How Can You Locate a Cell Phone?


Quick Answer

Cellphone owners can use free cell phone tracking software to keep track of their phones when lost or missing, as stated by Digital Trends. Another option may be to install a GPS tracker on the cell phone, especially if it is not a smartphone.

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How Can You Locate a Cell Phone?
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Full Answer

  1. Create a user account
  2. Visit the Prey website and click on the "Sign up" link. Fill in the information to create an account. This allows users to manage their tracking software once it is installed, notes Prey.

  3. Download and install software
  4. Click on the "Download" button on the same Web page. Select the appropriate version for the type of platform on the phone and download it to the device. Users may need to go to the iOS or Google App store to download the tracking software. Once installed, users should be able to use Prey to track their phones.

  5. Use a GPS service
  6. Sign up for a GPS tracking service, such as AccuTracking, to monitor the phone's GPS location. Most phones are GPS-enabled allowing those with the right software to locate the phone in a broad search area.

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