There is a huge amount of software available, from premium apps and websites to geolocation services like Google's for iOS and Android. Even while the majority of these services provide a wide range of features and differing degrees of accuracy and user-friendliness, they all share one thing in common: they are pricey. Even though these services are expensive, they are required if you want to monitor your children and employees. However, what if you lack the funds for these services or wish to trace someone secretly? Fortunately, there is an alternative that is significantly less expensive and doesn't call for visiting a software store. In this article, you'll find out how to track someone’s location by using their phone number.

How to Find Someone's Location by Phone Number

By using their cell phone number and various alternative techniques described below, you can trace and locate someone. Additionally, you may locate a phone number utilizing third-party apps and websites in addition to the native phone locator software.

1. Find My Device App

The Find My app is a built-in location monitoring tool available on every Apple device, including the iPhone, iPad, and iMac. So, it's easy for anyone to locate a person.

Enable Find my Device For iCloud

  • Click the Settings button.
  • Next, tap the name of the device's owner (Apple ID).
  • ICloud is visible. To access relevant options, tap.
  • Down the list, scroll.
  • Make the Find My app active. Verify again that the toggle button is lit up in green.

Enable Find My for Device

  • Click the Settings button.
  • The device owner's name is at the top; tap your Apple ID.
  • Click Find My > Find My iPhone next.
  • Toggle the options by tapping the toggle switches next to Send Last Location, Find My Network, and Find My iPhone.
  • Ensure that each toggle button is green.

Enable Share My Location with family members

  • Select Family Sharing under Settings > Apple ID.
  • To send an invitation, use the Invite People button.
  • An invitation can be distributed through AirDrop, Messages, or Mail.
  • Use the Invite in Person option to add family members; on the following screen, input their Apple ID login information.

Track your iPhone location using another iPhone

  • Using another iPhone, you can locate the iPhone.
  • Select Find My > Devices.
  • Touch the iPhone's name.
  • It will instantly find the iPhone.

2. Google Maps

Google Maps on iPhone 

  • The actions that follow are similar for iPhone users.
  • To launch the Google Maps app, tap.
  • In the top-right corner, tap the profile symbol.
  • On the popup menu, there is a location-sharing option.
  • Tap "More options" on the popup menu at this point.
  • Next, select Until you turn this off under "Share your real-time location."

    Tap the "More options" button now.
  • In order to share the location tracking link with others, select how to do so by tapping the Share button.
  • The recipient of the location tracking link can view the current location of the phone.

Google Maps on Android

"Google Maps" is already preinstalled on almost all Android smartphones. It's surprising, but you can use it to track any Android phone. For iPhones, this approach also functions.

  • Activate Google Maps.
  • On the search box next to the microphone symbol, tap the profile image.
  • On the pop-up menu, select Location sharing.
  • Tap the Share location option after that. Give consent if it requests it.
  • Tap the radio button once more to turn it off.
  • Finally, decide how you want to distribute the URL for the location tracking.

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3. Use an IMEI Tracker

It is possible to track a phone using its IMEI. Anyone may easily track a phone using its IMEI. International Mobile Equipment Identity is referred to as IMEI. Each phone's 15-digit number is distinct. This can be used to track down missing or stolen phones.

Know your iPhone’s IMEI

  • To access Settings, tap.
  • General is down a bit. To open it, tap.
  • Select About.
  • Find the IMEI by scrolling down.
  • To find out your iPhone's IMEI, dial *#06#.

Know your Android Phone’s IMEI

  • Click the Settings button.
  • till you reach About phone, scroll down. To open it, tap.
  • Click Status.
  • Info IMEI can be tapped.
  • You now see the IMEI.
  • You can also call *#06# to find the IMEI of your Android device.