How to make my phone a spy

 

But with GPS, an Android device could also be used for tracking. It may not be the most reliable method, and it does comes with some not-so-insignificant limitations, but it can get the job done. Here’s how you can use your device to pinpoint a person’s or object’s location.

Most Android devices released in 2014 or later have a built-in feature called Android Device Manager . This service constantly pings your device’s location back to Google’s servers so that Google knows where your device is. You can then use Google’s web interface to see where your device is at any given time. You’ll need a Google account to use this feature.

Once enabled, all you have to do is launch a web browser, navigate to the Android Device Manager dashboard , and sign into your account (the same one associated with your device). Click the Locate Device button for said device and it’ll show its last known location. It’s fairly accurate in my experience, but can be off by up to 20 meters in areas with poor GPS visibility.

How to make my phone a spy

Google Voice lets you connect with friends, family and professional contacts in the U.S. and Canada from your computer, free of charge. Just use your computer’s microphone to call friends abroad at low international rates or domestically for free.

Google Voice is especially helpful if you'll be changing your phone number in the near future. You can create a Google Voice number that will never change, and then forward calls to other phones if you move or get a new mobile or home phone number. If you have a .mil address, calls to the U.S. are free from your Gmail account.

When you're done creating a Google Voice account, you're ready to make and receive calls. You can also customize your account to manage various phones, set custom voicemail greetings, and set call rules for different contacts.

But with GPS, an Android device could also be used for tracking. It may not be the most reliable method, and it does comes with some not-so-insignificant limitations, but it can get the job done. Here’s how you can use your device to pinpoint a person’s or object’s location.

Most Android devices released in 2014 or later have a built-in feature called Android Device Manager . This service constantly pings your device’s location back to Google’s servers so that Google knows where your device is. You can then use Google’s web interface to see where your device is at any given time. You’ll need a Google account to use this feature.

Once enabled, all you have to do is launch a web browser, navigate to the Android Device Manager dashboard , and sign into your account (the same one associated with your device). Click the Locate Device button for said device and it’ll show its last known location. It’s fairly accurate in my experience, but can be off by up to 20 meters in areas with poor GPS visibility.

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Also would be great to hold your phone near kitchen counters, when you need your phone close at hand but don’t want i to get messy or wet while cooking. Any ideas of something that would be big and sturdy enough to hold my e reader? I hate leaving it on the floor to charge, always afraid I will step on it.

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Your smartphone is more precious than your wallet, your keys and in some cases, your actual computer when it comes to sensitive information - but we all have that nagging guilt that we don't do enough to protect our devices beyond perhaps having a four digit pass code.

Thankfully we are here to help with some top-level tips to help make your phone more secure, protecting those all important messages and images that you don't want falling into the wrong hands.

Of course if you're looking to keep your phone safe from international spies, or snooping networks, you can always check out the BlackPhone ... but if you're just the average smartphone user who wants to be a little safer, follow some of our tips below.

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