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How to Track Your Child’s Location on iPhone

Every parent worries about their child, especially when they’re going out with some friends. Here’s how to track your child’s location on iPhone.

Knowing where your child is at can put your mind at ease and make sure that they’re not hanging out with the wrong crowd. Knowing their location will let you know where they’re at, whether it’s at a restaurant with some friends, or even just a friend’s house, but it will also let you know if they’re hanging out in a sketchy part of town or going over to someone’s house that you may not be particularly fond of.

With the iPhone, there are a couple of ways that you can track your child’s location. Find My iPhone is perhaps the best option, and not only is it a great tool for finding your lost or stolen iPhone, but it can also be used to track your child’s location.

There’s also an app from Apple called Find My Friends, and it’s an app that focuses on the ability to see where you’re friends are at so that you can meet up and hang out, but it can also be used to track your child’s location if need be.

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In any case, here’s how you can track your child’s location on iPhone, but before we get started, if your son or daughter has an iPhone and you have and Android device, it’s not the end of the world, as you can get by using Find My iPhone. However, I highly recommend getting an iPod or an old iPhone for cheap, which you can use Find My iPhone on, as well as Find My Friends. Just make sure it’s connected to WiFi whenever you want to use it.

Using Find My iPhone

Find My iPhone is perhaps the best option, but it requires that you know the password to your child’s Apple account. Sometimes they won’t mind handing it over and other times you might have to fight them for it, but knowing their password, allows you to login to their iCloud and see the location of their iPhone.

You can also login to iCloud.com in your web browser on your computer if you don’t have an iPhone yourself, and then select Find My iPhone on the main page. From there, you’ll be given a map and a blue dot representing their location.

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To set up Find My iPhone on your child’s iPhone, all you have to do is open up the Settings app and tap on iCloud (you might need to enter in their password). Then, scroll down to Find My iPhone and switch it on if it isn’t already. You might get a prompt confirming your action, so just tap Allow if this pops up. From there, you’ll be set to go.

Using Find My Friends

Find My Friends is an app made by Apple that hasn’t received a lot of attention, mostly because there are a ton of other third-party apps that do much of the same and have become way more popular.

Plus, new features in iOS 8 pretty much make the app obsolete, but there’s still a use for it for parents and their kids.

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Find My Friends is a pretty simple app that allows you to see where your friends and family are at. You send them an invite and when they accept, you can start following their location and they can even send a request to follow your location as well.

This is a great app to track your child’s location, as it doesn’t require that they hand over their Apple account password. However, they have to give you permission in order to view their location and If at any time they don’t want to be tracked, they can hide their location with a quick flip of a switch.

With that said, Find My Friends is an app that goes on the honor system and your kids have to agree that they won’t pull the plug when they’re not supposed to. However, the app has some cool features that parents will love, including the ability to receive notifications when your child arrives at or leaves a specific location.

The only downside to this app is that you can’t use if you don’t have an iPhone, whereas with Find My iPhone you can log onto a computer to use it if you need to.

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6 Comments

  1. Alicja Maz

    01/29/2016 at 3:06 am

    I use a KidTracker app and, for me it is working just fine :) But I have very good relations with my teenagers and we talk abut this app for a long time… Now they have more freedom and I always know where they are

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    • Nicky Reich

      07/12/2016 at 6:34 am

      You have to be care with such things and you have to be sure that your tracker is 100% sneaky because even little mistake will be a big problem. You will destroy your child’s belief if that app will be found by accident. I am using mSpy, i got no problems with it and it allows me to view sneakily sms, calls, and social net activity. So i can be calm for my son.
      I also advice you to try it .
      Look up here http://besttrackingapps.com/

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  2. becky

    02/27/2016 at 2:33 pm

    Gave payment details, and can’t log on?

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    08/12/2016 at 12:26 pm

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  4. Dilawar Nadeem

    09/23/2016 at 9:40 am

    I liked this method seems good but I really recommend few apps because they works perfectly. Download them from http://www.iphonetrackingapps.com/

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  5. Chaman Saini

    01/16/2017 at 11:26 pm

    For Android users there is an app called Loctown to get location of mobile numbers. This is a location monitor app.

    Features of app:
    Shows locations of mobile numbers in your contact list
    Get location of caller whenever they call you
    Find the route to meet your friend on map
    Get notification whenever any of your contacts reach or left your defined places
    See your all contacts location anytime who are also using Loctown

    Note: Loctown will show location of those contacts who has also installed Loctown.

    Download Loctown app from play store now:
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.loctown

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