Whether you know it or not but you’re under surveillance 24 hours a day anywhere in the world. Your Smartphone serves as a tracking device to government, advertising agencies and even to close ones like family and friends. Maybe it’s surprising to know, but it is a fact that several cellular network providers share location with third-party apps.
Moreover, users also provide necessary permission to such apps like weather forecast and social media to access real-time location.
So, there are many methods to track real-time location either by authentic or unauthorized ways which are mentioned below in this post.
How to track anyone’s phone location – Everything you need to know
- Through the method used by the government
One of the legal ways to track anyone’s location is through a government approved method which is possible only after getting legal permission. In different cases, police and other government departments track the precise location of mobile users and can check real-time updates.
Before getting the information from cellular service providers they first need to take a warrant or written notice from the court to access all your personal information including current location. Apart from getting data from your cellular company, the government can even use stingray devices to build up the connection with your phone and track real-time location.
- Official Android and iOS apps to track the location
Your friends and family can check your real-time location with the help of apps like Apple’s find my friends. You can use this application to send the current location to the loved ones. Only after providing the necessary access someone can open the app on their device and check your location through apple servers.
The app is pretty useful to check where your friends and family members are. “Trusted contacts” is the app on which Android users can rely on getting the exact location. Even this app is capable of tracking your real-time location and then it sends the location to selected contacts.
- Through different third-party apps
Apart from official apps, there are different third-party apps available on official app stores capable of sharing your real-time location. It is obvious that these apps can only send your data after seeking your permission, that’s the same technology used for finding lost phones.
These apps keep tracking your location even while running in the background and can collect your personal data as well. So it needs to be very careful while using third-party apps before sharing location as it might give your data to various advertisers and other agencies as well.
It is an undeniable fact that it is possible to track anyone in any corner of the world with the help of the cellular network. As mentioned above there are various methods through which users can know the exact location of anyone. In case you’re also struggling and want to know the exact location of any person then you can choose one of the above-given methods for the same.
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