How to Track an iPhone/iPad without an App?

By Zack Morris | Jun 14, 2018 01:44 pm

If you happen to lose your iPhone, chances are that you won't have any software installed to locate the device. This can leave you wondering whether it is actually possible to track this device without an app. The good news is that, nowadays, it has become possible to track an iPhone remotely without an app. This article is dedicated to showing you how to track an iPhone without an app. Read on to find the best methods you can use to track an iPhone without the need to use the software.

Part 1: How to Track an iPhone without Using Apps?

Using iCloud

To most people, iCloud is just a backup storage service. However, it can be used to do more, such as location tracking. To track an iPhone, all you need is the Apple ID and password. If you already have these, the following steps should show you how to track an iPhone using iCloud:

Step 1: Using a web browser, visit and log in using the Apple ID and password.

Step 2: Tap the Find my iPhone icon and wait as the interface opens. This interface should have a map.

Step 3: Tap All Devices to view a list of all iOS devices you own.

Step 4: Choose the missing or lost iPhone from the list.

After choosing the lost device, tracking will be initiated. iCloud's Find My iPhone feature should show you the exact location of your iPhone. You can use the Play Sound option to find the iPhone if it is misplaced in the room, you can turn on Lost Mode and use the Erase iPhone option to erase the data on the lost device.

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Using Google

Google usually stores users' information. This data can come in handy when you are trying to locate your device. If you have enabled Location feature on the missing iPhone and the device is connected to the internet, Google will help you track the device. You can check the device's last updated location on Google Timeline. Below, we have outlined the steps that show you how to track an iPhone without an app using Google:

Step 1: On a computer browser, visit

Step 2: Tap Today or choose the current date on the left-hand panel.

Step 3: You should be able to see a list of the updated location histories for that day. Scroll down and then choose the latest update.

Step 4: If your iOS device appears to be stationary, you can go and get the device. If it is moving, there is a very high likelihood that it has been stolen. In such a case, you can use the help of the authorities.

track iphone with google

Part 2: How to Track an iPhone Without Installing Apps on the Target Phone?

Although the ways we have outlined above will help you track an iPhone, they may not always work. For example, for you to use Google to track an iPhone, the Location feature has to be enabled on the target device. The device also needs to have internet access. In some cases, the iPhone you are trying to track may not have internet access and its location feature may be off. Also, sometimes you may want to know more than just the location of the target device. Maybe you want to know what your kids are doing with their iPhone so that you can guide them on how to use their iPhones in a better way. In such a situation, both iCloud and Google will not help. However, you will have the ability to access and monitor any iOS device data using a third-party tool known as MoniMaster, previously named Spymer.

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MoniMaster will allow you to access and monitor any iPhone remotely. You don't have to install it on the target device. This ensures that your tracking is kept private. The features offered by MoniMaster include:

  • You can access and monitor up to 18 data types. These include the official Apple apps data and third-party apps. The supported official app data include contacts, Safari history & bookmarks, reminders, calendar, notes, iMessage, Messages, Photos, Videos, and Voice Memos. The supported third-party apps include Kik, QQ, WhatsApp, Viber, WeChat, and Line.

  • You will have the ability to view the current location of the device and all the locations where the target person has been to by checking the location history.

  • If you are worried about who the target person is talking to, MoniMaster will give you access to the frequently contacted list.

  • The tool will allow you to monitor both the data which is currently available on the target device and the data that has already been deleted.

Just because MoniMaster offers a lot of great features, it does not mean that using it is complicated. To help you get started with tracking any iOS device without installing an App on the target device, we have outlined the steps that you should follow below:

Step 1: Download and install a free MoniMaster trial version. It does not matter whether you use a Windows PC or a Mac since Spymer versions for both computers are available.

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Step 2: Open the software and enter both the name and the age of the person whose iPhone you wish to track. To proceed, tap Next.

enter target person information spymer

Step 3: Enter the target person's Apple ID and Password and tap Verify.

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Step 4: Choose a device to track. Tap Next and wait as MoniMaster scans and analyzes the device data.

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Step 5: Preview the data after the scanning and analyzing. Select the data you wish to monitor one by one and then tap Export to Computer. This will save the data on your PC or Mac where you can monitor it easily.

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This article shows you how to track an iPhone without an app using these methods. These methods have limitations in terms of the data you can access on the target device. They will not be useful in keeping track of any other information except the device location. If you need to access more data on the target device remotely, the best tool to use is MoniMaster. This tool will allow you to access the location, data belonging to over 18 apps, both deleted and existing data, and the frequently contacted list. MoniMaster is available as a free trial version.

Note: The tools introduced in this post shall be used only with the aim of parental control. Please read the End User License Agreement (EULA) carefully before downloading or installing the software. MoniMaster takes no responsibility for any illegal use of this tool.