyZee lets parents monitor or spy their children’s mobile phones. With this, they can keep track of the people their children communicate with, the places they visit if the phone has a map record, and a few other things. In an age where predators are widespread in the social media websites, it is prime that parents keep track of their kids.
An app with limited yet effective features, Prey Anti Theft allows you to track up to three devices with the free account. Its simplistic tracking methods include GPS tracking, locating nearby Wi-Fi networks and even taking images nearby.
More Details Prey Anti Theft at: https://preyproject.com/
AppSpy is another app that vehemently encroaches on a person who is spied upon or tracked. Although it violates privacy, AppSpy is loaded with facilities from monitoring all activities on the spied device to availing a supportive customer service 24×7.
More Details AppSpy at: http://appspy.net
If all the above hacks fail and you are still trying to get hold of valuable information, then you are in luck if the device is Android. The Android Device Manager is in-built and works with your Google account. The Google Find My Device is completely independent of the operating system and works effectively in locating the cell phone.
View Video Below for How to use Find My Device:
Not requiring any internet connection, the Google Find My Device is possibly the fastest and most convenient cell phone locating software. With a pre-installed switch, you can make the cellphone ring anywhere in the world.