Are you looking for an app that can keep track of the location of your kids, friends, family, or even your Girlfriend? Then you have come to the right place. In this article, I am going to show you the 7 best free location-tracking apps in 2023 for iOS and Android. With the tracking app not only you can track your loved ones but also your smartphone and some app can even remotely lock or erase the smartphone data.

Note: All the apps are in random order so you can choose any GPS tracking app as per your need.

7 Best Tracking Apps for iPhone & Android (2023)

  1. GeoZilla
  2. Google Maps
  3. Life360
  4. Glympse
  5. iSharing
  6. Google Find My Device
  7. Find My iPhone

1. GeoZilla

GeoZilla - Find My Family
Size on Android102 MB
Size on iPhone282.8 MB
Ratings on Play Store4.2
Ratings on App Store (US)4.5
PriceFree, In-App Purchase

GeoZilla is one of the top free GPS tracker apps for iPhone & Android out there. With this app, you can easily track your friends, families, or girlfriends’ location in real-time on a map. And it is available for both Android and iOS devices so you don’t have to worry about app compatibility. Also, the user interface of the app is clean and all the features are easy to access.

Speaking of features, on GeoZilla you can create or join a circle that is similar to a group. In the circle, you can keep track of kids, friends, or family’s location and you can also send messages, images, and videos.

Furthermore, you also get features like

  • Notify Me: By enabling this feature you will be notified when someone (circle member) arrives or leaves your place.
  • Get Direction: As the name suggests, it will show you the way to reach your loved one’s location.
  • Place Alerts: You can add custom places that will notify you when any friend or family member arrives or leaves that place.

Other than that, GeoZilla also has an Emergency Alert feature that can send emergency alerts to the added contacts.

Download GeoZilla from Play Store

Download GeoZilla from App Store

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2. Google Maps

Google Maps
Size on AndroidVaries with device
Size on iPhone223.9 MB
Ratings on Play Store4.1
Ratings on App Store (US)4.7

I don’t think Google Maps needs any introduction. It is mostly used for searching places, getting real-time GPS navigation, traffic & public transport info, and so on. But you can also use Google Maps to share your location with others. On top of that, you can also set the length of time you’d like to share your live location.

And with this, your family or your friends may access information such as

  • Track real-time location
  • Phone’s battery life
  • What you’re doing (like driving or walking)
  • Your places (such as home, work, and destinations)

Download Google Maps from Play Store

Download Google Maps from App Store

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3. Life360

Life360: Family Locator & GPS Tracker
Size on Android50 MB
Size on iPhone117 MB
Ratings on Play Store4.4
Ratings on App Store (US)4.3
PriceFree, In-App Purchase

Life360 is another best app to track the iPhone & Android devices of your loved ones. And just like the GeoZilla app, here also you can create or join a circle. So whenever needed, you can use this app to monitor your kid’s location or any other members.

The app is available for both iPhone and Android devices and has a built-in messaging service too. Other than that, it also comes with the SOS feature which you can use to alert your circle members whenever there is an emergency. It will also send your location to your circle and emergency contacts.

There are many things you can do on the Life360 app, but for that, you need to subscribe to its premium services that will unlock features like

  • Unlimited place alerts
  • 30 days of location history
  • ID theft protection
  • Medical assistance
  • Crash detection and so on

Download Life360 from Play Store

Download Life360 from App Store

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4. Glympse

Glympse - Share GPS location
Size on Android15 MB
Size on iPhone124 MB
Ratings on Play Store4.3
Ratings on App Store (AU)4.8
PriceFree, In-App Purchase

If you want to track someone’s location without giving your personal information like a phone number or email id, then Glympse is the best location-sharing app for Android and iPhone. Most of the tracking apps require sign-up to use their app, but you can use the Glympse app to share location in real-time with or without any sign-up.

You can also decide on how long your location is to be shared with others. Furthermore, the app can also create a route to your friend’s or family’s location with the help of Google Maps or Apple Maps. And like many other free tracking apps, here too you can create groups to view the location of one another.

Other features of Glympse are:

  • Broadcast my speed
  • Low power mode
  • Stop sharing when I arrive
  • Dark mode

Download Glympse from Play Store

Download Glympse from App Store

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5. iSharing

Size on Android20 MB
Size on iPhone167.6 MB
Ratings on Play Store4.4
Ratings on App Store (IN)4.7
PriceFree, In-App Purchase

iSharing is another free tracking app for iPhone and Android. The UI of the app is clean and easy to use. Also, you will find all the essential features that you would expect from a tracking app.

You can easily share your real-time location with your GF, friends, or family members. The app also has features like:

  • Display the battery status of your friend’s phone
  • Directions to your friend or family member’s location
  • Receive notifications when your loved ones arrive or leave places
  • Walkie Talkie
  • Send Panic Alert to all your added contacts
  • In-app messaging

Download iSharing from Play Store

Download iSharing from App Store

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6. Google Find My Device

Google Find My Device
Size on Android3.8 MB
Ratings on Play Store4.4

If you are an Android user, then Google Find My Device is one of the best Android location-tracking apps. With this app, you can track all your Android phone’s locations. Also, if your smartphone is stolen or by any chance you forgot where you kept it, then with one tap you can play a sound at full volume, even if your device is in silent mode.

It also has a Secure Device feature through which you can add a lock screen message and phone number. So if anyone finds your Android phone, he/she can reach you through this.

Lastly, you can also erase the device remotely. So all your data from the device will be permanently deleted.

Download Find My Device from Play Store

7. Find My iPhone

Find My iPhone
Size on iPhone11.3 MB

Find My iPhone is a free iPhone tracking app and is similar to Google’s Find My Device app. Here also you can access all your devices like iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, or Mac. And with this app, you can also locate your missing device on a map, remotely lock it, play a sound, display a message, or erase all the data on it.

Besides that, you can also use the Find My iPhone app to share your location with other iOS users. There are a few other useful features like:

  • Directions: It can create a route to your friend’s or family member’s location.
  • Notify Me: It will notify you when your friend arrives, leaves, or is not at the selected location.
  • Mark As Lost: Lost mode lets you lock and track a missing iPhone. You can also provide contact information in case someone finds your iPhone.

Overall Find My iPhone is one of the best iPhone location tracker apps and all the features you are getting are free to use.

Download Find My iPhone from App Store