Tracking a phone seems like an illegal activity that only bad people do. However, if you think about it, there are many instances where good people need to find out where a particular device is for the better of everyone. For example, a parent might want to know where their child is following a distress call. Or maybe, someone may lose their phone and would like to trace where it is. Police also use trackers to locate bad people, or sometimes, victims who need help.

In general, you are free to do the tracking if the owner permits you to do so. Meaning, you can track your phone that a loved one uses but that you’re responsible for or your phone if it’s lost. But that’s not all. It is also okay to use a mobile tracker tool that shows you the location of the number as well as the part of the world where the number is registered.

But here is a question, how do you track a cellphone without the owner knowing?

Tracking someone’s phone is not a new concept today. New inventions like the undetected spy applications for iPhone and Android makes mobile tracking easier than ever. So, whether you are trying to keep your child safe, ensure that employees are where they need to be or track your cheating spouse; here is how to track a cell phone undetected.

By using a spy app

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As stated earlier, technological advancements have seen the rise in the number of apps that allow you to track someone without them knowing. The only thing you need to do is to identify the best option for you. Top spy apps will enable you to uncover the location of the cell phone fast and efficiently. Similar to other tracking methods, you have to activate the location setting of the target’s phone to allow the interception of the GPS signal. Once you set up the spy app and turn on the location, you will see, in real-time, the area of the phone on your app dashboard. On top of that, you will also be able to spy on their call log, emails, texts, messenger and everything, without being detected.

Wondering how to install a spy app?

Well, one of the greatest challenges with an app is installing it on the target phone. Luckily, top spying apps negate this problem by allowing you to install the app on the target phone without having to touch it. If it’s your spouse’s phone, for instance, all you have to do is send an email, and request them to open it. You can use a bait – like a nice picture and so on. If they open it, the program will be installed immediately and you will be able to track their actions. Better yet, you can opt for apps that allow you to spy without installing the program on the target phone. In which case, all you’ll need to do is find out the phone’s ID and password – but this is only possible with IOS powered smartphones.

Tracking plans from cellular companies

Using a spy app is the easiest way to monitor someone. However, if you don’t want to go that route, you can opt for cellular tracking plan. A majority of mobile companies include tracking as an add-on option. With such a plan in place, you’ll be able to access the location information on your PC, tablet, or phone. With a cellular company on your side, you won’t have to worry about doing the dirty task all by yourself. In fact, the only thing that you will be doing is waiting for an update.

Try Google Maps


There is a way that you can check another person’s location through Google Maps – the only problem is that you’ll have to access the target’s phone to set it up. If this isn’t a problem, download Google Maps apps on their phone and hit the menu tab. Then navigate to Location Sharing > Share Real-Time Location and select your phone. Once you are done, you will be able to monitor the location of the cell phone remotely.

As you may realize, there are plenty of ways to track other people’s phones without them knowing. However, you could still be having some questions about the tracking issue. Read on to find some answers to the most frequently asked questions.

Is it legal to spy other people’s phones?

This will all depend on the reason behind the use. Most of the spy programs are designed to help parents supervise their kid’s activities. In that regard, it is legal to use the spying software if you are the owner of the device and the person who is using it is aware that it’s being monitored. It is also legal to track a minor child’s device. In case you are using Google Maps, you’ll often need permission from the user to be able to monitor their device – and that’s legal.

What information can I obtain from spying software?

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The information you get will largely be influenced by the program you are using as well as package features you choose. Note that there are different types of tracking software in the market, and each offers a range of options. But basically, you should expect to see the following activities: incoming calls, outgoing calls, GPS cell phone location, text messages, Facebook messenger, photo and videos, browsing history, Snapchat, and WhatsApp. Some of the software even allows you to control applications and programs. 

Is the program hidden?

This will also depend on the application you are using. Some programs will show the target that their phone is being monitored, but others won’t.

How do you uninstall the spy program?

If your program already served its purpose, or if you think that someone installed it on your phone without consent, you can uninstall it by contacting customer support or by going to phone settings, under security and deactivate (force stop) the app.