How to Track a Person by Cell Phone

By Palmer Owyoung

If you are like many people with a family today, you have a busy schedule and experience difficulty keeping track of everyone's schedule and whereabouts. If your family members have a GPS unit installed on their cell phones, however, you can know where your son, daughter or spouse is without even having to call them.

Things You'll Need

  • GPS tracking program

Step 1

Choose a GPS program. There are several services available including the AT&T Family Map, Sprint Family Locator and Accutracking (see the Resources section). These cost between $9.95 and $19.95 per month, as of 2010.

Step 2

Sign up at the website of your choice. Provide a user name and password, as well as your phone number. You must do this for each phone that you are interested in tracking.

Step 3

Download the software from the website to the phone that you wish to track. Do this by going directly to the site using the phone's Web browser. Install the program by double-clicking the file and following the instructions. You will need to do this for every phone that you track.

Step 4

Log in to the website that you've chosen on either your computer or your phone's Web browser. When it comes up, you will see the names and user IDs of the phones that you are tracking. You can also see their history of movement.