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Family Tracker app review: stay in the loop with your family



If all members of your family have an iPhone or iPad, then Family Tracker is an app that you would definitely want to consider purchasing for the safety of your family members as well as your peace of mind.

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What we have here is an app that discreetly runs in the background and lets each member of the family be aware of each others' locations at any given time.

This app can be found in the Lifestyle section of the App Store, where it can be purchased for $3.99.

Let's take a closer look at the app's functions and features.

Family Tracker


Locate Your Loved Ones

Family Tracker is a lightweight 2.5 MB app, which uses your iPhone or iPad's GPS capabilities to pinpoint the location of each member of the family. The app does require an Internet connection to work either in the form of WiFi or 3G cellular network.

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Once you have the app installed on the device you wish to track, you can find out where the device holder is using another iPhone or iPad running this app, or you can track from your PC or Mac using a web browser.

Locate your loved ones
Locate your loved ones

Subscription-Based Services

If you're using this app to track the location of your family, all the members will be listed and their location will be automatically updated every time a significant change has occurred in their location. A map view allows you to see where the device has gone and you can even force the device the update the GPS location.

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Other options include the ability to export the GPS tracking history in GPX or KML format, a tracking history on a map, and the ability to see where the device was located at a specific time.

These features are subscription based and can be purchased for one, three, six, or twelve months at $1.99, $5.99, $9.99, and $19.99 respectively.

Integrated Map view
Integrated Map view

Family Tracker


Pros & Cons


  • Uses the device's GPS to help you track your loved ones
  • Map view to see the whereabouts of your family without having to call them
  • Check where the user has been in the past few days
  • Stores information for two weeks
  • Find out the location of the device at a specific time
  • Export data in GPX or KML format


  • There is nothing negative to say about this app

Pro subscription features
Pro subscription features

Final Words

Family Tracker, though a little on the expensive side, is a highly effective app which will help you keep track of the whereabouts of your family at all times. This app has already helped locate a missing child in Atlanta, GA where a mother used Family Tracker to locate her 14-year-old son. In my opinion, this is a must-have app on your iPhone or iPad!


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Neha Sinha

Neha has been writing and editing since 2010 and has been reviewing iOS apps since early 2014. She has lived in four different countries and loves having the world at her fingertips thanks to these awesome apps.