How to Locate Someone Using GPS on Cell Phones

By Palmer Owyoung

GPS, or global positioning satellite, is a useful tool for keeping track of people. If you need to locate someone, all that you need to do is to log in to your computer and find them on the GPS map. You can just as easily use a web-enabled smart phone, PDA, or any other device capable of getting the Internet. You can keep track of your friends and family members no matter where they are in the world.

Things You'll Need

  • Smart phone with Internet capability
  • Mobile GPS software

Step 1

Install a GPS software that is easy to track. A few programs that you can use are Mologogo, Instamapper or Buddyway. These tools are all free as of 2010, and turn any web-enabled phone into a GPS tracking tool. You need to register with the website in order to download the program.

Step 2

Turn the program on by going to the "Menu" on your phone and click on "Applications." Find the software and open it up. Once launched the application transmits the location of the cell phone to the server's of the website where you registered.

Step 3

Log in to the website that you downloaded the application from. Once you are logged in, a red blinking dot on top of a map can be seen. This dot is the mobile phone. You can now track it anywhere that it goes as long as there is cell phone service available.