How to Track an iPhone From an Android Phone

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Find My iPhone is great for tracking down a missing iOS device using another Apple product, but if there are no iOS or Mac devices around, you can still track an iPhone using an Android device.

Finding an iPhone on Android is fairly easy, though users may need to have the proper settings enabled. Read on to learn how to track an iPhone with an Android smartphone.

Enable the Send last location option when setting up Find my iPhone. This helps in case your phone loses power and dies while you're trying to find it.

How to Track an iPhone With an Android Browser

If you have the Find My iPhone feature enabled on the iOS device, you can simply log in to iCloud.com with your Apple ID and access the Find My iPhone app from your personal account. You can do this from any browser, including the Google Chrome browser on an Android smartphone.

Android mobile browsers do not support iCloud.com. To access the website, select the three-dot settings menu at the top right of your screen and select Desktop site. This will display the website as if it were on a computer.

Once you're logged into your iCloud account you can access the Find My iPhone app to do a few things:

  • Play a sound to help you find your device.
  • Enable Lost Mode to prevent intruders from hacking your device.
  • Erase the device remotely.

Use the browser on an Android smartphone in incognito mode so none of your personal information is stored on a device that isn't yours. Be sure to log out of all accounts and close the incognito browser when you're finished.

How to Track iPhone Using a Google Account

Even if you own an iPhone, there's a good chance you have a Gmail account or use some Google apps or features that require Google login credentials. If you're logged in to your Googe account on your iPhone, you're in luck and can easily track your iPhone.

  1. Open an incognito tab in a browser on an Android device and log in to account.google.com with your Google credentials.

  2. Select Sign-in & Security, then select either Find your phone or scroll down on the main page and select Find your phone. All the smartphones connected to your Google account will be listed here, including iPhones.

  3. Select the iPhone you wish to track and input your Google password once more. This step is done for extra verification.

  4. The information page will show basic details including the last time the Google account was synced to the device and the last log-in location and time. If any logins look suspicious you can select Something looks wrong for the option to change your Google password.

Other options are listed below including Find and lock your iPhone, Try calling your iPhone, Sign out of your iPhone, and Reach out to your carrier. Select the option that's most suited to your situation. To use the Find and lock your iPhone option, you will need your iCloud login credentials.

How to Track iPhone Location With Google Maps

Tracking your iPhone through Google Maps may be a little archaic, but it can help in a pinch. This method can help you retrace your steps and figure out where you left your phone.

In order for this method to work, you must have Google Maps installed on your iPhone and Google location history enabled. In the Google Maps settings, access Google location settings and Google location history. Toggle the option On if it isn't already.

Log in to your Google Maps location history in an incognito browser on an Android device. Select the date your phone went missing and review locations you visited and travel routes you took on that date. If you took photos on that date (and use Google Photos) the images will appear in the timeline and provide an indication of where you were the last time you used your device.

How to Track an iPhone With an Android App

Using a GPS tracking app is also a good tool for locating a lost or stolen iPhone; however, the user must have the app installed before the phone goes missing. For a safe measure, select and install a GPS tracking app onto your iPhone that's compatible with both iOS and Android; GPS Tracker by Life 360 is a good option. The app comes in free and paid premium versions and also includes a phone tracking feature.

Have a friend with an Android device install the same app and use the app on your phone to locate your phone if it's misplaced. Alternatively, you can log in to your Life360 account from an incognito browser on an Android device to track your phone. Many other tracking apps will work in a similar fashion.