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Published on Nov 10, 2021
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Sophia Clark

How To Track Someone on an Android Phone? Top 8 Tracking Apps

To track someone on an Android phone is not illegal if the person who is being tracked knows about it. If you are tracking your kid who is below 18 and they know about it, then it's not illegal to work. You can track your kid's phone without them knowing, but if you are tracking people without their consent, then it's illegal.

Due to the increase in cybercrimes and illegal activities, tracking kids' device activities has been essential. You do not want your kids to interact with scammers or view inappropriate content so tracking their device becomes essential. No matter if the target device is IOS or Android, you can track both iPhone and Android.

Apps For Tracking Someone on an Android Phone

There are different apps that you can use to track someone on an Android phone. Some apps are free of cost, while you need to purchase some apps. Here are some apps for tracking someones' Android phone.

1. Minspy

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Minspy is a phone tracking app to track someone on an Android phone. With this app, you can track the device location, incoming and outgoing calls, and device messages. If you want to track your family members' cell phones' location, then this is the app for you.

The best thing about Minspy is you do not need to root or jailbreak your device to use the app. Also, you do not need to be technically an expert to use the app, sign up for a Minspy account, download and install the app, and be ready to monitor your kid's phone location. Minspy is available on both Android and IOS devices.

Features of Minspy

  • Shows you recent places that your kids have visited along with detailed addresses.
  • Tracks the real time location of your kids based on the GPS location of the device.
  • Provides you device location based on SIM card location.
  • Monitors phone activities in stealth mode.
  • Provides a geofence alert that sends you an alert when the target device enters restricted areas.

Pricing of Minspy

Minspy offers three price plans which are:

  • Basic: Basic plan costs $39.99 per month.
  • Premium: The premium plan costs $49.99 per month.
  • Family: The family plan of Minspy costs $69.99 per month.

2. Life360

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Life360 is a tracking app provided by Family Locator, which is a GPS tracking app. The app aims to protect families and keep families connected. It shows places that your kids have been throughout the day. The best feature about the Life360 app is it provides a One-Tap Direction feature that allows you to send directly to any members on the app just by tapping on their picture.

The app allows you to create your circle, consisting of your family members and places that family members visit the most. Just in these few steps, you will be able to track someone on an Android phone based on location. Life360 app is suitable for both Android and IOS devices.

Features of Life360

  • Allow you to invite your friends and family to know about their location.
  • Provides you with a route that family members have taken to reach a certain location.
  • Send you an alert when family members enter and leave a specific location.
  • Provides 24/7 personal safety features that allow you to send location to circle members whenever you are in danger.
  • Show you the driving habits of people who are in circle members.

Pricing of Life360

Life360 offers two price plans, which are:

  • Free: It is free of cost.
  • Premium: It costs $4.99 per month.

3. Spyzie

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Spyzie is a spying app that helps you to track your kid's cell phone. The app is specially made to monitor kids to ensure that they are doing what they should be doing. With this app, you can monitor kids' location and monitor their text messages, call logs, contacts, etc.

Spyzie's geofencing feature allows you to create virtual boundaries and notifies you if the target devices are restricted. What I love about Spyzie is you do not need to root your device to use this app.

To track someone on an Android phone, first of all, you need to sign up by creating a Spyzie account. Then after configuring the app and start monitoring the target device. Spyzie is compatible with Android and IOS devices.

Features of Spyzie

  • Provides you a SIM card tracker that tracks the location of the target device based on SIM card location.
  • Keeps track of the location that the target device has visited along with its address.
  • Provides stealth mode that monitors device activities without letting the device owner know about it.
  • Monitors the web browser history of the target device.
  • Tracks call logs and messages that target devices send or receive on their device.

Pricing of Spyzie

Spyzie offers three price plans, which are:

  • Basic: It costs $39.99 per month.
  • Premium: Spyzie premium plan costs $49.99 per month.
  • Family: Spyzie family plan costs $69.99 per month.

4. Find My Device

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Find My Device is an Android tracker app that tracks your Android device. With Find My Device, you will be able to see the location of the target device in real-time. You will be able to add Find My Device on your phone through your Google Account. Find My Device is compatible with all Android phones or tablets and smartwatches and is free of cost.

If you want to turn on this service on your Android device, then, first of all, you can set the settings of your phone. Then after tapping on the Google option and then on Security. Now you will see the Find My Device option, which you need to turn on.

Features of Find My Device

  • Shows you last visited location if the current location is unavailable.
  • Offers both indoor as well as an outdoor map.
  • Provides you with the battery status of the target device.
  • Allow you to lock the device remotely with a custom message.
  • Tap on the device location and map icon to navigate to your device with the help of Google Map.

5. Glympse

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Glympse is an all-in-one GPS tracking app that tracks someone on an Android through device location. The app is suitable for parents to monitor their kids. You can view your kid's location in real time and keep in touch with them. You don't have to sign up for the Glympse account if you share your location on Glympse.

The best thing about this app is, it is easy to use and has a customizable user interface. However, the app does not provide other tracking features like tracking social media activities or other phone activities of the target device. You can download the Glympse app both on Android and IOS devices, and it is free.

Features of Glympse

  • Allow you to share your location with a dynamic map in real-time.
  • Run in the target device background without disturbing another application usage.
  • Don't need to sign up with other apps.
  • Allow you to share location with both GPS as well as with internet connection.
  • Send location to your family and friends to notify you are on the way.

6. PanSpy

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PanSpy is a mobile location tracking and activities monitoring app that keeps track of users' locations in real-time. With this app, you can monitor the GPS location and view the target device on the map. The app is available on IOS as well as Android devices.

If you are willing to use PanSpy, first of all, you need to create a PanSpy account with your current email address. After creating your PanSpy account, you need to select your subscription plan and then download and install the app on your device. Now you are set to track and monitor target device activities.

Features of PanSpy

  • Allow you to create geofence and send alerts when the target device goes to the restricted areas.
  • Provides you details of all incoming and outgoing calls on the target device.
  • View all the conversations that happen on social media like Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp, etc.
  • Shows you apps that are installed on the target device.
  • Monitors browser activities of the target devices and shows you saved bookmarks on web browsers.

Pricing of PanSpy

PanSpy offers three price plans, which are:

  • Premium Monthly: It costs $24.95 per month.
  • Ultimate Monthly: PanSpy Ultimate Monthly plans cost $34.95 per month.
  • Ultimate Quarterly: PanSpy Ultimate Quarterly plan costs $21.65 per month.
  • Ultimate Annual: Ultimate Annual plan of PanSpy costs $8.33 per month.

7. Find My Kids

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Find My Kids is a phone tracking app to keep your kids safe and know where they are at the moment. The app is extremely helpful when your kids misplace their phone or lose it. You can connect your kid's phone with your phone and view their location from your smartwatch or your device.

You do not need to register to track your kid's device; all you need to do is download the app, connect with your kid's device and view their location in real time. The app is free to use, but if you want to use its GPS watch, then you can purse from the Find My Kids website. The price of a GPS watch starts from $74.99.

Features of Find My Kids

  • Shows you tracks that your kids take to go to a certain location.
  • Send you a notification when your kids reach a specific location.
  • Has an SOS signal that kids can use whenever they are in danger.
  • Remotely listen to what's happening around your kids with the listening feature.
  • Show you apps that your kids use the most on their devices.

8. MMGuardian Parent App

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If you want to use an app that provides both the function of parental control and tracking app, the MMGuardian Parent App is for you. MMGuardian app AI-based parental control app provides the most accurate feature you want in a parental control app. The app aims to protect kids from online predators, suicide and depression thoughts, cyberbullying, and so on.

The most wonderful thing about MMGuardian is it provides 14 days of the free trial period. If you want to use the MMGuardian parent app, you need to download the app on your kid's device, and you are ready to monitor your kid's device activities. MMGuardian is compatible with both Android and IOS devices.

Features of MMGuardian

  • Set limits for app usage and block apps that they use the most.
  • Sends you alerts when the app detects topics related to suicide, bullying, violence, and so on.
  • Know where your kid is through the location tracking feature.
  • Tracks calls and messages that the target device receives on their phone.
  • Set a time limit on device usage.

Pricing of MMGuardian

MMGuardian offers three price plans which are:

  • Monthly Subscription: Monthly subscription to MMGuardian costs $7.99 per month.
  • Annual Subscription: Annual subscription to MMGuardian costs $69.99 per annum.
  • 5 Year License: For the 5-year license of MMGuardian costs $149.99. It is a one-time payment and will remain for 5 Years.

Conclusion

Summing up, to protect your kids from online and offline dangers, tracking your kid's phone becomes essential. You can get apps that can keep track of kid’s devices. Here I have mentioned some of my favorite tracking apps to track someone on an Android phone. I hope these apps will become helpful for you to monitor your kids' Android phones.

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Sophia Clark

Sophia Clark is a writer from Sydney, kid-lit enthusiast, and mom of three kids who loves to writes about motherhood, parenting, and big feelings.