How to Track A Cell Phone Location Without Installing Software?

Today cell phone tracking is not only done for criminal investigation or for spying on someone.  There are multiple reasons behind it like a child makes late coming from school, the employee carries a confidential message to deliver somewhere to ensure his midway safety and many more.

Thankfully, sophisticated GPS technology lets us track a cell phone without installing any kind of software. But, here you need to learn how to track a cell phone location without installing software. Below you can get some ideas on this process.

3 Different Ways to Track a Cell Phone

In the following, you can get the idea of 3 different ways to track a cell phone no matter if it has Android or iOS.

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1. The Way to Track The Samsung Phone Without Installing Any Software

In the first quarter of 2020, Samsung occupied a 21.2% market share globally. So, if you are part of this huge community, this process will benefit you in tracking any Samsung phone. Here you will find an inbuilt feature named Find My Mobile which will help you in this arena. Now, come to the main point like steps to track the cell phone.

Step 1:  Firstly, browse from any device’s web browser.

Step 2:  Now, after signing in with the Gmail account it will automatically show you the location otherwise you have to choose the device which you want to track.

Step 3:  After that, your device location in Google Maps will be visualized on the screen.

Step 4: You can not only track the device but also you can ring, lock by setting a new PIN code, and wipe (delete all data from the phone) your device easily from the browser. 

2. The Way to Track Other Android Phone Without Installing Any Software

You already know the tracking process of Samsung mobile, but it only has a 21.2% market share. So, what do you do when you have another Android device like Xiaomi, Oppo, etc? So, if you have an Android device other than Samsung, following the steps will be suitable for you.

Step 1: At first, navigate to from the browser or go to Google Play Store to download the “Find My Device app” on your Android device.

Step 2: After reaching the website or downloading the app, provide your email ID and password to sign in to the Google account which you set on your phone.

Step 3: Now, you will see your device location on your device screen. Apart from this, you will find:

  • The “Play Sound” option will help you ring the phone continuously for 5 minutes even if the phone is in silent mode.
  • The “Secure Device” option will help you to lock the device and sign out from the Google account. , can display a message, and phone number, and still track the device even on the locking condition.
  • The “Erase Device” option will help to wipe out all the important data from the device so no one can access it. 

3. The Way to Track iPhone Without Installing Any Software

According to 2019 data, there were more than 1.4 million Apple device users throughout the world. So, if you are part of that iPhone community, the below step will allow you to track the phone without installing any software. 

Step 1: First of all, open your browser and go to then give your iCloud ID and password to log in.

Step 2: After that, choose the iPhone device and you will see the location of your selected device on the map.

Step 3: If you can’t locate the exact location, you have the option to use the Play sound option which will play sound (PINGING) on your selected iPhone device.

Step 4: You will find the Direction option which will show you the direction of your iPhone’s location.

Step 5: Lastly, you will find the “Mark As Lost” option, After tapping or activating that option you can set the passcode remotely to lock, display a message having contact information, and you can erase the device.

Keep in mind that if you want to activate the “Mark As Lost” option, the missing device must be connected to the internet.

Raymond Williams is a technology writer that lived with computers all his life. He is an expert character that writes articles about Windows, Gaming, Android, and How To Fixes.