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Official FlexiSPY Review

FlexiSPY is an advanced monitoring system for mobile phones and PCs that can record phone calls, capture keystrokes, read emails, see Facebook Messenger activity, WhatsApp messages, track device locations, and even turn on the microphone to record conversation without the target being any the wiser. 

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Hello – it is Frankie here, the ethical hacking expert and messaging app professional. Welcome to my blog to receive all of the knowledge I have acquired firsthand.

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Today, we are going to be discussing FlexiSPY app, a popular spy program for phones. I will give you an honest review of the product after testing the software personally using my phone (iPhone 13).

Parents use this software a lot, but they are far from the only ones. But parents use the program to help prevent their child encountering damaging dangers in the world like cyberbullying, bad crowds, pedophilia, and much more.

With the use of FlexiSPY, parents are able to:

  • Monitor website activity
  • Record calls
  • View stored media files (photos, videos, etc.)
  • Track social network activity
  • View live GPS tracking
  • Read text messages (SMS) and
  • View emails and much more

Let’s get rolling on getting you some solid information. 

The first part of this guide will cover the product itself in more detail. I want to tell you what it is, show you some of its main features, explain how it works, tell you the cost, and other things. The second portion is going to show you how to install it to the victim’s phone without them noticing.

Less of the chit-chat though – let’s get you educated. 


Frankie’s Take:

Originally created as a Parental Control program, FlexiSPY is ideal for monitoring the activity of your child’s phone. If you are using it for any other reason (spying on your partner’s phone actions or tracking an employee) this could be deemed a crime.

What is FlexiSPY?

I have already mentioned that FlexiSPY is among the best possible programs for monitoring Androids, iPhones, and PCs (Windows or Mac.)

You don’t just have to take my word for it though when I say it is among the best, tech sites like Forbes, Wired, BBC, and Lifehacker have all sung its praises recently as well.

Setting it up only takes a few minutes. Once complete, you have access to everything happening on the target device from a highly accessible (even remotely) dashboard. This interface is user-friendly and easy to find what you are looking for. I have included a screenshot below so you can see it yourself.

FlexiSPY Dashboard

What Devices Does FlexiSPY Work On?

The operators and developers of the program are steadily working to ensure that their products are always compatible with the latest changes to operating systems and brand of phones. This product works with the latest versions of iPhone, Android, and Blackberry.

So, without further ado – let’s take a closer look at how to keep FlexiSPY compatible. 

FlexiSPY for iOS

  • Program is only able to run on a jailbroken iPhone or iPad
  • Your device must have the latest operating system installed beyond 14.4 – an updated FlexiSPY is released almost monthly to remain compatible with new updates.

FlexiSPY for Android

  • This program only works on rooted Android devices
  • Intended target device must be running an Android operating system from 4.03 up to the 11 and beyond.

I mentioned a little bit ago that beyond monitoring phones, FlexiSPY might also be the choice for tracking Mac and Windows computers. You can take a look at the system requirements below.

 FlexiSPY for macOS

  • Runs on operating systems as early as El Capitan to the newer updates for Big Sur.

FlexiSPY for Windows

  • Will run on Windows 10, 8.1, 8, or 7 depending on what operating system you are running on the PC.


Features of FlexiSPY

Before I give you a list of the features of FlexiSpy, I must first designate their versions. There are three different available levels of this program you can install: Lite, Premium, and Extreme.

The Lite Version is a basic set of monitoring services that is ideal for those on a budget, as this only costs $29.95 a month.

The Premium Version – which is the one I personally promote when talking FlexiSPY – gives you nearly full control over the target’s mobile phone. You will also be granted access to social media conversations from WhatsApp, Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook Messenger, and more. This is $68 a month, but it is highly reasonable for the yearly package which comes in at $149.

Last, you have The Extreme Version. This lets you dig even deeper into finding out what is happening on the target device. You will be able to record calls, record or live stream environmental noise and conversations, or even record WhatsApp activity, Skype calls, and Facebook. The extras here come at a higher cost – you can expect to pay $199 for 3-month blocks. Monthly is not possible.

Features of FlexiSPY

But let’s get back to this. 

Let’s take a look at what are honestly the most alluring advanced features of FlexiSPY – I won’t list all of them because there are more than 150.

Call Log – this feature compiles a detailed log of incoming/outgoing calls for the targeted device. This will include the phone number in the conversation, available contact details, length of the call and when it occurred.

Call Recording – It is possible to record calls made on the victim’s phone. You can choose to record all of the calls on the device, or ones connected with specific contacts or inputted phone numbers. All recorded calls are uploaded to the server so you can conveniently listen to them from your dashboard at your leisure.

Environmental Recording – You will have the option of listening to conversations when the phone is not actively in use. You can remotely activate the microphone on the phone and listen to conversations and what is happening in the environment around them.

Social Media Tracking – You can look to FlexiSPY for a detailed account of all social media exchanges, including videos, images, messages, and conversations. These features are available for almost any app that the target device might be using, including: Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, LINE, Google Hangouts, Yahoo Messenger, Tinder, WeChat, Skype and more.

GPS Tracking Live – You can keep track of the target phone’s location through live GPS tracking. A document also gets created to show where the user has been over a period of time.

Internet Activity – You can use this to track all of the action happening through a web browser like stock apps Chrome or Safari. You will be able to see history, bookmarks, searches, and frequented sites.

App Monitoring – This log shows a list of the app-related actions taken on a phone. What this means is when they are opened/closed, installed/uninstalled, and any apps that are active. It is also possible to grab screen shots of the apps remotely.

VoIP Recording – Any call made with VoIP protocols will get recorded. In short, any communication made through FaceTime, WhatsApp, WeChat, Facebook Messenger, Viber, LINE and more.

Keylogger – Track all pressed keys from the target device which is ideal to track and record used passwords.

SMS Text Logging – Every message received and sent from the targeted device is saved and accessible through the dashboard.

Device Media Content – All audio, video, and photo files currently on the device will be saved and uploaded to the dashboard for convenient viewing.


Note: It is important to specify that for this program to work, the targeted device must be jailbroken (if an iOS device) or rooted (for Androids.)

You would not be alone to be unsure of how to jailbreak an iPhone or root an Android device. Not to worry – FlexiSPY provides you with detailed guides to walk you through the process. You also have the option of dropping $39.99 for an efficient service where tech support leads you through the full process. Understand that you MUST have access to the target phone at this time.

I would say this is a pretty helpful option for those that are apprehensive about jailbreaking or rooting a device for the first time. You might also be nervous about installing the spyware correctly. For more information, you can see their website, choose the type of installation you need, and take advantage of live chat to help.

If you are pretty new to cellphone tracking services, I might suggest starting with mSpy (no jailbreaking required for iPhones) or Hoverwatch (no rooting required on Android).

How To Install FlexiSPY

Next, let’s take a look at installing FlexiSPY on the target phone. I won’t waste time and just get right to it.


  • Physical access to the target phone for a few minutes
  • Complete jailbreak or root
  • Have purchased a FlexiSPY plan from the website

The process is easy to complete. You should not have difficulties installing the product good most cases, you will only need three to 10 minutes to complete both of these components.

Let’s get started.

One of the first things you will need to do is create an account on FlexiSPY website. You can access it by following the link provided. Choose one of the three available packages.

Personally, I would recommend those looking for access to choose the Premium Version. This allows you to gain access to chats on major social networks without the extreme costs of the highest possible package.

You will get directed to the purchase page.

The first thing you should do is verify what you are purchasing. You will then see your subscription and whatever mobile installation service you choose. You might have selected remote installation of the app on your device including the rooting and jailbreaking. You can remove this option if you feel that you can root a device on your own.

buy FlexiSPY

Next, you will enter your email address. Please note that this is required to confirm an account.

You will then insert payment information including your personal details like address and postal code. Once you accept the terms and conditions and their refund policies, you will set up your most convenient method of paying. Depending on where you live, you can provide anything from a bank card, PayPal account, check, bank transfer, or other international payment systems.

Complete the payment

After a few minutes, you should receive an email detailing the data for your login including a username and password. Enter the Portal FlexiSPY and fill in the corresponding fields for your account.

You get directed to the FlexiSPY member area to continue the installation. If you purchased Remote Installation, click the Installation Service button. If you didn’t, go to the Manual Install section instead.

Choose the operating system that is installed on the target device.

For convenience, my example will feature the basic Android operating system. If the system has already been rooted, you would select “Rooted Android“.

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You will see a very detailed guide about installing FlexiSPY on a system that has already been rooted. I am not going to just paste that whole set of paragraphs here – just read it and follow it its detailed breakdown.

If you are following the steps and still have issues, technical support is always available as well.

Once activated on the device, FlexiSPY will begin synchronizing information. Once this completes, your dashboard will update with information collected from the target device. The information also includes product and account information made, as well as the last calls made, SMS messages shared, the keylogger, current and former locations, available media content, and anything else you might have selected with your plan.

Note: if the target device is off, you will see a notification saying that the ‘Connection Failed’. The program will retry once connection is reestablished.

Let’s review:

  1. Visit the official website and purchase the plan that suits your needs the best
  2. You must then root or jailbreak the device you wish to monitor depending on the operating system
  3. Install the software on the target device and activate it using instructions provided by FlexiSPY
  4. Once installation completes, logged into the FlexiSPY dashboard and begin monitoring your target device as you intended.


FlexiSPY Express Services

This might be the answer to your prayers!

If you cannot install FlexiSPY or are afraid of being caught during the process, the solution is FlexiSPY Express.

This is a service that allows you to purchase a brand new and state of the art smartphone that already has this program installed.

Even better still, the smart phone that you purchased comes with a one-year warranty should anything happen.

There are a considerable range of devices available including the iPhone 12, iPhone 11, Xiaomi Mi A3, Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite, Samsung Galaxy S9+ and Samsung Galaxy S10.

Apart from these, there are many other devices. If you are interested in a brand new smartphone with FlexiSPY already installed, you can look to the main service page of FlexiSPY Express.

FlexiSPY Customer Service and Product Support

One of the reasons that this company has a good reputation is their 24/7 Technical Support through email, online chat, and phone conversations. There is also a dedicated and updated FAQ section on the website, detailed instructions and guides, and video tutorials on using this software. You should be able to have a firm understanding of how all of this works before you ever buy the program.

Installing FlexiSPY without the Targeted Device

One of the questions I get asked most often is if it is possible to install FlexiSPY without the victim’s phone.

I want to be straightforward here and tell you that it is not possible to install this software remotely in any capacity.

Access to the device is absolutely necessary. If you cannot access the victim’s phone, you cannot install FlexiSPY.

A work around for this is to buy a smartphone with the software already installed and give it to the target as a gift.


Is FlexiSPY legal?

Yes. It is legal to install this software on a device if the person you wish to monitor it knows about it.

Any other purpose such as spying on a partner’s phone, or looking into your employees without their knowledge, can be punished by law.

Is FlexiSPY detectable by a victim?

No, the app will stay completely undetected on the device. There are no icons on the home screen or within the list of installed apps. The only way this could be detected is by debugging the smartphone, but one ever does that.

Also, note that no antivirus will detect FlexiSPY.

How do you uninstall the program?

You can uninstall the software easily from your online dashboard without requiring you to access the device again.

How long does information collected stay on the FlexiSPY servers?

Data stored in the system does not exceed a 90-day threshold.

Is it possible to upgrade the FlexiSPY software without reinstalling?

Yes – remote upgrading is possible without any issues. You can have all the updates and new features added that you wish as they become available.

FlexiSPY vs. mSpy

So, Frankie, which one is better: FlexiSPY or mSpy? 

When I get this question, it reminds me of being a little kid and someone asking whether I prefer my mom or my dad. You never knew what the right answer was – likely because there wasn’t one. I would say that they are quite similar in their offerings and simplicity of use, but let’s take a closer look.

I would say that mSpy is likely a better option for those having no previous experience with spy apps and want something easy to use. It also costs less than FlexiSPY.

The other side of this coin is that FlexiSPY has more features and is more complete as a spying program – but conversely requires those to jailbreak or root the target devices to accomplish this.

Pros & Cons of FlexiSPY

  • Simple to Use
  • Real-time Location Tracking
  • Wide Monitoring Functions
  • Stellar Customer Service
  • Requires Rooting/Jailbreaking
  • Expensive Compared to Other Spyware
  • Lacks Feature to Block Websites/Phone Numbers

Tips for Getting the Target Phone

As I have mentioned, you will need to have the target user’s phone in your hand to install the software and monitor their actions.

As you might suspect, getting the device without raising suspicions can often be tricky. If the person has something to hide, they are going to be very unlikely to want to willingly give up their device.

I have put together a list of what I consider to be the best excuses for borrowing a phone for a few minutes to get this done.

You can review the best techniques I this video I include here below.

Final Thoughts

I would say with confidence that this is one of the best spying programs available in many ways.

With both a Premium and Extreme Version, you have many helpful features to track activities happening on the targeted device 24/7. It is though you always had unfiltered access to the device.

You have more than 150 features available, many of which are really thought out like recording videos and photos in real-time or record WhatsApp and Messenger calls.

As time goes by, you will learn to use all of these features in the best possible way to meet your needs.

I am often asked what version of the software I would recommend, and again, this choice is more about you. It depends on what you need and things that you must monitor.

If you’re only looking to monitor certain actions and don’t care about taking pictures and videos, or recording calls, you might easily choose the premium version and enjoy more than 100 features that allow you to take control of the target phone. You can read messages, see the call history, view web activity, and more.

If the features listed above would be useful to you, then you might want to consider The Extreme plan at first and see if it is worth it to you.

If you have questions, concerns, or doubts, please leave a comment below so I can get back with you. You can also share your opinion or recommend other spy software that you might have tested on your own this same way.

Thank you for reading, and have a lovely time spying 😉


Frankie Caruso

Legal Advisor: The use of FlexiSPY software is for legal applications only. Spying on a phone or social media platforms could result in monetary and criminal penalties against the violator. You might even break local laws by installing surveillance software in any capacity. Often, you have to inform the owner of the device that you are installing a spy app or any trackers.
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I'm Frankie Caruso. I'm a professional amateur in that ugly business of social media, instant messaging apps and computer security. I help all those frustrated people who call themselves digital illiterates to understand something about this confusing digital world.

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