7 Easy ways to Track a Phone Number in Nigeria

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Answer: To track a phone number in Nigeria, you can use the GEOfinders app or find my device by google. You can also use true caller, the mSpy app, or ask your network provider to track the number for you. But before you can track a phone number, you must know the number you want to track.

People usually do not go about tracking numbers unless there is a reason for that. With the increase in crime rate in Nigeria, phone theft, harassing calls, kidnapping, and cyber crimes have become common occurrences.

You may think you will not have a reason to track any phone number but this is not always the case. I too had such thoughts until early this year when I found myself in an awkward situation and the only option left was to track the phone number.



These phone tracking services have come to the rescue of many people in a time like this. Such as the Geofinder app enables you to track a person’s device’s location. There are also a couple of other ways and reasons to want to track someone’s location.

Whatever your reason for wanting to track phone numbers in Nigeria, it is important that you do so correctly. This blog post will go over how to track phone numbers in Nigeria and what steps can be taken afterward.

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How to Track a Phone Number in Nigeria

Requirements for phone number tracking in Nigeria

  1. Know the phone number of the person you want to track.
  2. Have an internet connection on your phone or laptop – it’s not possible for phone numbers in Nigeria to be tracked without a data connection.
  3. If you don’t have access to Wi-Fi and are only using your phone plan, make sure that international roaming is turned off so as not to rack up fees.*
  4. The phone number must have been used before in order for tracking location services to work properly. This means that there should be past cell tower records available for this number within Google Maps’ database. If this is not the case then no information will show up about where that phone is currently located or has previously been located when being tracked

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The best way to track phone calls made from unknown callers or spammy contacts is by using applications that are designed specifically for phone number tracking.

mSpy is an app that does just that. One of the most popular phone number tracking apps on the planet, mSpy shows you their location on a map and it can even alert you when they’re nearby, entering a certain geographic zone, or leaving another zone.​​

phone tracker

But it’s not just about tracking their whereabouts in Nigeria and beyond. It’s about tracking their activity. That includes the conversations they have on their favorite social media apps.

Once you install mSpy on their device, you’ll be able to see their text messages, plus conversations on WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Instagram, and even Tinder.

These apps can also help block unwanted phone calls with their blacklisting feature, provide information about other people’s locations via GPS coordinates (locations vary depending on phone type), and report harassment/unwanted phone calls anonymously to the authorities where applicable.



It is the best phone tracker for Nigeria because it has all the features mentioned above and more.

For those who want even more features or phone number tracking capability, there are some phone trackers that can also help.

The only downside to this type of phone tracker is that you have to install a monitoring app on the target device or get physical access. Unfortunately, you can’t track a phone number in Nigeria using this method if you have not installed the app on the device initially.

Without further wasting time, here are 8 ways to track a phone number in Nigeria

1. Use IMEI to track your lost phone

Smartphones have unique IMEI or International Mobile Equipment Identity numbers. This is a 15-digit number that can be used to identify any device. So, you can track any smartphone with an IMEI and a phone tracker. Here are the steps you need to take to use an IMEI to track a phone.



  • Go to Google Play to get the IMEI tracker and install it.
  • After you’ve read the instructions, give the app the permissions it needs and fill in the details.
  • Use the phone’s IMEI number to find out where it is.
  • The location of the device will be shown by the app.
  • This might be the best way to track down a phone number in Nigeria. Even if someone steals your phone and wipes it clean or puts it back to factory settings, they can’t change the IMEI number.

When a device with a SIM card is turned on, it connects to the network through the closest mast or tower.

The signal goes to and from the phone through the closest mast, which acts as a go-between. But the device must show proof of its identity before agreeing to do the intermediary’s work. In this case, the IMEI number is the device’s ID card.



So, if you can see the phone’s network logs, you can see the IMEI numbers of all the devices that are connected to it. The mast that sends signals to most phones makes it easy to track them by their geotags.

With the help of network providers and the police, most Nigerians use the IMEI to track down stolen phones. These entities have access to the network infrastructure and the tools they need to put together an IMEI track.

2. Use GEOfinder App

An app for tracking phone numbers in Nigeria

This is another very good way to track phone numbers in Nigeria. This is a mobile number tracker that you can use to track a phone number without downloading or installing the app on your device. It also helps you to find out what other activities the person does with the device.



So this new Geo Finder App can be used to track a phone number in Nigeria. The app can transmit a phone’s location to you where ever you are in the world. But to use this service, you first need to go to their website and enter the phone number you want to track then click “find”.

This will take you to the next page where the phone number’s location will be encrypted and you will need to create a user account on the website to get detailed information. You have to get a little creative first.

To enjoy this service, it comes at a cost of $2 which is roughly N1000 and you can use the app for two days.

So how does the app work? First of all, you’ll input the phone number you want to track on the app, and then you’ll be prompted to type a message. This is where you should get creative. You have to type a question or a message that will prompt the person to click on the link in the text message.



Example: “You won a car, click the link to claim it” or “Reset bank app password” or something similar. Here is another example, if your phone is stolen, you can send a message like:

Title: Access Bank Pin Reset

Body of text: Please do not share this code with anybody. To reset your password, follow this link [link] and enter OTP 451290. This link expires after 5 mins

The person would now click the link and his or her location will be sent to you in a second. The idea is to get the person to click the link on the text message and the location will be tracked instantly. So depending on who you are tracking their phone number, you have to be a little creative with the text.

This application is web-based, so click on this link to be taken to the app. If you have any questions about the app, let me know in the comment section.



3. Start by calling your network provider and ask them to track the number for you.

Another good option you can explore is to call your network service provider. They store all call logs and the identity of every caller identity in their database.

However for security reasons they may not reveal every detail to you except the city or state from which the call was made. But the presence of a security operative asking for the same information makes a whole lot of difference.

However, if they are unable to help, ask them for the phone number of an authorized phone tracker in Nigeria that can handle this request and track phone numbers in Nigeria on your behalf.

Be aware it may cost a small fee or require payment upfront if other individuals will be involved with locating the phone number.



Some network providers offer this service free of charge as long as you have been receiving calls from someone who is not listed under their contact list.

4. Use Truecaller to track the number.

Use Truecaller to track the number.

Does this name sound familiar? I bet you are not hearing this name for the first time or you have forgotten where you heard it.

Truecaller is very common among mobile phone users in Nigeria and many people have this application installed on their phones. And what other purpose do they need it for, if not track phone numbers?

Just as the name implies, Truecaller shows the real name used to register a number as well as to show the location of any incoming phone calls. When someone that has your contact details install true caller on their phone, it adds your name to its global database.



When you call a person that has Truecaller installed on their phone, the application’s caller ID function searches the database and identifies the caller even if the person doesn’t have your name on their contact list.

It also has features that allow you to blacklist numbers if they are calling too often or spamming, as well as reporting harassment or unwanted phone calls.

It’s important to note that this caller identification app requires a data connection in order to track phone numbers and it may not work on some phones due to network restrictions.

It is also worth mentioning that the phone number tracker app can track phone numbers in Nigeria and other countries around the world.

Truecaller may be available as a free download on your phone’s application store, or you will need to pay for it (prices vary depending on which phone OS).



5. Use Trapcall to track a phone number.

Trapcall is an application that works similarly to Truecaller in regard to phone number tracking.

It allows you to see a phone’s location as well as blacklist unwanted phone calls and spam numbers from your phone line again, just like with Truecaller.

However, it also has the ability to record any phone call made on the target phone with or without the consent of the other caller if they do not know their phone number is being tracked.

This can be valuable information for businesses wanting to track phone numbers in Nigeria by recording conversations between employees or others involved in business dealings where there are suspicions about fraudulent activity going on elsewhere.

In order for this app (or similar apps) to work correctly in Nigeria, the phone being tracked needs to have access to a data connection.



Trapcall can be downloaded for free and runs on most phone OS; however, it may require payment in order for some features like recording phone calls or tracking phone numbers internationally (prices vary).

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6. Use find my device by google to track phone numbers.

Use find my device by google to track phone number in Nigeria

Google’s “find my device” service can also be used in order to track phone numbers, as long as the phone being tracked has internet access on it (which most do). It helps the users track a phone’s GPS when the phone is connected to the internet.

It provides live tracking location of your phone or other devices that you may be trying to locate and is easy enough for virtually anyone with a smartphone to use.

The Find My Device app automatically recognizes when your phone leaves WiFi range and will update its GPS coordinates accordingly.



Here is a quick step on how to locate your lost phone using this service:

  • Go to Andriod Find My Device and sign in with your Google account.
  • Select the particular phone you need to find the location that’s if you have more than one phone.
  • The service will send a notification to the lost phone wherever it may be.
  • The app will go further to provide the location of the phone on the map.
  • It provides approximate details of the phone’s location which may be inaccurate.
  • It provides the last location of the phone if it can’t find it.
  • Then you decide what to do. If you suspect the phone has been stolen, you erase or enable the lock function.

But, if you are unable to find your phone using this feature, then contact google through their website instead they should have more options available including finding lost phones by ringing them at full volume so they can’t go unheard.



Google should also provide information about phone numbers in Nigeria and phone number tracking on their website if the phone is not found.

One downside to this app is that it may take up a lot of battery life for your phone, so be sure to charge it before trying to use find my device since you will need an internet connection as well.

7. Use tracking apps and websites

There are numerous websites and applications that let you monitor strange phone numbers and determine the source of the calls. Finding a trustworthy phone number-checking service can make it simple for you to confirm the caller’s identity.

These apps can perform a number of functions such as revealing the name and location of the owner. Some of these steps go a step further to reveal more details about the owner of a number such as their social media handles, their criminal records and any data available in public records.



You can use the features of these apps by downloading the apps on your phone or visiting their website.

Here is a list of some of these apps/websites.

  1. Intelius.
  2. Instant Checkmate.
  3. BeenVerified.
  4. PeopleLooker.
  5. Social Catfish.
  6. Spokeo.
  7. Whitepages.
  8. Localize.mobi

8. Get in touch with the police for help.

The Nigerian police motto says “Police is your friend” and you can explore this option as well. I know you probably wouldn’t like this one, but it’s worth giving it a shot. The police can help you track a phone number in Nigeria.

If tracking the phone number in Nigeria is not working for you, then it may be a good idea to contact the police and let them know what has happened.

They are government-approved security agencies that can handle such complaints. They have more resources and personnel at their disposal to track and recover the phone.




There are many phone number trackers available to use in order to investigate phone numbers in Nigeria. The best option for you will depend on the type of phone and your specific needs, but there is usually one that can be used.

When choosing which phone tracker app or service to go with, it’s important to compare features such as availability from phone OS, what types of information they provide about a person (location tracking vs. phone call recording), their various prices, and any additional fees charged per month/year.

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