How to Install mSpy on an iPhone or iPad Explained

So you are worried about installing mSpy on an iPhone? Confused about how it works and what steps to take? You are not alone, it all seems a bit complicated at first but don’t worry.

Installing the mSpy app on any Apple device is a little more difficult than on an Android but I will explain all and help you get it right.

If you are an Android user I have a detailed guide on installing mSpy on an Android phone – I also cover mAssistance for mSpy installation.

mAssistance is an extra service where you can have a support operative install the spy app for you over a remote internet connection. It is available for Android and the iPhone, iPad, etc.

Have a read of those guides and remember to refer to my main mSpy review here for lots more information.

how to install mspy on an iPhone

Of course, you need to purchase mSpy for the iPhone first! The good news is that I have an exclusive discount offer – you can save 50% NOW. No codes to enter just follow that link and save big – works for all versions of the app.

Full Spy App or No Jailbreak Version?

Before we get into the installation process for iPhone users make sure you understand the different options.

Apple phones and devices run Apple’s own operating system – iOS. They also control all apps available to install on the iPhone. They say this is for greater security but some think it is to make more money from paid apps.

The bottom line is that to install mSpy on iPhone you first need to Jailbreak it. I have several articles explaining all about Jailbreaking in the Tech Guides section.

Jailbreaking itself has become a problem. The latest versions of iOS have no Jailbreak available and it looks like they never will. This left a big problem for using spy apps on an iPhone.

You can still Jailbreak older models of the iPhone and use the full version of mSpy. But for the latest versions you need to use mSpy’s No Jailbreak method. I have a full guide covering how the mSpy No Jailbreak version works – check it out to learn more.

For this guide – installing mSpy on an iPhone this is for the full version mSpy app – installed directly onto an iPhone.

Read next – Why is My mSpy Not Updating? – part of my main FAQ section covering all mSpy questions you might have.

Before You Install mSpy for iPhone

Just like with installation on an Android phone, there are a few things you need to check before you install mSpy on the target iPhone:

  • You need to have the target iPhone in your possession
  • The iPhone must be unlocked
  • You need to have internet access
  • Disable any antivirus or firewall programs (during installation)
  • The iPhone must be Jailbroken

Remember this guide is for the full version software installed on your iPhone or Apple device!

mSpy iPhone Installation Video

How to Install mSpy on iPhone

When you have bought mSpy you will receive a welcome email with your account details and detailed instructions on what to do next. You will also have a download link (URL) and a registration code – your license.

As your iPhone is already Jailbroken – select the Cydia App. This is your way to install third-party software on your iPhone.

cydia app for iPhone

Cydia will open then you need to select “manage account” then “sources” and “edit” at the top right corner and then “add” at the top left corner.

The screen will prompt you to add the URL source you want to download – this is in your email. Type in the link address (URL) and hit add source.

It may differ from the URL in the video example as the URL address changes from time to time for security reasons.

The app will download then hit “return to Cydia“. You will see an app icon called mTechnology repository – select or tap it and then tap “iPhone internal service”. This is a nondescript name for the mSpy app.

Hit install and confirm – the installation will run. It will take a few minutes to complete.

Then the phone will prompt you to “restart springboard” accept. The system will restart. You may have to repeat this process twice – just follow the prompts on the screen.

When everything has updated you should see the mSpy app icon on your screen. Select it and it will open. Accept the license agreement and allow access to your location for GPS tracking features.

Next, enter your registration code from your welcome email. To finish this part you need to restart the phone.

mSpy is now installed on the target device! But there are a few steps to complete the process.

If the iPhone was not Jailbroken you should hide the Cydia app from the home screen. There are several ways to do this but mSpy has a feature to help.

If you go back to the mTechnology repository file you’ll see an option to remove the Cydia app. Follow the instructions on the screen and it will hide the Cydia app icon.

It is also a good idea to remove the mTecnology files from the phone after installation is complete and to clear the phone browser to remove all traces.

That is it – mSpy should be installed on your iPhone. To see the reports simply login to the online control panel on the mSpy website. Here you’ll confirm the phone name, make, model, and number.

You can also configure all your settings from this control panel. The first monitoring reports can take a while to start showing in your dashboard – maybe up to thirty minutes or so.

It’s a good idea to check everything is working and reports are coming through before giving the phone back to your child. Just to be sure all is good.

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Remember this is for Jailbroken iPhones. If your iPhone version cannot be Jailbroken you still have the option of mSpy’s no Jailbreak system. The reporting is not as detailed as the full spy app but it is a good solution that still gives lots of control.


How to install mSpy on iPhone remotely?

You can’t install mSpy on iPhone remotely – you need to have physical access to the target iPhone. The no Jailbreak version does not require you to have the device.

Do I need to install mSpy on the target iPhone?

For the full version of mSpy, you will need to download and install the software onto the device.

How to use mSpy on iPhone?

Once the software is installed on the iPhone you can access all settings and reports from your online dashboard/control panel. It works the same way for Android devices.

How do I activate mSpy on my iPhone or iPad?

To activate mSpy on an iPhone or iPad, you must enter your personal license key provided on your account page into the app.

How secure is mSpy when installed on an iPhone or iPad?

When installed properly, mSpy is secure and encrypted with a two-way authentication process which ensures that all data sent and received is secure from unauthorized access.

Thanks for reading and do your homework before you buy – be well prepared!

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