What are the best apps for cell phone tracking?

asked by Vickie Maluk
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13 solutions
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    #1GPS Phone Tracker

    GPS Phone Tracker

    GPS Phone Tracker is an application makes it easy to keep track of life's essentials. This can be used to find your friends, your phone and stay updated with your friends' location. 

    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Bobby Warren
    Written on November 4, 2017
    "My wife and I live in a bigger city and have friends scattered all across it. We like to regularly get together for dinners and other entertainment. GPS Phone Tracker makes it easy for us to find each other. All we do is follow the directions and drive to wherever the rest of the group is."
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    #2Find My Phone (Android Wear)

    Find My Phone (Android Wear)
    Find My Phone is a free app for Android Wear watches that help user locate their missing smartphone through their smartwatches. It can trigger an alert on phones even if they are set to silent.
    Apps

    APK

    Justin Harris
    Written on November 19, 2017
    "I guess it would work good if you couldn't find it in your house, but I don't really have this problem. I was looking for something I could track if I left it in a store, or a bar or something. This doesn't have that functionality. It works, but it's not what I was looking for. "
  3. 14

    #3Find My iPhone

    Find My iPhone

    Find My iPhone is a device-tracking application for iOS devices is to find it and protect your data. Users will be required to log-in their Apple ID they use for iCloud to let Find My iPhone help them locate your missing device.

    Apps

    iOS

    Free

    Sanvi Das
    Written on November 1, 2017
    "If I ever lose my phone, I'm glad this app exists. I like how I can track it in real time and see if someone actually has it, or it's just lost. It's great for absentminded people like me."
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    #4Find My Friends

    Find My Friends

    Find My Friends allows you to easily locate friends and family using your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Share your location with your friends by choosing from your contacts, entering their email addresses or phone numbers, or using AirDrop.

    Apps

    iOS

    Free

    Arthur Cruz
    Written on October 27, 2017
    "This app is perfect for finding your friends or family members very easily. I can't say that I use it all that often but when you need it is great. Good interface and very simple to use."
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    #5Find My Device

    Find My Device

    Find My Device is an app will help you find your Android device by playing a sound so it is easier for you to search for it. It also tracks your device movements in case it gets stolen, so you will always know where it is. 

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Benjamin Greene
    Written on November 18, 2017
    "I lose my phone a lot, so I wanted to try this app. I haven't had to track it at all, but I used the beep thing and it does work."
  3. 9

    #6Prey Anti Theft

    Prey Anti Theft

    Prey Anti Theft is a device-tracking application for missing and stolent phones. The app gives you GPS coordinates, photos taken from your phone and a lot of useful information for the police. 

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Jeffrey Gonzalez
    Written on November 29, 2017
    "For what its worth it does what its supposed to do, its not going to do top notch things that the other paid and well known app in the market are going to do . But it does what its supposed to do although not great it works for the majority of time . Did not test it but when the time comes i hope it does what it says it will which is protect my devices . "
  4. 9

    #7Find My Friends for Android

    Find My Friends for Android

    Find My Friends for Android is the premier friend locator app that helps you find your friends, locate your friends on a Map, let friends find you, chat with friends, and much more.

    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Samuel Russell
    Written on October 27, 2017
    "This is a very good app for finding friends and family. There are so many options to use i don't even know where to start. I can locate people on a map, they can locate me, i can chat, share information on restaurants, stores, sales, whatever . I can calculate ETAs for people and help plan out my night, etc. All in all, a very good app with many useful features. "
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    #8GeoZilla GPS Locator

    GeoZilla GPS Locator

    GeoZilla GPS Locator allows you to easily locate a friend or a family in real time using the GPS tracker. It lets you know when a family leaves or arrives at a place, see where they have been during the day on the map, and much more.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Beverly Lucas
    Written on November 7, 2017
    "GEQZILLA IS A GREAT WAY TO KEEP UP WOTH FAMILY. I LIKW HOW THIS APP ALLPWS YOU TO SEE WHERE ARE AND WHAT THEY ARE DOING. IT IS A VERY FUN WAY FOR ME TO STAY UP TO DATE WITH MY FAMILY. LOVE THIS APP."
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    #9Family Locator - GPS Tracker

    Family Locator - GPS Tracker

    Family Locator is an easy way to stay connected with the people who matter most. With Life360, you can create your own groups called "Circles", view the real-time location of Circle Members, locate both Android phones and iPhone, and more.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Jenny Chang
    Written on November 3, 2017
    "I am a big fan of the Family Locator - GPS Tracker. This app is so easy to use and convenient for my family. I love that the private map makes it easy to find each other and stay connected!"
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    #10Family Locator & GPS Tracker

    Family Locator & GPS Tracker

    The ZoeMob Family Locator is a very accurate cell phone tracker service to monitor your family with GPS tracking technology. A safe way to track the location of your kids using an exclusive and private family map feature.

    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Melissa Howell
    Written on November 29, 2017
    "Great app to track my son with. He's constantly trying to go outside and with our big house, this makes me feel confident I will know if he goes outside the yard perimeter."
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    #11Glympse

    Glympse
    Glympse allows you to share your location every time using GPS tracking technology. This is ideal to let all your family members, friends and co-workers know where you are every time. 
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Pamela Weber
    Written on October 28, 2017
    "I've been looking for a way to track my employees without having to use a pay service or rely on iphone locations (since everyone has all these different phones nowadays) Glympse lets me track their movements easily and quickly so I know they're where they're supposed to be during work hours. Its easily toggled on or off and is unobtrusive."
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    #12Qustodio

    Qustodio

    Qustodio Parental Control is an app for protecting children from inappropriate contents online. Users will receive full reports from the device' activities, as well as set timers to set a time limit on devices.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS, Windows, Mac

    Varies by plan

    Peter McDonald
    Written on December 12, 2018
    "Ever since i started to let my teen daughter to go out and stay late i am so paranoid on what she is doing. So thanks to this app i am able to track my daughter's cell phone and even see her activities. "
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    #13Familonet - Family Location Sharing

    Familonet - Family Location Sharing

    Familonet - Family Location Sharing is a free locator that lets you stay connected with your family and friends. It offers real-time location tracking on a map, automatic push notifications when a family member arrives at or leaves a place, and more.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Jennifer Rogers
    Written on October 27, 2017
    "This is a great app to take care of both your family and your phone! You can recover a lost or stolen phone, chat with the kids, and monitor where your family is at. It's also really easy for kids to use, so they have no excuse. I like this better than the default app on my phone because it offers a lot more features and is way more useful to me. "

Summary

Best What are the best apps for cell phone tracking
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1GPS Phone TrackerApps 19 Free
2Find My Phone (Android Wear)Apps 15 Paid
3Find My iPhone Apps 14 Free
4Find My FriendsApps 13 Free
5Find My DeviceApps 12 Free
6Prey Anti TheftApps 9 Free
7Find My Friends for AndroidApps 9 Free
8GeoZilla GPS LocatorApps 8 Free
9Family Locator - GPS TrackerApps 5 Free
10Family Locator & GPS TrackerApps 4 Free
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