People nowadays live a dual life — personal and professional. That’s why people prefer having two different phones for work and personal needs. in most cases, employers have to provide the work-based phone. While it’s a necessity, there are some nightmares to take care of. You don’t know if the device is being used against your company. Also, you have no idea when the employees start using the device and connection for their own needs. Of course, you cannot keep checking employee devices on a regular basis. And, here comes the need of a remote smartphone monitoring or spying solution.
Wouldn’t it be awesome if you can monitor what your employees using the work-based devices for? In the same way, it’s great to know if your children are misusing the device or internet resources. mSpy is the one awesome solution for both these scenarios. In this article, we are going to have an in-depth review of this smartphone monitoring software. As an employer, I’ve been using mSpy for the same surveillance purpose and it has helped me a lot. And, when I’m a parent, it gives me the complete freedom to know that children aren’t going through inappropriate ways.
In short, I can share with you a detailed and personal review of using mSpy.
An Introduction to mSpy – What is mSpy?
mSpy is a legal, multi-platform and popular smartphone monitoring package. It does not offer a free version, but the product is loved by conscious parents and employers alike. One thing about mSpy is that it’s available for Android, iOS, PC and Mac. Yes, at some point, if you want to start monitoring a PC or Mac, you need not to purchase other products or services. So, if you ask us, mSpy is one of the comprehensive and feature-rich device monitoring services in the market. In this article, however, we will be considering its Android and iOS sections only.
If you are not yet satisfied about credibility, you should check out mainstream web media. mSpy is praised by many publications like The Next Web, Forbes, The Huffington Post and CNN. Everywhere, it’s dubbed as a superb package to monitor smartphones and other devices. They also mention the trustworthiness and un-detectability of this monitoring package. We believe these are enough to get started with mSpy. Now, it is time to move onto the various sections of mSpy.
We will take a look at compatibility first — so you can start with assurance.
Compatibility — Where Does mSpy Works?
Before you purchase, you have to make sure that mSpy works on your employee’s/children’s smartphones. The official requirements of compatibility are as follows. We will also mention the minimum specs for Mac and PC monitoring — just in case.
iOS – mSpy works fine with almost all the popular iOS devices. The devices should be running iOS 6 to 8.4 or iOS 9 to 9.1 if you have a jailbroken device. If you want to install mSpy without jailbreaking, mSpy works with all iOS versions. In simpler terms, mSpy should work fine with almost all the iPhones and iPads you may have.
Android – In case of Android compatibility, the to-be-spied device should be running Android v4 and later. This is pretty much easy, here, given most new devices now ship with Marshmallow or Nougat. Here, too, a huge number of phones are well-supported — from various brands like Samsung, Sony, LG and even Nokia.
Windows – mSpy works with all Windows versions between Windows XP and Windows 10.
Mac – In case of Mac OS X, you have support for Mac OS 10.7 Lion to Mac OS X 10.11 El Captain. We don’t, though, find macOS Sierra in the list. Be it Android, iOS, Windows or Mac; mSpy offers the best-in-class support for most devices, from different manufacturers and cellular carriers.
Installation and set-up of mSpy depends on the device and platform. We will have an overview about each cases.
In Android – As said earlier, you need physical device access to install mSpy spying software in it. Some features depend on rooting, though. Once you have purchased the mSpy subscription, you can find the corresponding steps in mSpy dashboard. You will have to download the APK file to target device and proceed with installations. In a few minutes, the app will be installed on the target device. After that, you can connect your account to mSpy app, and it will start broadcasting logs in a few minutes. In a day or so, you will have complete logs on mSpy dashboard.
In iOS — without Jailbreak – To install mSpy on a non-jailbroken device, you need to know the Apple ID credentials. It’s also required to enable iCloud Backup in the targeted device. If both are fine, it’s quite easy to set up mSpy monitoring. All you have to do is to sign into mSpy using the same Apple ID credentials. In a few minutes, backup files will be accessed from Apple servers and synced with the account dashboard. Although it may take some time, you will get the whole thing ready in a few minutes. As we said earlier, despite the simplicity of set up, you would miss some features.
In iOS — with Jailbreak – Here, you need physical access to the iPhone for installing and setting up mSpy. Once you have access to the phone along with internet connection, you can install the mSpy app on device. After it has been installed, you have to connect the account to the device — just like you have done on Android. In a few minutes, logs will be visible in the mSpy dashboard. In this method, you can unlock the complete capacity of mSpy, such as GPS Location tracking and complete IM monitoring. For this, however, you have to take up the effort for jailbreaking the phone in the first place.
This is all about the installation aspect of mSpy for Phones. The steps are very simple enough for even the beginners. You don’t have to worry about any technicalities either. So far, we are impressed with the way mSpy works for common users out there.
The Take on Jailbreaking and Rooting
Compatibility of mSpy for iOS depends on whether the device is jailbroken or not. Let’s keep this differences apart, so that you would know what you need. Unlike many smartphone monitoring software out there, it’s possible to spy using mSpy even when your iPhone hasn’t been jailbroken.
mSpy without Jailbreaking
This is the simplest and easiest way to install mSpy and start spying on the target device. Here, mSpy uses a direct connection to iCloud for getting logged information. So, you would not need physical access to target device for installation and monitoring. The best part is that you just need the iCloud credentials of the person to be spied on. If you are going to spy on your children or employees, grabbing the credentials would be an easy task. If you are spying without jailbreaking, you will have basic features only, such as Call Monitoring, SMS, WhatsApp Monitoring, Browsing History, Events and Notes. All these information is drawn directly via Apple Servers.
mSpy with Jailbreaking
If you have provided a jailbroken device to employees and children, things can be a bit confusing. At a point, installation requires physical access to the device, which isn’t desirable. Also, you are getting a reduced level of compatibility — as said earlier, iOS 6 to 8.4 and 9 to 9.1. From the installation point of view, things can be much tougher. On the other hand, jailbroken version of mSpy opens up a wide variety of surveillance options. Apart from all the basic spying options, you can monitor all types of IM clients, track GPS location and even get deleted chat logs. In addition to Internet Browsing History, you can know the bookmarks. mSpy also lets you remotely wipe data from target device.
For those who don’t know, Jailbreaking can be a tough process for some people. Well, if you really want the mentioned features like GPS Location Tracking and complete IM Monitoring, you need to jailbreak your iOS device for better spying needs.
Things are more or less the same in the case of Android. You need physical access to the device for installing mSpy on an Android phone. Also, if you need complete set of features — including Instant Message spying —, you have to root the target device.
If these things are fine, you can move forward with mSpy.
Advanced and new Spying Features in mSpy
Now, we will check out the mSpy features offered for cell phone monitoring. Since there are a bigger number of features, we will divide them into sub-categories.
You can check out all the call logs, both incoming and outgoing. You can also find duration and time. In addition, you can block all phone calls that come from certain numbers. It can be managed via the unified mSpy control panel.
You can always keep an eye on the Messages that are sent and received. Just like the call logs, you can not only find the text but also recipient details and timestamp.
mSpy also lets you go through incoming and outgoing email messages. This would be helpful for most employers, to see if there are some unwanted interaction from the users’ side.
You can find the current GPS-based location from the targeted device. The location is represented in an intuitive map and you can follow the person based on the data. There is also an option to set up a virtual Geo-Fencing border. If the person enters/ goes out of border that you have set, you will be notified.
You can know the complete browsing history of the targeted user, along with address and timestamp.
Website Bookmarks are accessible from the control panel.
You can also block certain websites via mSpy. Your employees/children won’t open those sites then.
Wi-Fi Network Management is another feature. You can know the network details and prevent some other networks from connecting. You also get Wi-Fi connection logs.
Keywords Alerts is a new feature you will be notified if the user enters particular keywords/phrases in the device. All these keylogging data is available via mSpy control panel.
Instant Message Monitoring
Via these section, you can monitor chat logs from following Instant Messaging clients.
Facebook and other Social Networks
In most IMs, you have options to find the messages and media that have been shared. For instance, if we’d take the case of Telegram, you can even find the Secret/Hidden chats that the user has done. The best part is that you can even check the Snapchat messages, which are actually deleted. So, if your kids are sending some potentially-dangerous pictures or something, you can know that.
You have complete access to all types of media stored in the device, including photos and videos. So, if you are confused whether your children are storing some pornographic/malicious content, you can check and remove it.
You can remotely wipe all the data from the targeted device. It’s useful if the device has been stolen or lost.
Device Locking is also possible, whereupon there will be a pattern or combination. You need primary password for unlocking it later.
You can also get detailed information about the device in a single click.
mSpy has a key-logger that records all the keystrokes that have been made.
You can block certain applications, thus preventing the use. This is a great feature if your kids have installed something malicious or inappropriate. You should frequently take a look at the installed app list, though.
You can get alerted if certain apps have been uninstalled from the device. For instance, if antivirus app has been uninstalled, you will be notified about that.
In addition, mSpy offers comprehensive device reports. These reports are good if you haven’t been able to check the activities daily. At the end of the week or month, you can understand all the things that the targeted user has done.
So, these are the noteworthy spying features you will find in mSpy for Phones. As said earlier, availability of these features depends upon the device/platform you are using. It also depends on whether the targeted phone is jailbroken/rooted. However, we believe, mSpy offers complete surveillance on the device.
mSpy has one of the simplest yet effective control panels in the world of smartphone monitoring programs. When we log into the account dashboard, there is not much of a mess. You can see the list of products that you have installed mSpy in. Everything else is arranged in the sidebar, for better access.
From the drop-down menu on top, you can select one of the set-up devices. Once you have selected, many sections on the sidebar will be active. For instance, if you want to check out the Snapchat messages, you can simply click on the link named Snapchat and all the data will be visible in a few seconds or so.
Altogether, I’d love to give a 5-star rating for the easiness of UI and the effective organization. The dashboard feels so simple to use, while providing every bit of information we need. Altogether, the dashboard can be a reason to recommend mSpy software to others.
Support from mSpy
There are different kinds of support packages you get with every mSpy subscription. We will have a look on them for better understanding.
If you haven’t purchased anything additional, you can get the standard support via emails only. There is a personalized support package, via telephone, which costs $12.99. if you can pay this 12.99, you can clear queries in a quicker way. On the other hand, if you need complete assistance and support, you can purchase mAssistance for $39.99.
Personally speaking, I have used all the three types of support forms. Even in the free version, quality of the offered support is something commendable. The answers were quick and clear, and the emails are still a lot more useful. On the other hand, with mAssistance and Personalized Support, you can make things easier. In that case, you don’t have to worry about any glitch that may come across. You can simply call the toll-free support number and get things done.
Considering all these points together, we’d say that mSpy is offering the best-in-town support for its products and services. No matter the plan you have purchased, the ticketing system and live call system — if you’ve paid for that — will be quite useful, at one point or another.
mSpy Reliability — Trust and Effectiveness
There are two aspects of reliability in the case of mSpy. First, you should check the reliability of the company, whom you’re paying money. Second, you should see how much trustworthy mSpy is in terms of tracking and detectability.
Talking about the company, mSpy has been in the industry for years, on the top position. You can easily trust the utility for all your surveillance needs on employees and children alike. It also supports a wide variety of payment methods, giving you the freedom to choose. If these are not enough to impress you, you should see the number of people who use mSpy and their impressions. Chances are, you would just go and purchase mSpy for your own needs. Obviously, we should also take into account the richer set of features. Altogether, we found mSpy to be completely reliable — as far as hassle-free smartphone monitoring is concerned.
Coming to the second aspect, mSpy is absolutely undetectable. No matter what, the target is not going to find out that they’re being spied on. There are two major reasons for this assurance. First, mSpy icon won’t be visible on your app drawer or home screen. Nor will the user see some notification while the program is sending data. Second, in comparison, mSpy consumes a lower amount of battery and the reduction of battery percentage is quite negligible. Viewing things from these points, it’s clear that no one would detect the presence of mSpy on the target device.
So, in short, you have more and more reasons to trust mSpy when it comes to purchasing. It’s a fool-proof method to spy on your children or employee without letting them know.
mSpy Plans and Pricing
Now, let’s have a look at the different plans offered by mSpy and their pricing.
mSpy Basic is the first plan in list, available for just $29.99 per month. If you are purchasing the package of three months or 12 months, you can get the same for $59.99 and $99.99 respectively. In this plan, you get almost all features expect IM Tracking, Geo-Fencing, Key logger, Website Blocking, Call Blocking and Remote Access to the device. We believe the plan is suitable for those who don’t need control but want to keep an eye on users.
With mSpy Premium, you have access to the whole set of offered features, including the above-mentioned ones. Monthly, it costs you $69.99, but again, you can purchase the package for three months or 12 months, for $119 and $199 respectively. Here, you get all the features, along with classic support from the team. If you need control over the device, this one is for you.
As the name says, this package lets you install mSpy on iPhone/iPad without jailbreaking the device. It too is priced at $69.99 for month. If you are ready to compromise the tracking features for not having to jailbreak the device, you can go with this package. As you can see, there is no change of pricing, but many features are still missing.
Judging by the pricing and feature availability, we believe the pricing structure of mSpy is quite a lot impressive. It’s a great thing that you don’t have to pay for features you won’t use. We are impressed here.
The Necessary Note on Legality
We don’t endorse the use of mSpy unless you have legal authority to do so. The common legal scenarios for using a smartphone monitoring software are as follows:
When you’re a parent and want to find out what your kids are doing through their smartphones.
When you are an employer who wants to track what the employees are doing through the company-given phone.
In some cases, you may have to install mSpy on your own device, for remote access perks.
Unless you’re in any of these situations, you are not legal to use mSpy or any other alternative. The core idea is to own the device that you’re spying on. We hope you keep this in mind before purchasing.
The Final Verdict
So, in this mSpy Review, we have seen the different aspects of this spying solution. And, now, it’s the right time to take a decision about the whole service.
It’s pretty much clear that mSpy offers a lot more features than many alternatives. Almost all features have been arranged through the dashboard, giving you instant access to it. Also, from the installation to initial set up, everything about mSpy is simple enough. You don’t need any professional support or technical guide to set up mSpy on the targeted device. Considering all these points alongside, the pricing is quite affordable as well.
So, at the end of the day, I’d love to recommend mSpy for every conscious parent — or an employer who do not want leakage of data. It is surely worth the money and does the job it claims to. We also recommend to go for the advanced package, because you may need those features in future. By the way, how was your own experience with mSpy? Do let us know via comments.
Cell phones are the vital need for every individual of today’s generation. And like previous times it’s not just a device that helps to communicate with the people through calls and text messages but is so much more than this. Especially with the availability of the internet which makes the ‘simple phones’ a ‘smartphone’ has its own pros and cons. One can now pay their bills online, access the internet banking, shop through e-commerce websites, stay connected with their near and dear ones on the social platforms and can anytime chat with them on WhatsApp, facebook, line, viber etc..
Now along with these benefits this small device at the same time can be be loaded with a powerful mechanism of spy software that can monitor you 24/7. And this is one of the fearful factors that majorly everybody wants to discover! Does my smartphone has a spy software? Am I under surveillance through my own mobile device? All these questions makes a person worried especially because of his/her stored personal details that might get mishandled by an unknown person.
However the cell phone monitoring software works in the hidden mode and hence it is difficult to discover that whether the phone is equipped with the monitoring software or not. Therefore, In this article I will be outlining the details and signs with which you can check if your phone is installed with a cell phone monitoring software or not. If yes, then you can keep on reading to learn How to remove the spy software and also How to Secure your cell phone.
Either Android or iPhone these following tips will work for both the platforms. As many of the information and data is shared via our mobile devices only hence it’s crucial to know that a bug called cell phone monitoring software is not planted onto your phone and the information mustn’t get a hold on by any stranger.
Is Your Mobile Phone Being Monitored?
It’s been long that I’m connecting with the cell phone monitoring software. And it always leave me flabbergasted with the new features that all the big companies keep adding with a very reasonable subscription packages. It’s always a good idea to first get familiar with the product that you’re opposing because knowing it will better comprehend you the ways with which it can be avoided. Therefore, you should check out the following reviews – mSpy review, FlexiSpy, Mobistealth, Highster Mobile.
I understand that finding a spy software onto your smartphone can be annoying and the fear of losing your confidential data is another big issue that every business person is afraid of. Infact people in general keep saving so many private stuff like pictures, videos, chats and text messages which they do not wish to be shared with anyone or revealed by any means. Hence to keep it all safe there are certain ways with which you can spot the spy app into your Android or iPhone.
Detecting Cell Phone Spy Software
The below listed are the 6 basic signs that would let you discover if your smartphone is stationed with a cell phone monitoring software or not. Although these indications could relate with other mobile problems as well but you will have to closely monitor the transformations held in your mobile phone.
There are spy applications that work flawlessly and only the experts or tech savvy users can catch it. But if you can relate with many of the mentioned points then perhaps it’s a cause for your concern.
1. Anomalous Phone Behavior – If you notice any unusual behaviour in your mobile phone such as – home screen light suddenly lits up even when not in use or it makes some strange noise every time you take a phone call or abruptly gets switched off.Although all these indications can occur if the signal is weak or the phone’s battery is weak but if it is frequently happening then it might be possible that your phone is installed with some clandestine or hidden software.
2. Drained Battery – There are fair chances that some of the installed applications like games etc. can use much of your phone’s battery. One way out is to analyse the usage of your phone. If using a particular game app is what is draining the battery then you must uninstall that application to avoid it. Besides uninstalling the app if you observe the same problem then your suspicions may prove to be correct. The good quality spy software vendors make a point that the battery usage is minimal and thus it’s hard to locate it but there are cheap software that uses it to the maximum. Please note that over a period of time the phone’s battery life gets decreased so no need to worry in that case.
3. Phone Close down – If your smartphone is fully charged and even then it gets halt or shutdown then presume that your phone has some bug or the spy software that is planted in your phone has some major glitch.
4. Constant Background Noise – This is one of the most common signs of a weak signal but if you’ve been experiencing it on regular basis then it could be just another sign to be considered.The sound can be a beep or a click or multiple voices in the background. There are spy software that renders the call listening and recording feature. Some of them provide the call conferencing feature which more likely to cause all these noises.
5. Getting Abnormal Texts – Text messages that consists of the characters, symbols or numbers are constantly popping up especially at regular intervals then it might be possible that the text messages alert is being used to command the features like block the app, phone number or contact. Mark the restricted area on the maps to get an alert if you visit the red marked area. All these aspects are remotely controlled via the spy software’s control panel. Another probable reason can be that the monitoring app is having some glitch that causes to abruptly send such messages.
6. Increased Mobile Data Usage – If the normal range of the data is getting increased then it could be another convinced clue of having the monitoring application onto your phone. It is because the spy software server uses the mobile data or WiFi to get the required information and data uploaded onto their server first and thereafter it can be available for the user to view it on their online spy account. To check the data usage you can use the My Data Manager app for Android and Data Usage for iPhone.
Like I explained previously that the good and genuine spy products will make it harder for you to quickly spot the monitoring app with these mentioned signals. Yet there are poor quality software that will definitely show these signs and will let you uncover about the existence of the bug on your smartphone. The second-rate and imperfect spy software solutions are cheap and hence majority of people try with the low rated apps to check its credibility. Hence there are bright chances that you can locate these spy apps onto your phone, if any.
Although there are few users who select the good, top-notch and genuine spy apps to actually monitor their children and employees. The worried and anxious parents, employers utmostly use the monitoring software to get benefitted in their business by increasing its productivity and safeguarding their children’s future.
How to Check for Spy Software on an iPhone?
You’ll be glad to know that it’s easy to spot the spy app on an iPhone. As the installation of any third party application be it games or the spy app requires a jailbreak. If you’ve not done it yourself then it’s a clear sign that someone has clutched your iPhone and jailbreaked it to install the spy app onto it. To discover this you should look for the Installer app icon on your homescreen. There are other apps called Cydia and Icy that can be looked for in the phone to get assured that the iPhone is jailbroken.
Although the developers of the spy software has made it tough to locate the signs for these apps. But one can try harder to track down these applications. Another conventional method to follow is to keep an eye on the apps that aren’t available in the app store yet installed onto your phone confirms of the jailbreak.
Unlike Android it’s not that easy to run through the iPhone directories to remove the spy software. Therefore the easiest way to recover it is to simply update an iPhone with the latest software version [upgrade OS]. Done via the iTunes will help remove the spy app and automatically restore the factory settings which means that the jailbreak will be removed too. But before upgrading the phone make sure that you take the backup of the important data.
iPhone Spying – Without Jailbreaking
This is another way to get assured that your iPhone is carrying a spy software. As there are many spy software vendors that do not have a non jailbreak solution for the iPhone users. Hence to install the spy app onto the target’s iPhone the initial step is to jailbreak it. This is a mandatory process to be carried out. Without jailbreak this third party application called spy app cannot be installed. Please note that the Jailbreak is not a software, it’s a process that is carried out to set an iPhone free from the imposed limitations set by Apple.
However there are companies like mSpy, FlexiSpy that provide a solution for the iPhone monitoring without jailbreak. This process gathers the information from the iCloud backup. But in comparison to the jailbreak process the non jailbreak version cannot get hold on to much information. Yet one must keep the strong iCloud passwords and make a habit of not sharing it with anyone else.
Advanced Steps – Check Your Phone’s Directories
This section is useful for the users who don’t feel they’re technically challenged. For all the ones who can handle the things technically can try out the following methods to stay informed about your smartphones status. The phone’s directory files will give you the best and clear clues for any kind of tweaks made onto your smartphone. All you have to do is to look deeply into the folders and files and spot the document named with spy or stealth.
It’s plausible that the installer app is not deleted and hence can be found somewhere in these folders. The experts foremostly select this way to get known about the presence of spy app onto the smartphone. Unfortunately not every person is good with their technical skills and thereby uncomfortable with this method.
As far as I have observed that nobody randomly starts finding this app onto their phones unless they’re suspicious about their phones behaviour. And thereafter majority of people try the above mentioned methods and get through their way. Infact there are so many people who haven’t heard about such applications ever. They can never think of getting monitored by someone that too through a cell phone monitoring software. And this is the plain reason that none of them tries to get into technicalities.
So, if you have any doubt that your phone does have a spy app planted on it then you can follow the next article on How to Remove Spy Software from your Phone followed by the How to Secure your Cell Phone.
Have Knowledge Of The Spy Apps!
Lastly I hope that the above piece of article is helpful for you to get your hands on the spy software. But I would like to mention that the cell phone monitoring software is rapidly improving on its security and quality measures thus making it difficult for a layman to get hit on the spot. So, one has to be pro while looking for the monitoring software onto their smartphones.
Keep practicing the above mentioned steps to stay safe and secure your smartphone from any dangers. Knowing about such wondrous technology solutions can be a good start to let yourself get aware. Reading more about it will certainly help you to know the measures of keeping it on the bay. You can also check out more articles such as [Ref. Article Name]. Although it consists of a story by a worried parent who’s trying to keep tabs on his teenager through a child monitoring mobile software.
Preventing your smartphone from getting equipped with any kind of monitoring software can easily be done, provided you follow the simple steps to keep your smartphone secured. The following article is a part of my previously written article – How to check for Spy Software followed by an another piece of article > How to Remove Spy Software from Your Cell Phone. So let’s learn the ways with which you can prevent and protect your smartphone from the cell phone monitoring software.
Who Needs to Secure their Cell Phone?
Majorly, the ones who have recently faced any kind of privacy breach on their smartphone would keenly wants to keep their cell phone protected. And preventing it from the spy software is their utmost need. Because a cell phone monitoring software can very easily divulge all the text messages, phone call records, saved notes, phonebook contacts, private photos and videos, web history, instant messaging chats such as WhatsApp, Snapchat, Viber, WeChat, Facebook, BBM and many more.
Despite knowing the fact that saving or storing the confidential information like bank account details etc. is unsafe, majority of people save their bank details into their smartphones because it’s easily accessible in comparison to reaching out the Debit/Credit card. Hence these crucial details can be leaked in fraction of a time if a spy application is planted onto your smartphone.
The popular spy programs like FlexiSpy, MobiStealth, mSpy and Highster Mobile lets you reach out to the information in a clandestine way. Although these programs are a great help for all the anxious parents for monitoring their children and also for all the employers who wish to monitor their employees activities during the working hours but on the other hand this application can be used to track the crucial information out of the target’s smartphone.
However there are certain rules that needs to be followed before using a spy software but there are some young offenders who fail to follow and thus create a ruckus for themselves as well as for the monitored person. So let’s now take a brief look for the steps that can be used to protect and prevent the mobile phone from installing such monitoring software.
Easy Steps to Protect Your Cell Phone
Protecting a cell phone is absolutely in one’s own hands. No matter how much careful we are for our mobile phones but we easily handover our cell phones to our friends and family. And not to forget they’re the ones who would always be curious to know about your cell phone activities. Therefore the first very step is to let your mobile phone be under your control. Never let anyone use your smartphone unnecessarily. “I’m just playing a game on your phone is the most common excuse that one makes to clutch your phone for at least 5-10 minutes. This amount of time is sufficient for downloading and installing a spy app onto the target’s smartphone.
Password Protect Your Phone and Lock It
Many of us will keep our smartphone’s password protected but amazingly the password is known to all the ones who are special [family and friends]. Hence keeping a password and making it known to all is of no use. DO NOT disclose your password and even if you did under some circumstances then make sure that you change the password immediately. Try not to keep the predictable passwords or passcodes. Such as DOB, House number, car number, or some patterned digits [0003, 0606 etc.].
Some of them do not put a password at all on their smartphones. All the smartphones allow you to secure your phone and its data by keeping either a pattern lock or passcode lock. This is one of the easiest mechanism to let your phone be prevented from any kind of fiddling by a stranger or closed ones. It is also advisable to keep changing your passwords and set an unconventional passwords.
Lock Your Phone with Apps
Allow your mobile phone to get locked within 15-30 seconds, the options are within the phone. Especially if it’s unlocked and unoperated let it have a timer set that will automatically lock it. One can check the apps on Android’s Play store or iPhone’s App store for the applications that can completely lock the phone as well as the installed applications.
Some of them are Screen off and lock, Lock screen widget, Mind wallet and mSecure password manager. Always remember that when you’re choosing such applications then download the ones which has a higher number of downloads along with good user rating stars.
My Favorite Security Step
App Notifier for Android users is a best application to withhold your mobile phone from installing any tracking software. An email notification will be sent to you if any software is downloaded on the smartphone. Hence you can always be informed what’s going on in your smartphone. The best part is that this application is available for free. For iPhone user’s Secret Safe Vault locker is a good application to safeguard the crucial information saved in the mobile phone.
How to Secure an iPhone Against Spying Software
However the above mentioned steps are no different for an iPhone user. Abiding these steps will certainly help you keep your smartphone safe. Anyway apart from these measures you can simply check if your iPhone is jailbroken or not. It is because any spy app will only get installed onto an iPhone if it’s first set free from the manufacturer’s imposed limitations. This process is called jailbreak.
So if you find your iPhone is jailbroken and it’s not done by you then you must check your smartphone for a spy app. In case you cannot spot the spy software then simply update the operating system of the smartphone. Updating an iPhone will automatically uninstall the monitoring software and also restore it to the factory settings.
Use the passwords that are strong, never leave your phone unattended. Do not share the passwords set on your phone. Ensure you frequently change your passwords and notice for the abnormal behaviour like quick battery drainage, windows getting crashed abruptly, or phone getting switched off despite full battery. For all such observance simply update your smartphone by keeping the backup of your crucial data. Updating the OS will help uninstall the spy application.
Search for the application locker apps as well. Most importantly secure your smartphone with a password that is known only to you. These simple steps will help you stay away from becoming a victim of the spy applications. If you have any other preventive measure or question then do share with us in the below mentioned comment section.
So now you already know how to spot a spy software in your smartphone. Now, there are people who install this software for a specific purpose and once the purpose of monitoring is achieved then they feel like removing it.
The other category involves the people who have spot the spy software onto their smartphone and therefore doesn’t want to get monitored. Hence, whichever the case if you want to remove it then you must follow the below mentioned steps that will help you to easily get rid of it.
Let’s first discuss about the category who deliberately install a spy app onto the monitored user’s smartphone and after knowing the truth perhaps wants to uninstall it.
When You Have Installed The Software
Now, if you have yourself planted the spy software then you must be aware of the control panel. However all the great companies have the detailed information for installing as well as uninstalling the software on their websites. The mSpy and FlexiSpy are the two companies that provide the feature to remotely uninstall the software.
As you have the access to the programs in the control panel hence you can simply send the coded text message onto the target’s smartphone which will immediately uninstall the application. These coded text messages are different for every software vendor which can be located in the control panel > program members. This solution is only applicable to the users who have themselves installed the software onto the red marked user’s smartphone [Android/iPhone].
When You Have NOT Installed The Software
Now this is the other aforementioned category. If you spot any monitoring/tracking/spy software on your smartphone and doesn’t have the access to the software or its control panel then you needn’t get worried. You can still remove the software from your special possession[Mobile phone]. It involves little technical details that you may need to carry out to do away with it.
In case you’re afraid of trifling with your mobile phone then you can simply take the handset to the nearest mobile repair center and ask them to restore the smartphone to its factory settings. This task can be done for free or perhaps a little amount be charged from you to first backup the data like contacts, text messages, multimedia and mails etc. and thereafter set it to its factory settings. The same can be done over a phone call as well if you carefully follow the instructions of your service provider.
What Is Factory Reset?
Factory reset will set your phone’s software to its original system or manufacturing settings. While restoring the particular electronic device, it will remove or erase the entire data that is saved on the device. One can do it themselves as it only requires to follow a few set of instructions.
Although the process is varied for every smartphone but there is a detailed information provided on the phone maker’s support website. Another best and simple solution is to google your phone models factory reset steps. In general you can go to the Settings > Privacy > Restore Factory Settings.
It’s advisable NOT to restore the apps automatically as it could just reinstall the software. You must manually install the required applications again. However the contacts and the emails can be restored from the backup that you’ve done before factory reset. It is a very simple and uncomplicated process that assures you to get away with a spy software in a couple of minutes.
Update the Operating System [OS] To Remove Spy Software
Like the above mentioned step of restoring the phone to its factory setting to uproot the monitoring software, there is one other best possible way to plainly update the operating system of the mobile phone. Upgrading the firmware has the similar results to the previous mentioned method. Please remember before upgrading the OS it’s mandatory to take the backup of your important applications, mails, texts, chats, photos etc.. If the mobile tracking software is spotted right after the smartphone is recently updated to the newer version then you will require to first roll back it to the old version and then upgrade it again to help liberate your smartphone from any kind of tracking application.
Manually Remove Spy App From The Smartphone
If you’re technically good then you can use another method that will certainly expel the monitoring software from the mobile phone. Just tap on the phone’s file system and then delete the software program files. However it’s recommended that if you’ve unsure of your technical skills then DO NOT fiddle with these settings.
Because deleting the wrong files will mess up the phone’s firmware settings. Also there is a possibility that you might not completely delete the application as there can be some files that are still lying in your mobile’s file system. Hence I always ask my readers to opt for the factory reset or update the OS to toss out the app.
How to Remove Spy Software From An iPhone?
For all the idevices to install the third party application it is mandatory to first jailbreak it. In case of apple devices if you remove the jailbreak then the spy software that is installed onto the smartphone will automatically get removed. Just by updating the OS, the jailbreak will be removed. Backup the data and then upgrade the firmware via the iTunes.
If you were using any application apart from the apple store then you can again jailbreak the phone and then install the software onto it. As now you know that your phone is not carrying any monitoring software.
Prevention is Better than Cure
1. There are few simple steps to avoid getting your phone tinkered by anyone.
2. DO NOT share the smartphone’s password.
3. DO NOT leave the phone unattended.
Keep checking your smartphone and if you observe any odd behaviour then plainly practice any of the mentioned steps to keep your smartphone safe from these spy apps.
So, all the mentioned techniques are the best and easiest way to brush off these monitoring applications. Keep in mind that the initial step is to backup your crucial information and then select any of the methods.
Unlike other technical software where a user is crystal clear about his/her needs and requirements to use the software so that they can rightly bring the software into action, the spy software makes you face some common problems. There are couple of times where I too have bumped into the spy software problems such as installation issues, compatibility issues and failing to follow the pre conditions for software installation onto the target’s smartphone.
Hence in this article I will be helping you with all the common problems that one can come across while using the cell phone monitoring application. Also there will be frequently asked queries as well as the new ones to make you aware of all the conditions beforehand. Perhaps learning more about the problems will aid you in successfully downloading and installing the software onto the monitored person’s smartphone.
The basic problems are the – Software itself and the user! Yes, you will be surprised to know that correctly equipping the software is one of the most error prone step opted by majority of people. However using a mobile monitoring software is very simple and is nowhere close to rocket science! Keep scrolling to learn more!
Look Up To The Technology!
Let’s first discuss the spy software. With the online presence of plenty monitoring software there are chances that one might get trapped in the fancy marketing deals. Please remember nothing comes for free! And the spy vendors who advertises their software monitoring aspects to be free are certainly charging the hidden charges for it. Hence beware of the scams.
Apart from these fraudulent endorsements one can genuinely face the problems for using the real and top-level software. I would also like to mention that sometimes the clients exaggerate the small issues. For example if a spy server gets down for one hour or so and the GPS location cannot be recorded then the client will quickly post an outraged message or email stating “what’s wrong with the service or software. I’m unable to check the details.” It’s advisable to maintain some patience and understand the intrigue functionality of the software. However I’m not saying that expecting a glitch free software is wrong but we are in an era where everyday is a new day with loads of advancements and technological challenges.
A spy software that you’re using is being used across worldwide by the thousands of users on different platform, OS(operating system) and mobile carriers. It provides the entire information through the satellites in space besides the bad weather conditions. The same information and data is then routed to the online website where you can access your spy account to check with the complete recorded reports. And then a client wonder and doubt how can things go wrong? Although it’s very well understood that we have adapted ourselves for a flawless technological programs but at the same time managing the giant data server with great competence can lack sometimes.
Now, If we look back in our times then it’s hard to believe that we grew up without the mobile phones. And the ones who possessed the mobile phones would walk miles to get the clear reception. However technically things have rapidly changed in the last twenty years. Moving from cordless phones to smartphones we have experienced the pagers, big mobile phones, CDs, floppies, DVD’s and finally the digital cameras with megapixels.
So, the actual problem behind the simple issues is that we have started taking the advancements in technology for granted. We need to analyse and realise that the big systems can break down for several reasons. However the best part of all the technical products is its quality service. Infact the signals for cell phones sometimes gets cracked therefore confronting any small spy application problems is nothing new and one should keep calm and wait for a while for a feasible solution to the arrived issue.
Installation and Set-up Problems
So this is the most basic issue that every novice has to confront. However the downloading and installation process of the different software is almost same if the instructions are carefully followed. It’s recommended that you should read about these processes to help gain better understanding of the software. Here is the guide written by me on How To Install The Software – the key to successful installation is to rightly follow the instructions written or provided to you at the time of registration.
Just stay calm and read the instructions couple of times to rightly comprehend it for correct execution. Planting a software onto the target’s smartphone is not difficult at all. One should also look for a spy company that provides a good customer support for handling these basic problems. A good customer service will make your experience hassle free.
Problems Using Spy Phone Software
Ensure that the subscription package you chose is compatible with the target’s smartphone. The spy app is different for iPhone, Android and blackberry. So be careful while buying the subscription. Secondly, think of the monitoring features that you would like to access such as text messages, instant messenger chats, phone call records etc.. the applications are designed into two forms like the basic features and the advanced features subscription pack.
Majority of people buy the basic version and then ask for the advanced features list. Check out the below points that aren’t directly mentioned by the spy vendors –
Check the default web browser history – The web history of the target’s smartphone can be checked by you but please note that the URLs that are accessed in the default browser can only be visible to you. If S/He uses different browser then you cannot check the details for the same.
View their e-mails – Like web history the emails of the default web browser can be looked upon. However there are some spy software that supports gmail as well. So in this case you can view the default as well as the gmail.
Flipping through their IM chats – Please note that not all the spy application supports the multiple instant messengers chat platforms like WhatsApp, Hike, Facebook, Viber, Line, Instagram, tinder, Google hangouts etc.. So make sure that you check with the online monitoring aspects before selecting it.
Complaint 1 – Can’t Listen to Recorded Calls or View Videos
There are very few spy software companies like FlexiSpy who render this unique feature of call recording and listening. And a user gets annoyed when unable to hear the recordings. The solution to this problem is to download a 3GP codec as the recordings are in 3GP format and hence will not get played in the windows media player. You can also try VLC media player. However the Apple quicktime enables you to play the videos or recordings without making any extra effort for software download. Second best advice to fruitfully listen to the recordings is that let the files completely get transferred onto the system. If it’s partially transferred then you might face the problems.
Complaint 2 – Report Logs Have Stopped Coming In
Now, this is the most common complaint that I receive and it has varied reasons. This time it’s not the fault of the spy vendor. If the target user’s smartphone is switched off or the mobile data pack isn’t working or the cell phone is out of range then the spy server will not be able to record the report. Also it’s possible that there has been no activity done by the target which can be reported. Another possible reason for logs getting ceased is that if a user has updated the smartphone OS or in case of iPhone removed a jailbreak then the spy software will automatically stop working.
Complaint 3 – The Software Site is Down
This problem is one of the biggest problems for all the customers. Generally the website goes down for various time but it may not be noticed by everyone. The sole reason behind this is that these websites are dynamic and the data is constantly being uploaded on it. There are large number of users who are logging into their spy accounts simultaneously and the information or spy reports they provide are different unlike other websites that has to show the standard page across worldwide. Hence the website sometimes goes down due to umpteen traffic but the downtime has terrifically improved over the years.
Infact, you will be able to see the accumulated data when in the real time the services are resumed. Another big reason it happens is right before they launch a new feature. It is the time when the website is impeded for a short period of time which sometimes get ignored as well. Although they always try to launch the new features when the traffic is really low so that the inconvenience caused can be avoided.
Complaint 4 – My Cell Phone is Not Compatible
Whenever a new OS update is arrived then it takes a couple of days for the spy developers to provide an updated software for the newer OS version. They need to crack the code and develop the new source code to help enable the spy app to monitor the all new OS version. The way out to this problem is to ensure that the target doesn’t quickly update his/her smartphone with the newer version. Else you will have to wait for some days to again plant the updated software onto your target’s smartphone.
Keep In Mind!
Below mentioned are the basic requirements that one should keep in mind before purchasing the software.
Internet connection is crucial – Ensure that the monitored user’s device is internet enabled. Either the mobile data or the WiFi must be active to help the spy app work efficiently.
Enable GPS – To spot the target’s location it’s mandatory to turn on the GPS locator on his/her smartphone.
Jailbreak an iPhone – To install the software on the apple product the iPhone, iPad, or iPod must first be jailbroken and then the process of installation should be initiated. Without jailbreak a spy software would not work.
Root an Android smartphone – Unlike iPhone, Rooting an Android phone is not mandatory but in case you wish to use the advanced features then you will have to root the smartphone to help access the complete information from their smartphone.
Know the target’s OS – The spy software download is different for different operating systems. Hence it’s important that you check the OS as well as the software version of the target’s smartphone.
Spy Software Phenomena – Something Will go Amiss, Sometime
Getting the spy reports with some missing phone call records, messages and GPS location doesn’t mean that the software is undergoing any major problem. Sometimes the operational problems occur due to server being down or when the company is under maintenance for their database. Undoubtedly things have tremendously improved with the best and prominent spy software companies. But at the same time it’s suggested to keep the reasonable expectations from the spy app. These are the simple glitches which would always remain with the software however the level of hitch can be controlled to help provide a good experience to their customers. The poor quality spy software will of course bother you a lot more than the good quality spy software. Hence it’s imperative that you select a superior quality software for error free action.
These software are extremely powerful and can track all the required information to your online spy account, hence if you encounter any problem then feel free to contact the customer support for detailed information. They will definitely help you resolve the problem in the best possible way.
Keep checking this article, As I will keep updating the issues as I run into them. Also post your comments and queries in the below mentioned section! I will be happy to serve my readers!
Cell phone monitoring software could render you with multifarious aspects of staying safe than just catering you the regular spying aspects such as monitoring text messages, logging the phone calls, tracking IMs [WhatsApp, Facebook, Line, Viber, Snapchat, Instagram etc..], reading emails whether read, unread or deleted ones, discovering GPS locations and many more things.
Yes, you might be thinking a spy software to be plainly tracking the above mentioned features but apparently it can help you with lot many tasks that you must be wanting to actually safeguard your critical data and information.
Therefore, In this article I will be introducing you with all the new features, ideas and objectives that can easily be used by you. Just keep scrolling and let’s learn more about this multitude mobile monitoring software apart from its regular and main functions that it has been processing from long.
Safeguard the Information Held on Your Phone!
Everybody is conscious about the sensitive data stored in their smartphone. However it’s always been advised DO NOT save or store the critical information such as bank account details and other confidential data but smartphone being the cardinal need and a handy option no one pays heed.
Although many people practice to store the bank data and information in an encrypted way but yet there lies some personal information like pictures that no one wants to share it publicly or let it get mishandled. If your phone ever slipped out of your hands, got stolen or you mistakenly lose it then you can very well understand and remember the inconvenience it might have made you suffer.
The cell phone monitoring software can benefit you to safeguard the data and information like stored house address, bank details, internet banking [username, password] various contact numbers, emails etc.. in right time. It’s extremely useful for business people who tend to save much data on their mobile phones.
Sensitive Data on Your Phone?
The mobile monitoring software aids you to protect the aforementioned phone content along with the personal text messages, videos, photos etc. Although there are many software but the best ones that aid you with this extra feature are mSpy and FlexiSpy cell phone monitoring applications. These apps allow you to carry out the required process remotely. You can simply backup the required data in case your smartphone is in wrong hands.
Once you safely backup the data then either delete or lock the smartphone from the control panel. This step will immediately stop the defaulter to reach out to any kind of information saved on your phone. In fact this is also one of the reasons that many people are buying this software. One can promptly send a message from the control panel which will remotely lock the phone. One can also trigger the alarm to know the location of the lost phone before setting it off or deleting the data or locking the phone.
However many of us regularly keep doing the data backup but doing it on regular basis seems little difficult. Hence with the help of this monitoring software you can easily get your data saved by having the regular backup. Also in case of theft or any other issue you can delete or block the data. This safety measure is simply beyond price to keep your personal and professional mobile content safe.
Use Your Cell Phone as a Tracking Device
Apart from protecting the crucial data this software can be used for tracking the device as well. With the presence of many spy software each of them has a minor difference in performing its tracking operation and the reporting style. However all of them use the satellite (GPRS) to help track the device. This aspect actually benefits you to know the exact location of the target user by mapping it on the Google maps. You can also track their latest history of movements by reviewing it on the map.
This feature is of utmost importance to the employer who has their mobile workforce. Keeping tabs on them seems to be difficult but with the aid of this app you can easily discover their locations and get to know whether they’re telling the truth or not. One can primarily install the software onto it and then give away the mobile phones to their workforce. Although there are several companies that exclusively buys the vehicle tracking solutions but with this monitoring software you can track many more things than just their GPS locations such as call logs, text messages. In fact it can also uncover the truth of an disloyal employee who must have been leaking all the confidential information.
It has really become obligatory and critical to watchdog your staff for better productivity of your business and saving the hard earned money. If you feel that suddenly your business rivals are outperforming then you definitely need to check your accounts and confidential information being handled by your employees.
Besides the employee monitoring it can prove to be a great companion for the parents of teens. Teenagers love to hang around with their friends. Whether parties or group studies they would always want to stay with their friends. Hence it’s advisable to keep monitoring your child’s whereabouts and social nexus. All the parents who are perturbed about their kids online actions can now relax themselves by knowing their actions through this spy software.
Use Your Phone as a Bug or Recording Device
Last but not the least, With the pro programs such as FlexiSpy you can use a mobile phone as a recording device. Once you install the software thereafter you can be enabled to hear all the conversations that are being made by your target user. Aside the bug feature it can also be used to dictate the important notes and memos for business meetings etc.. This feature can also provide a concrete proof for court cases. One can either use the live call interception option or record the calls and listen to them later.
Hence, I hope that I’ve very well elaborated the uses of the spy software and made it clear that the spy app is not just used for monitoring the fundamental aspects but it can perform many more actions genuinely and in a legitimate manner.
You can anytime write me for any kind of queries or issues with regards to the mobile monitoring application, I will soon try to revert all! If you can think of any new idea or area of application where this application can be used then do mention it on the below comment section. I’m sure ideas must have started popping in your mind!
Spy review websites are a good source to check the complete analysis of a spy software. However it’s important that one must be careful while reviewing a monitoring software as there are bright chances that you may get deceived by the fancy software review along with the misleading price deals.
Hence in this article I will be forewarning you with the most common marketing traps and deals. Don’t let yourself get disappointed by shelling out your hard earned money on a fake software. Therefore keep scrolling and learn to avoid the typical mistakes that you may commit while looking for an online spy application.
What Do You Want from a Review?
A review must contain the basic information of the software such as how does the product work, an advice on how to use it, why to use it or benefits of using the spy app, complete knowledge of fundamental and advanced monitoring aspects, pre and post conditions to help software work properly and effectively, special tips and features that are rendered by the spy vendor.
Apart from these elementary details you should also consider that the product is reliable and genuine. It should support a good customer care service that provides a toll free number, emails or live chat messengers. Also there must be a refund policy for special cases like technical error etc., wherein you can trust your money for not getting duped.
Why Cell Phone Spy Software Reviews are Important?
It’s always good to gain knowledge and get entirely familiar for the product that you’re planning to buy especially the one that is present online. However reviews for the physical products aren’t a hassle as one can always go to a store and check the product multiple times to their satisfaction. Where the online products cannot be replaced or checked several times for self assurance hence the best one can rely upon are the review websites. And the good review sites incredibly and tremendously helps you in selecting one of the best spy app from the multiple applications available online.
Having read many articles and reviews for the monitoring software will urge you to question the spy vendor’s customer care center for the popped up doubts. And having your doubts answered by a good customer executive is one of the good signs of a spy software customer service. Hence this way a review site aids you in choosing a reliable and good application for monitoring your target user.
Choosing the cell phone monitoring software across the internet is little difficult as you will have to select a premium product from the multifarious product list. Also it’s an electronic product which means there will be no physical delivery of the software. Only a downloaded link would be given to you for installing a software onto the target’s smartphone. Hence it’s crucial that you pick the finest spy application.
In case you choose a poor quality software that you have to face the consequences like no refund policy, no assistance to resolve the technical or other software problem. Also there are many scams in the name of selling a fake monitoring software. Perhaps your requests and complaints will go in vain as such fraudulent companies are based in some other country where the laws and regulation might be different and hence you cannot do anything legally also.
So, with all the concocted deals one has to be very careful and watchful in selecting the spy app. It can only be done with the help of the real reviews! Let’s learn how to spot the real reviews online.
One can directly spot the websites with a Google search. Generally the cell phone spy review sites are broadly categorized in two ways. These are the –
User Generated Reviews or testimonials;
Straight-Up websites along with the reviews;
User Generated Reviews or Testimonials
Apparently the user reviews are the most valuable feedback for believing the credibility of the software. The genuine websites creates a special section where a user can provide the true feedback with regards to the product. Hence all the good and bad points can be noted to further improve the quality and service of the product.
All the big e-commerce websites like Amazon and more are accepting the users comments in context to the quality, delivery service and customer service for the purchased product. The idea behind including the comment section is to deliver the true information and assurance to the customer.
Unlike other software, the spy software is little different because it contains the squander user reviews on the websites. Perhaps you notice some kind of pattern for the testimonials like two out of five reviews are negative and three of them would be praising the software like anything. This game is actually played by the online marketers.
However the reviews are not always fictitious as there are genuine buyers who post the true-blue analysis and experience with the software. Hence it’s imperative that you spot the reviews that look real. And for this always inquest with these three questions – Who bought the product, Has S/He really liked the product that they’re posting a review about it on the website, Why would they do it?
Apart from these positive marketing strategies you may also come across the negative responses which might be favoring a Y product over the X product. Therefore always try to read between the lines! Which means try to locate the idea and mindset behind the said and written words in the user generated reviews. I’m sure you will be able to rightly spot the real ones.
Straight-Up Websites along with the Reviews
Like a regular blog or website these sites would look legitimate to you in the first glance. Carefully check out the website first –
How many articles/products are they reviewing?
Are there are many products that they’re reviewing or is it just the couple of products?
Do you find any relevant information with regards to the basic functions of the software and other related facts.
Is the piece of article providing any help or advice to you?
Also check for the comments posted by the real visitors and are they being answered by the admin?
Next is to look for the sidebar for the list of products.
Banners, links or advertisements uploaded by the software companies. Beware of the lots of links spread over the website. This must be a trap to let you avail the spy app.
Do check the site for the latest updates.
Do not follow the site if it’s updated 2 years ago or so and especially if it posses more than 10,000 followers on the social media platform like Facebook or YouTube.
Logically a small review website cannot have thousands of followers and it’s merely faked by shelling out few dollars.
The actual reviews can reveal most about the spy applications hence take couple of minutes to read and spot that has the product really been used by the user? Is it promoting 10-15 different spy products which are all included in the top notch list? Is there any kind of information and data which is not offered by the software vendor?
Because anyone can re-format the monitoring aspects and other information listed on the company’s website. Hence just relax, analyse and evaluate the complete impact that you get from the website. If you perceive that the user who has written about the spy app has never used the product then do not pay any heed to what they say.
Seemingly the saddest truth is that it’s very difficult to discover a true, honest and decent website. It’s advisable that don’t just blindly believe everything you read online for the cell phone monitoring software reviews.
Wait and figure out what is the website all about. Infact you must evaluate my website! Do you think it’s loaded with hundreds of comments? Do you believe that my FlexiSPY review is real?
Learn how to avoid the scams and how to find the best spy software application programs.
Monitoring the kids smartphone has become momentous for the parents. Especially aided with the spy software the children’s online activity can be closely monitored. Infact according to many researches and survey it has been observed that the market for spy software in terms of ethical and legal monitoring usage has swinged to great heights.
However the parents still feel little uneasy will opting for spy software to keep an eye on their children, as there’s a very bleak difference between “spying” your children and at the same time “not invading their privacy”.
Although it could raise much substantial opinions but protecting the kids from the unwanted danger is all what is important and required. Hence I would leave it upon the parents to decide whether their obligation to safeguard their children is imperative or taking the plain monitoring to spying them is what you all want!
We Live in Digital Era!
The world of internet is a boon as well as bane for our children is what exactly believed by all the parents. However we cannot ask the children of this generation to refrain the use of internet because it’s simply impossible for them to follow. The school projects and other additional activities eminently require the internet and hence the kids cannot be refrained from it.
And monitoring your child while practising the old ways is not a good idea. Whether hiring a private detective or peeping into their smartphones will bring no valid information to you and also it would be exceptionally expensive. Perhaps you dialogue them for their digital etiquette again your children will pay no heed!
Therefore living in this techno world it’s time to move ahead and be a smart parent to spy your child’s smartphone with the help of the cell phone monitoring software. Along with the spy monitoring software you can also get benefitted with the parental control aspects. Allow your kids to enjoy their life and parallely or at the same time keep tabs on them. It can simply be achieved with the use of the spy software.
Since I write several reviews and article on child monitoring hence there are number of queries I keep receiving from my readers. Majority of them are the parents of teens who are anxious of their children’s unreasonable behaviour and inopportune phone mannerisms. I would like to share a story sent to me by an agitated parent who had queries about the software and also the problems that were very well written and are faced by majority of the parents.
So with the due consent of the sender here I am extending their story.
“The much-needed information provided on your website is really gratifying! I appreciate the precise and peculiar comparisons and reviews that you make available for all the popular, reliable spy software.
I lately seized my son’s Android phone and noticed that he’s indulged in all those activities that I asked him to keep away from. He’s been visiting all the restricted places and being in bad company as well. It was very daunting and depressing for me and my husband to watch our son involved in all the bad deeds. Although I know that parenting is a tough job but I never thought it would be so difficult and stressful.
However we were never indifferent to his activities and always tried to make him understand about our expectations and set of limits that he must follow. But we could never actually gathered any proofs of his misdeeds and apparently we cannot either wait or be patient to let him pursue with all the wrongful decisions. Hence this is one of the big reasons that has landed me on this website.
So, all I want is to help my child for not implicating into the dreadful and poor situations. Let him make the smarter decisions that can eventually take him to success and good life. I feel I should not refrain him to enjoy the whim and fancies of his life but at the same time remain little careful.
Hence coming back to the point, The smartphones are the cardinal need for everyone and kids are no different. And seizing my son’s cell phone and not giving back to him is causing more problems for my family as we are now unable to keep track of him. Although, I don’t trust him anymore and therefore after brooding over it for long I came up with an option of installing a monitoring application onto his phone.
The plain reason behind doing it is to keep him safe and do not let him to make a choice with any kind of bad decision. I feel it’s highly a mother’s responsibility to make her child tread on a right path in right time.
Lastly, I sense that the monitoring software is a right kind of the interface that will help us keep an eye on him and parallely he can also communicate with his friends and perhaps can gain his trust back. This website has been extremely helpful to me in finally formulating my decision over purchasing the smartphone monitoring software. I thank you from bottom of my heart! “
I also really thank my reader for writing this and allowing me to share it with others.
I think this will have semblance with many parents. Especially the emphasis to refer it as the “phone monitoring software” and not the spy software makes it more meaningful and ethical. However the words play a big role to express one’s actions and thoughts hence a little change of words could make a big difference in conveying any kind of message.
Lastly in my opinion if you’re perpetually worried about your child’s social nexus or his/her whereabouts etc.. then you shouldn’t reconsider your thought of monitoring them with the help of the monitoring software. After all their well being and safety is what is crucial and principally required.
Will you wear yourself out? No, You shouldn’t! Having installed the software onto the target’s smartphone doesn’t mean that you have to read each and every text message or chats done by them. For example – if you find our child writing a personal diary then would you actually end up reading every word of his/her diary?
Similarly, Just fairly scan the smartphone and thereafter you should only take an account of the things which may seem dubious or problematic to you. There’s no point flipping their smartphone actions 24/7.
I would be great to hear your opinions on these following questions. Do you really think that it’s ethical to opt for monitoring software on your kid’s cell phones or smartphones? Would you use the same app to truly protect your kids from all the nasty situations? Do leave a comment below.
The good parental control applications can easily be installed in your child’s smartphone. So here in this article I will be briefing about the three options that you can use to monitor your kids mobile phone. The first will be the services that might be provided by your mobile service provider either for free or paid. Second will be the software or apps that are catered to you by some popular brands and the last one is the cell phone spy software. All these options provide the great parental control elements.
To be more precise for the best option out of the three I have also mentioned about the top-notch software that can be used to watchdog the activities of your loved ones through their own smartphones. Hence the last section of this article would be defining about the features that are equipped with the prevalent FlexiSpy, mSpy and MobiStealth spy apps.
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An Emerging Issue!
Smartphones have become the cardinal need for everyone. Infact we ourselves buy them (children) a cell phone to remain updated about them. But in the end we are left perturbed because they’re always busy with their cell phones. The biggest issue is that a mobile phone is not just a mobile phone anymore. With the digital trends the so called cell phones are now turned into smartphones. Kids having easy access to internet has its own pros and cons. Therefore this is major reason of worrisome for all parents.
Perhaps at home one can keep tabs on their children along with their smartphones but it’s next to impossible to eye them while they’re away from home. Viewing the adult content, interacting on the social media platforms, sharing their inept picture to gain the limelight and many such proceeding can certainly prove to be dangerous for them.
Besides all these problems and anxious situations you can still have things under your control by becoming a little techie and smart. Keep on scrolling to know about the true-blue options that can be used by you at anytime and anywhere to help control your teens.
Parental Controls Offered By Your Network Provider
There are some big service providers such as AT&T, Verizon and T-mobile that renders a set of finite controlling features that aid the parents to know about their kids whereabouts. These features enable you to track the smartphone by checking the websites that have been visited by the mobile phone holder. Also the mobile data limits can be set and the objectionable websites be blocked as well.
However there are minimal charges that is charged by the network providers to let you avail the limited monitoring aspects. One has to check with their provider for more details like what all monitoring services are offered within the existing package or how much extra do one needs to pay to avail such offers.
Although the less number of features are certainly not enough to watchdog your child’s smartphone actions hence keep scrolling to know more about the cell phone monitoring applications that will truly help you in overseeing your kids online actions.
Parental Control Apps
Parental control apps is another tool that come as rescue for all the worried parents of teens. There are many big-brands that extend the parental control applications for all the popular smartphones that works on either Android, iOS or Blackberry operating system. It will help you grab the information with regards to the web history and more, also allows you to put the internet filters, block the apps and completely restrict the access to internet.
Although for all the naive users or young children it has proved to be an apt solution but it consists of a big flaw when it comes to monitor your teens. As these apps are not hidden. Teenagers feel offended if their privacy is invaded by any means. And if by any chance you make them understand about the parental control aspects then they will get on their path the other way round. HOW??? The kids are generally very sound in their technical skills as compared to the parents and hence it will not be a tough call for them to discover an alternative for these imposed controls.
So, Parents you need to move a step ahead! Below mentioned spy software is a solution for all the problems.
Use Spy Software for Parental Controls
The spy software is a boon to all the anxious parents! It’s an ultimate tool that allows you to know each and every action of your children. The best part about this application is that it works in complete hidden mode thus not letting the target user realize that S/He is under some surveillance.
The rising issues like sextisim, child abuse, drugs indulgence, pornography and many more makes it crucial to know about your child’s social nexus and whereabouts. It’s always a good idea to be forewarned. Afterall a child in his/her tender teenage remains little immature and illogical and hence would always do the things which S/He is restricted or controlled for.
The software gets installed onto the smartphone of the target user and thereafter starts monitoring the complete activity performed by him/her. You can simply get a true picture of what your loved ones are doing! There are many spy software available that caters you with the child monitoring, employee monitoring and spouse monitoring aspects.
So, the best cell phone guide software have multiple spy programs along with the parental control features especially designed for the parents of teens. These features actually benefit you with the standard reporting aspects as well as the parental control utility programs.
Let’s learn more about the same –
Standard Features of Spy Software
There are spy apps like Flexispy and mSpy with which one can monitor the target user’s smartphone completely. Such as monitoring the text messages, phone call records, web browser history, multimedia folder and many more things can be discovered by you that too without letting the monitored person know about it. As it works in stealth manner hence you can also locate their whereabouts. With the help of the GPS location feature you can find out the exact location of your child.
So now you can divulge all their secret messages along with their party plans which are planned in the name of their group study plans. Hence the standard features allows you to spy the much needed actions of the red marked user’s smartphone. Keep scrolling to know about the advanced aspects of this cell phone monitoring software.
Advanced Features of Spy Software
One of the best performer in the spy league is Flexispy. It offers a wide range of features that help you know with whom your tech savvy kids are busy with. The thirteen chat messengers like Whatsapp, line, hike, viber, facebook and many more can be spied with this famous software. Along with the chat messenger monitoring wherein you can read all the incoming and outgoing messages, the phone calls can be snooped as well. Yes, Flexispy renders the unique feature of recording and listening the live calls at anytime and anywhere. This is a useful feature when one needs to record the conversation for some evidence.
Apart from the above mentioned aspects it also has the alert features that notifies you with an sms or email alert. Suppose if the child tries to surf for the pornograpy, sextism or tries to get in touch with a person via a call or text message, with whom you’ve asked to stay away from then you’ll be notified for the same. Hence instead of becoming the private detective for your child you can simply put these measures in use and get alerted in the right time. It’s imperative to let your child know and understand the difference between the right and wrong things in the life.
Aside the above two software you can also check out the Mobistealth software. It has its own set of features with which you can check the applications that have been downloaded and installed onto the target’s mobile phone. The app blocking feature is best used when you want to block or unblock the specific apps. Also the advanced security aspects can be put to use.
Like locking or unlocking the target’s smartphone or erasing the data of the phone in case it gets stolen or lost.
Lastly, in my opinion the mobile phone monitoring software is the best possible solution to get implemented with. As it remains concealed once planted into the targets phone and makes you aware of each and every activity taking place in correct time hence it’s worth to invest your time and money on this valuable aid to make your children stay away from indulging into any of the nasty scenarios.
However for the younger kids or who aren’t in their teens as yet, the other varied options are apt and perhaps that’s all that you need. So analyse your needs and finally select the optimal option for monitoring your lovable kids.
With the prevalence of digital devices in this internet epoch every individual is busy tapping fingers on their smartphones, tablets etc.. Internet has amazingly helped the world to gain the in-depth knowledge in the field of education and varied business sectors. Infact it’s a colossal medium that aids the youth to exhibit their ideas, creativity and imaginativeness into an constructive action.
Along with the huge and multiple benefits that the internet renders to the Gen X, it is also a reason for the parent of teens perturbation. There are number of risks that are hitched while your teens are surfing on internet or dwelling on the social websites like Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter, WhatsApp and many more.
Some of the major web perils are as follows –
Sharing unnecessary personal details;
Discovering age inappropriate websites and content.
Completely avoiding the use of internet is no solution hence it’s crucial that parents must monitor their teens online actions. Primarily make them understand the internet safety tips. It’s always a good idea to first outline the cautionary details about the cyberspace with your kids. Having done this will already make you win the half battle.
So below are the necessary tips that can be followed to help keep your children safe while they’re accessing the internet.
1. Curb the personal information sharing urge
It’s really not needed to share your each and every personal information on the social media platforms. Teens these days are proud and happy to be in limelight. They share their inapt pictures and other details like cell phone numbers, their whereabouts by constantly posting check-ins etc..
Parent Tip – Keep a constant check over their newsfeeds. Ask them to not share these details on any online platform.
2. Check with their privacy settings
The uploaded pictures should not be publicized. It should be marked private or viewable to friends. Also make a habit to change your social accounts passwords regularly. And keeping your cellphone password protected is yet again a wise decision. Never leave your digital devices unattended. Refrain yourself from auto saving the passwords and usernames.
Parent Tip – Continually dialogue them about their social nexus. Make them understand that sharing password amongst their friends is not a good idea as it can be mishandled. However sharing it with parents is a sensible decision.
3. Enlighten your children with the cyber dangers
Sometimes your teens get to nervous and embarrassed to share their digital problems. Let them know about the cyber bullying, online predators and revenge porn law. Knowing about it will help them stay at bay. Be friends with them instead of scolding or mentally harassing them. Doing this will not let them fall into these dirty traps laid by anyone.
Parent Tip – Be your child’s support system. Be open and honest with your kids.
4. Avoid befriending strangers
Internet is not a right place to get friends with the strangers. Also remember that everything that people say on internet is not always true. There are very bleak chances of finding a genuine person online. In case you become pally with your friend’s friend and they ask you to meet up you shouldn’t agree in the first stance. It’s advisable that let your immediate friend know about it and depending upon his/her view about the mutual friend you can meet them in person.
Parent Tip – Always talk about their social life and friends. Contemplate their online activities.
5. Limit their internet usage
Teenage is a period when they aren’t very logical and it’s sometimes their hormones and heart through which they think and decide to limit their internet access. With the aid of the cell phone monitoring software you can block the websites and also control your teens mobile phones. Discover what is your child surfing on the internet and for how long does S/He stays online. All these actions can be carried out just by installing a mobile monitoring software on their smartphones.
Parent Tip – Just tell the consequences of the restricted websites and why they cannot be a part of these websites. Letting them know about it will stop their urge to find out themselves.
However with the possession of multiple gadgets it’s little difficult to keep an eye on your child’s online actions. It’s when the spy software comes into action. This software proves to be a best friend of every teenager’s parent. It completely works in the hidden mode therefore a child can never come to know that S/He is being monitored. Divulging their text messages, Whatsapp, Facebook, line, hike and viber chats along with the phone call log, web history, GPS location and multimedia storage was never so easy.
The mSpy, Flexispy, Highster Mobile and Mobistealth are the best choices to help locate the entire information with regards to your kids mobile devices. All of them offers different subscription packages and monitoring aspects. All you need to do is explore a little about these apps to help pick the best one that suits your needs.
6. Eye On Their Downloads
Ensure that the applications that they’re downloading are age appropriate. There are many apps and games on the Android play store and iPhone app store that aren’t apt for kids. Hence getting their hands on such apps can be restricted with the use of monitoring software.
Parent Tip – Give a quick run down for the befitting apps that can be installed on the smartphones. When a child installs the inappropriate games or apps then do not get annoyed. Simply talk to them and calmly make them understand the pros and cons of the application.
Equanimity Is The Key!
Parenthood is a tough time! But you can enjoy parenting plainly by setting some rules and trying to enforce them on a positive note. Have patience and be well-informed about the current digital trends like instant messaging, social networking etc.. Always encourage your child and be open with them. Keep tabs on them with the assistance of the spy software. Parent’s play an important role in constructing the future of their child hence do not let your children wander.