How to Stop Someone From Tracking Your Samsung Phone

  • By Muhid Suleman

    Muhid Suleman

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    Muhid Suleman, An expert writer from Pureprivacy's content team, Dedicate to make data privacy simple and accessible for you. Muhid, Our Content Wizard, weaves tales about online privacy using simple and user friendly procedures. He firmly believes that online privacy is your right and a big deal in the digital jungle.

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  • 7 June 2024
  • 6 mins read

Ever feel like your phone knows a little too much about you? 

You're not alone! 

Many apps and websites can track your activity, but YOU (1.03 billion) Samsung smartphone users can take charge. 

This guide explains how to stop someone from tracking your Samsung phone and some ways to boost your privacy on your Samsung phone with PurePrivacy.

How Does Phone Tracking Work?

Phone tracking is locating a phone or monitoring its activities via technology.

While there are good reasons to trace a lost phone or track a child's whereabouts with permission, privacy issues are also associated with phone tracking.

WiFi or GPS cell towers are how it operates.

5 Ways To Prevent Being Tracked On Your Samsung Phone

The good news is that there are many controls you can use that significantly reduce the risk of your phone being tracked. Here are some of the most excellent tips for you to remember.

1. Check App Permissions

Go over the permissions each app on your phone has been given before continuing.

  1. Go to Settings.
Go to Settings
  1. Scroll down and tap on Applications.
Scroll down and tap on Applications
  1. Select an app to check permissions.
app to check permissions
  1. Select Permissions.
Select Permissions
  1. Disable unnecessary permissions for app functionality.
Disable unnecessary permissions

2. Deactivate Location Services

  1. Navigate to Settings. 
Navigate to Settings
  1. Look for Location and click on it.
Look for Location
  1. Disable location services by turning off the button.
Disable location services by turning off
  1. Manage and remove location information with "Location History."
remove location information with "Location History."
Turn on off location history

3. Disable Ad Tracking

This reduces the tracking of your online behavior for targeted advertising.

  1. Go to Settings.
Go to Settings
  1. Depending on the device, tap Ads or Google.
Depending on the device, tap Ads or Google
  1. Click on Manage your Google Account.
manager your google account
  1. Select Data Privacy, then scroll down and tap on my Ad Center.
Select Data Privacy
  1. Tap on Personalized Ads.
Tap on Personalized Ads
  1. Click on turn off.
Click on turn off

4. Constantly Update Your Software

Ensure that your Samsung phone's apps and software are updated regularly. Most upgrades come with essential safety features that help protect your device from tracking and other security threats.

5. Get Apps for Security

Download trustworthy security apps for ad blocking, anti-tracking, and virus protection. These apps will offer additional assurance and protection for your device.

Stop Trackers and Stalkers from Harvesting Your Data!

With PurePrivacy, you can manage your online activities, disable activity-tracking trackers, and even remove data from data brokers.

You can confidently explore the web since you know that you click to limit the accessibility of your personal information.

Use smart phone freely with pureprivacy

How Does Pureprivacy Work:

Reduce Targeted Advertising

Websites and apps use trackers like cookies and fingerprinting to build profiles on you. With a tracker blocker, you break free from this cycle. It blocks the domains of known third-party trackers, preventing them from communicating with the websites you visit. 

Block Unwanted Data Collection

Trackers silently collect information about your browsing habits, location, and device. This data can be used for various purposes without your knowledge or consent.

A tracker blocker is a shield, preventing unwanted data sharing across domains. 

Enjoy Unrestricted Access to Websites

Some websites might be built with intrusive tracking scripts. Blocking tracking scripts can improve website loading times and remove any barriers caused by intrusive tracking practices. This allows you to explore the web freely and efficiently.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • Can someone track my phone if my location is off?


    There are ways to track a phone even when the location services are disabled. Some of these may have been used to help you find a lost or stolen phone.

  • How do you stop Samsung from being tracked?


    Locate the particular app by opening Settings. Tap the app's name to view the permissions you have granted. Toggle the switch to turn off specific permission, such as the camera, mobile data, and microphone. To turn off location tracking, select Location and then Never.

  • What would happen if your phone wasn't updated?


    Installing updates provides security patches, bug fixes, and new features. Updating your operating system regularly eliminates backdoors that allow malware, spyware, and other attacks to exploit it.

  • Simplify your online presence today

    With PurePrivacy, make sure all your personal data remains safe without a hassle!

Prevent Scammers and Doxxers!

Everyone wants to avoid the massive nightmare of having their every move tracked. 

It can be frightening and anxiety-inducing, so be sure to carefully follow my instructions and keep those thieves out of your business. 

Misusing personal data is considered a privacy invasion.

Maintain your privacy while using the internet with greater security by using PurePrivacy.