How to Spy on WhatsApp Messages from Your PC or Phone (Android and iPhone)

Would you like to spy on WhatsApp messages to read conversations from your partner? You are in the right place, then. By the end of this article you will learn about the easiest ways to hack into a WhatsApp account.

How to hack WhatsApp messages

Hi everybody, my name is Frankie Caruso, and i’m a technology expert and passionate about hacking techniques. With my spy guides on my blog I have helped more than 10,000 people (in three years) know the truth.

I know how you feel.

You are just dying to know what someone else is talking about in their WhatsApp conversations, and most often, that conversation involves your significant other.

Is your husband or wife having an affair? You are on the right track to figuring that out.

You might also just be a worried parent, but if that’s the case, I should invite you to check out the guide to monitor your child’s cell phone where you can learn about the best parental control applications.

Maybe you found some photos in your partner’s cell phone with a man/woman who is not you and you want to know who he is.

But let’s get back to the espionage and 007 talk.

Is it possible to spy on WhatsApp?

I am not going to keep you on edge, spying on WhatsApp is possible and easy to do, you just have to learn the right way to go about it based on your skill set.

Allow me to clarify.

Basically, there are three distinct ways to snoop on WhatsApp. The first of these requires a deep knowledge of IT, the second is easy to apply and exploit WhatsApp Web, and the third is an easy-to-use WhatsApp tracker that will run you a few bucks.

To sum this up, below you are the best techniques to spy on WhatsApp messages on both your Android and iPhone:

  1. Mac Spoofing hacking technique (Very Hard)
  2. WhatsApp Web as a spying tool (Easy)
  3. mSpy WhatsApp tracker (Very Easy)

These methods are the fruit of my work. I have spent more than 5000 hours of testing ways and strategies to spy on a WhatsApp account.

Let’s take a look at these one by one.

I should not that spying on WhatsApp messages is illegal, and this article I meant to illustrate techniques for information purposes only. Any unlawful actions performed with this information is your full responsibility.

Method 1: Hacking WhatsApp with Mac Spoofing Technique

Mac Spoofing for WhatsApp Hacking


  • Effectiveness: 90%
  • Difficulty: Very Hard
  • Requires: Good computer skills and the victim’s phone

This is a popular and free method to spy on WhatsApp conversations without the victim being aware. When correctly applied, you can read every single chat on the cell phone of the victim, whether that is Android or iOS.

Now there is some bad news.

Despite it being so popular, not many people manage to find success with this method due to the variables. From my side, I can give the exact steps to follow and be as clear as possible.

The result, unfortunately, will not be a guarantee.

Before you begin, let’s take a brief look at how Mac Spoofing works and watch the video how to get your partner to give you his/her phone.

What Does Mac Spoofing Do?

Every mobile phone accessing the internet (or any device in general) has a unique ID assigned by its manufacturer consisting of various numbers and letters. This is called a MAC (Media Access Control).

Each mobile phone has one different from any other. You can take a look at this video if you have any doubts to this fact.

A sneaky way to spy on WhatsApp is to create a clone on your phone, but you will need to get the same MAC of the victim phone to get around the security barriers.

Thus, the term “MAC Spoofing”.

Without getting overrun with technical details, once you have identified the MAC address of the victim’s device, you mask your phone MAC with the one of the victim’s. Then you uninstall and reinstall WhatsApp.

Once you have done this, you have a clone of the WhatsApp account you want to spy on your phone and so you receive all messages and media the victim’s phone does.

Let’s take a look at how to put this into practice.

How to Use Mac Spoofing

Let’s see what the main steps are to put this espionage into effect. There are two things you need to have within reach:

  • Your mobile phone
  • The mobile phone of the victim (you need around two minutes).

At this point, the first step is to retrieve the MAC address of the spy victim and write it down.

The code you are looking for has a structure similar to this – 06: B3: 92: F4: 34: AC

There are two ways that you can obtain this MAC address:

From the Target’s Phone

Take the phone from the target and proceed as follows:

iPhone – Go to SettingsGeneralAbout and look for Wi-Fi

Android – Go to Settings – About DeviceStatus and look for Wi-Fi MAC

From a PC or Mac Computer

You can locate the Media Access Control on a computer only if both phones are connected through the same Wi-Fi network.

If they are, proceed as follows:

Windows – Click on the computer icon for connections (bottom right next to the date). Click on Open Network and Sharing Center. Go to Change Adapter Settings. Then, click with the right button on the icon of the network card that interests you. Go to Status. Click on Details. The MAC Address matches the code next to Physical Address.

OS X / Mac Computer – Go to System Preferences – Network – Advanced – Hardware. The MAC address you are looking for is the first information available in the window.

You can click here for some more information on how to get a MAC address from a network.

Now, you have to follow these steps:
  1. Uninstall WhatsApp on your mobile device.
  2. Change your MAC address with the one of the person you wish to spy on. (Apps will simplify this process like WifiSpoof for iPhone or BusyBox for Android).
  3. Reinstall WhatsApp on your phone, being careful to enter the phone number of the victim.
  4. Ask the activation code to be sent via SMS, but be mindful this will also be sent to the victim’s phone. Write down the code and delete the message, otherwise you are sure to be caught.
  5. Re-set the original MAC Address on your phone.

If this was done correctly, you should get all the messages, photos and videos of the person you are spying on.


✅ Free

✅ Real time messages tapping

❌ Hard to apply

❌ Time-consuming

❌ Requires iPhones jailbroken and Android devices rooted


Frankie’s Take:

Mac Spoofing is an effective technique to tap into someone’s WhatsApp account and messages, but the execution takes tech savviness and is time consuming. This is only advisable if you are a computer geek with a lot of time and patience on your hands.

Method 2: Exploit WhatsApp Web to play James Bond

Spy on WhatsApp with WhatsApp Web


  • Effectiveness: 60%
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Requires: Victim’s phone for a few minutes

In 2015, besides launching the WhatsApp Web Service for direct connections on PCs and Macs, WhatsApp also inadvertently introduced a considerable risk to the safety of its users.

Read carefully because you should know how to defend yourself. It is very easy passing from persecutors to the victim.

Spying on WhatsApp messages by using WhatsApp web is truly a piece of cake.

Here is what you have to do:
  1. Take the phone of the person you want to spy on, access the WhatsApp web service site by entering the QR Code.
  2. Once logged in, it remains connected until you log out or the phone is taken out of the apartment.
  3. So, then just return the phone and leave the PC turned on (minimized window to avoid getting caught)

After you have done that, all of the conversations will be available to you on the PC. There a few things to be aware of, however:

  1. WhatsApp Web displays the conversations as long as the phone is around. If the victim takes the phone away from the area, the connection can get interrupted.
  2. Due to the latest update, a banner might appear on the screen of the victim’s phone informing them another device on WhatsApp Web logged into their account.
  3. The victim could see an active connection to WhatsApp Web by checking among the settings within the app and manually stop sharing to the computer.

As was said, this is an easy way to spy on conversations, but be careful, it is easy to become a victim from this same plan yourself.

To protect your information and conversations, do not give your phone to anyone else.


✅ Free and fast

✅ Easy to apply

✅ Real time messages tapping

❌ Target phone must be around you

❌ Easy to get caught

❌ Connection drops often


Frankie’s Take:

Using WhatsApp Web as a spying tool is free and a very easy way to monitor someone’s WhatsApp chats. It has its limitations, among them losing the connection if the target phone leaves the area and warnings that could appear to show the user that someone else is accessing their information.

Method 3: Secretly Spy on Someone’s Cell Phone with mSpy

Spy on WhatsApp with mSpy app


  • Effectiveness: 100%
  • Difficulty: Very Easy
  • Requires: Small Initial Fee To Use Software

If you are looking for a way to quickly and effectively see someone’s WhatsApp messages remotely without their knowledge, then you need a professional spying application.

Let me explain this a little clearer.

There are dozens of spying applications on the market, but only mSpy is the best for several distinct reasons:

  1. Value for Money
  2. Effectiveness
  3. Ease of Use

Mspy is an advanced tool but still very easy to use. You can spy on messages across all instant messaging platforms including WhatsApp.

mSpy WhatsApp Screenshot

They are the leading application in this field, offering a solution for Androids, iPhones and Windows phones alike.

To put it bluntly, no other application out there comes close.

The software will allow you to monitor activity on the target’s smartphone, tablet or computer without their knowledge.

You will be able to see everything sent and received with the device, monitor phone calls, text message, voicemail, browsing history, and multimedia content send or received.

This application also features real time map positioning with GPS on the phone, meaning that you can see where they are at any time. Maybe you can find my guide on how to locate a cell phone interesting.

Dashboard mSpy

But what I love most about this company is the 24/7 support available.

The mSpy application is easy to download and install, even without any tech background. But if you do have difficulties, there is a support staff available 24 hours a day to help you through whatever hiccup you encounter.

With its expert design and all that mSpy can do, you would expect to pay a fortune for it. Actually, while it does have a cost, it is very minimal compared to the features and information it provides.

mSpy works on Android and iOS systems, and surprisingly your iPhone does not need to be jailbroken and on Android you not need root the system to use this software. In fact recently the software introduced a new monitoring system called Screenrecorder that allows you to install the software on Android phones without rooting and on iPhones without jailbreaking.

Hack WhatsApp with mSpy

Here are some of the things that this spyware will help you monitor:

  • WhatsApp
  • Snapchat
  • Viber
  • Skype
  • LINE
  • Telegram
  • Tinder
  • Hangouts
  • Instagram
  • iOS Messages
  • Facebook Messenger
  • SMS, MMS
  • Call Log and Phonebook
  • Browsing History
  • Email Photo and Video
  • Installed Applications
  • SIM Change Notifications
  • GPS Tracking

How Does mSpy Work?

mSpy is simple and easy to install, the first step being to obviously purchase and download the spy tool so you can install it on your target.

Installation only takes a few minutes, and you do not need any technical skills to do it. You can learn more about installation in this guide I have written: Step-by-Step Guide to mSpy – the Best Cell Phone Tracker App. Inside you will also find a discount voucher (it’s a gift reserved for readers of my blog).

Whenever you download the program, you will be able to see any information on the target phone, no matter how private it might be. You will also be able to access their phone information from your computer as well.

This should be plenty enough for you to finally be able to log on to your dashboard on mSpy and receive all the information you ever could have asked for.

Once installed, the spyware can be accessed from your mobile device (iPhone and Android Phones) or computer anywhere.

All you have to do then is log into your account and see the entirely of the victim’s phone on your dashboard.

Spy on iPhone with mSpy App

TAKE mSpy FOR A TEST DRIVE: Take mSpy for a test drive by logging into the FREE demo: CLICK HERE for more information.

The software here is meant for legal use only. You will be violating local laws to install spyware on someone’s mobile phone and monitor its activity without consent. Typically, the law requires you to notify the owner of the device that you are attempting to monitor.

mSpy is a leading parental control app for smartphones that allows parents to monitor text messages, calls, current GPS location, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and much more.

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Doesn't expire


✅ Fast, Very Easy to apply and Infallible

No need physical access to victim’s phone to monitor WhatsApp (only for iPhone)

✅ Any instant messaging apps messages tapping

✅ Include GPS tracking

✅ 24/7 support for the installation

✅ No chance to get caught

❌ You need to pay a small fee


Frankie’s Take:

This is the best way to remotely access not only WhatsApp, but an entire phone without detection. Anyone can use it, and it does not require training or expertise to avoid detection. You only have to pay a few bucks to download the program.

FAQs WhatsApp Spy

🔵 Can I spy on WhatsApp if I only have a phone number for the person I want to spy on?

This is not possible. You cannot access a conversation with only a phone number. If anyone online tells you they may be scamming you.

🔵 Can I spy on a WhatsApp conversation without a target device?

Yes, this is possible. There are some programs such as mSpy that can be installed remotely on iOS devices. You will need to know the iCloud information for the person you are looking at. You will need their actual phone if the system is an Android.

🔵 Are there free apps for spying on WhatsApp?

There are no credible free apps that can do this. Most of the spy softwares are cheap and easily affordable. If you want to know more about spying apps I have selected the best WhatsApp spy apps that you can find in 2021. Check it out!

🔵 I think my WhatsApp account is being spied on. What can I do?

You will need to remove any spyware from your phone. You will need to restore it to the factory settings and then change all of your passwords or pins.


Now we have reached the end of the guide, and I can only hope that all the information I provided can be put to good use. Before we leave, though, I want to take a minute to make sure that you didn’t miss anything.

I have shown you 3 of the simplest techniques to spy on someone’s WhatsApp account. These are:

Mac Spoofing – hacking technique that requires good computer skills. The advantage here is that it is free, but it requires access to the target phone.

You should only consider this method if you have a lot of time and are already good with computer hacking.

WhatsApp Web – this is also a free option that you can use if you have access to the victim’s phone for just a few seconds. You should be careful to use this method, though, as it is easy to detect.

This method is good for a quick peek at a target’s WhatsApp conversations.

mSpy – The best solution in this list. It is not free (as it costs about $25 a month.) If your target has an iPhone, you can install mSpy software without accessing the victim’s mobile phone at all if you have access to the iCloud. If it is Android, you are going to need to get that phone in your hand. This is completely stealthy software, so it does not show up in apps or on the home screen.

I would recommend this to someone who wants long-term access to WhatsApp conversations and you are not familiar with a computer or tinkering with mobile devices. I have a guide about how to install mSpy in less than three minutes.

That’s it – if you have any doubts or questions, do not hesitate to write in the comments. I will get back with you as soon as I can. Remember to specify the phone model you want to spy on – Android or iPhone – so I can be as precise as possible in my answering.

Feel free to check back often as I will update this blog with new techniques for spying on WhatsApp as soon as they get developed.

A hug,

PS – Often those who have something to hide do not only use a singular method of communication like WhatsApp, but multiple. I suggest that you take a look at how you can spy on Facebook accounts and how to hack someone’s Instagram account and how to hack Snapchat. You might find this to be highly useful information.

PS II – Take a minute and look at our guide all about protecting your phone from spying, because as you have seen, it is not challenging for someone to become a target.

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About Frankie Caruso

Hello! I am Frankie Caruso and I love to fiddle with all of the popular messaging applications with the hacking techniques that I love. I want to find out how to breach the defenses of these apps and exploit weaknesses.