Applications to locate cell phones: discover your location in real time

The best app to find the location of other devices.


Today we will look at a subject that has attracted a lot of attention and controversy: applications for locating cell phones.

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This technology, which could seem like something out of a detective novel, is completely possible and within the reach of anyone who wants to use it. But is it really convenient to have an app that constantly monitors your whereabouts? Let's take a look at it!


Firstly, note that there are several tracking apps. Some are created with a focus on protection, like those that let you track your children at all times.

On the other hand, there are those aimed at companies that need to know the whereabouts of their workers, especially those who work outside the office. It's vital to use these resources properly! Let's get to know some:

Glympse: Instant Location Sharing

Glympse allows you to share your live location in a practical and reliable way, without the need for registration.


Glympse Features

  • Share location instantly
  • ETA (estimated time of arrival) communication
  • Customized privacy settings
  • Multiplataform
  • Ability to share with specific contacts

Glympse can be downloaded for free on both iOS and Android devices.

Life360: Safe and Family Connection

Life360 transcends location, building a secure network for the whole family.

Life360 Features

  • Real-time location
  • Records of places visited
  • Check-in and check-out notifications
  • Speed and route tracking
  • Emergency alert button

Life360 has a free basic version, but also offers premium options. It is available for iOS and Android.

FamiSafe: Surveillance and Parental Control

FamiSafe combines parental control and location tracking features.

FamiSafe Features

  • Location tracking and historical recording
  • Identification of risky content
  • App locks
  • Screen time monitoring
  • Geolocation notifications

FamiSafe has a free trial period and then different subscription plans. It is available for iOS and Android.

mSpy: reserved monitoring

mSpy offers device tracking for parental control, mainly designed for parents who want to monitor their children for safety.

mSpy Features

  • GPS location
  • Message and call monitoring
  • Navigation log
  • Monitoring on social networks
  • Keylogger (key capture)

mSpy is a paid application, with several plans and a trial version. It is available for iOS and Android.

Google Family Link: Parental Guardianship

With Family Link, you can manage the time your children spend in front of the screen and also know their location.

Family Link Features

  • Location Tracking
  • Screen time control and management
  • Management of applications used by minors
  • Blocking and filtering options
  • Monthly activity reports

Family Link is a free app and is available for iOS and Android.

More alternatives

  • Flexispy
  • KidsGuard Pro
  • Norton Family
  • Mobile tracker for iPhones

How to download these apps?

  • Access your app store (App Store for iOS or Google Play for Android).
  • Search for the app by name in the search bar.
  • Choose the app from the displayed results.
  • Click “Install” and wait for it to complete.

The world of tracking has experienced significant advances, providing tools that bring peace of mind to knowing where our loved ones are. Try one of these apps and discover the peace of mind they offer!

It is worth remembering that tracking someone else's cell phone without their consent can be considered an invasion of privacy, a violation of rights and even a crime in many countries. Therefore, always use these applications responsibly and ask permission to use them on other people's cell phones. We are not responsible for any misuse of these applications.

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Fernanda Souza
I like writing about cell phones and technology, and sharing news about the best apps that aren't yet known. My analytics reveal unique experiences and surprising applications for users.

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