mSpy: Best Cell Phone Tracker in 2021

Hello and welcome! It is me, Frankie, the friendly guide for MessagingAppLab. I decided to write this article because I wanted you to know more about mSpy. I consider this to be the most used and efficient parental control software on the planet.

how to install mSpy Tracker on iPhone and Android

My blog has discussed mSpy on multiple occasions, naming it the best solution for spying on mobile phones, reading social networking chats, and tracking phones via geolocation.

I have noticed though, that I am getting more questions in the comments on information sites like our Facebook page for those that need more information and do not always get their questions answered by our blog articles.

This post is intended to clear up doubts and answer some of the common questions that I have seen about this software recently. Hopefully, in the end you can see if mSpy is what you need and determine if you have what you need to install it.

That’s enough talk for now, let’s go ahead and get started.

How Does mSpy Work?

The first thing they need to do is determine if this software is compatible with the mobile phone you intend to spy on. To date, mSpy works with all Android smartphones and iPhones.

Next, you will choose a subscription plan. You can click this link to find different plans to suit your needs. Once selected, proceed to the checkout and pay (securely using credit or prepaid cards).

Within a few minutes, you will receive an email with access credentials to a personal control panel. You will also get installation instructions.

Once you install the software on the target’s mobile phone, the software begins collecting data such as WhatsApp conversations, Messenger chats, tracking phone location, and more. This data will become visible in your control panel (mSpy Dashboard), allowing you to access it anywhere in the world when you have stable internet connection.

Spy on iPhone with mSpy App

A single license allows you to install mSpy on one device. What is good about this, is you can uninstall from a device and install it on a new one at any time. If you need to track multiple mobile phones simultaneously, you will need to purchase two separate subscriptions, or request a family kit. This option can save you up to 20% for three licenses.

Hopefully I’ve been clear enough and explaining how this should work.

mSpy on an iPhone

How to Install mSpy Remotely without Jailbreaking


  • iCloud credentials for the target’s account (email and password)
  • Active internet connection
  • Access to the target phone for a few seconds
  • Purchased mSpy software (Follow this link to access)

I don’t want to waste my time with small talk – I am getting right to the point.

The process is simple, and you should not have difficulties installing. In all, you are looking at 3 to 5 minutes total to finish the process.

Let’s begin.

First, you need to make sure set a backup is enabled on the target’s iPhone. Without a backup being enabled, mSpy has nothing to track from the phone’s content.

Basically, mSpy connect to an iCloud account and steals information from it when information gets backed up. This includes SMS, WhatsApp chats, and other vital information.

Checking if the backup is active, and activating it when it is not, is very easy to do.

Just get to the settings on the phone, click the name of the person who owns the phone, then choose iCloud > iCloud Backup and make sure that the box is ticked. You can take a look at the picture below to guide you through the steps.

Install mSpy on iPhone without jailbreak - backup


Frankie’s Take:

When you have access to the phone, go ahead and click on Backup Now so that you have all the information available when you install mSpy. If you are sure that your victim is backing up their phone, you don’t need to worry about this step.

Once you get past the first step, you can move right into activation of the software.

You need to choose one of the mSpy plans, namely a one, three, six, or twelve month subscription (the greater the time, the more of a discount you get).

Once purchased, you can log in to your account, choose to target an iPhone by clicking the Apple icon, and proceed to enter the following information:

  1. Name of the iPhone targeted
  2. Age of the owner (mSpy is designed for parents to monitor their children’s activity without criminal implications. You can choose to spy on your partner’s phone, but mSpy takes no responsibility)
  3. Enter the email Apple ID and password
  4. Last, click to Proceed

Install mSpy on iPhone without jailbreak - setup

A pop up might appear on the target phone about an attempt to access iCloud if two factor authentication is enabled. If this happens, choose to Allow.

Congratulations, you have done it!

You activated mSpy on the victim’s phone without needing to jailbreak anything. From here, you can just sit back and view the SMS chats, WhatsApp conversations, GPS points, and internet history through your mSpy Dashboard.

In some cases, it could take a full 24 hours to load everything from the target phone in the initial dump of backup information.

If you need assistance, I have a demo video here for you to view:


  1. You begin by selecting and purchasing a plan from mSpy
  2. Ensure your target has back-up enabled
  3. Install mSpy to the device using iCloud credentials (Apple ID is the same information)
  4. Click to allow if two-factor authentication is enabled

Installing mSpy to a Jailbroken iPhone


  • The target device in hand for a few minutes
  • The iOS system to be jailbroken
  • A PC or Mac nearby to jailbreak the device
  • Premium version of mSpy, which allows the monitoring of all apps installed on the phone. You can access it by clicking here.
  • Active internet connection

I am not going to lie to you, this installation process is a bit more challenging than installing a version without jailbreaking. I am not referring much to the actual mSpy application as I am the added procedure of infiltrating the operating system of the Apple device.

Allow me to explain.

Jailbreaking removes restrictions and limitations of your operating system, allowing you to install apps and software to the device that is not pre-approved by the Apple Store. Jailbreaking removes these barriers and cracks the system.

In most situations, it is not recommended to jailbreak a phone because you then leave it open to the risk of installing a virus or malicious software that otherwise would have been weeded out by Apple’s high standards.

The question really lies in whether or not you were willing to run these risks.

What is more concerning? Do you worry more about your child’s wellbeing, or the phone you bought getting a virus (assuming that iPhone viruses even exist)? Furthermore, you can factory reset an iPhone and negate the jailbreaking process, so the risk is technically minimal.

I don’t really need to explain how to jailbreak a device because the Cydia-APP team has already done that in spectacular fashion. They invented jailbreaking phones, so they have a well written tutorial to guide you through the process.

Follow the link here to get a step-by-step guide on performing a jailbreak on iOS 14 and above devices.


Frankie’s Take:

jailbreaking iPhone might seem like an overwhelming task, but it really isn’t. Let me give you a tip: jailbreak your own phone first if you already have an iPhone. When you go to do it on the target’s phone, you will do it much more quickly.

Let’s get back to it.

Once you jailbreak, you have to purchase an mSpy subscription.

There are two plans to choose from – Basic and Premium. Choose whichever suits your needs best.

Within a few minutes of purchasing mSpy, you will get an email with the login credentials for a dashboard you can access by clicking here:

Your next step will be installing the software to an iPhone. Pay close attention to all the details and it will go just fine.

First, you must open Cydia on the iPhone (which appears once you jailbreak) and click Sources.

Next, tap Edit and then Add. Enter: to this address bar and Add Source. Cydia automatically installs mSpy to your iPhone for you.

Almost done, stay focused.

Once you have installed the software, you need to run the setup.

Follow these steps:

  1. Open Cydia and choose Mtechnology LTD repository
  2. Click All Packages > iPhoneInternalService
  3. Install > Confirm > then Restart SpringBoard (iPhone will restart)

Once the device reboots, you will find mSpy among the apps listed on the home page.

The next step is connecting your account to make this app invisible on the target device.

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Open that mSpy app. Click on Continue and then Accept.
  2. An Amenability screen appears. Click Select and choose the appropriate option (the icon doesn’t work) – ow the app is invisible.
  3. Enter a registration code and click Complete Registration. The code then gets sent to your email much like when you first purchased mSpy.

That’s it!

I am proud of what you have done here, and you should be too. You succeeded in jailbreaking an iPhone and installing mSpy at the same time. That’s no small feat.


  • Purchase your mSpy plan
  • Jailbreak the target phone
  • Install mSpy with Cydia and make it invisible
  • Access your mSpy dashboard to monitor activity

mSpy on an Android Phone

Android phones can also support the mSpy software, including Samsung, Huawei, and Xiamoi devices. You can install this both by rooting the operating system or not depending on which option you choose.

This alone is innovation, because before 2021, there was no option for spying on Android devices that did not require rooting the system.

Remember: to root an Android operating system means you are cracking the mobile phones limitations. This is a complex procedure, so I do not want to take the time here to explain it. Instead, I want to guide you on how to install the software on a system that you do not need to root.

Keep reading and you will understand what I’m trying to say a little better.

Installing mSpy on an Android Device


  • Target phone for 15-20 minutes.
  • A purchased mSpy plan (Basic or Premium)
  • Active internet connection (mobile or Wi-Fi)

If you meet all of this criteria, you can proceed with installing the software.

First you are going to need to allow the operating system to install applications from third party sources. mSpy is an example of one of these.

Let me show you how:

  1. Get ahold of the target phone
  2. Go to the Play Store > Menu > Play Protect > Settings > Disable Scan Device for Security Threats

That’s a big step in the right direction!

Remember, if you experience difficulties with the installation process, you can count on the customer support team for mSpy to help. You can also purchase a separate support package that does most of the work on your behalf, including a step-by-step direction on how to root an Android operating system and install mSpy remotely. This is a real person who is staying on the phone or video chat with you explaining what to do each step of the way.

The next thing you need to do is to download this software on the target phone.

Follow these steps to that:

  1. Open Google Chrome or their installed browser
  2. Tap the URL bar and enter http://b55y.nnet/a and then GO.
  3. Enter the captcha data and then choose to download.
  4. Click to open the file once downloaded.
  5. Once you have opened the .apk file, you need to choose Next > Install > Open

Now you’ve downloaded the mSpy software on the victim’s phone.

Proceed with the installation. We are almost done!

After opening the app, you will need a registration code that should be something like 317120XX

Accept the license agreement, allow keylogger tracking, allow data collection, and choose to complete the installation and set up process.

You’ve done it!

You have successfully implemented mSpy software on a victim’s phone.

To ensure this is going to run smoothly, add it to unmonitored apps. Go to Settings > Device Maintenance > Battery > Unmonitored Apps > Add Apps > Update Service > Done.

If you need assistance, I have prepared a demonstration video, with all steps, for you:

The Cost of mSpy Software

Now the real question, how much does the software cost?

There are two different plans that you can choose from:

  • Basic
  • Premium

The basic plan allows you to spy on a more limited number of things, but still permits the monitoring of calls, viewing SMS and MMS message, saved photos and videos, current GPS locations, email activity, browsing history, contact history, and notes. With the basic plan, you cannot monitor social networking sites like Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, Snapchat, or iMessage.

As you might expect, the Premium plan offers everything. Whatever happens on your phone, you could monitor, including all social media and messaging apps.

You can click on the link that I include here to access mSpy’s plans and see some exclusive offers you should take advantage of now.

But that’s not all.

I have a present for you!

I was recently gifted a coupon code from the team at mSpy, and I want to share with you:

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🔵 Can you detect the presence of mSpy on a phone?

The person being monitored will never know about the software installed because mSpy works stealthily in the background. It is undetectable.

I should explain:

  • There are no logos or icons that indicate a new app has been installed on the device.
  • Apps that find software using more battery than normal cannot detect mSpy.

🔵 Does mSpy work in my country?

mSpy works everywhere in the world.

🔵 Is this software compatible with all smartphones?

Yes, it is compatible with all Android and iPhones. When updates get released for these operating systems, you can usually expect an update for the mSpy software to follow shortly after.

🔵 Is using mSpy legal?

The software was developed at to help parents monitor their children to keep them safe, or business owners to ensure employees are working efficiently. The software is legal when used in these manners. It is illegal to use the software to spy on someone’s phone without their consent. Be careful how you use it.

🔵 How do I know that mSpy is not a scam? Is it trustworthy?

I have worked hard to be a voice you can trust, and I am telling you this is a legitimate program launched in 2010. It has had millions of satisfied users. I even will attach some links here below from reputable technological voices in the world about the credibility and functionality of this program. You can find write-ups from Forbes, the Los Angeles Times, and The Next Web (TNW).

🔵 And perhaps the most asked question: If I don’t have the victim’s phone, but only their phone number, can I spy on the device? Is this even possible?

Unfortunately, the answer is a resounding no.

Unless you are deep into the CIA or FBI, this technology just doesn’t exist. Don’t bother searching online, because you are wasting your time. It is a scam if you do find something, because this tech doesn’t exist.

CRAZY advices to have the victim’s cell phone in your pocket 💣

As I mentioned above, in some cases you will need access to the victim’s cell phone. It’s not always simple, you have to be clever and not raise suspicion. To help you, I have collected the best techniques to have the victim’s mobile phone in your pocket for a few minutes.

Here are some techniques I have collected in this video (which I suggest you to see):

Here are more.

Pretend you have a problem with your internet connection: Honey, I am having a problem with my internet connection, can I access it from your smartphone to check something in my email? It won’t take long!

Pretend you can’t find your mobile phone (put it quiete mode and hide it): Honey, I can’t find my mobile phone, can I call it with yours?

I hope I gave you some useful suggestions. The best method is still to buy a smartphone (iPhone or Android), install mSpy and give it to the victim. This way you won’t raise any suspicion.

The Take Away

For those that need to monitor a mobile phone, either iPhone or Android, mSpy is the way I would do it.

You can install it on any type of mobile phone.

While you do not need to root an Android, you do need to have the target phone in your hands.

Install this software in one of two ways: through the remote access of the iCloud account with limited functionalities or to have the phone in your hands and conduct a jailbreak first to have a full range of functionality.

Let me give you a small piece of advice on getting the target phone in your hands. I put together a video describing ways to borrow the intended device without arousing suspicions. You can also take a look at the mSpy FAQs for more details.

Now, before we part ways let me leave you with a gift:

25% OFF

mSpy – The Best Cell Phone Tracker App

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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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.