Did you know that it’s now possible to find someone’s IP address by simply using their phone number? Yes, that’s right. If you’re interested I finding someone’s IP address, as long as you have their phone number, you are good to go.
In this post, we’ll teach you some tips and tricks that you can use to find anyone’s IP address using only their phone number. Keep reading to find out….
Ordinarily, it’s not easy getting someone’s IP address, especially using a person’s phone number. Luckily, some workarounds can help you complete the job in a few easy steps. Here are some methods that you can use to find someone’s IP using a phone number:
1. Using a Phone Reverse Search Tool/ Site
You can find someone’s IP address using their phone number, thanks to tools such as KiwiSearches.com. The phone reverse search tool is pretty easy to use. Follow the steps outlined below to find someone’s IP address:
Step 1: Go to KiwiSearches.com
Step 2: Enter the phone number you want the IP address for. You must include the area code. Do not include dashes or parentheses. However, you can use spaces if you have to. Even so, they won't be included in the search.
Step 3: Click on “Search” and wait for the results to appear on your screen. When the search is done, the search results displayed on the screen will include, among other details, the full name, age, gender, location, and IP address of the person you were interested in.
It is important to note that all this info is based on what the user has provided to their internet service provider or mobile carrier. Once you have this information, you can know how to best deal with anyone you’ve met online.
2. Using a Cell Phone Tracking App
You can use a cell phone tracking app to find out the IP address of any phone remotely.
Two popular cell phone tracking apps are Highster Mobile and Auto Forward Spy. There are a bunch of other tracking apps out there. That being said, here’s a quick round-up of how you can use either Highster Mobile or Auto Forward Spy to find someone’s IP address:
Step 1: Download and install the app on your phone.
Step 2: Log in to your account on the mobile application.
Step 3: Start monitoring the target phone number via the app. Over time, you will be able to get the IP address and other details such as the name and gender associated with the phone number.
3. Using Grabify IP Logger Short Link
Another third-party application used immensely in accessing IPs is Grabify IP logger. The tool uses short links, which are then shared with the person of interest and, in the process, harvesting their IP address alongside other details. Here are the steps for using Grabify IP logger to find a person’s IP address using their phone number:
Step 1: Find a link of interest. The specific link itself does not matter—it can be anything from your company's website to a random game on your favorite gaming website.
Step 2: Create the link by entering the URL in the “Create an IP logger” box on the Grabify homepage and clicking “Create URL.” Note that you will need to sign up for an account before continuing. Once your account is ready, you can generate your link from Grabify in seconds.
Step 3: Copy the tracking code that appears once you've created your URL; this code is what will tell you who clicked on your link and where they were when they clicked it.
Step 4: Share the link with whoever you want to track by either texting on WhatsApp or messaging.
Step 5: When they click it, their IP address will be recorded by Grabify IP Logger. You can then retrieve their IP by checking it under “Lookup” in the top menu bar of your Grabify IP logger account.
4. Using Social Sites
Another way to find a person’s IP address using their phone number is via social media. This method works with popular social sites such as Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, etc. Proceed as follows:
Step 1: Assuming you know that the person has an account on a particular social media platform, search the person's number in the search box. If they have not changed their profile privacy settings, your will be able to find and access their profile information.
Step 2: Now, choose one of their posts and copy its link. Use Grabify or any other URL shortening software to shorten the link.
Step 3: Find a reason to share that link with them. They should find it familiar, mainly because it’s their post.
Immediately after they click on the link, their current IP address will be captured by Grabify IP Logger software. You can then find it by logging in to your account.
5. By Connecting to the Same Wi-Fi Network the Person Is Using
The easiest way to obtain someone's IP address is by connecting to the same Wi-Fi network they are using. It cannot be easy, especially if you don't know where they are or what they're doing, but if you're nearby and have access to the same network, it'll take just a few steps to find their IP. Proceed as follows:
Step 1: You need to figure out what Wi-Fi network the person is connected to.
Step 2: Once you've found the network they're using, connect your device to the same Wi-Fi.
Step 3: Now, because IP addresses are not static, your device and the target person’s device will have the same IP address for as long as you are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
How to Prevent Your Mobile IP Address From Being Tracked
Just as you can track and access someone’s IP address using their phone number, so can yours be accessed by any interested party. However, you can prevent other users from accessing your IP address. There are a number of ways to go about it. Here are some common ones:
- Use a web proxy IP: If you route your web traffic via a proxy, anyone who tries to look for your IP will be shown your proxy IP. That way, your true IP address will be masked and protected from being accessed by anyone for as long as your proxy IP is active.
- Use a VPN: Like proxy IP, VPN also works by channeling user traffic via an alternative IP address. However, unlike proxy, VPN is known to use 256-bit encryption technology to protect your data and your IP from being pulled secretly.
- Use Tor Browser: Tor also works like a VPN or proxy network. It directs your web traffic via a secured proxy network so that anyone looking for your IP will only be shown the proxy IP assigned by the Tor browser.
Q. Can IP addresses be tracked by phone number?
Yes, it's possible to track an IP address using a phone number. There are many third-party tools that you can use to access a person’s IP using their phone number. Some common ones include Grabify IP Logger, Kiwisearch, Auto Forward Spy, and Highster mobile.
Q. Is IP tracking via phone number accurate?
IP tracking via phone number is not necessarily accurate. For instance,e if you use a mobile app such as Auto Forward Spy that relies on data provided to the ISP or mobile carrier a while ago, the IP info provided might not be accurate. Also, if the user is routing their traffic via a VPN or proxy network, the IP info provided would be untrue.
Q. Is it illegal to track someone’s IP using their phone number?
IP addresses are public information. As such, accessing it is by no means illegality. However, if you use that IP address info to perpetrate cybercrime,s then that’s illegal.
It is easy to find someone’s IP using their phone number, provided you use the right tools. With that said, we come to the end of this article. We have covered a host of methods that you can use to get someone’s IP address. Compare and contrast all of them till you find the one that suits you best.