Gps tracking for android cell phone

 

But with GPS, an Android device could also be used for tracking. It may not be the most reliable method, and it does comes with some not-so-insignificant limitations, but it can get the job done. Here’s how you can use your device to pinpoint a person’s or object’s location.

Most Android devices released in 2014 or later have a built-in feature called Android Device Manager . This service constantly pings your device’s location back to Google’s servers so that Google knows where your device is. You can then use Google’s web interface to see where your device is at any given time. You’ll need a Google account to use this feature.

Once enabled, all you have to do is launch a web browser, navigate to the Android Device Manager dashboard , and sign into your account (the same one associated with your device). Click the Locate Device button for said device and it’ll show its last known location. It’s fairly accurate in my experience, but can be off by up to 20 meters in areas with poor GPS visibility.

Gps tracking for android cell phone

It's been a crazy week that's taken people by surprise on a number of fronts. In India, the biggest news of the week is of course the demonetisation of the Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 notes; the notes have been discontinued, and new Rs. 500, and Rs. 2000 notes are being issued, though right now it's hard enough just to get Rs. 100 notes from ATMs.

This has spawned some crazy rumours, such as the idea that the Rs. 2000 note is tracking you via GPS. No, the new Rs. 2000 note will not have a 'Nano GPS chip' - the tech that's described in the rumours is practically science fiction. Even so, the idea seems to have struck a chord with the people, even forcing Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to publicly dismiss them .

We're all still feeling the effects of the demonetisation, though hopefully it'll be business as usual soon. However, on Tuesday, the RBI website went offline as it struggled to cope with the surge of traffic following Prime MInister Modi's announcement on demonetisation. The PM's popularity seems to have suffered a little at first because of the decision - a Twitter analytics website showed that PM Modi lost 3 lakh followers the next day following the demonetisation announcement. It balanced out quickly though, as the PM got an additional 4.3 followers one day later. That was only one of the big stories of the week though. Here's everything else you might have missed.

But with GPS, an Android device could also be used for tracking. It may not be the most reliable method, and it does comes with some not-so-insignificant limitations, but it can get the job done. Here’s how you can use your device to pinpoint a person’s or object’s location.

Most Android devices released in 2014 or later have a built-in feature called Android Device Manager . This service constantly pings your device’s location back to Google’s servers so that Google knows where your device is. You can then use Google’s web interface to see where your device is at any given time. You’ll need a Google account to use this feature.

Once enabled, all you have to do is launch a web browser, navigate to the Android Device Manager dashboard , and sign into your account (the same one associated with your device). Click the Locate Device button for said device and it’ll show its last known location. It’s fairly accurate in my experience, but can be off by up to 20 meters in areas with poor GPS visibility.

This app also includes an SOS system we call GPSOS which will alert people by text message or email that you’re in trouble, and also give them a link to a map so they can find you.

Hi Nagarjuna, if you had installed BerryLocate you would have been able to track it, I’m not sure if you did though.

Hi Beuff, yes for privacy reasons we haven’t hidden the icon away. They’d see it’s there, but they wouldn’t see when they were being checked up on.

LocaToWeb is a GPS tracker app for Iphone, Android and Windows Phone that shares your position to web in real time. Friends and family can follow you live!.