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How Do You See Someone’s Location on Your Android Phone?

There are so many different ways to see someone’s location that it gets so difficult to determine which one to go with. Considering we have been in the spying app business for so long, we have figured out all the different possibilities that can be used to see someone’s location using an Android phone.

How Do You See Someone’s Location on Your Android Phone?
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Three Ways to See Someone’s Location on Your Android Phone

Before we move ahead with answering the question "How do you see someone’s location on your Android phone," let’s take a clear look at what we will be covering in this guide.

We will be covering three different ways for how you can see someone’s location on your Android phone. All these methods will let you see the location of another person but they all differ in one way or another.

There are some easier, free ways to see someone’s location and while there are some subtler, highly discreet and more comfortable ways. You will get to know all them including their pros and cons in this guide. We will start off with the best solution available before heading on to the less significant ones.

Method 1: Use Xnspy to See Someone’s Location on Your Android Phone

Xnspy is a better way to spy on someone’s location than other methods that we will be discussing. Almost every other solution available is either not perfect, discreet or truly effective.

When you use a top spy app like XNSPY to see someone’s location, you get a lot of benefits:

  • You aren’t intruding the person whose location you want to see.
  • You get seamless location tracking for as long as you want.
  • You get other spying features along with location tracking.
  • You can see someone’s location on your Android phone via Xnspy’s mobile app.

All Steps: Use Xnspy to See Someone’s Location on Your Android Phone

When Target Person’s Device is Android

If the target device is Android, then it’s a prerequisite to download Xnspy on that phone or tablet.

Xnspy dashboard

Step 1: Download and Install Xnspy

Download Xnspy on the Android device. You will require a physical access to the device for this. It’s very easy to download Xnspy on an Android phone. You get the entire installation manual once you subscribe. Note that it requires only a few minutes for the entire setup.

Step 2: Log into Your Account

Go to to access your Xnspy’s online account. Choose Android as your platform and enter the code that you received upon installing Xnspy on the device. This will successfully pair the target Android device with your account.

XNSPY dashboard
XNSPY dashboard

Step 3: Select “Locations” from Dashboard

Go to ‘Dashboard’ on your XNSPY account. Select‘Locations’ from the sidebar. The new loaded screen will show all the previously plus recently visited locations along with the date, time and address stamps.


Xnspy requires location services enabled on a phone to get its location details. Considering increasing the number of apps requiring location details for their functionality, it’s very rare that the location services won’t be enabled on the target device. But if you aren’t able to see any locations from the monitored device, Xnspy recommends checking if the location services are enabled.

When Target Person’s Device is iOS

If the target device is iOS, Xnspy offers multiple options to see someone’s location on your Android phone.

For Jailbroken iOS Devices

If you know someone who has a jailbroken iOS device, you can see the location by downloading Xnspy on their iPhone/iPad. Because Xnspy or other spy apps aren’t available on the App Store, a jailbreak is required to download Xnspy.

But considering jailbreaking hasn’t been made available on the latest iOS, Xnspy has devised a non-jailbreak solution too. For a detailed Xnspy Jailbreak installation guide, click here.

For Non-Jailbroken

If you don’t have a jailbroken iPhone or iPad, you could use Xnspy’s iCloud version which only requires the iCloud credentials of a person to see their location on your Android phone. You could find the entire installation guide here:

How Do You See Someone’s Location on Your Android Phone?

Once you have Xnspy setup, you can download the Xnspy Dashboard app from the Play Store. Sign into the app using your XNSPY credentials and start seeing the monitored person’s location on your Android phone on the go.

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Method 2: Use ‘Find My Device’

Just like Apple’s ‘Find My iPhone’, Google also has its ‘Find My Device’. You can use this on an Android device to locate, ring or wipe it. Google’s ‘Find My Device’ requires the Google account that’s been used on the phone. So if you are close to the person whose location you want to see and know their Google account credentials paired with their cell phone, you can simply sign in any time into their Google account and use Find My Device to locate where they are. The best part is that you don’t even need to turn on Find My Device because it’s already enabled if there’s a Google account used on the phone.

However, this method comes with a downside: You need Google account details of others. But if you do, you don’t have to spend a dime to see someone’s location on your Android phone.

Find my device
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Method 3: Use WhatsApp Live Location

Another easy way to see someone’s location is by carefully utilizing the WhatsApp’s Live Location feature. With this, users can send their updated location to a person for up to 8 hours. During this time, WhatsApp periodically updates the location of the person upon displacement. However, remember that you will be required to manually access other person’s WhatsApp and send yourself their Live Location.

WhatsApp Live Location

Step 1: Open WhatsApp

Open the target person’s WhatsApp and tap on the new message icon and select yourself as the contact with whom you want to share the live location.

Step 2: Click on “Allow”

If the target person has never shared their location with anyone, you will be prompted to ‘Allow’ WhatsApp to use location services on the phone. Allow any prompts that may pop up.

WhatsApp Live Location
WhatsApp Live Location

Step 3: Tap on “Share Live Location”

Tap on ‘Share Live Location’ from the screen that follows. WhatsApp will inform that any participants of the chat will be able to see your location in real time.

Step 4: Select Duration

It’s time to select the duration for which you want to share the location. There are options for 15 minutes, 1 hour and 8 hours.

WhatsApp Live Location

To ensure that the location sharing is overlooked by the other person, you can send multiple WhatsApp messages from your phone on their WhatsApp.

So far these are the best three ways to see someone’s location using their phones. We will be updating this guide again once we come across something new.

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