See a Child's Device Location

Applies to: Insights and Premium Members 

Parent's app: iOS or Android

Child's device: iOS or Android

Article type: Optional customization

Your Child's Device Location

Parents can see the last known location of a Child's Android or iOS phone or tablet. Please note, location data is not supported on iOS 12 (2018) or older versions of iOS running on a Child's iPhone or iPad.

Last Known Location

From the Parent's Android phone or tablet:

  1. In Family, tap on your Child's icon 
  2. In LOCATION, tap on the map
  3. See the last known location of your Child's phone or tablet
    Note how long since the phone or tablet was last connected to the internet

The Location of the phone or tablet can be different if the battery is dead, the Device is turned off or the Device is disconnected from the Internet.

Location History

  1. After you complete the steps above, tap Show History 
  2. Tap the < left mark to go to an earlier date
    You can review up to 1 week of previous Locations
  3. When more than 1 Location is shown, tap the blue marker
  4. Tap on zoom to see street names and landmarks 
  5. You will see the time of day the phone first connected to the internet at that Location above the marker
    At the bottom of the map, small blue marks will appear in a timeline for each time the Device connected to a new network

Multiple Phones or Tablets

Occasionally, your Child has more than one Device. This usually happens when a Parent replaces an older or lost Device. Two Devices could appear on the map on the same day. Parents can see which Devices are shown on the current day's map.

  1. At the top-right, tap Devices 
  2. In TRACKED, not when the Devices were last seen
    The most common scenario is only 1 phone or tablet will be listed

Monitoring Options

Parent's can see information about their Child's Android or iOS phones and tablets from the Connect App.

  • Location and Recent Activity - the last known location of a mobile device and its internet activity
  • Apps - a list of the apps installed on iOS and Android mobile devices 
  • Usage - comparison details of the amount of time spent by type of activity for phones, tablets, and computers
  • Snapshots - searchable weekly overview of family members' online activities for phones, tablets, and computers