mSpy No Jailbreak Version Explained

Have you read about the mSpy without Jailbreaking version but aren’t quite sure how it works? I hear you – I get questions on this regularly so here I’m going to break it down and explain all you need to know.

By the end of this guide you’ll understand what the mSpy no Jailbreak version is, how it works, how to “install” it and what you can monitor on the iPhone without having to Jailbreak it.

Before you begin make sure you learn as much as possible about mSpy by reading my review and my articles explaining spy apps in detail!

Of course, I’m sure you know that this only relates to iOS devices – Apple products like the iPhone and iPad etc. running Apple’s own operating system iOS. If you are an Android user see my guide how to install mSpy on an Android phone.

I also have a guide for how to install mSpy on an iPhone – one that is Jailbroken. For those who are struggling with installing the app I also explain all about mAssistance from mSpy – their installation service.

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The Problem With Jailbreaking an iPhone

Apple have their own operating system and it is basically a closed shop. They control any apps allowed on their platform through the Apple Store. They exclude all third party apps unlike Android which is open to all.

This means that to install any outside app, such as mSpy, the iPhone must be Jailbroken. Jailbreaking is basically a hack that bypasses the security and allows you to install other apps.

The problem is that Jailbreaks are no longer available for the latest versions of iOS. If your iPhone is running an older version before iOS 9.1 you can still Jailbreak it. For versions after 9.1 you can’t Jailbreak and so can’t install mSpy full version software.

It’s not just mSpy that faced this problem – all spy apps can’t be physically installed on an iPhone which isn’t Jailbroken. Beware any sites claiming this is possible!

Thankfully mSpy were the first spy app to come up with a solution – The No Jailbreak Version.

How mSpy Without Jailbreaking Works

The first thing to always remember – this is not software that is installed on the target phone – the one you need to monitor. It works by gaining access to the iPhone backups made using iCloud.

iCloud is Apple’s own free cloud backup solution for the iPhone. Most people already use this service. mSpy developed a way to monitor the backups, logging changes and reporting the iPhone activity in the mSpy online dashboard.

It’s important to understand that no software is installed on the target device – that is why you do not need to Jailbreak.

To gain access to iCloud backups (on your child’s iPhone for example) – you need to have their Apple ID and password. I’ll explain more below.

Another thing to keep in mind. The mSpy without Jailbreaking version is NOT as powerful as their full version spy app. It has limited reporting options which I cover below. But it does offer a good solution to the problem of Jailbreaking.

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How to Get Started

When you are buying mSpy select the No Jailbreak version for iPhone. You’ll receive a welcome email with all your login details, registration code and detailed instructions on how to get started.

The mSpy no Jailbreak system works on any version of the iPhone but there are some things you need to set up.

1. Enable iCloud backups on the target phone. If they don’t have this set up already you can do this yourself. Go to settings > iCloud and enable everything you want included in the backups.

2. Make sure you disable two factor authentication (2FA). This is important if you don’t want your child to know they are being monitored. 2FA sends an email or text prompt every time the iCloud account is accessed – you don’t want this every time mSpy connects with the backups!

3. Log in to the mSpy online control panel – using the credentials from your welcome email.

4. Set up monitoring – select the type of device you want to monitor – in this case iPhone without Jailbreak. Enter the Apple ID and password and follow the screen prompts.

That’s it – the backups will now begin being monitored.

You can configure how often you want backups to update which can improve reporting frequency.

It can take some time for the first report to come through depending on how much data is in the backup. You just have to be patient. Once the initial backups are started in the system, only the changes since the last backup are reported making things faster.

What Can the mSpy No Jailbreak Version Monitor?

As I mentioned, this version is not as powerful as the full spy app. It does however offer some decent reporting when nothing else is available.

Here are the main things you can see in the reports:

  • All text messages sent and received.
  • Phone call logs – with contact details, times and duration of calls. Covers incoming and outgoing calls.
  • Web History – you can see what websites have been visited on the Safari browser.
  • See all apps installed on the phone.
  • You’ll see all documents, photos and videos stored on the iPhone.
  • WhatsApp – reports all messages sent and received using WhatsApp.
  • Wi-Fi networks – reports the location of all Wi-Fi connections allowing limited tracking of your child’s phone.
  • See contacts, notes, events and calendar use.

Some of the things you’ll miss out on compared to the full spy app version include GPRS tracking in real time, monitoring social media apps, app blocking, emails and the keylogger function.

mSpy Without Jailbreak versus Full Version Spy App

The full version is by far the best in terms of the range of spy features. Because it is installed on the phone reports come through quickly as actions are logged – with the backup monitoring everything is delayed.

The mSpy no Jailbreak version is really designed for helping you when you can’t Jailbreak the target phone. Without it you would have no monitoring capability at all.

It does work well, is easy to set up and well hidden. So well hidden in fact because it isn’t on the target phone – they will never know they are being monitored!

This version is proving very popular simply because most spy apps no longer work on the iPhone due to the Jailbreaking issue. Now at least you have another option.

Thanks for reading!

Author - Susan Kennedy

Hi there - I'm Susan Kennedy, a regular mom who has used spy apps for years now. I was fed up with spammy reviews and poor information so I started this website. I also teach how to improve your online security and stop unwanted spy apps. Reliable information from a real person!

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