iPhone Real Time Location Tracking Tools and Apps
The last-known location of your target in real-time.
Offers a timeline of all recently visited locations.
GPS tracking is unobtrusive.
Works in the background of other apps.
Have you heard of the “Find My” phone line of apps that have been littering the app store? These are apps that you can use in order to track an iPhone’s location! Whether that means tracking your own lost phone, monitoring your child through their iOS device, or sharing your location with friends or colleagues in order to coordinate meetings and events! If you’re interested in what these real-time location tracking apps have to offer, take a look at the top 10 list we organized below!
First up on our list is Google Mapsfor iPhone. It supports both iOS and Android devices and is quite clever in its simplicity. It has just enough tools to satisfy all the needs that we mentioned in the introduction — tracking lost phones, coordinating with family and friends, etc. whilst also offering a couple of bonus location tracking tools to appeal to your desire for uniqueness. Including a timeline of the most recent locations visited and the ability to control who and for how long someone is able to access your current real-time location!
Second on our list is Life360,another location-sharing app meant for family and friends who want to be able to track their precious people whenever they want. It works by allowing you to create ‘circles’ or groups wherein you can set up customizable location-based services that will allow anybody in your own circle to access your last known location and a timeline of all your previously visited locations!
Will require the consent of the other party to track their location
FamiSafeis considerably larger (in size) than all of the other apps on this list. But its size is fairly matched by the functions that it offers. Including, of course, the standard location tracking tools that we’ve introduced with its predecessors, but in a way that is far more suited for parental controls. For one, the location access cannot be turned off by the person you’re monitoring — the access is unlimited, which makes it perfect for parents who want to keep a close eye on where their children are coming and going.
We go back to something a little simpler with FollowMee’sGPS Location Tracker. It’s not going to be the fastest or most efficient at tracking location in real-time (there is a very small, nearly negligible delay),but it is FREE, and the tracker is always on and unobtrusive — your target will never know it’s working!
Our next pick,iTrackis suitable for some of the purposes we mentioned (tracking family members and coordinating events),but, because of its simplicity, you won’t really be getting more than that. That may be exactly what you want though — in which case, you can download the app for your iOS device for FREE on the app store.
CocoSpyis an online location tracking tool that was designed primarily to be used for families. Particularly, parents who want to keep track of their child’s phone usage. It comes with a lot of spying functions that allow its users to leech location history, call history, text message, web browsing history, and more, from their target to access on an online platform remotely.
There’s not much to say aboutSpyicthat wasn’t already said about CocoSpy. The two online location tools are pretty much the exact same — down to available tools, design, and even pricing. It’s just a matter of choosing whether you like one coloring than the other!
If you want an online location tracking tool, then FoneMonitoris another one that you can consider. Much like Spyic and CocoSpy, this tool will require a lot of set up to use. But, once it’s set up, its tracking is completely unobtrusive and efficient. Providing you all the information you could possibly want from your child’s iPhone or Android device.
Glympseis actually not all that different from our top two picks from this list. In that, it’s an app meant to be used for location-sharing purposes. However, we rated it lower than the other two because it isn’t quite as powerful. There’s nothing wrong with its real-time location tracker, but neither will you get much outside of that.
Much like Glympse,LocaToWeb is actually not that bad of an app. It just offers a little less than others that we’ve listed before it — plus, we factored in the fact that it’s a paid app (which in itself is not such a bad thing, but it’s definitely not as preferable to the other completely free to use options out there.)
As a bit of a bonus, we’ve also included an introduction to what we consider the best Android spying and tracking tool in the market — Aispyer! Comparatively, this tool is the closest to FamiSafe, Cocospy, Spyic, and FoneMonitor. In that, it requires a fair bit of set up, but once properly installed, you can use it in order to access almostanythingthat has been stored on the Android device of your target.
You can try out Aispyer today and follow along with our tutorial on how to use this online tool to track someone else’s location! Just sign up through the URL linked below!
Much like with most of the location tracking tools out there, Aispyer is a premium subscription-based tool. That means, in order to use it for the long term, you’ll need to purchase a tracking license based on how many months you plan to use it!
In order to be able to use its GPS location services to the fullest, you will need to take the time to install and set up the GPS tracking app on your target’s Android device! There are guides that you can follow available for this purpose. One of which has been linked below…
In order to actually use Aispyer for tracking purposes, you will need to sign in with the account you created initially. This can be done from any browser and on any device!
Immediately after signing in to Aispyer, you’ll be able to see a map or satellite view of the Android’s last-known location. You can also hover your cursor over the red pin if you want to see the exact address of the location (right down to the street!)
If you want a more detailed look at where your target has been for the last couple of hours, you can check their location timeline by selecting the Locationtab from the side menu!
The location timeline tool offers addresses, timestamps, and a map/satellite view. It can also be used to search the recorded history by date or by a specific address (to allow you to narrow down results and ensure that your target is right where they should be at a given time or date.)
Real-Time location tracking tools and apps are a dime-a-dozen these days, but that doesn’t mean that you should go with whatever you see first! Explore your options, there’s plenty of there for you to try — whether you’re using an iPhone or Android device. You may be surprised by how much you might enjoy a newer and lesser-known app, like Aispyer, for example, when compared to something older — and perhaps something that isn’t as up to date with the newest tools available.
Aispyer IS DESIGNED FOR LEGAL USE ONLY. It is a smartphone and tablet monitoring software that shall be used only with the aim of parental control of their children, by employers to monitor the devices which belong to them and on which the employee’s work, on a device which is of your ownership, and by you with a consent of a device owner.
Failure to do so is likely to result in violation of applicable law that could result in severe monetary and criminal penalties imposed on the violator. You should consult your own legal advisor with respect to legality of using the application in the manner you intend to use it prior to registering, downloading, installing, and using it. Aispyer cannot be held responsible if a user chooses to monitor a device the user does not have the right to monitor; nor can Aispyer provide legal advice regarding the use of the software.