Are you worried about a child or an elderly family member? Want a secret backdoor to help you recover your phone if it ever becomes lost? There are a lot of legitimate reasons to track the location of a cell phone. And yes, there’s an app for that. A few in fact. Here’s a look at Snoopza (Android), Find Friends (iOS) and Find My iPhone (iOS).
Snoopza: Track the Location Of A Cell Phone Using This Android App
There are a variety of hidden spy apps for Android. One of the best is Snoopza. A popular choice for concerned parents, it allows you to track a cell phone location without the user even knowing. Installation and setup of the app are very easy and only takes about 2-3 minutes.
How to track the location of a cell phone using Snoopza: Once installed, the Snoopza app will track the phone’s GPS location anonymously. But it’s the extra features that make Snoopza so popular. In addition to its location features, the app will also record calls, WhatsApp messages, text messages, social media activity and more. All the recorded logs are uploaded in the background to an online account for you to access. It could come in handy for HR managers or anytime you need to monitor the activity of an employee using company hardware.
Find Friends: iOS Tracking App For Apple Smartphones
If you just want to share your location with your close friends and family, the free iOS app Find Friends is for you. Any iOS user can share their location with another either one time or ongoing. You can also enable push alerts to let you know when someone on your list changes location. Personally, my wife and I use the app to find each other when meeting up in public places. We never have to call each other and ask “Where are you?” We can just use the app.
Find My iPhone: iOS Tracking App For Apple Devices
Find My iPhone is slightly different than Find Friends. With Find My iPhone, you can track the location of a cell phone that’s already part of your Apple account. The other phone doesn’t have to allow access. As the account owner, you have location access. Perfect for parents that need to know the location of a child in times of trouble.
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Frank Wilson is a retired teacher with over 30 years of combined experience in the education, small business technology, and real estate business. He now blogs as a hobby and spends most days tinkering with old computers. Wilson is passionate about tech, enjoys fishing, and loves drinking beer.