Everyone has their own personal reasons for wanting to make their phone untraceable.
Whether you want to protect your identity while shopping online, or simply want to prevent people from being able to track your phone at any given time, securing your phone and making it untraceable can be a tricky task.
But it doesn’t necessarily have to be! In fact, there are a few precautionary measures that you can take that aren’t too complicated.
Here are some of our top recommendations.
- Use A Free Non-VoIP Number
A non Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) number is a virtual phone number that is not associated with any specific address. If you opt to use a third party app that provides this service for you then your phone will remain completely untraceable.
Non-VoIP numbers are also great for things such as online shopping as it means your privacy is completely protected, yet you still have access to a normal shopping experience.
Companies will provide you with a free SMS verification in just a few seconds, which will give you everything you need to bypass phone verification and keep your personal details secure and confidential.
- Disable GPS On Your Device
Some phones will have GPS included as its own setting, while others will have incorporated it into separate menus including Location and Privacy Settings. You could also try simply disabling “Airplane Mode” on some phones.
Not only will this silence incoming notifications but it will also disable the GPS properties of your phone, limiting access to your location. We’d suggest consulting your device’s user manual if you are looking for specific instructions.
- Turn Off Wi-Fi And Cellular Data
Turning these two features off is a great way of helping to make your phone untraceable. The easiest way to do this is by enabling “Airplane Mode.” This shuts both of these functions down and makes sure that they cannot be connected to a network, which might make your phone more difficult to trace.
- Control App Permissions
Making sure that location features are turned off in your phone settings is an effective way of disabling GPS activation, which in turn keeps it from sharing your phone’s location.
- Navigate to the device
- Scroll down until you reach the Privacy
- Select Location Services. After doing this, you should be able to view all the apps that actively use the location services.
You can disable this function in all applications simply by moving the slider that is at the top of the page. You can also select specific apps that you want to disable the location services for. It’s very unlikely that Candy Crush really needs to know your exact location!
- Navigate to
- Enter Google Location Settings. You now have access to turn off Location Reporting and Location History.
Location Reporting will share your location data with several apps, while Location History will store any relevant information for future use. You can also delete your entire location history using these settings which will contribute towards making your phone untraceable.
- Remove the Battery
A simpler solution may be to put your phone down and remove the battery entirely. This is quite an easy way to guarantee that your phone cannot be traced, but it comes with the cost of not being able to use your phone at all. This can be inconvenient and frustrating.
If you require access to specific bits of data on your phone then you should back it up to a PC prior to powering down your device.
- Use A Prepaid Phone
If you find that none of the above steps are working for you, then we have one last option for you to try.
Buy a Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) network prepaid phone from your local electronics store. This allows you to send and receive calls.
You can then activate your new phone by calling the number in the accompanying instruction manual. Make sure not to reveal any personal details at this stage, including your address.
Keep all calls from this phone short and snappy, and make them in a location that is far from your usual hangout spot. Although the phone can’t be tracked using satellites and cell phone towers when it’s turned off, it can be tracked when it is turned on.
And once you are finished with the phone, remove the SIM card and dispose of it as soon as you can. This will ensure that
From disabling app permissions to using third party apps that will do the job for you, there are several ways you can make your phone untraceable if you are serious about protecting your location.
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