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How to Track Your Child's Location

There are times that we want to know our loved ones like our child's location to confirm if they are in a safe place or somewhere they should be, I bet youd don't desire calling them every time. Even they told you the location, perhaps you can't make sure if it's true. So how to know our loved ones real time location secretly without disturbing them? Of course, if you don't wish to buy some high-tech location sensor or tracker or something else, the best way to monitor one's location is to locate his/her mobile device. And this post helps you to track your child or someone else's location remotely through their mobile device. You can simply read on and check if they are fit to your choice.

What if your child were using an iOS device?

Actually, Apple has been dedicated to making parental control solutions these years. It develops several default features on iOS device to help parents to monitor their children's activities. And there is an build-in app called Find My Friends, which enables to track your friends or family member's location. With several simple steps, you can track your child's real time location on your own iOS device.

  1. To start with, open Find My Friends on your own device, sign in with your credentials. Allow this app to push notifications to you if needed.
  2. Tap Add button on the right top corner, you will be asked to send add request, you can add it through your contacts or via Air Drop.
  3. On your child device, of course, you need to accept the request to share the location.
  4. To make sure that they are sharing their location with you, go to their app's setting and enable the option of "Share my location".
  5. Now you can check on your own device if you are able to access their locations, tap on their profile to check.
  6. Of course, you can also set a GEO Fencing for them, you will receive notification when they left the zone.

What if your child were using an Android device?

PanSpy, a professional monitoring solution provider specializing in tracking and monitoring tools for smartphone users, helps you get access to Contacts, Calls, Text messages, location, photos, and multiple social apps like WhatsApp, Skype, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Line, Kik, Tinder, Hangouts etc. With this ultimate parental control solution, you can remotely track your child's location via their Android device. And here's only three simple teps on how to make it:

1. Create a PanSpy account

Open PanSpy official website on your browser (both desktop or mobile are available), find Sign Up button and click on it. Use an authentic email address to sign up PanSpy. After successfully create a PanSpy account, it will send a confirmation link to your Email to activate your account, simply navigate to your Email address, tap the link to activate your account, then follow the Setup Wizard to finish the following setup process.

register panspy account

2. Select a subscription and install the PanSpy app

You need to select a subscription before using PanSpy app, currently it offers two different editions, one is Premium Edition, the other is Ultimate Edition. Both editions support for 1-month subscription, quarter subscription and 1-year subscription, you can check the pricing details here.

After successfully subscribe the service, you will get a download link to download and setup the PanSpy app. So simply download and install the app on your child's mobile device, login your PanSpy account, and follow the instructions given to set and give the app permission to access data on the target device. Once you finished all process and started the service, you are allowed to delete the app icon or keep it anyway on the screen.

3. View real time location on control panel

After finished the setup process on target device, you need to turn back to your computer (or your own mobile device) to view the monitored data. You can always access the data on the control panel. And for the first time you enter the dashboard or control panel, it takes some time to sync all data from monitored device. All supported features are listed on the panel so that you can click each category to view the data. To sync latest data from target device, simply click the refresh button. And you should be noted that PanSpy will fail to sync newest data if the monitored device is powered off or disconnected to the internet.

To check your child' location, simply click on GPS location tab on the left.

panspy location tracker

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