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Steps to track a cell phone

Considering the importance of cell phones in our daily lives today, we tend to take care of them like a child, from buying them covers, tempered glass for screen protection, rings on the back for grip and even protectors for the water if the equipment is not waterproof, but none of this prevents that in some oversight we can lose it or forget it somewhere and not find it again, for this we must know how to proceed to track the equipment in case of misfortune and how to locate a mobile happen and act quickly in order to recover it before it is too late.

Another reason to track a cell phone, is to want to know the location of someone specific: The couple, child or some employee of your company, to proceed to locate the team should do the following.

Android phone tracking with "Find my device".

This Android service for the users of your operating system works in the following way:

  • Enter the Phone setting - Security and privacy
  • It must be accessed in Find my device, the GPS location of the device must be activated otherwise it does not work
  • The team must have visibility in Google Play on.
  • This is verified through Google Play setting - Visibility
  • Verify if the previous steps work

Iphone Tracking with "Find My iPhone"

The tracking of iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, MAC or even AirPods) can be done through iCloud or the application with the same name. The process will be carried out in the following way:

  • Access the Settings - Press your name - iCloud (Of owning iOS 10.2 or inferior only the first and third step
  • Press Search for my iPhone and activate
  • Log in with Apple ID

In case of Mac the process is as follows:

  • Go to the Apple menu (Where is the manzanita)
  • Press System Preferences -iCloud
  • Activate Search for my Mac

Both options are free and depend on the activation of the GPS and previous registration of its operation in the device that you want to track, in the market currently there are several options that are not direct from the software developers but that also have this function and other extra features that can be very useful for those who want to know everything that happens with a smartphone is their own or a third party.

Even another application of daily use can help to know the location of a device, Google Maps, it has the possibility of sharing the location, either for a certain time or until the function deactivates, it is more direct and must be shared the location to be visible to the other user, it should be noted that this function can be used in WhatsApp if you want to send the location via messaging.

Crawl Apps

Currently in the market there are other options, mostly paid, which can track and locate the phone along with other details. Among them the company Avast, recognized worldwide for its antivirus for computers has its app for mobile devices, Cerberus Antitheft that even has functions such as image capture and audio recording from a distance.

But the best in the market is undoubtedly Mspy, this application has not only the possibility of tracking device, it also has a lot of features that complement, such as Geo-Waves that provide information related to the frequency of visiting a location, establishment of permitted and prohibited areas and many plus!

Golgi Alvarez

Writer, researcher, specialist in Land Management Models. He has participated in the conceptualization and implementation of models such as: National Property Administration System SINAP in Honduras, Management Model of Joint Municipalities in Honduras, Integrated Cadastre-Registry Management Model in Nicaragua, Territory Administration System SAT in Colombia . Editor of the Geofumadas knowledge blog since 2007 and creator of the AulaGEO Academy that includes more than 100 courses on GIS - CAD - BIM - Digital Twins topics.

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