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7 Perfect mobile phone tracking applications in 2020

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A mobile phone tracker application is a simple app that offers locational updates in real-time on an enabled device. The apps have been used for some time now in tracking movements of fleets, vessels on high seas, roads, cars, and even on people. The tracker displays live information of a physical object on a satellite or physical map. 

While these apps are being used commercially, their individual needs and use has grown considerably in the past few years. Today, mobile trackers are used to keeping track of field activities of employees, for parental control, and in many other ways. Tracking has become simplified with the huge selection of available applications on iOS and Android platforms

Perfect mobile tracking apps of 2020

1. Family Locator and Safety app: Keep track of your children. The app is designed for families to find one another’s location in real-time as well as for other groups. You will not only see where everyone in the group is at present, but you also get notifications when they leave a place, like home, work, and school, or arrive at one. Moreover, you could also see all members of the group at a glance. The app could be used for locating stolen or lost phones. 

The great things: 

  • Chat function
  • Ability to make multiple groups
  • Emergency panic button

The not-so-great things:

  • Available in Android only

2. Glympse for sharing location: The app enables you and your contacts to share information on location with an interface that’s easy to understand. Moreover, the app shows clearly the specific person in a certain location. The app could be used for sending updates so others would be aware of when you will be coming for a family gathering for instance. Moreover, the app allows setting a group to see a map of the location of all your friends during a movie night. It could also get help faster during an emergency. You could download it free via Android. 

The great things:

  • Could be used between platforms
  • Supports geofencing
  • No signup needed

The not-so-great things:

  • Reports of freezing at times

3. Find my family, friends,  and phone app: Let your partner know that you are safe with this app. An app to find family, friends, and your phone. The apps let you know at all times where your loved ones are and let them know where you are too. This is an iOS app that enables users to see location in real-time to others who gave permission to be tracked. 

Know when your partner or the others in the family leave and get to their specific locations. Furthermore, the application also has a chat functionality so you could communicate regarding issues on safety and transportation. The chat function enables you to communicate about safety and transportation issues. 

The great things:

  • Detecting car crash with premium service
  • No need to send text messages on times of arrival
  • Location history

The not-so-great things:

  • Some users report issues regarding accuracy

4. Trusted Contacts:  The app to watch out for friends. It enables you to designate who among your contact list you trust to get information should you don’t respond to requests on your whereabouts. When others send your request, you could either accept or deny. If neither, the last known location is shared automatically within the timeframe of your choice. Also, the app could be used for transmitting your location in an emergency. 

The great things:

  • The Ability to schedule an alert for a future time
  • Google Maps integration
  • Tracks lost phone

The not-so-great things:

  • High usage of battery

5. Find my Friends: The app that allows you to stay connected with members of your family. The iOS application also lets you and others share your location at a time given. Those that you want to share location with should have the app as well. iOS 9 or a newer device automatically installs the application. Otherwise, the app could be downloaded easily and set up. 

The application could also be used on iCloud.com and/or also in conjunction with Family Sharing. You could set up location-based alerts so you would know when members of the family are at home safe. The app could be stopped anytime when done sharing. 

The great things:

  • Includes parental restrictions
  • Location sharing with nearby friends with AirDrop
  • Could be used across App devices

The not-so-great things:

  • Available in iOS only

6. Find a Lost Phone: Locate a seriously lost phone. The App could be installed on an Android phone to find it easily should it get lost or stolen. This app contains a GPS tracking on a device for a precise map location by sending a command from another mobile or device. Additionally, you could designate a trusted friend who will get a message in the event that a thief will replace your phone’s SIM card. Moreover, the app includes a reminder functionality and ‘favorite places’ to get alerts on wherever you have to be or when it’s time to hit the gym.

The great things:

  • No interface needed to find the phone
  • Clean interface 
  • Could be used for finding a misplaced phone that’s on silent mode

The not-so-great things:

  • Too many  ads

7. Find My Phone Whistle: Find a Misplaced Phone application. If you are among those who often misplace their phones, this app is the right one for you. You can set it up so when you whistle, the phone would make a loud noise even when it’s in silent mode. Remember that the app will respond to all whistling, even from others as well as high-pitched noises in the immediate area. The app is free but could be upgraded to Premium for more functionality. 

TIP: It’s a great idea for you to upload your own tune or melody as the ‘response’ tone when you whistle.

The great things:

  • Saves time
  • Easy setup
  • Select the sound you want the phone to make when you whistle

The not-so-great things:

  • May not work as well if there are many other noises in the background while you whistle

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