Nowadays, the security and control of our mobile devices is a top priority. Fortunately, Google Maps offers a very easy way to track the location of a cell phone in real time and access a detailed history of places visited. Do you lose things easily? So watch out!
Well, if you’re wondering how it can be done, read on to learn how to use these useful app features to your advantage. You never know when you might need something like this.
Cell phone tracking via Google Maps with timeline
The first tracking option includes “Your Timeline” on Google Maps, which shows the historic of places visited by the user, including dates and times. See how it’s done!
- Step 1: Open the Maps app and tap your profile photo icon in the top right corner of the screen. Then select “Your Timeline”.
- Step 2: select the desired calendar date to view the history of location. You can see various information, such as kilometers traveled and the number of visits. If you want to see a summary of the cities visited, go to the “Cities” section at the top of the screen.
If “Timeline” is not enabled, follow these simple steps:
- Step 1: on the Maps home page, tap your profile photo icon and select “Your Timeline”;
- Step 2: tap “Location history is turned off” and activate it;
- Step 3: confirm the activation by tapping “Activate” again and complete the configuration by pressing the “I understand” button.
Real-time location tracking
Another way to track a cell phone is to use the tracking function. sharing real-time location tracking on Maps. Follow these steps:
- Step 1: Open the Google Maps app and click on your profile photo icon. Then select “Share Location”;
- Step 2: select “Share Location” again. On the next screen, set the sharing duration and select one of your contacts. You can send the link via SMS, gmail, Telegram or other social networks;
- Step 3: Finally, tap on “Share”.
These Maps tools offer an effective way to track your phone’s location and help you access a detailed record of the places you’ve visited. This is a useful feature, not only for security but also for remembering where you have been at certain times.