How to Track a Phone for Free

By Neal Litherland

As technology advances, cell phones have become capable of more and more. These days most cell phones have a GPS chip in them, and that chip can be used to track the phone. Whether it's because you want to know where your child is, or because you have a habit of losing your phone, there are ways that you can track it for free. All you need to do is download some basic software onto your phone.

Things You'll Need

  • GPS capable cell phone
  • Computer hookup cable
  • Tracking software

Step 1

Connect your cell phone to your PC via a connection cord that plugs into your cell phone and your USB port. The computer will automatically open the connection once you've plugged in the hardware.

Step 2

Go to the Buddy Way web site and download the free cell phone tracking software. Once you have the software downloaded (which will require you to register as a user), install the software onto the cell phone.

Step 3

Disconnect the cell phone from the computer and go to the Buddy Way website. Log in and track the location of the cell phone. It should say that it's right next to you, giving your approximate location on the screen.

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