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How to Track a Cellphone

Want to keep track of your children while they are hanging out with their friends? Or see if your friend is close enough to catch lunch together? Learn how to track them down.


  • Step 1: Get a phone with a GPS Get a cellphone with GPS capabilities that can be accessed by a third-party application. All wireless providers, except Verizon, allow third-party access.
  • Step 2: Add data Add a data plan through your cell service provided , which enables you to use the internet from your phone.
  • Step 3: Install tracking software Install tracking software on your phone, such as AccuTracking.
  • TIP: Buy a phone with pre-installed tracking software if you want to skip the installation process.
  • Step 4: Log on Log on to the tracking software's website using a computer or another phone. The website will track the cellphone using its GPS signal and your computer.
  • Step 5: Invite your friends See where everyone is with a tracking service. Many tracking services allow you to choose whether you want your location to be revealed, and who you reveal it to.
  • FACT: The Soviet Union launched Sputnik, the first artificial satellite, on October 4, 1957.

You Will Need

  • Cellphone with GPS
  • Data
  • Tracking software
  • Internet access
  • Cellphone with pre-installed tracking software (optional)

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