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[2024] A Complete Guide on How to Put a Mobile Tracker on a Phone?

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Megan Evans

Updated: Nov 25, 2021 04:30 pm

4 min read

Have you ever misplaced your phone? Are you worried about your loved ones' safety?

You know how worried you get at the thought that your phone could be lost or your loved ones might be countered by some bad things.

These are the main reasons why many people nowadays use mobile trackers. With a powerful mobile tracker, you can easily find your phone and the location of your loved ones.

If you have never used a phone tracker before then this guide is for you. We are going to look at some of the best ways to let you know how to put a tracker on your phone.

How to Put a Tracker on Android and iPhone by Using Your Phone's Native Features

1. Put a Tracker on Android

For Android users "Find My Android" is the native app that is designed to help locate your phone when it is lost. As a native feature, it is the easiest option you can use.

How to Install Find My Android

To use the "Find My Android" feature, you need to first install and activate the application. To do this, simply follow these steps:

Step 1: Open the Google play store and search for the "Find My Android" app then click on the three dots next to the app to download and install it on your device.

install find my android

Step 2: Once the program is installed launch it and then choose the Google account that you want to use with your phone and click the "Continue as" icon.

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Step 3: Enter your Google account password and sign in as directed.

Step 4: Finally when Prompted give location access to the application. Now you can track your phone using this application.

sign in find my android

How to Use Find My Android

Once you have installed the "Find My Device" app on your Android phone, you can now easily track and locate it in case it is lost.

You can also use this app to track the location of your kids and even employees. To track an Android phone simply follow these steps:

Step 1: Search and open the Find My Device website on an internet-enabled device.

Step 2: Sign in to the Google account that you selected to be used with the app on the device you are trying to locate.

Step 3: Find the device you are trying to locate and check the map Provided for its location.  

use find my android

2. Put a Tracker on iPhone

If you are using an iPhone then the easiest to use feature is the "Find My iPhone" application. You should make sure that it is enabled so that it is easy to locate your device in case it is lost or stolen.

How to Install Find My iPhone

To use the Find My iPhone feature simply follow these steps:

Step 1: Open the Settings application on your iPhone, select your name and then tap to open the Find My feature.

Step 2: To let your family and friends locate you using your device simply select and turn on the "share my location" feature.

Step 3: To remotely locate your device turn on the "Find My iPhone" feature. This will let you locate, lock and even erase your device remotely if you misplace it.

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Step 4: To locate your iPhone even when it is offline simply turn on the "Find My Network" feature.

Step 5: To locate your iPhone when it has been turned off simply turn on the "Send Last Location" feature.  This way the last location of your device will be sent to the iPhone even if the battery is low and the phone automatically turns off.

Step 6: To locate your iPhone on a map simply open the settings and select location then open location services and make sure that it is turned on.

How to Use Find My iPhone

If you misplaced your iPhone you can now easily locate it. To do so, simply follow these steps:

Step 1: Open iCloud on an internet-enabled device and log into your Apple account.

sign in icloud

Step 2: Choose the "Find iPhone" icon and enter your password again when Prompted.

Step 3: The iCloud will locate and display your iPhone's location on a map. If the device is online you will see a green dot however, if it is offline then you will see a grey dot.

Step 4: Now select the iPhone and choose "Play sound" if you misplaced it within your vicinity. If you believe it is lost then you may select the "Lost Mode" to lock and track the iPhone or you can choose "Erase iPhone" to erase all your personal information from the phone.

use find my iphone

How to Put a Tracker on Android and iPhone with a Third Party? - Most Accurate

While the two methods above are the easiest methods to track your phone, they are not the most accurate methods especially if you are tracking someone. In this case, you will want to use professional location tracking apps.

One of the best third-party apps to use to track any smartphone is the KidsGuard Pro. It works perfectly on both Android - KidsGuard Pro for Android and iOS - KidsGuard Pro for iOS phones. It also comes with many other features that make phone tracking, easy, fast, and accurate.


In this article, we will take KidsGuard Pro for Android as an example and introduce it in detail. If your target person is an iOS user. You can click the "View Demo" button to know more features about KidsGuard Pro for iOS.

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Key Features of KidsGuard Pro for Android

KidsGuard Pro for Android is a powerful tool for tracking Android phones. It comes with many great features that include:

  • Track Real-Time and Historical Location
  • This feature allows you to know the location of your Android phone or someone with the phone in real-time. In addition, you can check where the phone has been by checking the historical location.

  • Set Geofence
  • KidsGuard Pro for Android supports a geofence feature, which indicates that you can set a boundary for the target phone. If the target person crosses the boundary, you will get a geofence alert instantly.

  • Read Text Messages
  • In addition to tracking the location of an Android phone, you can use KidsGuard Pro for Android to remotely access and read text messages on the device you are tracking. This makes it easy to spy on your kids, partner and even employees.

    read messages

  • View Social Media Apps
  • You can also use KidsGuard Pro for Android to access social media accounts such as Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and WhatsApp, etc being used on the device you are tracking. This makes it easy to spy on the individual using the device and know what they are up to.

  • Check Calls Logs
  • KidsGuard Pro for Android lets you access the phone log on the phone you are tracking, check call history and know who called and at what time the phone call was made. You can also check and know the duration of each call made to or from the device.

  • Record Phone Calls
  • Besides checking the call logs you can also use the KidsGuard Pro for Android to record calls on the device you are tracking. You can then remotely access these call recordings and listen in to know what the individual you are tracking is up to.

    record calls

  • View Browsing History
  • You can also use this application to check an individual's browsing history remotely. If you are tracking your kids, partners, employees then having this app installed on their phones will make it easy for you to check and see want they search on the internet.

  • Take Secret Photos
  • If you are tracking your child you want to know where they are and what they are up to at all times. Using KidsGuard Pro for Android on their phone you can take secrete photos remotely and view them to know what activities they are engaged in at any moment during the day.

  • Capture Screenshots
  • Besides taking secrete photos, KidsGuard Pro for Android will let you capture screenshots on the phone you are tracking so that you have evidence of what the person is doing on their phone.

    How to Put KidsGuard Pro for Android Tracker on Your Phone?

    To use KidsGuard Pro for the Android tracker is very easy. All you have to do is follow these steps:

    Step 1. Sign Up a KidsGuard Pro Account

    Before you use this application you need a user account. Click "Sign Up" button below to create a KidsGuard Pro account in a quick way, and then pick a monitoring plan based on your needs.

    Sign UpView Demo

    Step 2. Download and Install KidsGuard Pro for Android on Your Phone

    With an account set up, follow the on-screen Prompts to download the application on the phone you want to track and set up it.

    download and install kidsguard pro for android

    Step 3. Start Using KidsGuard for Android

    With the app installed wait for a few minutes for data to be synched. Now you can remotely access the phone you are tracking from anywhere by simply login into your account on any internet-enabled device.

    check wife's phone activities

    FAQ about Putting a Tracker on a Phone?

    Q1. Can I Track a Cell Phone if It Is Turned Off?

    No, generally tracker uses the phone camera and location settings to locate the place. However, if the phone is turned off, you will be able to tell the last location when the phone was on.

    Q2. Can I Put a Tracker on a Phone Remotely?

    If you are an Android user, generally, it's unable to put a tracker on phone remotely. It requires the physical access. However, if you are an iOS user, yes, it's possible to put a tracker on phone remotely because it doesn't require to install the tracker app on the target phone.

    Q3. Should I Put a Tracker on My Phone?

    Putting a tracker on your phone is advised since you may use the tracker to locate your phone if it is lost.


    Having a tracker on your phone or your loved ones' phone such as your kids or employees is a plus in today's world. It helps you know where they are and what they are up to and also makes it easy to find your phone in case you lost it.

    Many people use native tracking features such as Find My Android on android phones. However, the best trackers are third-party apps such as KidsGuard Pro which works on both android and iOS phones and comes with many other features that make it easy not only to track someone but to also spy on them.

    Monitor Now View Demo


By Megan Evans

A certified content marketing specialist with great passion for Internet and online safety. She is bent on educating the audience about cyber safety tips and tricks.

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