Here’s how to track someone’s location with their phone number

It’s an unethical practice to track someone’s location without them being aware of it
An undated image of a person using Google Maps.— Pexels
An undated image of a person using Google Maps.— Pexels

For all cautious and caring parents, it’s a common practice to ask their children or loved ones for their location in case they get late, don’t come back, or are in any sort of trouble there.

Nevertheless, it is important to remember that it’s an illegal and unethical practice to track someone’s location without them being aware of it. In some countries, you could be jailed and might have to pay hefty fines for doing so.

But the days are gone when tracking someone’s location with their phone number, besides asking them to send you their location, was a hectic job and seemingly impossible, thanks to the advancements that took place in the realm of mobile technology and GPS.

In this article, GadInsider will walk you through the best apps to find out someone’s location by just using their phone number.

Best apps to track someone’s location

1. mSpy

Follow the below-mentioned steps to avail of this service by mSpy.

  1. To track a device, you need to first open a paid mSpy account.
  2. Choose the type of device you want to be monitored and select a subscription plan.
  3. Once done, it’s time to install the app on your device. Open a Chrome browser and paste the link given to you via email when you open a mSpy account.
  4. Download the file.
  5. Hit the install button once the download is complete.
  6. Follow the instructions given by mSpy’s set-up wizard to finish installation on the target device.
  7. Allow all permissions.
  8. Select the area just before the complete installation button and enter the registration code given to you when you signed up.
  9. After entering the code, hit ‘complete installation’.
  10. After installation is complete. Open your mSpy account in your browser and find the ‘location’ tab on your dashboard. You are now ready to track the target phone’s location in real time.


  • 1 month – $48.99/month
  • 3 months – $27.99/month
  • 12 months – $11.66/month.

2. Phonsee

Follow these steps to track someone’s location.

  1. Sign up and register to open your Phonsee account
  2. Select your subscription plan and pay the amount
  3. Install the Phonsee using the link sent on your registered email ID
  4. Once the installation is completed, log into your Phonsee dashboard and navigate to the GPS section to start tracking.


  • 1 month – $42.51/month
  • 3 months – $24.79/month
  • 12 months – $8.85/month.

3. eyeZy

Follow the steps below:

  1. Open a paid eyeZy subscription account.
  2. Take the target device and install the eyeZy app on it using the download link sent to you on your registered email address.
  3. Once the installation is complete, log in to your eyeZy monitoring dashboard via the browser on your computer or mobile device.
  4. Scroll down on the left-hand side of your screen to the section “Pinpoint”. Then select GPS locations to find out the device’s location on the map displayed on your dashboard.


  • $9.99 for 12 months
  • $27.99 for 3 months
  • $47.99 for 1 month

Bonus: Free cell phone trackers 

The following are free cell phone trackers (not phone number trackers).

  • Cell Track
  • Track IMEI

DISCLAIMER: The prices have been taken as of Nov 13, 2023, and are subject to change over time.