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Surefire way to spy on your hubby’s location without touching his phone

OK so you are in a state of despair. You are suspecting he is cheating on you but you want hard evidence to back up your suspicions. Here we present to you one surefire way (if you follow our instructions carefully) that makes it possible to:

  • Track his location without him knowing (finding out)
  • Without the possibilities of HIDDEN CHARGES turning up on the phone bill that is in HIS name
  • Without having to put something on his phone (like installing or downloading a tracking app)
  • Without accidentally getting caught at tracking, which would make matters even WORSE

This guide was inspired by one of our readers and contributors to our comment section who was looking for help with tracking that meets the above requirements.

Instead of worrying about accessing your partner’s phone, have you thought of planting one of your own, that you can access without issue?

The answer is concealing a tracker in his car!

BEWARE of the laws regarding tracking covertly

Always consider your country’s or state’s law before attempting any type of spying on someone without their knowledge (unless it’s your underaged children). Do it at your own risk.

10 steps to tracking your husband’s car using an extra smartphone

This is a creative way and tested way that people have tried and gotten away with. It is also the least techy way compared to other methods, but it still requires a bit of work.

Things you’ll need

Access to the car he is driving

An extra smartphone (buy used for less than $100)

A new prepaid SIM card (ca $25)

A smartphone tracking app (Free)

A high-capacity external battery bank (ca $100) (recommended)

  1. Find an old smartphone or buy a used one online. For example on eBay.com you can find many in the $100 range. Remember the smaller the better (consumes less battery and you have more space for better concealing it). As you know, Android phones are cheaper than Apple products.
  2. Old Android smartphones are the cheapest
  3. Update the software to the latest version.
  4. Buy a prepaid SIM card that has a data-plan. The cheapest one should do, as long the telecom provider has a good coverage in the area you want to do tracking.
  5. Install and activate your desired phone tracking app (we have reviewed six apps).
  6. Enable “Location services” on the phone (iPhone/Android) and on the app.
  7. Turn all possible sounds off (mute your phone) so it doesn’t make any noise at all (no vibrations either). For example, getting a text message from your network provider, or making an accidental call to the phone, or even receiving a sound notification when your battery is running low are all possible causes for worry.
  8. How to put your Android phone to mute
  9. (Strongly Recommended) Purchase a high-capacity external battery bank (you’ll thank me later) and connect it before you put it in the car. You can find some good ones on Amazon.com. As you probably know, batteries on smartphones deplete very quickly; even faster on used phones. Some of these power banks (especially the bulkier ones) can keep your phone working for weeks on end without needing to be taken out for a re-charge. Otherwise without it you will have to get into his car every few days for recharging the device. This increases your chances for getting caught.
  10. High-capacity external power bank
    High-capacity external power bank
  11. (Optional) Install an app such as Potential that alerts you when the battery level reaches, lets say, 30% (you can set it up to any particular level). This will let you prepare to get the phone and the battery pack back to charge them.
  12. Conceal the smartphone smartly in your car first, and test it out for a few days. Give it a call, see if it rings, see how long the batteries hold up. Prepare before you plan to plant it in his car (see the list below on places where you can conceal it).
  13. Also, do not forget to passcode lock it – in the unlikely event (because you have followed all our advice carefully) that he finds it and tries to get in and figure out who is behind it.

Places to conceal the smartphone and battery pack in the vehicle

Planting GPS device in car

  1. The trunk of the car. If he rarely uses it, and/or it has a thick carpet to hide under it, then this would be the ideal place.
  2. Underneath the middle/center console. Lift it out (use force if necessary). There are usually a lot of crevices under it, probably enough to put the phone there.
  3. If there is enough space, and it’s sturdy, hide it behind the glove compartment; there are all sorts of crevices in there. If the phone is bulky and the battery pack even bigger, this place won’t work that well.
  4. Be creative! Every vehicle is unique. Try to find sure places you can hide where he would never look. Make sure it’s also sturdy, so it doesn’t move around making noise.

Is the vehicle registered in his name?

Keep in mind; you can put a tracker on anything you own and track it. So, if you are going through a divorce, and your ex has a vehicle in both of your names, you are within your rights to use a smartphone as a tracking device on it. On the contrary, if your divorce is finalized, and you no longer have a car in both of your names, then you might be violating the law if you are tracking the vehicle.

Enable Geofence feature to know when he is in a certain location

Enable the geofencing feature to be notified when your boyfriend or husband gets out of a certain area or gets in a certain area. In Find my iPhone / Find Friends apps, simply tap on the “Notify me”, choose “Arrives” and select location you want to cover.

Enable notification on Find My Friends when husband arrives to geofence

For example, you are suspecting he is visiting a lover who lives on the other side of town; well simply add a geofence in that area, and be informed (via push notifications on your phone) when he enters it.

Get a push notification when husband arrives to lovers home

Take a screenshot to have proof later on that he was indeed in the area.

Have you tried planting a phone in a car? Did it work? Or have you figured out a better way to track without him/her knowing? Let us know in the comments below!

John Boyle

App developer and Tech-geek.


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  • Everyone look into tile. It’s a small square that you can put anywhere. The one drawback is that it works with Bluetooth. So if someone else goes near it, then you can see where it is. But never really has to be recharged is the best part.


  • Please I need to see my wife’s WhatsApp and can deleted messages be recovered . Pls reply I need your help ASAP . Can her location be tracked ?


  • I thought of a great way to track my husband I put my iPhone in his truck and I shared my location with my best friend. I made sure that location service was on and the phone on silent I hide it in his truck under the seat and I just hung out with my friend and watched every place he went stopped and how long he was there then my friend and I just went by the places he was to see who or what he was doing and the rest is history!! I figured that was the easiest way to find out what he was up to!!


  • So I had a free government phone and made sure all alarms and vibrations were off EVERYTHING even notifications! Every night when my BF would drop me off at work I’d be in the front passenger seat fixing my makeup and very stealthy I’d slowly slip the phone under my seat. I’d be at work and and on my phone id track him…. I used an app that alerted me Everytime he was on the move and how long each stop was! I’ll see if I can find the app! But if you use Google Maps… Make sure you’re logged onto his account or the planted GPS device. Then go to Timeline. Then click the day you’d like to see. Now a VERY NEAT LITTLE option you can use is a small icon usually on the map when you choose your date to view, I always find it at the bottom of map(only on computer or the actual timeline through Google which is accessed through his Google account. To find that you click on their Google account profile and go to manage Google account. Go to my activity to see anything they used with associated Google account. But right under my activity should be Timeline review and that will let you use the icon I’m about to discuss!) Ok so back to ICON… It looks like the settings icon, click it, a few options pop up, the very first one should say SHOW RAW DATA😳 click it😲 yep you see all those red dots? That’s his every move and when you zoom in it will allow you to click each Dot and a time stamp appears and it’s almost 100% accurate, I’ve questioned my man before and he swears I have someone following him 🤣🤣🤣 now again this will only work if GPS is on . Also you can do this through FB! If you know his login info. Just go to his activity and click timeline review and shows you each day. Also Googles Wheres My Phone is AMAZING IF YOU KNOW HIS PASSWORD


      • I need ur help girl that is good way to catch them but I can’t figure nothing out he deleted everything every messege
        turns his location off so how do I actually catch him if he is doing anything I’m pretty certain he is because he is always cleaning his vehicle out


  • Google maps only keeps track as long as they are logged into a gmail account. My husband has turned off his location on his phone as well as the location for facebook. He has also logged out of his gmail and his samsung accounts. I can track him with his phones internal imei number but I have to find an app that does it for free.what is the name of the ease drop app?


  • People if you have google maps you can enable google time line and track your spouse or whom ever you like with that for free. It will track the persons location and places they have been.


  • Hi. Im so desperate to find a free app that will track a person’s location without them knowing as I dont have access to his cell.


  • Hi. Im so desperate to find a free app that will track a person’s location without them knowing as I dont have access to his cell or his car …


  • OMG this is brilliant!!!
    I have some hacking experience but won’t use it for anything shady. This however, is absolutely worth it. There are chances that the Target may find the phone but its so damn worth it. You’re a genious.
    I’d like to add that you can download an app that listens to conversations so you can hear when he/she is on the phone!