Top seven free cell phone tracking software

Posted by Alex Zaah filed under Cell phone tracking

Find the best free cell phone tracking software for GPS enabled mobile devices to locate family members or find your lost/stolen cell phone or record tracks of trips!

Since many location based companies entered this field, the end users can choose their favorite location services and apps. So I decided to compile this list of top free mobile location software ready for our visitors in terms of features and functionality.


MobiWee is the one that could challenge Apple’ Find My iPhone and it’s not merely a mobile locating app. It runs on various platforms like Windows Mobile, Android, iPhone, and BlackBerry mobile handsets. Users can remotely locate and track their misplaced or lost handsets, retrieve their information. If users could not find their handset, they could lock it , encrypt, wipe private data, and even delete certificates (available for the corporate user only), and shutdown their mobile devices from any web browser- even if the SIM card has been changed. Furthermore, it’s also a file manager, you can use it to backup your contact and send SMS as well.

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Glympse is a piece of free cell phone tracking software that allows GPS-enabled mobile device users to share their location on a map for a pre-set period of time with anyone they choose. With Glympse, you have full control on who you want to see your location, where and for how long. So your privacy is protected.

Unlike other location sharing and tracing services that require users to create an account and build a friend network, Glympse only requires a simple download of their app. There’s no need to sign up. Although you could not rely on it to find your cell phone, but it qualifies a good location sharing app for various mobile devices.

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iLocali is free location tracing app for iPhone, although Apple released Find My iPhone long ago, but it charges $99 for a full year.

-Track your iPhone location. You can sign in to their website and acquire the coordinates of your iOS device online.
-Retrieve your stolen or lost iPhone. If unfortunately your iOS device get lost or stolen, you just have to log in to their website and get your iPhone location. You can even send a message or make a call remotely.
-Let your friends or family track you. You can allow your friends or family to track you by using iLocalis, when you get to their near-by places, it will send a message to them, and it’s free!

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Mobile tracking system

Mobile tracking system has some solid features, the latest version is 1.51. It works great on Symbian devices which let you track your handset’s location easily. We also got a simple guide on how to use it.

1. Tracking a mobile device location from a GSM mobile device or GPS receiver.
2. Tracing your current location from a GSM device or GPS receiver.
3. Add or edit a cellid directly from the mobile client.
4. Real-time user locating (if allowed by user).
5. Send and receive e-mail messages directly to and from the MTS client.
6. Send and receive MTS chat messages.
7. Send and receive files.

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[update: article remove since fewer people use Symbian]

Mobile defense

Mobile Defense is like LoJack for your Android Smartphone, it helps you find your lost or stolen mobile via Mobile Defense’s website. It’s more or less like Find My iPhone, and unlike a location based app, it did help people get their device back.
* Find your misplaced or lost mobile via Mobile Defense’s website.
* Remotely lock your handset if you could not get it back.
* Send alerts to your handset with alarm sound and security pin.
* Once successfully installed, the app is not detected on the handset (you have to go through “Manage Applications” settings to know it’s there) so the thief will notice it, and you stand a better chance of finding your handset.

Update, Find My iPhone now is free for iPod touch, iPhone and iPad, so you can count it as one of the best free mobile tracking software as well.

Update, if you have a BlackBerry device and in need of a LBS app, check out BlackBerry Protect.

Update, if you have a HTC Android Smartphone, you may have a chance to try their cloud cell phone backup service at, it’s like Find My iPhone which can help you find your misplaced or lost handset, and it’s completely free!!

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