How to prevent your smartphone from being tracked

Smartphone Tracking / Photo by Sora Shimazaki from Pexels
Smartphone Tracking / Photo by Sora Shimazaki from Pexels

Location technology has always been an inherent feature of smartphones. On one hand, it helps mobile users to get many services but also enables other people (companies and individuals) to track your location in order to retrieve important information about what you are doing or where you were at any given time. Many users are wondering how they can block their phone from being tracked without sacrificing all those handy features on offer!

The good news is that there is no need if you want to remain anonymous - simply follow these simple steps:

  • If you want to keep your location hidden, the first thing that should pop into mind is disabling this feature on a smartphone. There is an easy way of doing it though- all phones have settings where one can turn off his/her own GPS tracking!
  • Turning on Airplane mode will limit your cellular activities, Wi-Fi and location services. You can turn it off both for iPhone or Android by going into Settings > General followed by selecting "Airport Tracking" from the menu options in the lower right corner of your screen.
  • One of the best ways to keep your location hidden from tracking software is by using apps for changing location. These programs can be used on iPhone and even block off any searches made through Google Maps! You will have all sorts of options with these apps including saving favorite spots, planning routes beforehand by choosing multiple locations at once plus it has simulate GPS movement so you know how things will look before going there in real life.
  • You can use a VPN to protect your online safety and privacy. A virtual private network masks the location of you device by blocking cookies, hiding IP addresses & providing an encrypted connection between its networks that are both secure (in terms of data transmission) as well has being fully anonymous - which means no one will know what sites/services are being accessed except for those in front-facing management positions!
  • Check your phone for spy apps. There are many spy apps for Android and iOS are available that can be invasive and dangerous to your privacy. One such program, spyware or stalkerware may result in the theft not only personal data like images or video but also contact lists with all their numbers dialed into it as well! Some abusive partners would try to check their girlfriend's phone, so they install such hidden apps on partner's phone.
  • If you want to be safe from tracking on your phone, remove the battery and shut down completely. This will ensure that there is no data left for hackers or government agents access when they try snooping around!
  • Limit ad tracking. iOS and Android both provide built-in options to minimize ad tracking. These tools will not wholly stop companies from monitoring your phone activities, but they can limit the number of ads you see while still allowing advertisers access for personalized marketing strategies with specific technologies like GPS location tracking (which is what we are talking about here).

How do you know if your phone is being tracked?

While checking your phone is always important, it is particularly crucial if you notice any changes in its behavior. For example, one of the most reliable ways to tell whether or not someone has been monitoring your calls and texts without permission would be through examining how often they shut down suddenly - as soon as something goes wrong with surveillance software installed on their device!

When you notice your phone getting hot or the battery draining quickly while it is not in use, there are a few things that could be happening. It might just need charging again--but if this happens more often than normal and with different apps running at once then something might have been installed onto its operating system without permission; another possibility would include stalkers who want access to personal information like texts or location.


To ensure the safety of your mobile phone, it is important that you take steps now so intruders cannot easily track or invade what is stored on it.

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