In today’s day and age, most people don’t even visit the bathroom without their phones. We sleep with them, we go to work with them, we work out with them, and so on. Basically, they’re always in our pockets or our hands.
Now, aside from the obvious addiction problem we all have, most people don’t even realize that a phone number is everything someone needs to track down your location.
You’ve probably seen this on TV and in movies, and you probably think, “oh, well, that’s not really possible”, don’t you? Well, that’s a comforting thought, but is it really true, or can you actually track someone just by having their phone number? And if so, what are some of the ways to track someone’s phone without them knowing?
Answers to those questions lie below. Let’s check them out.
Is It Really Possible To Track Anyone’s Phone Location Without Them Knowing?
In a word – yes.
Do you need to know how to hack in order to do this? Absolutely not. Do you need to spend a lot of money on special tracking equipment? Not at all. Do you need physical access to someone’s phone? No, you actually don’t. Can anyone track anyone? Pretty much.
Now, while all of this sounds scary – you shouldn’t be scared. Most of these methods can’t actually pinpoint your exact location down to your house, although some come pretty close. Also, as you’re about to find out, a phone number could actually unfold a lot of information about the holder, particularly if you live in the US.
Why Would You Want To Track Someone’s Phone?
This is a question that people often ask, and the answer is – it depends.
There could be a plethora of reasons why someone would want to track someone’s phone to find out their location. You could be a victim of harassment, and all you have to go by is the phone number. Or, you could be a concerned parent of a child that hasn’t come home in a while.
As you can see, there are plenty of legitimate reasons you would want to track someone’s location.
Different Ways To Track Anyone’s Phone Location Without Them Knowing
Now that we’ve gone over the basics let’s take a look at all the ways in which you can track someone’s phone location without them knowing.
1. Though Viespy
If the only thing you have is a phone number, Viespy from www.viespy.com is probably your best option to get someone’s address. It is also the simplest method out of all the ones that we’ll outline for you.
Basically, all you’ll need to do is enter the phone number you want to track, pay a small fee, and enter the email address that you want to results emailed to. That’s virtually all you have to do. You don’t need access to the other phone, you don’t need to root or jailbreak your device – nothing. It’s just a simple manner of entering a number, clicking a few buttons, and that’s it.
In a matter of minutes, you’ll have your results in your inbox, and the other person won’t even know it.
2. Though Google’s “Site:” Command
Google is a pretty powerful tool if you know how to use it. If you know how to work the commands, you can do what is known as “dorking”. Dorking is an old term and basically means using Google’s advanced search solutions in order to access publicly available data.
First, you’re going to try dorking through social media. Here’s the command you’ll need:
For instance, you’d fire up your browser, go to Google and type in “site:facebook.com “+123456789”.
If that number has been publically shared anywhere on Facebook, you’ll be able to find that post or a profile associated with that number, and you’ll be able to use that profile to possibly find out the address of the person behind the number. You can do the same for any website, not just Facebook. Twitter, Instagram, TikTok – it works for all of them.
3. Though Google’s “Intext:” Command
Another, probably even more powerful command is the “intext” command. Here it is:
For example, you’d google “intext:”+123456789”.
What this would do is search all of Google’s indexed public records and find every mention of that number anywhere. If you get lucky, you’ll probably stumble upon a page with quite a lot of information on the person behind the number.
As you can see, this kind of search will give you quite a lot of results, although you won’t be able to actually “track” the phone in real-time or pinpoint the exact location every single time. You might get the location, but that’s not a guarantee.
However, you may just find out the name, the address, and several other things if the results show up on the right website. You’ll probably have to pay a few bucks (sometimes less than a buck), but that’s about it.
4. Though Whitepages Website
Another thing you can do is visit the Whitepages website (if you’re from the US) and just do a reverse lookup on a number that interests you.
Information on this website is reliable, and you’ll probably get to find out a lot if the information’s actually publicly available.
You will have to pay a small fee, though.
5. Thought IP Logging
Finally, what you do is IP logging.
Basically, there is a website and an app that allows you to create an alternate URL for whatever you want. A link to a TikTok or a YouTube video – doesn’t matter. The URL looks like a regular shortened URL, but with one small difference. It is embedded with a tracker. So, all that’s left to do is to send that link to that particular number.
The second the person on the other end opens the link – its location data will become accessible. You will be able to see where they are- at all times. Usually, this only works down to which city they’re in, but you could do a few extra steps that would get you even closer.
Namely, through another website, you could examine the public IP log, which would lead you to the private IP address. By examining the private IP address – you’d get actual coordinates of the phone.
As you can see, it is not that hard getting access to someone’s location just through their phone number. It might cost a little bit, or it might require you to know a thing or two about Google’s search commands, but other than that – it’s really simple.