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Need to Track Someone’s iPhone Location Secretly? Here’s a Proven Way

Carla L. Hirsch
how to track an iPhone without them knowing

Apple’s iPhone is extremely popular these days. We all love it for its simple and stylish design, user-friendly interface and cool secret features that make this device so unique. No wonder most people in the U.S. prefer iPhones rather than Androids.

According to a Financial Times report, iPhones have 50% of the US market share, making it a leader and leaving Android far behind.

The researchers also emphasize that modern people spend an average of 12 hours weekly on social media. It’s enough time for online predators and scammers to pressure their victims to share intimate content or credit card details.

If you want to prevent your loved one from being manipulated by a scammer, you need to know everything about their online activity. Or if you ever wondered, “How to find my friend’s iPhone location”,  in this article, you will find proven ways to track an iPhone without the owner knowing.

And if your time is limited, you can get the necessary information by reviewing the video below.

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How to Track Someone’s Phone if They Use iOS: 5 Ways

It’s no secret that iOS operation systems offer a stronger level of security, making it hard to locate someone’s iPhone without them knowing. But it’s still possible and there are at least several legal and easy ways to do it.

The methods we’ve prepared will make the question “What is the best way to find my friend’s iPhone” disappear by itself. The same goes when you need to track any family member or locate a phone you’ve lost.

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1. Use an App to Track iPhone Without Them Knowing

It’s pretty cool that both Google and Apple have tools to locate someone’s iPhone. Not only can you track its location if it’s lost or stolen, but you can also protect the data from being used by scammers.

But it’s not enough if you’re in dire need of knowing more about your close one’s behaviour on the Internet.

As an option, you can try installing monitoring software on their iPhone. A parental control app, such as mSpy, can allow you to know what the needed person is doing online.

Usually, parental control apps offer similar monitoring features, such as GPS location tracking, viewing call logs, and reading text messages. However, some apps are more advanced and can provide you with diverse monitoring possibilities.

For instance, mSpy makes it possible to monitor someone else’s real-time location, set restricted places on the map, and get alerts when the target person leaves or enters particular areas.

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Other possibilities of mSpy include monitoring another person’s data, such as:

  • Phone book contacts;
  • Sent, received, and deleted text messages, including iMessages;
  • Incoming and outgoing calls;
  • Browser History (Safari) and visited URLs;
  • Calendar and planned events;
  • Installed apps;
  • Used Wi-Fi networks;
  • Social media chats;
  • Sent and received multimedia files;
  • User passwords with the help of Keylogger;
  • Keyboard strokes and restricted words.

Note that to use some of mSpy’s advanced features, you need to jailbreak a target iPhone and buy a Premium subscription. What’s more, the mSpy support team can help you install the app remotely.

2. Track Someone’s Phone Without Them Knowing Using Scannero

The simplest and quickest way to monitor someone’s iPhone location is to use Scannero. Although it can’t really go any further than that, it’s a reliable tool to get the target phone’s location ASAP. What’s more, there’s no need to install any apps or worry about support for a specific phone carrier.

To monitor an iPhone with Scannero, follow these steps:

  1. Create an account and purchase a subscription.
  2. Type in your target’s phone number.
  3. Customize the message with a location-sharing request Scannero will send it to the target’s phone or leave it as it is.
  4. You open the text message on the target phone and agree to be located.
  5. You can monitor the location.

The obvious downside of this method is that it’s pretty tricky to use without the other person knowing. But it sure is one of the quickest ones among all the methods listed.

3. Use iCloud to Track iPhone Location Without the Person Knowing

track iPhone location without person knowing

The easiest way to monitor someone else’s iPhone is through iCloud. Although you can’t see a complete picture of their online activity, iCloud makes it possible to locate a device on the map, lock the screen, play a sound, and erase all the data.

Do the following to track someone’s iPhone without them knowing with iCloud:

  1. Log in to a target person’s iCloud account.
  2. Click Find My Phone.
  3. Open All Devices and select iPhone.
  4. View the location of an iPhone on the map.

4. Track an iPhone Without Them Knowing With Google Timeline

If you urgently need to detect a target iPhone’s location, you can use Google Timeline. It allows you to use GPS, track iPhone without them knowing, and be aware of the needed person’s whereabouts.

As Google stores information about areas a user visits, it can easily show you their current location (if the target phone is turned on).

To monitor an iPhone with Google Timeline, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to a target user’s Google account.
  2. Go to the Google Timeline website.
  3. Choose the needed date or select Today.
  4. View the location history for the whole day.
  5. Scroll and choose the recent location update.

5. How to Track an iPhone From Android Without Them Knowing

To secretly track an iPhone from an Android smartphone, you need to know the person’s iCloud credentials. The steps are almost the same as with iOS devices. Follow the steps below to find someone else’s iPhone:

  1. Open Google and go to
  2. Log in using the person’s credentials.
  3. In the menu list, select the “Find iPhone” option.
  4. Now select the device you want to find.
  5. View the last locations of the target phone.

Please remember that in most cases you’ll need to enter a verification code after you try to log in to another person’s iCloud account. If you have physical access to this device, it won’t be a problem. If you don’t consider using another method from our list.

Can You Track Someone’s iPhone Without Permission Legally?

If you’re concerned about monitoring another person’s iPhone, you need to know the law. In the U.S.A, you can use a legitimate monitoring app, such as mSpy, in two cases:

  • If a person is informed about being monitored and agrees to it
  • If a monitored person is your minor for whom you are responsible

Tracking someone’s iPhone for any other reason could be considered a crime and privacy violation. And you could face extensive fines and legal repercussions.

Final Thoughts

As young people in the U.S. prefer iPhones over other smartphones and spend a lot of their free time online, adults need a solution to protect the younger generation from the dangers of the Internet. What’s more, your partner may go missing after work. And it’s natural if you want to know their exact whereabouts.

In a nutshell, locating your close people is a caring act, especially if you suspect they’re in trouble. It’s good to know that there are multiple ways how to track iPhone locations remotely.

The mSpy parental control app can be a good option for you, as it has all the necessary features to monitor other people and prevent them from being tricked or harassed online.

Since the app allows you to see the exact whereabouts of the needed person, you can always be aware of their plans and make sure they’re safe.

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Carla L. Hirsch is a writer, editor, and journalist. She has been a staff writer in various US-based periodicals for five years. But then she decided to dedicate her life to traveling and freelance writing.


    • Hi, James! If you don’t know their password, you can try monitoring through Wi-Fi networks. There’s more info about different installation types in our Help Center.

    • Hi, Bridget! Yes, if you choose an option to sync the app via iCloud, then you’ll need to input the iCloud’s login and password.

  • Do i need to install anything on the target iphone12 and if so what if I don’t have access to the target phone.

    • Hello, Martin! Yes, you need to install the app on the device or sync it up by connecting to your computer via a USB cable.

  • Someone got my Apple Watch fitness map using google somehow. I got a new number and a new Apple Watch. It tracked me somehow for 24 hrs and I couldn’t turn it off. Then my ex emailed me my map from google and said he knows where I live and work. What do you think need? The only common denominator Sehajnam were that it was a device he gave me and my Apple ID may have been compromised as I had switched my Apple ID email but apparently it hadn’t updated the new email to a new Apple ID) it’s all concerted now tho but what do you think happened? Is it the device? Is it the ID? Or am I just not safe at all? Does he know my new number like he found my PO Box address in a mysterious way? Thanks

    • Hi Kyah,

      If your ex got you this device, he could’ve linked it to his phone. You can either fully reset your Apple Watch yourself or contact Apple support, so they could unlink it from all the devices except yours. If he is stalking on you, please contact the police right away.

  • Hi Agnes
    How can i track iphone with an email of the phone user i have an email in my browser but i dont know the password

    • Hi Kamtech,

      It is very hard to track your kid if you only have an email. You need to have physical access to the target phone to install mSpy. You can try an alternative like, as it only requires a phone number.

  • How do I track sun I phone location that is not in my state and that I do not have access to , to download or open anything on ?

    • Hi Tammy,

      You need to have access to the target phone for a few minutes to install it. You can also check out an alternative like as you only need their phone number.

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