Mobile phones have become so integral to our daily lives that it is now nearly impossible to live without them. Statista claims that there are around 3.50 billion smartphone users in the world today, a whopping 45% of the world population. Such high penetration of smartphones also means that issues such as phone theft, misuse, misplacement, and so on, have become quite common. Phone Tracker is an app that comes to rescue in such situations. Developed by Spy Phone Labs LLC, who owns the well-known phonetracker.com, the app is available for free on Play Store.
As more and more activities are getting digitalized, including education, you cannot avoid giving a smartphone to your child. It is a fact that despite its numerous benefits, the potential of harm is also significant in exposing kids to unrestrained sources of information. Keeping an eye on what kind of content your child is getting exposed to may help you avoid some of that harm and protect your loved ones. With an utterly simple interface, Phone Tracker is easy and comfortable to use. You just need to enter a username and password to set it up. The entire process takes hardly five minutes!
Phone Tracker packs extensive and sophisticated features in its small size. Not only can you track all the incoming and outgoing phone calls/text messages but also keep an eye on the GPS location of the device, the other apps installed on it, webpages visited, and so forth. The GPS location comes in handy when you or your child forgets where they kept the phone or in case it gets stolen. Phone Tracker is integrated with phoneparent.com where you can see all the data in the control panel. It allows you to add up to 5 devices on a single account. The app itself serves only as a tracker on the phone and has some functions on the home screen such as location-sharing and a panic button. You can also access your control panel through it. Its utility lies in the fact that you can access real-time and reliable data of multiple devices through a single control panel any time you like. By giving it access to contacts on the device, you can see the name and number of people that your family is talking to. Other functions include a reverse phone number lookup from the database and the upcoming geo-fencing feature.
Although Phone Tracker is quite useful if you want to prevent the incidental harms of information technology, its impact is limited in scope. For one, it is not compatible with some of the Android versions. Web data is collected only for the versions below Android 6.0. Another issue is the time taken to update the GPS location on the portal which is around 30 minutes. In case of an emergency, it is a significant time gap. There are other functions also, such as lost phone function, not yet available. Resolving these issues will boost the productivity of the app.
Spy Phone Labs has made it pretty clear that Phone Tracker app is not intended for spying on people and there are safeguards in place to prevent it. So, if you are looking for an app that allows you to keep an eye on your loved ones with their consent and only to help them avoid harmful situations, then Phone Tracker is a suitable fit. Its significance is only going to increase in the future.
Rating: 8.5/ 10