Phone Tracker will keep track of all incoming and outgoing phone calls which include phone number called or phone number of party calling the smart phone if information is not blocked by caller. It will also keep record of date and time calls were made and length of calls.
The base of phone tracker is simply refers to find your phone, either lost phone or stolen one. To find a lost Android phone it usually needs a working internet connection in order to transmit its location.
To get the best location results it should have an active connection to a WIFI network. Whatever your situation might be, we will try our possible best here to cover most common options as well as more out of the box approaches to track your.
Use Google Photos to Find your Lost Android Phone
This method also goes along the following requirements:
====>Someone needs to take pictures with your lost device.
====>Your device has access to the internet.
====>Enabled ‘Backup & Sync’ option in Google Photos.
In case your device actually got stolen, you might be able to find it using the backup and sync feature of Google Photos. If you activated this option in the app, then all images taken with your phone will be uploaded to your Google Photos account.
Why is that good news? Well, not just the image but also the location where it was taken is uploaded. So, in case the thief didn’t log out of your Google Account and tried out the camera on your phone, there might be some new images popping up in Google Photos. Obviously, this only works if your lost phone has an active internet connection and if you gave your photos app the permission to use your location. Here are the steps to use this method.
Step 1 ====> Visit photos.google.com and log in using your Google Account in which your Android device is logged into.
Step 2 ====> Check if any pictures were taken after your device was stolen.
Step 3 ====> If yes, then click on the image.
Step 4 ====> Now, click on the info icon on the top right corner.
Step 5 ====> In the appearing sidebar you can now see the image’s information including the located where it was taken.
How to find your lost phone via Google and its own services
The best aspect of Google to find your phone is termed Android device manager, but now is refer to as Find my device. This is very useful and easy to use method to track your phone. But before we move on with the details, here are the requirements.
====> Your device is connected with your Google account. This mean you must have loged in your Google mail account on your device.
====> Your device has access to the internet.
====> Allowed Find My Device to locate your device (turned on by default). This can changed in the Google Settings app.
====> Allowed Find My Device to lock your device and erase its data (turned off by default).
Find My Device is Google’s official and easy-to-use tool to track your lost Android devices. The only requirement is that your Android phone is connected to your Google account, turned on and connected to the internet.
All you need to do is visit the Find My Device website while being logged into your Google Account. Once the site is loaded it will automatically try to track down your lost phone. If you have several Android devices registered, make sure the right one is chosen from the menu.
In a recent update, Google implemented some of the features into their search results page. This means that you are able to quickly locate any registered Android device right from the search results.
By using the search phrase where is my phone, Google displays a little map above the search results in which it will try to find your lost Android phone. Once found, you can let it ring by clicking on Ring or play sound.
Instead of using the mobile browser, you can also use the Find My Device app. You can sign in using the guest mode and your Google account credentials. Now you should be able to track your lost device, let it ring or wipe its data.
Who knows, you might not be able to track your Android phone this way, this could be as a result of several reasons. The one you should hope for, is that your device is simply not connected to the internet or turned off. In that case, simply keep tracking until it connects to Google’s services again.
Use Google Location History to Track your Android Smart Phone
This is called Timeline, this method will help track your lost Android phone, even if it is turned off. On the other hand, this goes along with the following requirements:
====> Location Reporting and Location History need to be activated on your device (can be done in the Google Settings app on your device).
====> Your device is connected with your Google account.
====> Your device has or had access to the internet (before it was turned off).
Here is what you need to do.
Step 1 ====> Go to the Your Timeline formerly called Google Maps Location History)
Step 2 ====> Make sure the current day is selected in the calendar.
Step 3 ====> On the left sidebar, you can see a complete timeline of that day including the names all recorded locations. On the right, you can see all the locations visualized on a map.
Other than Find My Device, which also uses GPS for tracking, Your Timeline only uses cell tower IDs and WIFI location detection to collect location data. This means that the accuracy can vary significantly.