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How to Track Kid’s Phone Without Them Knowing

author_icon Cody Walsh time_icon Last updated Jan 22, 2019 04:34 pm tips_icon Track

"I am not really that kind of a parent who does not trust their kids, but I have to say that recently her behaviour has become somewhat mysterious. I tried to talk to her but she is not talking and I am pretty sure that she is not truthful about her late study sessions. I do trust her to make the right judgement but I also do worry a lot. So, I was wondering if there is a way to track her activities. Basically, I want to know how to track my daughter's phone without her knowing. If there is a way, do share it with me, please."

I can't help but agree with you. Reaching to this decision may have been very painful for you but do remember that, all of this is for the safety and well-being of your kid. We know that you trust your kid but it is not easy to trust the outside world. There are a lot dangers out there and possibly a parental control app is the answer to it. Using this app you will be able to monitor your child, whenever you want, if that is helpful for you.

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Part 1: Common FAQs You Should Know before Tracking a Phone

1.1 Why Do You Need to Track Kid's Phone

Every parent worries about the well-being of their kid but it is impossible to keep them protected every hour of the day. If the outside world is filled with dangerous people and there is always a risk of kidnapping then the digital world is not so far off. They can face stuff like cyber bullying, sexting, cyber crimes etc. Internet is filled with predators but if installing a single app keeps them safe from all of these then it is worth it.

1.2 Can I Track My Child's Phone Without Them Knowing

Yes! It is possible to track your kid' phone without their knowledge! There are some apps available that you can install on your kid's device and it will let you know their activities. So, these apps come with an incognito mode, once it is activated, its icon will disappear from your kid's device and it will operate in the background. Some other advantages of using such apps are, you will get to know whom they are contacting or chatting with, you will know the real-time location of your kids, etc. But using an app is only a means to help you solve problem. Most of the time you can face to face talk with your kid first and get such issues solved.

1.3 Requirements for Tracking Your Child's Phone

If you have finally decided to use a tracking app then there are a few requirements for tracking your kid's device. They are very easy and simple, and are mentioned below:

  • You must have access to the device.

  • You should know the passcode if it's locked.

  • The phone must have an Internet connection or connected to Wi-Fi.

Also, you must ensure that you are the only one who has access to such delicate information and it is still up to you if you want to let them know about this tracking app on their device. But most of the times, it depends on the relation between the parent and the child.

Part 2: How to Track a Phone without Them Knowing

Well, you have learned all about tracking a mobile device but the important question asked by several parents is how can I track my child's phone without them knowing.

It is possible to track a cell phone without kids knowing. Again, it completely depends on whether you want to do it with their knowledge or without their knowledge. You can use an app called KidsGuard Pro. It's an outstanding parental control app designed for cell phones. Parents can use it to do a few things like:

  • Track real-time location of their kid.

  • View text messages and contacts from mobile device and social apps like WhatsApp, LINE, Viber, WeChat and more.

  • Monitor app activities and know which app is frequently used.

  • Check phone log files like notes, browser history, call history, keylogger, etc.

So, here's how to use this app to track phone without them knowing:

First of all, create an account with your email and enter your child's basic info to prove legal use of KidsGuard Pro. Then download the app by visiting www.clevguard.net from the target mobile. Better to clear the history after download if you don't want the kid know it.

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Step 2: Before installation, you have to go to Settings. Tap on Fingerprints & Security and then tap on Unknown Sources. There you will find a switch, turn it on.

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Step 3: If the target device has Google Play installed, then you'll need to complete a few more settings. If not, skip this step.

  • On Settings, open Google Services > Security > Google Play Protect and turn off Scan device for security threats.

  • Go back to Settings, and select Sound & Notification > App > Google Play Store > Turn on Block option.

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Step 4: Now you can tap the downloaded APK files to install KidsGuard Pro. Then log in your account and finish the setup. After that, the app icon will become invisible from home screen.

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Now you can go to the web dashboard and view all the information. If this is the first time, it will take some time to sync the data of the target device.

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Conclusion

Hopefully, you are still not wondering "how can I track my child's phone without them knowing". As discussed above, from the technological aspect it is completely possible with the use of an app. But in the end it is you who has to decide if you want to let them know or not. Possibly if you just have a face to face conversation and tell them about its importance, they might understand your concerns. But if you have decided to go with a tracking app without their knowledge, KidsGuard Pro will be the best and most effective option, and it offers 3-day free trial now!

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By Cody Walsh

Posted on Jan 17, 2019 ( Updated: Jan 22, 2019 )

An experienced technology blogger and editor who has spent more than a decade writing about software, gadgets, and computing etc all over the Internet.