Tracking down a cell phone location sounds like a high-tech thing, you may only see it in movies. However it’s not as hard as you think, especially if you have an Android or iOS phone. If you do not have any idea about it read on.
In order to track a cell phone, you have to make sure it’s GPS and WiFi enabled, has a modern OS (such as Android or iOS). In the meantime, it should be able to access the Internet. Other basics include a valid SIM card, and powered on. It needs to be a GPS or WiFi phone because it provides more accurate location information. You also need mobile internet to send data to servers, and better if it has 3G or 4G connection as they are quite fast.
So our step by step guide begins.
First, download a cell phone tracking app to the target phone and install it. There are lots of good mobile tracking apps on the internet, and I will introduce some later. You need physical access to the phone to download and install the app. That is, if you could not touch the phone, then you will not be able to track it.
Second, configure the app. Once you install the app, there are some settings you have to finish. Generally you need to register an account, and enter some data as well. In most cases, you need to enter your account user name so that the app could recognize you. When you are done with those settings, the app will hide it and starts running.
Thirdly, login to the app sever with your user name and password either from your phone or PC. Now you should be able to see the target phone location and perform certain actions, including lock the phone, wipe the data or play a sound. Some apps may allow you to receive SMS with location information of the target phone, the content of which might be the coordinates (latitude and longitude) or a link to the location on Google Maps.
If your phone is missing, you can track it as well. However you must install the phone first, otherwise the chance is very thin. People always ask me to track their lost phone, but when I ask them if they have installed any mobile tracking app on the phone, they give a negative answer. I often feel sad for them, but there’s nothing I could do
This is a quite simple tutorial and is easy to follow. In case you still have any questions, get in contact with me on Facebook.