Hi and welcome! It’s always me, Frankie, your MessagingAppLab guide. I decided to write this article to tell you more about mSpy: the most used spying and parental control software in the world.
In my blog I have discussed many times about mSpy as the best solution to spy on a mobile phone, read WhatsApp and Messenger chats, and geolocation.
However, I have noticed through the questions I am asked both in the comments and on the Facebook page that the needs of the users are different and not always solved in the blog articles.
In this post I will try to clear all doubts about its use and answer the most common questions about this software. In the end you will finally be able to see if mSpy is what you need and if you have everything you need to download and install it.
Well, enough talk and let’s get started right away!
How does mSpy work?
The first step is to check if mSpy is compatible with the mobile phone you want to spy on. To date you can spy on all Android smartphones and iPhones.
Next choose your subscription – click here to see the different plans – and proceed with the checkout (secure payment by credit or prepaid card).
A few minutes later you will receive an email with your access credentials to your personal Control Panel and installation instructions.
Once installed on the victim’s mobile phone, mSpy will start collecting data (WhatsApp conversations, Messenger, phone tracking, etc.). This data will be visible in your Control Panel which you can access from anywhere in the world using any internet browser.
By purchasing a single license you can only install mSpy on one device. You can still disconnect mSpy from the device and install it on a different one at any time. If you want to track multiple mobile phones at the same time, you will need to purchase two separate subscriptions, or request the Family Kit, which can save you up to 20% off 3 licenses.
I hope I have been clear enough in explaining how this works.
mSpy works regardless of the phone provider and where the device is located, and is compatible with any provider. However, in order to work, the victim’s phone needs to be connected to the internet using data network or wifi.
How to install mSpy [2020 Update]
Now I’ll show you how to install mSpy. I will try to be as clear as possible and get straight to the point!
If the mobile phone you want to spy on is Android then you need to have the victim’s phone at hand (even for a few minutes), perform the rooting and then install mSpy. You cannot install mSpy (or other spy apps) remotely on Android devices.
Rooting is not easy if you don’t have previous experience… nothing is impossible anyway. The web is full of guides and apps that can root in just a few clicks. I’ll give you the link to an article of my DigitalTrends friends where you will find the best root methods.
Alternatively, mSpy offers a service called mAssistance which runs the root for you and guides you through installation and set up.
Once the Root has run, all you have to do is access the mSpy Control Panel, select Android Platform and follow the instructions.
Beware of apps and software that promise you remote installation on Android smartphones because to date it’s impossible!
If your victim’s cell phone is an iPhone then you have two options:
1- Install mSpy remotely without Jailbreak and gain access to a limited number of features including: GPS location, iMessage, WhatsApp Messages, Internet browsing history, installed apps and call logs.
2- Perform Jailbreak on iPhone, install mSpy and have access to all features: Facebook Messenger, Tinder, Telegram, Snapchat, Instagram, Viber and more.
Let’s see step by step.
Install mSpy remotely without Jailbreak
To install mSpy remotely (without Jailbreak) you need to know the victim’s iCloud access data. The installation procedure is very simple and requires no computer skills.
You simply need to access your mSpy Control Panel, select the Platform iOS and input the iCloud access data.
I have prepared a demonstration video for you:
By installing mSpy remotely without jailbreak you can spy on:
- WhatsApp messages
- Live GPS localization
- Apps installed on the iPhone
- Internet history
The backup option must be enabled on the victim’s iPhone. If the iCloud backup is not active on their device, then it must be activated manually by going to Settings > iCloud > Backup iCloud > On.
Regular mSpy application for iOS (with Jailbreak)
To enjoy the full version of mSpy and gain access to all features, you must first run Jailbreak on the victim’s iPhone and then install mSpy manually.
The first step is to verify that the device can jailbreak (not all versions of iOS allow it).
Checking it is very simple: grab the device and go to Settings > General > Information > Version. Now click this link and check if there is a Jailbreak compatible with the iOS version installed.
I link you this guide written by the boys of Cydia-APP that shows you step by step how to perform the Jailbreak on iOS 13 and above.
Once the jailbreak has been executed log into your Control Panel and select “iPhone” to continue the installation. All in all, Jailbreaking and installation may take up to 30 minutes.
Once the installation process is complete, mSpy stores your smartphone data immediately.
If you can’t Jailbreak mSpy, it can do it for you by purchasing mAssistance. Please note that the jailbreak procedure does not affect the performance of your device, and in many cases it even reduces battery consumption. In addition, the iPhone will work exactly the same as before.
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.
Can I get caught?
The person being monitored won’t know anything about what is happening, because mSpy software works in stealth mode (hidden) and the victim is unable to detect it.
Let me explain:
- no logo displaying the mSpy app will appear on the victim’s mobile home phone
- apps that reveal battery consumption are not able to detect mSpy
Is it legal to use mSpy?
mSpy has been developed to help parents monitor their underage children and entrepreneurs to ensure that their employees are always efficient. So yeah, mSpy is legal in these cases.
It is illegal to use the software to spy on a partner’s or someone’s mobile phone without having received consent. So be careful about how you use it!
Well, I’ve come to the end. I hope I’ve helped you to better understand how mSpy works and how to install it.
Before I leave I will give you a brief summary just to make sure you haven’t missed anything.
mSpy is a legal software for the monitoring of a mobile phone. It works in stealth mode so it is completely invisible (even to apps that track battery consumption).
You can only install mSpy on Android if you have the victim’s mobile phone at hand and execute the root of the system.
You can install mSpy on iPhone in two ways: the first way is to remotely access iCloud (in this case you will have limited functions though); the second way is to have the victim’s mobile phone at hand and Jailbreak it first (in this case you will have access to all mSpy features).
Finally, would like to give you some advice on how to get the victim’s cell phone. You can find more information in mSpy FAQs.
Before greeting you I want to give you a gift:
You would like to read these posts as well:
- How to Spy on WhatsApp
- How to Hack Facebook
- Spying on iPhone
- How to Secretly Monitor your Child’s Phone
If you have any other concerns or you want to share your thoughts, comment this post, I will reply as fast as possible.
A really big hug,