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How Does a Cell Phone Tracking App Work

Before you decide to invest in cell phone tracking software, you should know exactly how the software does its job. What it does and what it doesn’t do will greatly influence your decision to either purchase the software or to not purchase it.

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When a person hears the words “cell phone tracking” they immediately think of a piece of software that is following and tracking a person’s movements through their smartphone. That is partially true but the software does so many things besides just location tracking. To really understand what the software does, you have to look at all of things that your smartphone does itself.

Your smartphone is in essence a miniature computer. It has a screen, a processor, a camera and a keyboard (either physical or virtual). Those are really the basic items in a smartphone. All smartphones have other high tech features that I really don’t need to go into just yet but I will cover some of those features as I continue. So, back to the basics. Almost everything that you can do with a computer, you can do with a smartphone. You can send messages, send e-mail, record and edit video, play games and do any number of other things including listening to music and browsing the internet.  “A mobile phone (also known as a cellular phone, cell phone, hand phone, or simply a phone) is a phone that can make and receive telephone calls over a radio link while moving around a wide geographic area. It does so by connecting to a cellular network provided by a mobile phone operator, allowing access to the public telephone network. By contrast, a cordless telephone is used only within the short range of a single, private base station.”

When you do all of those activities, your smartphone stores that information either in its internal memory or on a memory card. The fact that all of that information is stored is an important thing when it comes to the tracking software. Most people expect that their text messages and pictures would be stored. But they might not realize that their browsing history is stored as well. Or something as simple as when and where they checked the local weather conditions. But unbeknownst to most, all of that information is there.

When tracking or monitoring software is installed on a smartphone, the software gathers all of that information. It looks at the contact list and the call records to see who that person has been calling, how many times they talked to that person and when they made the calls. The software looks at all of the text messages sent and received as well as all of the pictures taken and video recorded. It even looks at the phone’s GPS system to see where a person has been. All of that is just the beginning. Once the software is installed, all of this information is constantly monitored and transmitted to a control panel that allows a person to review all of this information.

Cell phone tracking software only takes advantage of a smartphone’s capabilities to do so many things. The information is already inside of the smartphone. The software merely becomes an observer to all of the things that a user is doing. But unlike a human observer, the software never gets tired and never misses a single piece of information. A human being could never quickly and quietly amass all of the information that the software does.

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