How to Track a Missing Phone number in Nigeria

Phone Number lookup in Nigeria


Tracking a missing or stolen phone in Nigeria is rarely practiced because many phone users don’t know how to locate their missing phones.

Several mobile phone users believe only security operatives and telecom operators can track a missing phone, but in this article, we will be giving a guide on how Nigerians can track their missing phones.

This guide to tracking a missing phone would effectively work on smartphones, first generational phones don’t have enough technology for easy tracking.

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This is the easiest and most precise way to track a phone in Nigeria but the only setback is that you cannot track the phone if you haven’t earlier signed in your Google account to the smartphone before it was stolen.

If you are still reading then you must have signed in your Google account in the device.

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Using a computer or another smartphone, sign into the Google account linked to the missing Smartphone.

Now go to Google map and check on “My Timeline”, this would give you precise details of everywhere the device has been to, you can check as back as 2 years (depends on how long the account has been signed into the missing device).

This would also show you the last location of the phone, making it easier for you to pinpoint the location of the device.

Alternatively, you can use the “Google Find My Device” feature, this would send several signals to the missing phone and it will send back its live location in real-time to your device.

You can also use this feature to ping your device, so if the device is switched on it will ring out very loud and making it easy to locate if it is close by (the device must be switched on for this to work).

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This is a third-party application that comes in handy if you want to track a phone number (this method is best for first-generation phones without GPS service).

Using this Android application, you can find the location of any phone number in over 200 countries, it doesn’t require an internet connection for some countries.

It pings the phone number and use the closest cell towers to triangulate the precise position of the device and send back the data to you.

This service works under the hood, so the person holding the phone won’t notice the phone is being tracked.


This is a premium mobile tracking application that works well in Nigeria and all over the world. This application requires good internet connection and it can also be used to call & message the phone number.

This application gives you the location of the nearest cell tower and you can use that to calculate the location of the phone.

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Other cool mobile tracking websites;

  • https://www.spyfone.com/
  • https://u.famisafe.com/
  • https://www.glympse.com/
  • https://www.life360.com/

Although these services give you the location of the phone, retrieving the phone might be hard because the person with the phone might constantly be on the move, and it might be hard knowing who is with the phone in the midst of a huge crowd.

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