HOW TO FIND MOBILE NUMBER CURRENT LOCATION
You can find the current location of a mobile phone by getting the user’s phone number, finding their current location on Google Maps, and then looking up an address for that location. Here are instructions on how to do each step:
Get the user’s phone number.
- Get the user’s phone number.
- Find the user’s current location on Google Maps.
- Find an address for the location on Google Maps (and get directions if you want).
Find the current location of the user on Google Maps.
To find the current location of a user on Google Maps, you need their phone number.
To do this:
- Go to Google Maps and enter your friend’s or family member’s number in the search bar at the top of their website (or just click here).
- You’ll see an orange pin drop on their location in real-time! You can zoom out and look at different parts of their neighborhood by clicking on an area on the map with your mouse cursor or tapping it with your finger if you’re using a touchscreen device like an iPad or iPhone, respectively.
- Once you’ve found them, double-click on their address and copy/paste it into another program such as Microsoft Word so that later when they ask where they live (or give them directions), all they have to do is paste what they wrote down instead having to memorize all those numbers themselves!
Find an address for the location on Google Maps.
The first thing you need to do is find the address for the location in Google Maps.
To find an address on Google Maps, type in “street address” followed by “city” and then your state. For example: Street Address, City, State or Street Address City State Zip Code. You should see a map with a pin marking your location appear at the top left corner of your screen. If not, try zooming out until it does appear (this will make it easier to read).
Once you have located yourself on this map, click on any blue dots that are nearby–these represent businesses such as restaurants or gas stations–and see if they have addresses listed next to them when you hover over them with your mouse cursor; if so then copy down those addresses using Ctrl+C (Windows) or Command+C (Mac).
- You can find the current location of a user.
- You can find the address of their current location.
- You can use Google Maps to do this.
The Google Maps API is a powerful tool for developers, and it’s easy to use. In this tutorial, we showed you how to use the Google Maps API to find the current location of a user on Android. We also showed how to get an address for that location using reverse geocoding (finding an address based on latitude/longitude coordinates).