Can my phone be tracked if Location Services is off?

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asked Apr 28 in Cell Phones and Plans by Joinesuioi (440 points)
Can my phone be tracked if Location Services is off?

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answered Apr 28 by Shawn (53,390 points)
Yes even if your location services on your smartphone are turned off your smartphone can still be tracked and traced through a technique called PinMe.

Even if the GPS and WiFi services are turned off your cellphone and smartphone can still be tracked.

The only way to completely stop your smartphone or cellphone from being tracked and traced is to turn the cellphone or smartphone completely off.

When you do turn your cellphone off then it stops communicating with the cellphone towers and can only be slightly traced to the location it was last turned off at.

So the cellphone can be traced to that location but it doesn't always mean the person or cellphone is still in that location.

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