It's not uncommon for a spouse to use some sort of tracking device to keep tabs on their significant other. This could be for safety concerns or possibly to validate their suspicions of an affair.

People need to think about whether tracking someone's phone is legal and morally right, as it can invade the other person's privacy and freedom.

Communication and trust are crucial in any relationship, and resorting to tracking devices should not happen unless you have an open discussion and mutual agreement.

Is It Illegal to Track Someone’s Phone Without Their Knowledge in Michigan?

Yes, in Michigan, it is illegal to track someone's phone without their knowledge or consent. This type of activity can be considered a violation of privacy laws, such as laws related to electronic surveillance or stalking.

According to The Divorce Guy, While your iPhone or other cell phone applications may allow for “tracking” under limited circumstances (such as Find My iPhone), the installation of a GPS tracking device is specifically prohibited under Michigan law.

While it is illegal to track someone's phone without their knowledge, there is an exception. If you are the legal guardian of a child under 18 you have the legal right to use a child tracker.

See Also: When Can a Child Legally Be Left at Home Alone in Michigan?

Tracking apps can be a great tool for families if used properly. It gives me peace of mind knowing exactly where my son is and being able to track that he is safe. Many tracking apps can alert you if there's been an accident.

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