A tracking app gives real time information about your device. And these information can be used to locate and recover your missing device. iOS devices are the focus of discussion here and you know for sure how expensive such device can be.
So, if you are not bothered by the loss of (sensitive) information, the loss of the a huge investment such as an iPhone or an iPad should. Another reason why you should have a back up plan in case an iPhone/iPad is misplaced or stolen
The following apps are some of the best phone locator, anti-theft and tracking app available on the iOS platform. For easy tracking of a missing iPhone or iPad, remote device access and data wipe.
Some of these apps are free to download and use, but some require periodic payments. Irrespective, they all possess required qualities a good phone tracking and monitoring app and can be used to recover your missing or stolen iPhone and iPad.
5 Best Tracking App For iOS (iPhone and iPads) 2019
What Is LookOut Tracking App Used For?
Lookout is a recognized and effective phone tracking app for iPhones and iPads. Some standout features of the Lookout app include automatically generated emails which are triggered when your SIM card is removed from your device or your phone is put in Airplane Mode.
Interestingly, the Lookout app doesn’t just support phones running iOS only, it also support iOS accessories like the Apple Watch. The app is available on the App store and is free to use. Although there is a premium version with extra anti-theft features.
mSPY is an “unrivaled” all-in-one anti-theft solution for mobile. mSPY can be used to track and monitor your iPhone/iPad and any other iPhones. As long as you have the phone’s required iCloud information. mSPY works perfectly on both jailbreak and non-jailbreak iPhone . The developers recommend that you will need to jailbreak your iPhone. This will enable you get the most out of all of the advanced features of the app.
mSPY also supports Android devices and also considered as one of the best Android anti-theft apps out there. You will need to pay a monthly (or yearly) fee to use mSPY’s tracking and phone monitoring services. More details about using mSPY on your iPhone is available on mSPY’s official iPhone Spy website. mSPY is not free.
FlexiSPY is a powerful iPhone tracking service and a “spying” app. It is quite on the high-end side in terms of efficiency and pricing. To use FlexiSPY’s services to monitor or track your device in the case of theft or no theft, you will require at least $60 every month.
That is a somewhat non-reasonable price to pay to monitor a device. Depending on the information present in your device, it might be worth the investment. FlexiSPY is designed to remotely help you see everything that’s happening on an iPhone from the comfort of your home.
Features of FlexiSPY Tracking App
- Monitor and track more than one iPhone
- Remotely open your phone’s microphone
- Listen and record live phone calls as they happen
- Track your iPhone’s location and replay its historical movements
- Spy on over 11 popular iPhone messaging apps, including WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Viber, Skype, Hangouts, Tinder, and many more
From the above features and the price of the service, FlexiSPY’s monitoring and tracking is not best suited for individuals rather, for businesses.
Prey is another good phone monitor and tracker for iPhone and a better ‘Find my iPhone” alternative. The Prey AntiTheft app is free to download on from the App store and you can track up to 3 devices from a single account.
In th case of a stolen device, Prey doesn’t just send you GPS coordinates of your iPhone. It will also remotely take pictures of the person in possession of your device. This is done using the front and back camera and email them to you.
Find My iPhone
Although I mentioned earlier that Find my iPhone isn’t enough, it has, however, proven to be effective in recovering stolen or lost iPhones and iPads.
Find iPhone is Apple’s official app for tracking missing iPhones and iPads and it is the iOS variant of Google Find My Device. With the app, you can:
- Lock your device remotely with a passcode.
- Remotely display a custom message on the lock screen of missing device.
- Erase all content and settings on your device remotely (only Find my iPhone can do this on an iOS device).
- View your current location and the location of your missing device on the same map.
While Find my iPhone comes with some unique capabilities for successful tracking of a missing device. Some features remotely recording audio, remote image capture, support for Apple Watch etc are lacking.
Have you ever used any of the apps listed above to track and recover your missing iPhone or iPad? Is there any other iPhone monitoring app you recommend and think should be on this list? Tell us in the comments box — we’d love to know!