How To Track A Text Message Location

Your Quick Answer:

To track a text message location, you’ll need to save the phone number on the device and then see it from the contact book details. 

If you can’t find the location there, you’ll need to search for the area code associated with the sender’s number to find the location of the text message sender. 

You can even use a tracking app like Phone Number Locator Caller ID to find the text message location. 

Truecaller can also help you find the location by clicking on the View Profile button after opening the message on the app. 

The Grabify IP Logger tool can also be used for recording the location. You’ll need to send the tracking link to the text message sender and wait for him to click on it. 

As soon as the person opens it, Grabify will track the IP and the location of the user. You can check the results to see the location. 

How to Track a Text Message Location:

Try the following methods to track the text message:

1. See Location from Phone Book: 

If you want to track the location of any text message you can easily do that by checking the contact details of the phone number that’s sending the messages. If this is not saved on your contact book, you’ll need to save it and then look for the location on your phone book. On most Android devices, you’ll be able to get the registered location of any phone number after you save the phone number in your contact book. 

However, if the number was already saved in your phone, you’ll need to get into the contact details section of the phone book to see the registered location of the number.

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Step 1: Open the Messages application on your device. 

Step 2: Next, click on the text message whose location you want to find. 

Step 3: Then click on the three dots icon.

Click three dot

Step 4: Next, click on Add to Contacts. 

Click Add contact

Step 5: Click on Create contact.

Click Create Contact

Step 6: Save the contact by providing it with any name. 

Click on Save Button

Step 7: After you save the number, you’ll be taken to the Contact book’s page. 

Step 8: On the page, you’ll be able to see the name and phone number. Just below the phone number, you’ll be able to see the registered location of the number. 

Step 9: From the registered location, you’ll be able to know the state and city. 

2. See Area Code to Find the Location:

If you want to find the text message sender’s location, you’ll be able to find it from the area code of the phone number. Every phone number has an area code in front of it. From an area code, you’ll be able to know from which country the phone number has been registered. Area codes are different for different countries. No area code’s similar to another country. 

See the area code to find the location

If you can’t recognize the country after seeing the area code, search for the country by entering the area code on Google. Immediately, you’ll be able to find out the country from which the sender has registered the phone number originally. Even if you’re able to recognize the country after seeing the area code, searching on Google can further help you verify it. 

3. Using Third-party Tools – Tracking Apps:

Any location tracking tool can help you find the location number using which the text message was sent. Many location tracker apps can find the location of any phone number for free. 

From Google Play Store, you’ll be able to download any of the location tracking applications to find the location of a text message.

One of the best location tracker apps is the 

i. Phone Number Locator Caller ID:

⭐️ Features:

  • It can track down the location of any mobile number. 
  • It’s a free app. 
  • It blocks unwanted calls. 
  • The app can show the location of any phone number in an inbuilt GPS map. 

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Step 1: Install & Open the application: Number Locator – GPS Location. 

Click on install

Step 2: Grant the required permission. 

Step 3: Then click on Continue. 

Step 4: Select your country.

Step 5: Click on START.

Click on START

Step 6: Then you’ll need to click on Call Locator. 

Click on caller Locator

Step 7: Enter the message sender’s number on the search box and then click on SEARCH.

Click on search button

 It will show the location. 

ii. Use Truecaller:

Truecaller can find the caller ID as well as the location of any unknown phone number. If you want to track the sender’s location from his messages, you’ll need to go to the sender’s profile on Truecaller to see it. 

It can not only show you the caller ID and the location but you’ll be able to see the number type and the service provider too. 

⭐️ Features:

  • It can show the location of any phone number. 
  • The app can show alerts for fake calls.
  • You’ll be able to get the location of each incoming call. 
  • It can be used for free or you can upgrade to the premium by paying some bucks. 

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Step 1: Open the Truecaller application. 

get-started-truecaller
Google-account

Step 2: Then click on Messages. 

Click massage icon

Step 3: You’ll be able to see all the messages on your device. 

Step 4: Select the one whose location you want to track. 

select profile

Step 5: Then click on View Profile. 

Click View profile

Step 6: Next, on the following page, scroll down to see the location of the number. 

4. Sending Link in Reply & Track When Clicked:

Follow the below steps:

Step 1: Go to Grabify.link & Select a video or article

You can use the Grabify IP Logger tool to find the IP address as well as the location of any device. But this is a little tricky method that has to be done by sending tracking links to the sender of the text message. As soon as the sender will open the links Grabify will track down this IP address and the location and show it to you in the results. It depends upon the user of the number whether he would click on the link or not. You can make an effort to make it happen. 

Grabify website

You’ll need to start with selecting a video or any interesting article and then copy the link to it. The video or the article should be interesting enough so that the target would feel like clicking on it to read and watch it. 

Step 2: Shorten the link 

Next, open the Grabify IP Logger tool on the web and paste the copied link on the box that says ENTER a valid URL or tracking code. 

Grabify-tool

Then click on the Create URL button. The click on I Agree & Create URL. On the next page, you’ll be able to see the Link information header under which you’ll be able to find the shortened link. 

Step 3: Send the shortened link to the target 

As you find the shortened link, you’ll need to click on the Copy button to copy the link on your clipboard. Next, you’ll need to see and write down the tracking code from the box or remember it so that you can recall it for later use. 

Click on Copy

Send the shortened link to the user via messages whose IP address and location you want to track and ask him to check it out. You’ll need to wait for the user to open the link. 

Step 4: See the results 

As soon as the user opens the link, Grabify will record the IP address and the location of the user and will redirect the user to the page of the original content associated with the link. The person will not be able to understand that Grabify has recorded the IP address and the location. 

link-info-tracking

You’ll need to open the Grabify IP Logger tool and then enter the tracking code in the input box. Click on Tracking Code. Next, you’ll be able to see the results. It will show you the location of the user, along with information like model number, state, country, user agent, etc. 

The Bottom lines:

This article explains the different methods to track the location of any text message. You’ll need to find the location using the area code of the number or you can see it on the device’s phone book. Even apps like Truecaller and Phone Number Locator Caller ID can also help you find it. You can use the IP address and location tracker tool of Grabify too. 

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