How Can I Track My Phone From My Computer Like a GPS?

By J. Kerr

Tracking your cell phone from your computer is a simply and convenient process. Many parents like to keep tabs on their children wherever they go. Cell phone tracking is a way to do it without children making a fuss about their parents wanting to know their itinerary. It's also a good way to find your phone if it is lost or stolen. To track a cell phone, the tracked cell phone must be a smartphone. There are a few cell phone providers that offer a tracking program with your data package. Other providers offer tracking applications that are available to download to your phone.

Things You'll Need

  • Smartphone
  • Data package
  • Internet connection

Step 1

Purchase the unlimited data package from your provider because you need the program to run in the background at all times.

Step 2

Download and install a cell phone tracking application onto your phone. Some applications are free, and some must be purchased.

Step 3

Power off your cell phone after application has been downloaded and installed, and then power it back on for your settings to take effect.

Step 4

Connect to the Internet, and monitor your cell phone. This can be done from any Internet connection source.