This is a regularly updated, Real review of mSpy – the popular cell phone spy software program. Why should you read this one? Because I have actually tested this software, in fact it is installed on my phone now. Read this and compare it to the other mSpy reviews – don’t forget to check the comments – lots of questions answered at the bottom.
Updated September 2018!
For iPhone and iPad users the No Jailbreak version is going from strength to strength – thanks in part to difficulties in the jailbreak process. They lead the way when it comes to monitoring iPhones and iPads Without Jailbreaking. Read more about it in the main review below.
Other recent additions include:
Now featuring Tinder Spy – the main program can now monitor everything on Tinder – matches, pictures and messages sent and received – the fist spy app to do so!
MSpy are now the best selling spy software on the market – with a good range of features and competitive pricing backed up by a reliable company – they look set to keep growing. Find out why in the rest of my review….
Before I do a full review and recommend any product, I test it and use it for a few months to see just how good or bad the product is. This is the only way to be able to give good advice about any product.
I have had mSpy on my own test phone since 2013 now – constantly reviewing how this program performs. This article has been totally updated regularly – so that you get the latest information to help your decisions.
There is a good reason why it has consistently been the best selling spy program for several years. Apart from the fact that it actually works – it is always ahead of the competition in terms of added features, useful features that users need.
So before I go on I’ll answer the most important questions:
Does it work ?…. Yes
Is it any good ? ….. Yes
Is mSpy Hidden ? …. Yes
If you’ve read any of my other reviews you’ll know I don’t just do a full run down of the features.
For a list of the MSpy features you should visit their website here.
I will concentrate on what makes it a little different looking at a few advanced features and try to give you the information you need to make an informed decision. This is a pretty detailed article – I hope you read it all, but feel free to scan ahead to the parts that interest you most.
Let’s get to point right away – how much is it going to cost? They offer two packages – mSpy Basic and mSpy Premium. Basic is as it sounds and covers the standard monitoring features such as text and call logs, web history, GPS tracking etc. All the fancy features are in the Premium version.
|1 Month||3 Months||12 Months|
|mSp No Jailbreak||$69.99||$119.99||$199.99|
Mobile Family Kit – monitor 3 devices with premium subscriptions – $479.97 for 1 year.
They also do a Bundle Kit – to monitor your desktop PC and smartphone. Plus they have good discounts if you need to buy more than one license.
Their pricing structures are simple and clear and offer good value for the features you will get. Only pay for the services you actually need and choose term lengths to suit your needs.
Payment Methods – You can pay safely and securely using Pay Pal or credit card – no branding from mSpy will show on your bill!
m-Spy works on cell phones as well as Tablets – the important thing to remember is that it must match the OS (operating system) version of the target device.
Although the software will work on all of these types of phone you should check their website for up to date version support plus they have lists of actual phones by make and model. Always check the features available for each type of phone as they are slightly different for each.
As well as covering all of the expected monitoring features – text logs, call logs, email, tracking and browser history etc. it also has some useful advanced features to set it apart.
Monitor Messenger Services – will monitor all activity on WhatsApp, Viber, Skype, Snapchat, iMessage(iPhone only), Telegram, Tinder, Line, Hangouts and Facebook Messenger. You can see messages, chats, pictures and videos shared on these platforms.
This program can spy on the largest number of social media and messenger apps – very important given how widely these are used today.
These features available for Rooted Android devices and the iPhone/iPad. Now they have added Tinder monitoring to the list.
GPS Tracking and Geo-fencing – as with most spy apps you can track a cell phones movements at any time using GPS. The big difference with mySpy is that they offer geo-fencing – you can set alerts that will notify you if the monitored device leaves a set area, or enters a set area. A great tool for keeping tabs on where your kids are at any time.
Call Blocking – you can define phone numbers and block incoming calls from them.
Website Blocking – block access to pre-defined websites. Another great tool for parents trying to stop children accessing inappropriate content online.
Incognito Browser Spy – Now allows you to see browsing history even when the user is using incognito mode. Very useful and much requested service – does not require android devices to be Rooted.
App Blocking – you can view all installed apps on the target phone and choose which ones to block. Great tool for managing your kid’s phone and internet use.
Keylogger – This is unique to mSpy. The Keylogger feature can report all things typed on the target cell phone – messages, passwords, login details and emails – extremely powerful feature. Now works on Android and iOS devices (iPhone/iPad).
Wi-Fi Networks – this will show details of any wi-fi networks accessed by the target phone – public or private. You can also track the device by this method – you will see where the wi-fi hotspots are located.
Management Features – they have some useful ways to manage how the reporting is set up. You can set reporting to be sent to the control panel by Wi-Fi only, by any connection or none. This is very useful and avoids any data being sent using the target cell phones data plan. You can also set reporting intervals and GPS intervals.
Uninstall Alert – you will get an alert if the app is uninstalled or compromised in some way.
Security Features – lock the phone, wipe phone data, sim change notification, start, pause or delete the app – all from the online control panel. These features may not seem very important but are really useful when you are actually using this program. They will make things so much easier.
The feature list is long and covers most things anyone would need to effectively spy on a cellphone or mobile device.
This is a new added service for spying on Apple devices – iPhone and iPad, all versions. Recent releases of Apple’s operating system (iOs) have not been successfully Jailbroken. This basically meant that the full version of m spy could not be installed on new devices.
Now using the No Jailbreak version you can monitor an iPhone without having to jailbreak – and even without having access to the target device. With some limitations of course.
For the regular versions of mSpy all Apple devices must be Jailbroken – easy enough for most people. If for some reason Jailbreaking your iPhone is not possible you can use this feature to monitor the target phone.
The device must be using the (free) iCloud backup service and you need to have the users Apple ID. No physical access to the phone is required!
Obviously this method has it’s limitations and the monitoring is less extensive and relies on updates from the backup service – but it can be a useful way to have at least some monitoring capability, when Jailbreaking is not possible.
You can monitor: Call logs, Text messages, Contacts, Browser history, WhatsApp, Wi-Fi networks, installed applications, phots and videos, Events and Notes. Not as extensive as the list for their regular software – but still some useful features.
This is proving a very popular service, no need for installation on the target device and getting away from problems with jailbreaking and updates. Remember this only works for Apple phones and pads.
They offer a premium support service – MAssistence. This is not required and is a separate purchase for those who need it. It is a great idea for those worried about the technicalities of installing the software.
They guarantee to get you started! You can select this option on the checkout page during the buying process and it is available after purchase as well.
It is a great idea but unnecessary for most people – installing the software is not that technically challenging. I have not used the premium support so I can’t verify how good it is but if you are worried about the technical side it might be worth considering.
They have a clean and easy to follow website – I like that on the buying page it is very clear which features are supported by each price subscription – not always the case with some products.
Ten Day Money Back Guarantee – always check the terms, but good to know you can get a refund if you are not satisfied.
Telephone Support – as well as live chat and email support you can talk directly to their staff by phone. This is long overdue in the spy software market. We are dealing with technical products and it is reassuring to know that help is available.
Demo Site – they have a live demo site – good to check around how the different features are reported and get a feel for how everything will work. I definitely recommend you check it out.
mSpy is sold by MTechnology Ltd. – a company with offices in the U.S and the U.K. They do a lot to reassure their customers with good support options, including phone numbers. Ten day money back guarantee. Payments are securely processed by credit and debit cards and of course Pay-Pal.
They have been selling mSpy and developing it for many years now and have quickly moved to become the market leaders – I think they are stable and likely to around for the foreseeable future!
As always you need to work out what spy features you really need and then look at your available options and of course the costs involved. For useful spy features, reliability and price – m-Spy is hard to beat.
FlexiSpy Extreme offers features including call recording, call interception and ambient recording – but it is quite a bit more expensive. If you really think you need these services Flexispy and Mobistealth are the ones to look at. For everything else I believe mSpy is the best value right now.
With mSpy you get the Keylogger feature and some good management options – they also have the No Jailbreak option. In terms of support options perhaps the phone support and the premium support options could make it the best choice for your needs.You can Buy mSpy Here
I like the product. It works as described, the company is professional and their website and control panel is well designed and works well. It’s really down to your needs in terms of features which spy product you choose. I hope this article is more useful than most stamdard mSpy reviews ot there and has given you something to consider when looking for a quality spy software program.
Don’t forget to check the comments below – lots of answers to common questions about the program! The comments section has grown – remember this review is updated at least every month and has been since 2013!