Trace a Mobile Phone

trace a mobile phoneMost of us have seen it in the movies. Somebody is on the run from the authorities and makes a phone call. The police force quickly jump to action, triangulating signals and whatnot in order to trace the mobile phone but the caller is too clever for that – he hangs up just a few seconds too early for the location to be pinpointed. The police chief slams his fist down on the desk in frustration.

Being able to trace a mobile phone used to be Bond-esque Hollywood fiction, but not anymore. With mobile device management, it’s simple for anyone to trace a mobile phone from the comfort of their own office or home. Most mobile devices already have GPS tracking fitted.

2X MDM provides you with the ability to trace a mobile phone, and there are many reasons why being able to trace a mobile phone is useful. I’ve used it to track my children when they’ve been out late and I’ve been worried. Perhaps you want to know where a friend or relative is.

Many businesses are turning to mobile device management systems such as 2X MDM so that they can track their employees. Why would a company want to do that? Imagine this scenario: An important client calls up and urgently requires assistance. By being able to trace a mobile phone, you can see which of your employees is closest to the call-out and redirect them to improve response time.

Being able to find and track mobile devices with 2X MDM also means you have data at your fingertips that shows you what routes each device has taken. This is a great feature which means you can check whether staff are taking the most efficient routes or leaving their designated areas, both to improve efficiency as well as reduce fuel costs.

Other companies have traced a mobile phone when employees are in dangerous areas, for security reasons. Perhaps, for example, a journalist reporting on the latest news in a war-torn country, or a photographer documenting it.

Sure, the movies wouldn’t be as gripping if they all were able to trace a mobile phone with 2X MDM, but you can avoid the drama at home or in the office. Sign up for your free 2X MDM account today. The 2X MDM Team have created a step-by-step guide to help you get started with 2X MDM.

Once you’ve signed up and connected, fine tune you’re 2X MDM account to Trace Android and iOS Devices to meet your requirements.


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    July 22, 2014 at 6:35 am Reply
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  4. jasotharan

    It s great

    October 29, 2014 at 5:46 pm Reply
  5. Xoliswa

    Type your comment here…I would like to place a tracker on my St galaxy phone where can I download the application

    January 10, 2015 at 1:12 pm Reply
    • Hi there, you initially would need to create a 2X MDM account and connect your Android device to that account. This account will be used to monitor your phones whereabouts:

      Once you have enrolled your device, go to the MDM portal and navigate to Devices > Select a device > Location History. From here you will be able to pinpoint the selected devices’ current location and also review previous locations. Please let us know if you have further queries.

      January 12, 2015 at 11:24 am Reply
  6. @Maricel Have you enabled your GPS and your WiFi connection? have you moved the device more than the minimum distance required for it to update? to update the location log into the Mobile Device Manager console (go to log in using your credentials, go to the “Devices” node , click on the device that you want to update its position. click on the map tab and then click on “Get Current Position”. Let us know if you have any more questions.

    March 19, 2013 at 1:18 pm Reply
  7. Hi Maricel, you can also adjust the location update settings from the following path:

    Log into the 2X MDM Portal > Devices > select the device > Policy

    and ensure that:

    1) Send Location Updates is set to Force GPS / Network
    2) Minimum Location Update Distance is set to 1 meter for more accurate tracking
    3) Save tracking history is enabled

    June 27, 2013 at 7:43 am Reply
  8. Hi Peace, you will need to install the 2X MDM app on the device for it to be tracked.

    June 27, 2013 at 7:44 am Reply
  9. Hi Sarah, the article refers to tracing a mobile phone, not performing a tracing on a number these are two different things. Please let us know if you have any further questions.

    Best Regards

    October 11, 2013 at 4:29 pm Reply
  10. Hi there,

    Once you install the 2X MDM client application on the issue device and connect it to your 2X MDM portal, you shall be able to review call history regarding that device from the 2X MDM portal-> Devices-> *Select device*-> Call history.

    December 30, 2013 at 8:13 pm Reply
  11. Hi Esmarie,

    I suggest that you create a 2X MDM account and further connect the device you would like to track to this account in order to start receiving location updates.

    January 30, 2014 at 1:28 pm Reply
  12. Hi there,

    Thank you for the heads up. However, I have not been able to replicate this behavior.

    Which browser are you reviewing this link with?

    January 31, 2014 at 11:18 am Reply
  13. Hi there,

    The 2X MDM client is required in order to send location updates to the 2X MDM server and also receive commands.

    Without the 2X client, this shall not be possible.

    February 12, 2014 at 11:53 am Reply
  14. Hi there,

    2X MDM can track devices which are running the 2X MDM client app and are connected to a 2X MDM account.

    Once configured, track location updates from your 2X MDM account > Devices > Select a device > Location history.

    April 2, 2014 at 6:16 pm Reply