For some people, the problem of tracking a phone may sound too weird, like, if you have lost it, well, just buy a new one. However, these are generally people with their old Nokias they bought ten years ago. All other users are very aware of the safety of their gadgets, because today, smartphones are nothing else but mini computers we carry with us every day. They store tons of important information we do not want to lose, and also some of our sensitive data like bank cards, payments, access to paid services, etc.
To lose a phone today is a tragedy, not only because of the list of contacts, or because people will not be able to find you when they need to. The major loss is connected to access to sensitive data. That is why tracking your phone when it is lost or stolen is an issue you should consider beforehand.
Another situation when you might want to track a telephone is when this is not your own telephone. For example, parents want to know where their child actually is at schooltime or his free time. Some spouses would like to know where their wife or husband is, as well. For some, this might seem unethical, however, in many cases knowing is better than not knowing.
While watching a grown-up child is unethical, for smaller children and teenagers, such an act seems totally justified because teenagers have always tended to find problems for themselves. As for the children, this is done purely for their safety.
Considering adult partners, the reason for tracking each other’s phones is not obligatory about cheating. The partners want to be able to find the device if it is lost or stolen or want to be able to find each other when there is no mobile connection, or some critical situation happens.
If you have modern, recently released gadgets, you should be able to turn on the tracking function without using and downloading any additional applications. In iPhones, for example, it is possible to tie the devices and find one with the help of another. This function is built in for the majority of modern models, free of charge, you can turn it on and off any time, and tie or untie different gadgets to your own for tracking. This is an extremely useful option since you do not need to clog your memory with additional apps anymore.
As for telephones by other companies, just look for reviews or ask the seller before buying. If they also have this tracking function initially available on the device for free, you do not need to worry about finding any additional apps.