How to Track Your Child's iPhone or Android

How to Track Your Child’s iPhone or Android

Many dangers lurk online for children. This is why you need to have an open line of communication with your children and teach them safety best practices. Tap or click here for five ways to protect your child online.

Unfortunately, online isn’t the only place we have to worry about. The real world is also scary. Luckily, your kids probably have a smartphone that can help keep them safe. Some carriers offer protection services for those with family plans and children online. There are many ways to track your child’s iPhone or Android.

Keep reading for easy routes to a safer future for all your offspring and some digital safety tips to share with your kids.

How to track your child’s iPhone

We love Find My iPhone for kids. Enabling this feature gives you a candid insight into the location of the device. You’ll find the Find My menu in your iPhone settings. Here’s how to activate it:

  • On iPhone, open Settings > [your name] > find my. If prompted to sign in, enter your Apple ID. If you don’t have one, press “Don’t have an Apple ID or forgot it?“, then follow the on-screen instructions.
  • Faucet find my iphonethen drag the toggle next to find my iphone to the right to activate it. (REMARK: This should be enabled by default.)
  • You can also enable or disable any of the following options:
    • Find my network: If your device is offline (not connected to Wi-Fi or cellular), Find My can locate it using Find My network. On a supported iPhone with iOS 15 or later, turning on the Find My network lets you locate the device up to 24 hours after it turns off.
    • Send last location: If your device’s battery level becomes critical, its location is automatically sent to Apple.

To check the location of the device, you can sign in to your iCloud account using their iPhone or Apple device login credentials. The Family Sharing feature can prompt the device to share its location with your iPhone through the target phone itself. You will be able to determine their location through your own Find My settings.

Of course, other devices like Apple AirTags can be used to accomplish essentially the same thing. Tap or click here to learn smart ways to use AirTags. Whatever your favorite Apple devices are, there will always be an easy and convenient way to find out where they (and your child!) are at any given time.

How to Track Your Child’s Android Device

Google’s Family Link app can kick in if your kids are using Android smartphones. In the Family Link app, you can set up your child’s location information by tapping installationfollowed by To light up.

Next, you will need to enable the appropriate location settings:

  • In the Family Link app, choose device you want to follow.
  • Faucet Manage settingsfollowed by Location.
  • Enable See your child’s location.
  • Tap the device name under Device location settings.
  • To toggle device location on, as well as High accuracy for extreme precision.

The same goes for tracking your child via Google Maps by turning on location sharing, which drops a marker on your own Google map when prompted. Tap or click here to learn how to use Google Maps in more detail.

Talk to your kids about digital safety

That being said, we would like to highlight a key reminder: Parents need to be open and transparent about safety precautions on personal devices. You should take every opportunity to remind your family why digital security is important.

Here are some safety tips:

  • Install safety apps and activate safety features with your child, prompting them to take action against hazards.
  • Explain how personal information such as their location can be used to harm themselves, their siblings, and their friends.
  • Describe appropriate ways to use a phone and keep their data private.
  • Ask them to keep their device with them when away from home.
  • Encourage open communication between you, your partner and your children.
  • Share Kim’s technology contract for families. It includes plenty of provisions for disabling security apps, parental access, and even nefarious use of phones to burn behind your back.

We all get our phones wrong, but when it comes to pushing, these devices aren’t just toys. They may be life-saving tools, and your children deserve to understand why and how.

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