How to Easily Track a Cell Phone Location Online Free with Your Computer

Written by Felipe on August 23rd, 2010

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Today I am going to teach you how to track a cell phone location with your computer. Many people send me emails wherein they are asking me this exact question.

I do this all the time so it seems like the process for doing it would be really intuitive but apparently it’s not. Hopefully after you read this article, you’ll have a good understanding of the different ways in which you can actually do this as well.

As a matter of fact, I think that you’ll be quite surprised when you realize just how easy it is to track a cell phone online. People from all walks of life are enjoying this relatively new GPS tracking technology that wasn’t available just a few short years ago.

Now, I’d like to tell you exactly how to track cell phone location with some of the free cell phone tracking applications that are available to choose from these days. Some of the most popular programs are, Glympse and MobiWee.

One of the reasons that these are the most popular is because these are all free applications that allow you to track a cell phone location online or with another smartphone that has the ability of going online.

Step One – Choose a Tracking App

If you’re interested in learning how track a cell phone location for free, you should know that not all free cell phone tracking software will work with all smartphones so you should first decide which application will actually work with your phone before you get ahead of yourself. I discuss each one of these apps in detail on my web site so you can read the individual articles for the particular mobile locator application that you’re interested in to find out if it will work with your particular cell phone. If you would like to hop over to the list of apps that I have reviewed on my site thus far, click here: Choosing A Cell Phone Tracker. Then scroll down about half way on the page.

Step Two – Install a Tracking App

Once you have decided which application you would like to use, you’ll need to install the app onto your phone. That is of course, unless you choose to go with a cell phone tracking service like the Sprint Family Locator or the AT&T FamilyMap tracking service. These are a couple of the only services that don’t require any software to be downloaded.

To get the app on your phone you simply go to the application’s website and download and install the app onto your phone. I should point out that some apps have their own website that includes a download link but many are found in places like Google Play or the Apple Apps Store. It might be easier for you to go to the apps store associated with your particular type of phone and download the app that you need there.

If you’ve never downloaded an app before, you should know that it’s quite easy to do this. If you feel like you would like a primer on how to get started, I have an article on my website called What Are Apps And How Do The Work that you might enjoy reading. This article will get you up to speed on what apps are as well as how to actually install them on your particular mobile device.

What To Do After You Install the App?

After you have the software installed and running on your cell phone, all you have to do is go to the application’s website and log in with your username and password. Then, you will see the location of the cell phones that you have the app configured to track displayed on a map on your computer screen. I should note that the target cell phone must be turned on and in a service coverage area in order for you to be able to track the cell phone from your computer.

It’s worth noting that you can also use another smartphone that is able to connect to the Internet to access the phone tracking website and locate a cell phone. For some of these apps, you will use your phone’s mobile browser to navigate to the website associated with the tracking application. For others you will be able to use the “app” that is installed on your phone to view the location of those who are in your phone tracking “friends list”.

These types of tracking programs are a cross between a mobile tracker app and a social networking app. It’s my opinion that they tend to be the most popular with smartphone owners because the designers have figured out a way to successfully integrate social networking features into the app.

Still Have Questions?

Hopefully I have done a good job of introducing the ways that you can track a cell phone with your computer in this article. If you still have questions, you can browse through the extensive list of articles that I have written on this subject. I’ve tried to make this easy for you by providing a list of all of the articles that I’ve written in one easy to navigate webpage. To access this page, simply click on the tab that is labeled “Table of Contents” which is located at the top of every webpage on my website.

Thanks for stopping by today and hope to see you here again tomorrow!

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