5 Best Android Tracking Apps of 2022 – Find Everything
Well, what I’m going to say is not a secret.
Technology has evolved into something that became a part of our daily lives. We use it to communicate, to get things organized, and to keep track of our activities.
And, come on, you can’t deny that it’s very useful.
With that in mind, Android tracking apps are now available to keep tabs of the important things. These mobile apps that remind us of things are practically convenient in our everyday busy life.
Now, here’s the thing.
There are various tracking apps available on the Google Play store. You can either track a lost phone, loved ones’ whereabouts, mileage of your car, even your heart rate and your menstrual cycle. There is no stopping technology on what it has to give.
In this article, we are going to present to you 5 best Android tracking apps that will help you deal with every kind of tracking you may need.
1. Family Locator – GPS Tracker (Best Family Member Tracker App)
Family Locator – GPS Tracker hits our top spot for the best tracking app for a reason. Our family is our priority and we need to know that every member is safe all the time.
Create a “Circle” for your family, relatives, or any loved one and get to know their real-time location or chat with them for free. Is your child out on a field trip? Do you want to know where they are exactly? Family Locator will send you alerts whenever they arrive or leave specific destinations.
Are you going to a reunion and want to know which relative is running late? This app will let you sync your entire clan by tracking their location using GPS.
This app has a user-friendly interface so even the oldies can enjoy it. This is, by far, is one of the best family locator apps there is.
Find out other useful family locator apps on this article.
2. Tractive GPS Dog and Cat Finder (Best Pet Tracker App)
Other than your teenager, your furry friends are always the ones who wander too far every so often. Do you want to know where your dog runs to when it gets out of the house? Are you curious where your cat is hiding?
To use this app, get the Tractive GPS Tracking Device for $69.99 and connect it to your pet’s collar and pair with your phone’s app. Tractive GPS Dog and Cat Tracker will locate and track your pets in real-time.
You can also set a “Safe Zone” by allocating a virtual fence and get alerted whenever your pets cross the area. Trace their whereabouts and see the full history of where they have been.
3. Where’s My Droid (Best Phone Tracker / Finder App)
Did you misplace your phone? Have you accidentally dropped it somewhere and has no idea where to look for it? Are you suspicious that your mobile phone might be stolen?
Where’s My Droid is one of the best free mobile trackers filled with a lot of features so you can get your phone back in no time. It will help you locate your device through a GPS location. Once activated, it will make your phone ring and vibrate. It even has a “GPS Flare” to let you know if your phone is running out of battery.
Are worried about important and/or private data stored on your device? This free mobile tracker can remotely wipe up all the data on your phone and SD card. It will also enable passcode protection to prevent unauthorized usage.
What if somebody removed my SIM Card and replaced it with another? This app will automatically notify you of it.
You can purchase the Premium version of Where’s my Droid to enjoy additional features like a motion sensor, geofencing, taking pictures using the stolen phone’s camera, and a whole lot more.
4. Waze – GPS, Maps, Traffic Alerts & Live Navigation (Best Destination Route Tracker App)
We are all fond of hitting the road and going somewhere to relax and unwind. But there is one thing we hate about traveling: traffic.
Waze is by far the best GPS tracking app in finding the fastest route. It lets you know what is currently happening on the road through the help of other Wazers. This app will alert you on traffic situations, speed cameras, police locations, and road obstructions.
See your ETA, check out multiple navigation suggestions, and listen to songs or podcasts while running Waze on the background.
5. Truecaller: Caller ID, Spam Blocking & Call Record (Best Caller Tracker App)
Are you frequently getting calls from strangers? Truecaller is an app the lets you track a phone number.
Spammy calls are everywhere and we definitely do not want to fall a victim.
It is strongly advised to stay away from calls from unknown numbers. But before you start ignoring every caller that is not on your contact list, install Truecaller.
This tracking app identifies the name of your caller if it is not saved in your contact list. Also, it automatically blocks telemarketing SMS and spam calls. You can even send flash messages like current location, emojis, and statuses to your friends.
Truecaller comes with ads. To remove it, you can purchase their Premium version and enjoy a cleaner interface. Subscribing to their Premium version will also let you record phone calls and see who has viewed your Truecaller profile.
Frequently Asked Questions
How to make an Android tracking app?
To make an Android tracking app, you first need to learn how to make an app. You can learn more from Android Developer Website. You also need to ensure that you have all the necessary tools in making a tracking app.
How to block tracking apps on Android?
To block tracking apps on Android, disable the Access My Location option, remove all the app permissions, and if you find a malicious or an app that shouldn’t have been there, uninstall it.
How to find hidden tracking apps on Android?
To find or locate hidden tracking apps on your Android smartphone, the best thing to do is to observe the App Settings and check each app out. Look for a suspicious app that should not be installed on your phone. Otherwise, there are other ways on how to find hidden spyware or tracking apps on your Android phone.
These are only a few of the Android tracking apps available on the Google Play Store. There are still a lot of apps that you choose from depending on where you need the tracker for.
Check out our other “best list” of articles to find out which tracker is suitable for you.
- GPS Trackers for Cars
- Android Watch with Sleep Trackers
- Fertility Tracker Apps
- Android Sleep Trackers
- Mileage Tracker
- Android Watches to Track Your Heart Rate
Have you used any of the apps mentioned? Did it serve you well? Do you know other tracking apps that do their jobs well? Let us know in the comments section below.
I impressed with your activity, It’s really an incredible idea. GPS tracking system helps to protect us by using latest technology.
Nice list! I would also add Pozzr (http://pozzr.com), it’s a great app, just discovered it.
Billa thanks for doing this testing. I have a use a little of the beaten path and would like to know what app would be best for my use. I have over 100 acres of wooded property and our family goes out there to hike and camp. We have a house and I am extending a wifi network to cover the property. Only two cellphone carriers work in the property. So the adults have their phones and I will have some extra older Android phones, that are no longer on a cell service, to give to the older kids. Of the above apps what ones will work on a phone with no cell service? Do any keep a history so if a kid gets beyond the wifi network we would still know what direction they were going in?
These are some really great questions. If you have managed to extend the Wi-Fi range all over your property, then all of the apps will work fine, regardless of cell service. The locating might be a little inaccurate because the network triangulation will not be used, still you will have a general idea of the location. However, I don’t think any app will tell the direction of the traveling kid. I’ll look for an app which can help you do that.
Life 360 is the absolute BEST one. My favorite part about this app is that it has pinpoint GPS accuracy and when I check on my son I can literally see what bedroom he is in, the arrow will point to the room on roof of the apartment building!
Goof to hear that you have found a GPS app that works for you. Enjoy! =-)
Life360 is not good for tracking elders or toddlers in that they move too slowly for the device (the smartphone) to detect and shorten the locating cycle to less than the default 15 minutes. In 15 minutes toddlers and elders can be long gone in a mall or on a busy street. When my spouse walks the dog, for example, History shows she never left the house even though she went several blocks and returned. Life360 is excellent for notifications and car trips, where the motion if faster and farther.
Thanks for your feedback on the app.
Hello, Android Device Menager is one of the worst tracking app for Android Devices because when you need to locate that need GPS Location to be turned onn, but some times if we have already let GPS Location turned on the battery wound be reduced fast……. so that app is need Always GPS Location turned onn and to keep the device always online….. if the device is off, the app wound be unable to find the phone….. see that one of the worst tracking app ever made in History……
We appreciate your feedback on the Android Device Manager App and will let the author know about what you experienced. Thanks for commenting. =-)
None of the tracking systems work if someone steals the phone then turns off gps
True, but I think that when someone steals a phone they a more concentrated on making expensive call than turning off the GPS. Hopefully they will forget to turn it off. Thanks for commenting.
I tried it – it really works! Well worth the cost 🙂
I am happy to hear that it worked out for you and that it was well worth it. You are most welcome and don´t forget to keep coming back for more. Thanks for commenting!
I am looking for a simple user friendly tracking app that will allow you to track Android phones across networks. My Mom has Verizon and I have Sprint. I need to be able to track her phone because she loses it frequently. On Sprint I use the TEP app to find my device and am looking for something similar for her phone. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.
None of the above mentioned apps were able to work for you? You could also log into Play using her account in a browser (I use an incognito tab in Chrome) and go to manage devices. It will pop it up on a map. Hope this helps. =-)
I’ve been using Life360 ever since ditching my iPhone and losing Find My Friends. While it’s accurate enough, man does it drain my battery. I use it for only me and my wife so premium is of no use to us.
Some apps have a tendency of doing that, but I guess it´s a small price to pay for the service the app gives. Other than the battery draining, you´re happy with it, right? =-)
Can you track android tablets with any of these apps?
Yes of course you can do Loren.
Let me know if you need any other help.
Is there any app that doesn’t requre internet to track the location. I am always worried where Dad is so i want to know where he’s at.
Do any of these have an incognito mode? My child learned how to uninstall apps. 🙁
I also wanted to report that Find my Friends can be unreliable. It sometimes will not update for hours. It may be due to lack of a signal but it happens in areas that I have had a signal before.
Hi! This could also be a problem with your friends’ signal or due to them turning off their GPS.
very nice and informative artical.