How to Track a Mobile Phone Number for Free Using an App
Tracking a mobile phone number can help you recover a lost device, or know the whereabouts of your loved ones. It is nowadays possible to track a mobile phone number for free using one of the free mobile tracker apps available on the web. It is easier to track a mobile phone number for free if the device already has a GPS. Those chips are already installed in many newer models and can be bought and installed on older phones. Lots of free mobile tracker apps are being launched to inable you to track a mobile phone number. OneHowto will show you how to track a mobile phone number for free using an app.
If your phone has been stolen, first of all you should block it. In order to track a mobile phone number for free the device in question must have GPS. Most new models, including iPhone, BlackBerry, Motorola iDEN and Windows Mobile already contain GPS chips.
Some older models don't have these chips, which makes tracking a mobile phone number harder. But don´t worry, you can install GPS, and it is not going to be too expensive. If the phone is very old, and is not GPS enabled, you will need some professional help in order to install the right kind of GPS chip.
Now, find a free mobile tracker app. One of the last ones is Cell Phone Reverse Number Look Up, which, after downloading it for free, enables you to track a mobile phone number for free by just insterting the mobile phone number. Another good option for tracking a mobile phone number for free using an app is Cell Phone Tracking-iTracker for Androids. You can download it for free and then track the location of several devices through a website accessible by any computer. Other very good options include Mobile Tracker Free and GPS Phone Tracker.
Other location-based service such as AccuTracking or uLocate often work with telephone companies, but they are not free mobile tracker apps; they may charge small or moderate fees for tracking a mobile phone number. Independents services such as Mologogo and others are also available.
So, using your computer, go to the website of your chosen mobile phone number tracking free app. Sign up and follow the instructions to download the software onto your computer. Use the USB cable to connect your mobile phone and computer and follow the instructions to download the free mobile phone number tracking app software, and if necessary, activate it from your phone menu.
You can now track your mobile phone number for free using an app by going to the website of your tracking service on your computer. Some mobile tracker apps also show how fast the phone is moving, and how long the mobile phone number has been in one position. Some services will alert you by texting your alternative phone number if the tracked mobile phone number leaves a pre-determined area.
Now you know how to track a mobile phone number for free using an app! We recommend reading our Onehowto.com article on what to do if I lost my iPhone if you have lost an iPhone and want to get it back.
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- The phone must be switched on for the tracking service to work.
- If the owner of the phone or parent, does not want their child or the user to know that their phone is being tracked, keep the mobile until you have downloaded the GPS location-based GPS service onto it. The tracking service often sends an initial text to the mobile saying that it is now monitored by GPS. Delete the text before giving the phone to the user.
- GPS tracking uses up extra battery power so the mobile may need to be charged more often.