Many people wonder if it is possible to track the phone via the Internet? The answer to this question is yes. How to track a phone?
Phone location – beware of scammers
If you enter phrases such as phone location, phone tracking or how to locate a cell phone in the Internet search engine, you will receive thousands of links to websites that you can use to theoretically locate your phone. However, the sad news – 90% of them are fake websites that offer help in exchange for sending an SMS or logging into the system. This system is advertised as being created specifically to locate the number, but in reality it is a clever way to trick the user data or send him an expensive text message.
How to track a phone?
However, tracking a cell phone is possible, but it requires the appropriate applications to be installed on the smartphone and computer. In this way, the location of the mobile phone should not cause anyone trouble. However, it is worth reminding again that this will be the location of the camera, not the number.
If you’re wondering how to locate your child’s phone, here are numerous parental control apps. In many of them the location of the phone number is one of the basic functions, as well as SMS alerting when a child exceeds the designated “safety zone” (of course, the phone must have geolocation enabled). We wrote about another application of this type on a child’s smartphone in another article – we encourage you to look at it to find out which one to invest in.
Phone tracking applications
Prey is a free phone location for all popular systems – Windows, Mac OS X, Android, iOS, Linux. It can not only identify your smartphone, but also applies to tablets or laptops. The only thing to do after installation is to register your account on the manufacturer’s server and then add your equipment to it.
At present, almost all major anti-virus software manufacturers have in their packages an anti-theft module – Anti-Theft – enabling the location of a stolen / lost phone. That’s what AVG AntiVirus for Android has – the Anti-Theft function works with the manufacturer’s website. Thanks to it, using a different device, you can locate and track your lost phone or tablet on Google Maps. You can even lock your device remotely or sound an alarm at full volume. If you think that your mobile device is gone for good, you can remotely wipe it so that your private data does not get into the wrong hands. A similar solution is offered by mobile anti-viruses from Avast, Avira, Bitdefender, F-Secure, Kaspersky and others. The scope of all includes remote locking of the device and remote data erasure.