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How to Track a Lost Cell Phone by GPS

Updated April 17, 2017

GPS-enabled cell phones make tracking lost cell phones as easy as surfing the Internet. Since 2005, cell phones have had a built-in GPS-tracker chip and run on Java software, which is needed for tracking. Then, you can go to a GPS-tracking website called Mologogo that can access the location of the phone containing that tracker chip.

Begin the GPS tracking by purchasing a GPS-enabled phone. Nextel and Sprint phones, such as Boost Mobile, are especially designed for GPS tracking by the consumer.

Visit Mologogo's home page for easy access to free programs that can help you track your phone. Register for one of the programs. Go to the main page, and click on "Sign up now." Type a user name, first and last name, your e-mail address and create your password in the provided cells. On the next page, click the agreement box and choose a download that corresponds to the kind of phone you're using.

Save the downloaded file onto your computer. Next, download the installation software that is needed for the program to track your phone. Connect your phone to your computer via a USB cable. This will upload the software onto your phone.

Click on the main menu of your cell phone. "Mologogo" should now be one of the options. Click on "OK." It will then use a satellite to determine the location of your phone. Next, choose "Preferences" and enter your login name and password. A map will appear showing the coordinates of the phone and length of time the phone has been in that location.

Whenever you need to find out the location of your cell phone, go back to the Mologogo home page. By logging in with your username and password, the location of your phone will be accessible via a map that will appear on the Web page.

Things You'll Need

  • Cell phone
  • Internet access
  • Data cable
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About the Author

Kathleen Odenthal began her journalism career in 2010 writing for various websites. She specializes in mental health, nutrition and consumer product reviews and holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from the University of Southern California.