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Best Phone Tracking Apps for iPhone

written by: Arnold Zafra•edited by: Wendy Finn•updated: 10/20/2010

Here we've rounded up five of the best phone tracking apps for iPhone. Any of these apps can be a useful tool for locating your iPhone whenever it gets lost or stolen. Read on to find the best app that will help you track your iPhone.

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    FoneHome: Phone Tracker

    FoneHome This app helps you recover your beloved iPhone if it becomes lost or stolen. It was recently updated with new features, including the ability to remotely take a picture from the front/rear camera with a push message, play a siren if you left your phone on vibrate, place your device into a high accuracy mode (reports every minute), periodic check-ins, and Google Latitude integration. To use this app, you need to create a free account from FoneHome website. The app runs in the background, so you can do other things while letting the app transmits location data to the FoneHome servers. The app also includes the following features: track your device in real-time, updates your location periodically, stores your last 100 location updates, auto-restarts, power efficiency, secure encrypted transmission of data and more. (Price: $$0.99) (Download link)

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    Device Locator: Track and Locate Your Lost or Stolen iPhone + Google Latitude Integration

    Device Locator Here's another best phone tracking app for iPhone. You can use this app to track your loved ones as well as your own iPhone. The app lets you sound an alarm on your device from any computer, send a message with sound to the device, record location in various intervals, forward your location information to Google Latitude or your own service, keep track of and graph your iPhone's battery life, lock the app from a web site, and send location information, even when the app is closed. What's good about this app is that it was developed with user feedback in mind. It reports your device's location to a central server. You can then log in to the server from your browser and track your iPhone's location. The app also reports your iPhone's location when it connects to a new cell tower. (Price: $4.99) (Download link)

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    TrackMyPhone

    trackmyphone This iPhone tracking app records your phone location and uses the background feature to send data. To use the app, you need to register or sign in and then choose your desired accuracy. After that, your iPhone will then send its current location to the TrackMyPhone website every time it detects a location change. You can then view the coordinates transmitted by the app, with matching timestamp and then plot the point on a map. The app was recently updated to version 1.1 now featuring a new app icon and display name, updated UI, new settings screen, and passkey to unlock the phone. (Price: $1.99) (Download link)

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    Phone Trace 4

    phone trace 4 This phone tracking app for iPhone lets you know the real-time location of your iPhone. It helps you obtain your current location, connect to another iPhone through an IP address, which you can get from email sent by the target iPhone device, and send email/sms/voice call to another mobile phone within one minute after you've powered on your iPhone, (Price: $4.99) (Download link)

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    My Locus: Phone Tracker + Google Latitude Location Updater for iPhone

    Mt Locus- Phone Tracker Although this app is not in any way connected with Google Latitude, it does send updates to Google Latitude with your iPhone location, which lets you share your location with friends or track the person that uses the iPhone. Features of this app include: iOS 4 compatibility with support for multitasking, location is not uploaded to the My Locus servers, configurable update interval, date/time of last update provided, secure communication, and remote disabling of location updates via Google Latitude. (Price: $0.99) (Download link)

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