Applications to track cell phones can be useful to find the lost smartphone at home, monitor children and other relatives, or simply share the location with other users. Available for Android and iPhone (iOS), some programs can also be used to locate stolen cell phones. Apps are free and can be downloaded from the Google Play Store and the App Store. Check out a list of four apps to track free cell phones below.
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Whistle Me is an app to locate Android, ideal for those who usually forget where the device is and want to track a lost cell phone. The application causes the device to make a sound when the user whistles. Whistle Me has functions to select what the ringtone will be and how long it will be used in the notification sound. Also, in "detection level"it is possible to choose whether the device should detect a specific number of whistles in sequence, which need to be strong and long.
Whistle Me is an app for tracking free cell phones Photo: Reproduo / Marcela Franco
2. KidsControl GPS family tracker
GPS Family Tracker KidsControl is an application to track mobile phone of free children. The program is aimed at those who want to have control over where their relatives are, monitoring their route and sending notifications when the person arrives or leaves somewhere.
It is possible to use the application to track other people's cell phones, view battery level and user location history, in addition to registering places such as home, school, work and market. Thus, the app allows you to locate a person by cell phone.
KidsControl can track a phone Photo: Reproduo / Adriano Ferreira
3. Find My (iPhone) and Find My Device (Android)
Find My is an application available only for iPhone (iOS). In addition to tracking lost cell phones and making the owner discover his location in a few minutes, he has the option of remote locking, preventing access by unauthorized people who may be in possession of the devices. The app is also available for iPad, iPod Touch and Apple Watch.
As an alternative on Android, you can track your phone through Google with Find My Device. The application works by email from Gmail and allows you to find your phone, in addition to blocking and erasing your smartphone data in case of theft or robbery.
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Life360 is an application for tracking other people's cell phones and can be useful for families. In addition to locating and discovering where a person is, it is possible to share the location with several users. The group of friends can create a circle of connections to follow the movement of the desired contacts.
Thus, friends can monitor each other and find out if they are in safe locations, with the location displayed on a map. The invitation to authorize access can be sent on social networks such as WhatsApp, Instagram and Twitter. The app can also serve as a tool for anyone who always gets lost from friends at parties or celebrations and seeks to track cell phone location.
Life360 is an application for tracking free cell phones Photo: Reproduo / Adriano Ferreira
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