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mSpy Review from a Real User 2018

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 November 2018!

New Features! – Find the Latest Added Features Here

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:

  • Keylogger – now available for both Android and iPhone (iOS)
  • WhatsApp spy – see everything including images and videos
  • Snapchat Monitoring

Discount codes when available Find Out Here

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….

Full mSpy 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.

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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.

mSpy Prices

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 Month3 Months12 Months
mSpy Basic$29.99$59.99$99.99
mSpy Premium$69.99$119.99$199.99
mSp No Jailbreak$69.99$119.99$199.99
The one month options are good if you only need reporting for a short period of time or you just want to try the software out. Obviously the longer term options are better value. It is good to have the choice.

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!

Compatible Phones and Devices

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.

  • Android Phones and Tablets – all versions 4 onwards
  • iPhone and iPad up to iOS 9.1
  • No Jailbreak versions – all iOs

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.

Advanced Features from MSpy

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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.

mSpy for iPhone – No Jailbreak Required!

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.

How it Worksmspy with no jailbreak

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.

Anything Else Special?

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.

For a few dollars extra ($43.99) you get remote assistance and a technician will Jailbreak or Root your device and install MSpy for you – you will need the target phone and a computer/laptop.They use Teamviewer for this service.

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 Sitethey 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.

Reliable Company?

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!

Is It Right for You?

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.

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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!

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mark k says September 16, 2013

How well hidden is this software? I know some others are easily spotted and kids can get around them. Also will the data show up on the bill? Thanks

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    Susan Kennedy says September 18, 2013

    mSpy is very well hidden. It also handles the data uploads in small packets so that they will not be noticed. Another stealth feature is that it does not use SMS text commands to control reporting – it is done directly from the online control panel. Nothing on your bill will indicate the presence of the software.

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d fitzerald says September 21, 2013

What about battery drain ? Also does it cause the phone to light up by itself?

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    Susan Kennedy says September 23, 2013

    I have had no problems with battery drain, or the phone lighting up – this was something which happened with the older software programs. In the early versions the data was handled differently and battery drain was common – Not anymore, as long as you stick to the better programs.

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Steve says October 2, 2013

Can you please describe the installation process? This is only product you featured that does not provide installation instructions on its website. Instead, you have to buy product first and then view instructions by logging in to online panel. This makes me nervous!

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    Susan Kennedy says October 7, 2013

    There is no need to be nervous – they actually guide you through the installation very well. They all follow a similar pattern – don’t forget to check out my article about installing spy software – Here.
    Their installation wizard is one of the easiest to follow – I guess it would be more reassuring if they had a version printed on their website though.

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Don says October 28, 2013

Hi Susan. Thanks for the site and the Q & A’s.

–As far as you know, are any of these spy software compatible with ios 7?

–As far as you know….is there any of these spy softwares that can be used on Iphones without being jailbroken?

Thanks, Susan..
Don

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    Susan Kennedy says October 29, 2013

    Hi there – all iPhones must be Jailbroken, no exceptions. There is now support for ios 7.1.2. Hope that is of help.

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jay says November 4, 2013

Hello Susan. Their help menu says that their keylogging function only works on Andriods that are NOT rooted. I couldn’t get it to work on my unrooted tablet (but to be honest I’m not sure if the tablet is Androiid 2.2 or greater – didn’t check). What is the real situation – rooted or unrooted? Thanks

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    Susan Kennedy says November 5, 2013

    The keylogger feature requires the device to be Rooted.

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      Ahmed says November 30, 2013

      Hi Suzanne,

      Thanks for the nice review ! You mentioned that it supports Android OS up to v4.1 are you sure that it does not support v4.2, Jelly Bean? I just checked with the Sales auto-chat on their website and they told me it does support Android v4.2, and now I’m afraid that automated chat would be wrong !

      Please help.

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        Susan Kennedy says December 1, 2013

        You are correct they do offer Android OS 4.2 support. Thanks for pointing that out – I have updated my article.

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GLORIA says November 5, 2013

I purchased a similar product but the gps locator system was so far off because it was using cell phone towers instead of gps satellite. Is this gps locator accurate?

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    Susan Kennedy says November 6, 2013

    Yes this type is very accurate – it uses the phones GPRS signal for tracking. Some programs only use the cell towers to show approximate locations and are very inaccurate – you want to avoid them. Great question!

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      averysexyguy says November 8, 2013

      Hey Susan, can I use it on my iPad? Or I need to jailbreak it as well?

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        Susan Kennedy says November 11, 2013

        Hi there, you can use it on the iPad but the same rules apply- it must be Jailbroken and the OS version needs to be supported. Good luck and thanks for your question.

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Paul says November 15, 2013

You really come off as an mspy employee. Your article is more of a sales pitch in my opinion. You speak as if you’re part of the product team with statements such as iOS 7 support soon, ect.

How do we know you’re not an employee and just an unbiased reviewer? You didn’t even cover some of the other more popular solutions like teensafe or mobistealth. I mean you don’t even have to jailbreak your phone to use teensafe and it already supports iOS 7. Explain how this is better than solutions like that, when with this solution you have to void your phones warranty and it doesn’t even support the latest OS?

Love to hear a response here.. I guessing which posts show up are cherry picked though.

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    Susan Kennedy says November 16, 2013

    You are entitled to your opinion! So you think I work for mSpy – wow! If you read my reviews you will notice that I do not recommend any single product – instead I explain some of the times one might be better than the other. For example in this mSpy review I state “For standard monitoring features and price – Mobile Spy is hard to beat” – I don’t think my “employers” would be happy about that. Would an mSpy sponsored site be positively reviewing other products?

    You mention ios7 support – I was answering a question about Jailbreaking – the Jailbreak is provided by other sites not the spy software companies.

    “You didn’t even cover some of the other more popular solutions like teensafe or Mobistealth” – you think they are more popular than the products I cover on this site? Really? Mobistealth is one of the oldest spy software programs around and it shows. Teensafe is a totally different type of product and to use it you need the target phones Apple ID – and its reporting is very limited (if it works – I have not tried it). I do not claim to cover every monitoring program on this site – only the ones I have experience with and that actually work. I don’t recommend Mobistealth because it is not as good as Stealthgenie or mSpy – in my opinion.

    As for voiding your phone warranty you need to read up a bit more on Jailbreaking and realize it is reversible.

    Anyway, thank you for your valuable and well thought out input. I do believe you have helped other users especially any that have looked at some of the other spy software sites around. Good luck.

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      Damon says March 27, 2015

      Loved this response. I guess they now know you don’t “cherry pick the comments”

      lol

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Mike says November 23, 2013

Hi,

I have a query re Android phones running OS 4.1.2.

If I choose to ROOT the Android and subsequently install the spy software, will the Superuser Icon be hidden / made invisible by the software? I do NOT want the target phone to reflect that it is ROOTED. Flexispy claims that their software helps HIDE the SU icons. Can you please explain?

Thanks
Mike

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    Susan Kennedy says November 26, 2013

    There are different ways to hide the Superuser App – do a Google search. One way I have used is to install – Hide My Root – available free on the Google Play Store. Very quick and easy to use.

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James says November 30, 2013

Hi,
I also have a question.
If I put Myspy on the target tablet(its one with a sim card),but the installation will be done wthout a sim card,will it work if the target user puts his sim card in it a few days later?

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    Susan Kennedy says December 1, 2013

    Yes that works – it is better to do the setup with the sim in place and check everything is working correctly. If that is not possible, installing without the sim card will still work.

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James says December 1, 2013

And why does is work better if you install it with sim card?
What will happen if you install it and put the sim card after?
Because installing without sim card is my only option.

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    Susan Kennedy says December 1, 2013

    As I said – it will still work. It is only better in that you can test that everything is working correctly – before handing the phone to the user. I always like to test that everything is set up correctly that is all. Good luck!

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CJ says December 5, 2013

Hi there Susan! I was wondering how fast the text messaging updates? Does it automatically sync or does the user do it manually online? Thanks for any insight!

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    Susan Kennedy says December 5, 2013

    It syncs automatically – with some features you can change the reporting intervals. Texts update every 20 minutes as far as I remember. Great question thanks.

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      Yana says February 1, 2017

      Hi Susan. Are the iCloud credentials enough?
      I mean I won’t need the target phone physically??

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        Susan Kennedy says February 6, 2017

        For the no jailbreak method all you need is their iCloud credentials and the target device to have backups in iCloud set up. If the backups are not already enabled you would need to do this on the actual phone – otherwise no physical access is needed.

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don says January 13, 2014

Do you know of any software that allows you to install without access to target cell phone?

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    Susan Kennedy says January 15, 2014

    No, No and No again. If you want to lose your money go ahead and try one. I keep repeating this and I understand many people really want it to work like that but it just doesn’t. You must install software on to the target phone – any claiming otherwise are scams.

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Shellie says January 13, 2014

Are you certain mspy would work on an iPhone 3?

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    Susan Kennedy says January 15, 2014

    Yes it will – thanks.

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zaro says February 10, 2014

what if the phone i want to track is international. For example, im in America and the phone i want to track is in Iran. then would mspy work for me?

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    Susan Kennedy says February 12, 2014

    Yes it works anywhere in the world as long as there is an internet connection. Remember you need to install it on to the target phone first.

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matt says February 23, 2014

What of the target phone is locked. .. Can you still download the software ? Matt

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    Susan Kennedy says February 24, 2014

    If it is locked (as in password protected) you will not be able to use the phone to download the software – unless you can bypass the lock. Google is your friend. There are ways for most phones.

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Jhonny says June 4, 2014

What if I activate it on a target phone and then the target phone changes number and phone model and I have a 12 month premium. I’m at around month 6 of my service for example, will I loose the rest of the 6 months? or can the remainder months be transferred to another target phone?

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    Susan Kennedy says June 11, 2014

    You can transfer your license to another phone at any time during your contract. You need to contact their support for this. Good question – thanks.

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Dave says June 6, 2014

Is jailbreak a requirement for an install on IOS 7 or is jailbreak only a requirement for some of the features to work.

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    Susan Kennedy says June 11, 2014

    Jailbreaking is required for any iPhone/ iPad – the software can’t be installed at all without the Jaibreak (none can). Avoid any programs that claim otherwise – you’ll get scammed!

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claire says August 21, 2014

I don’t know a lot about technical aspect, But If I do want to install this on an android, is it a must that the phone has to be rooted?

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    Susan Kennedy says September 1, 2014

    Rooting is not required for most of the main features – just a few of the social app monitoring features. Everything else will work fine – but rooting is pretty easy so don’t let it put you off.

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Anthony says September 4, 2014

Can this be installed on an iTouch?

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    Susan Kennedy says September 15, 2014

    Yes as long as there is an internet connection – either a data plan or wi-fi.

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kid craz says September 9, 2014

Can I monitor more than one device at the time…like two kids with two cell phones?

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    Susan Kennedy says September 15, 2014

    You can but you will need to purchase two licenses. They can be monitored and reports viewed from one user account and online dashboard.Hope that makes sense!

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crystal says September 11, 2014

I hear you guys speak of downloading the app on the “target phone”. Is the target phone considered my phone or the phone that I want to be tracked?

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    Susan Kennedy says September 15, 2014

    The target phone is the one you wish to monitor/track.

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k says September 29, 2014

If I buy 3 months then what happens after 3 months
any notification will pop up to the target phone?
How to uninstall the program from the target phone?
Do I have to grab the target phone and uninstall it directly
or I can remotely uninstall it?

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    Susan Kennedy says September 30, 2014

    Hi there, no notifications are sent to the target phone – you will be notified in the dashboard and sent an email reminding you that your license is due to expire. You can remove the software from the phone from your online dashboard and do not need access to the target phone again. Good questions – thanks!

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Zaman says October 14, 2014

Hi, if user send a message on Whatsapp and then delete it from his phone, can it still be tracked?
Can you also record Viber calls?

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    Susan Kennedy says October 15, 2014

    It will log the message as soon as it is sent – if it is then deleted the message is still logged and caught by the software. It doesn’t record Viber calls – just shows the log (time stamp, contact) and any text messages.

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Alex says November 4, 2014

I tried one ‘app’ called topspy which also recorded phone calls and surroundings but for some reason they just suddenly stopped trading. I now use mspy but wondered are there any good but reasonably priced (preferably pay monthly so it can be tested out first) apps that can record calls too? Thanks

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    Susan Kennedy says November 6, 2014

    Several companies have stopped trading recently – and most have removed the recording features due to legal concerns. Flexispy is the only company right now which supports call recording and live call intercept (listening to actual calls live). These features do cost more but they now offer 3 month contracts making it more affordable to try out.Thanks for your question and good luck.

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dre says December 23, 2014

Is it better to install the software before or after the social apps are added?

Ie. Does the software work better if I buy the phone and install it right away. Or should I wait until my child adds their social apps and THEN install mSpy after.

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    Susan Kennedy says December 30, 2014

    It doesn’t really matter – both will work. Personally, I would install the software right from the start.

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Mum says January 28, 2015

Can the recipient phone tell it is being monitored? Does it get any message of any sort to say that monitoring is taking place?

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    Susan Kennedy says January 29, 2015

    mSpy and Flexispy are completely hidden. As far as I know Mobilespy is the only one to show an icon that the phone / device is being monitored – which is why I stopped recommending it.

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FF says February 23, 2015

If I cannot jailbreak an iphone what are the limitations from using the apple id as a way in.

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    Susan Kennedy says April 13, 2015

    Reporting is not as regular – only updated a couple of times a day usually – plus only some features work with the apple id method. It is nowhere near as useful as the actual software – but still better than nothing. You can monitor texts, call logs, browser history and contacts.

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      D says December 31, 2015

      With the non jailbreak version, if a text is deleted prior to an icloud backup, is it logged?

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        Susan Kennedy says February 6, 2016

        Yes, it will still be logged. They are captured on being sent and received.

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randy says April 24, 2015

Can I moniter the target from my mobile devise or will I have to use a computer?

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    Susan Kennedy says May 14, 2015

    You can check the logs and all reports from any device with internet access – just like logging on to any website. A PC is not necessary.

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sara says April 29, 2015

Hi Susan!

i haven’t figured out what android program is on the target phone but when i do can u help me decide which program would work the best the most discreetly?

all i need really is text records i don’t need apps or phone calls..maybe facebook but i still think the texts alone will do

thank you so much for your time! i look forward to your response

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    Susan Kennedy says May 14, 2015

    If you only need to monitor text messages – the cheapest version of mSpy will be hard to beat. It is discreet and works well. Check out all of my reviews before you decide.

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Jason says May 10, 2015

Hi Susan,
Is it worth using MSpy to attempt to track a phone which is overseas? Was hoping to gain Viber msgs but will not have access to the target phone. Still worth trying?
Regards, Jason

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    Susan Kennedy says May 14, 2015

    You must have physical access to the target phone to install the software to begin with – after that, monitoring will work anywhere in the world as long as there is an internet connection. But you must have the phone in your possesion to begin with.

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Dunny says May 12, 2015

So I have an iPhone but want to install it on my sons android. I saw for some social media apps the android has to be rooted etc which I understand. But my iphone doesn’t need to be jail broken just to read the targets phone (android) information does it? Its only if the target phone is an iPhone that it need to be jail broke right?

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    Susan Kennedy says May 14, 2015

    That is correct. Only the target phone matters – your phone does not come into it as no software will be installed on it. I know people get confused about this so thanks for your comment.

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Andrew says July 13, 2015

I want to be able to read my child’s Facebook messenger, we both have IPhone 5S and I have passcode for phone and iCloud login details but phones are not jail breaked, will this software work?

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    Susan Kennedy says July 31, 2015

    At the moment messenger services like FB Messenger can’t be monitored without the full version software on a Jailbroken iPhone. The No Jailbreak version will work, but it will not cover FB messenger.

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bob says August 15, 2015

Will m spy catch the text message the second it goes out? Target likes to delete message very quickly after being sent out

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    Susan Kennedy says August 25, 2015

    Yes – even if deleted right away, the message is still logged and collected.

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Lacey says September 1, 2015

Will the app view contents of a memory card?

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    Susan Kennedy says September 15, 2015

    Yes – any files, photos and videos etc. on the memory card will be reported.

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bobby says September 16, 2015

HI,

I am concerned about whether an icon will appear on the target phone. The FAQ from the website says:

“Is mSpy icon displayed on the monitored device?
Right after the installation, mSpy application is launched and starts working in a background mode. The icon which appears after mSpy installation does not contain any settings for mSpy functionality. For better user experience, there are 2 options: either to keep it on the dashboard of the monitored device or not.”

THis suggests to me that an icon does appear. It also is not clear what it means that the icon can be kept on the dashboard or not. Any ideas what all this means?

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    Susan Kennedy says September 21, 2015

    It can be a little confusing – it simply means that during installation you can choose to have the mSpy icon visible to the phone user or Not visible. Most people will choose to have the app remain totally hidden but in some cases people like to have the user made aware that they are being monitored – for example on a company cell phone. Hope that helps.

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Jason says September 20, 2015

Hi Susan.
I love your post. Very thorough and helpful. However, do you know of any other app that has the keylogger function without having to jailbreak the phone? I have been suspecting that my daughter has got her hands on some dating apps. She’s only 15, very naive and curious so im honestly afraid she would actually come to meet some random strangers and put herself in danger. I tried to jailbreak her phone so many times in order to install any spy app i could find but she would soon find out her phone has been jailbroken and quickly do the factory reset. I dont want to keep yelling at her everytime which would make the situation even worse and taking back her phone is not an option since i need her to be able to contact me should something comes up. I really need to know what she says to those strangers on those dating sites so i can prevent any terrible incident that might happen.. If you are also a parent im sure you can understand my fear.Thanks!

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    Susan Kennedy says September 21, 2015

    Hi Jason, I get so many emails and comments just like yours – you are not alone with these problems! The only reliable way to get any monitoring without Jailbreaking an iPhone is to use the No Jailbreak solution. It does not offer full keylogging and isn’t as functional as the regular software download but it is still a decent option. It will give you some peace of mind and help you keep an eye on things. You do need to have the phone set to backup with iCloud (free and most are), and you need the Apple ID and Password. It works well and is a good solution if jailbreaking isn’t an option. Good luck and thanks for your comment.

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Lynne Jensen says October 6, 2015

How long does it take to install this software on the target phone? How long would I reasonably need to expect to have it in my possession?

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    Susan Kennedy says October 9, 2015

    I can install it in under 5 minutes – but allow 10 minutes or so – don’t rush it, that’s how people mess up!

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Hayley says October 20, 2015

Will the non-jailbroken version track SMS too, not only iMessage texts?

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    Susan Kennedy says October 24, 2015

    Yes it will collect all SMS text messages sent and received. Thanks for the question – good luck.

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Lima says October 22, 2015

Okay so can I see the all contents from snapchat or just those that the target phone save ?

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    Susan Kennedy says October 24, 2015

    You can view the contents – they are logged as they are sent or received – they don’t need to be saved on the device. Hope that helps.

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James says October 24, 2015

Hi,

Does anything ever show on phone that would give away that it is being monitored with the no jail break version?

james

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    Susan Kennedy says November 7, 2015

    No – it would be virtually impossible to know if it is being monitored – there is no software for any “expert” to find as the account is monitored online through the backups.

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Mike says December 22, 2015

Good post. If the target phone only connects to Wi-Fi once a day for one hour will the text messages that have been deleted still be reported?

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    Susan Kennedy says January 6, 2016

    Yes – even if they are deleted afterwards. They are logged by the program when they are sent and received and stored for sending to the online reporting dashboard – when the internet is connected.

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Eli says December 26, 2015

Hi susan
Will this app work in a notebook? If yes, do i need to purchase the desktop version?

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    Susan Kennedy says January 6, 2016

    It depends on the operating system the notebook is running. For example – if it is Windows, then the desktop version is needed – if Android, then the mobile version. Thanks for your question.

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RA says February 5, 2016

hi Susan,
Love ur posts. 🙂
For the mSpy No Jailbreak version, are the whatsapp messages captured as they are sent or received?
Or do the chats have to there before the mspy picks it?

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    Susan Kennedy says February 6, 2016

    They are captured being sent and received – both sides of the conversation. With the no jailbreak version they will not be uploaded to the dashboard in real time, only when the backup is updated in iCloud. You can adjust this frequency of updating though. Hope that is what you meant.

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John says February 24, 2016

When i start monitoring (none jailbroken ) Iphone , using Icloud ID , will the user get notification in their Email , that someone just logged in to their Icloud?

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    Susan Kennedy says March 5, 2016

    No there will be no notifications sent. Good question – thanks.

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Anj says March 1, 2016

For the no jailbreak version for iPhone is it possible to install the software without having physical access to the phone ?

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    Susan Kennedy says March 5, 2016

    For the no jailbreak version – no software is installed on the target device – it is monitored using the iCloud backups and you need their Apple ID and password – all monitoring is seen in the online dashboard (website). As long as the target device is running iCloud backups, you don’t actually need to access the phone.

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      Lo says April 7, 2016

      I assume this means that if the target phone does not backup to iCloud then the only option is to use the Jailbreak version? Even if the target phone has an Apple ID and Password???

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        Susan Kennedy says April 8, 2016

        That is correct – unless you go in and set up iCloud backups.

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Chris says April 26, 2016

Am I able to view sent and received pictures with this software?

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    Susan Kennedy says April 28, 2016

    Yes – all pictures and videos too. It is very powerful – have a good read of my reviews to see many of the capabilities.

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Nicole says May 10, 2016

Myspy without jailbreak… Does it show text messages that are already on the phone? Or will it only show ones that come in after you have downloaded? Also, is there anything else on the market that doesn’t require a jailbreak?

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    Susan Kennedy says May 12, 2016

    If the old messages are still saved on the phone they will be collected in the backups and you can see them. Be careful looking for other products that claim to not need Jailbreak – this one works, but requires iCloud credentials. Many false claims around so take care.

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Jess says May 19, 2016

Can I install mspy first then later on another day root it? Will everything still work even the social media accounts?

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    Susan Kennedy says June 1, 2016

    No, you will need to Root first and then install the software for everything to work properly.

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Gautamm says June 5, 2016

Hi, If I install this software on mobile phone in America and the employee goes on a tour to UK. There he puts a new UK sim for few days and removes Americas SIM. Will the software still work on phone ?

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    Susan Kennedy says June 13, 2016

    Yes that should still work ok – remember the software is on the phone, not the sim card. As long as there is internet connectivity the reports should still be available.

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ankush says June 6, 2016

Hello Susan I have two question for you

1.is it possible to get call recording in mspy,and if not which app you will suggest for that purpose

2.I found one link which says you get 30 % discount on mspy, are these links real?

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    Susan Kennedy says June 13, 2016

    There is no call recording feature with mspy – Flexispy do have this. I think 30% off will be fake. They only do discounts on their main site at special times of the year such as Black Friday – sometimes they do random discounts – but never 30%. Some sites do this to just draw you in – then you find the discount doesn’t exist.

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JK says June 9, 2016

If you load Mspy and then decide that you want to root the phone later for more access, will the software automatically monitor them or will it need to be reloaded.

Also is it easy to remove from the target phone if I decide to when my child turns 18

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    Susan Kennedy says June 13, 2016

    If you root the phone later you would need to re-install the software. It is very easy to remove – you can do it from the online dashboard without even having access to the phone again.

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Peter says June 11, 2016

mSpy without jailbreak. Does it show the pictures within messages or only the messages themselves with the text ? Assuming the phone is set to fully sync to icloud, does it also allow the pictures etc on the phone to be viewed ?

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    Susan Kennedy says June 13, 2016

    Yes pictures will be included. Plus any media – pictures and video etc saved in the phone.

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Steven says June 16, 2016

Checking this is real….

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    Susan Kennedy says July 5, 2016

    This is real … lol

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Rosanna says June 18, 2016

If I purchased this today..within how much time I have to install it in the target phone. Is there any time limit? Is it necessary to root the android device for monitoring?

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    Susan Kennedy says July 5, 2016

    Once you purchase the license you can install the software any time that suits you – no time limit. Rooting Android is not absolutely necessary but some features are only available for rooted devices. For best results rooting is recommended.

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Erika says June 21, 2016

Can you see old text messages from before mspy was put on the phone? Like a whole previous conversation once mspy is downloaded? Thanks!

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    Susan Kennedy says July 5, 2016

    If those messages are still stored on the phone you will see them all.

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Dani says June 22, 2016

Can mspy access Facebook messenger ?

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    Susan Kennedy says July 5, 2016

    Yes – it monitors everything on Facebook – including messenger chats.

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Lady says July 16, 2016

Will this app work in a samsung galaxy 5 without been rooted? Target user will not leave phone unattended for 10 minutes. Any other options? Also, once is installed, are there any settings that need to be done on target phone?
Thanks!

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    Susan Kennedy says July 20, 2016

    It will work on that device – if unrooted not all features will be available but the basics still work. There is no way to get around needing access to the phone for a short time. The installation will guide you for any settings that need to be made – easy enough to follow.

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Doug says July 20, 2016

If I have an iPhone and my son has an android, will I still be able to see the activity on his android? Something in the above article confused me a tad. And how is it installed on the target phone? Are you downloading the app from the Google marketplace? I am no idea how to use an android.

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    Susan Kennedy says August 4, 2016

    Your phone type does not matter. His phone- the target – is what needs to be compatible. It is installed by entering the download link supplied into his phone’s internet browser – just a web link, not from the Play Store. You can then see the reports of all activity by going online to the spy company website dashboard (you will get the login details by email) you can view these on a PC or your phone web browser. I hope that helps – have a good look around this site to find more detailed information.

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Strawhat says July 31, 2016

Is mspy hidden on an android phone that is not rooted? I’m jst trying to make sure that it is hidden, like an icon will appear, or a notification will appear, etc..
Hopefully you can reply to this one fast. lol.
Thank you!

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    Susan Kennedy says August 4, 2016

    Yes it is still hidden on an unrooted Android. No icons or anything will show up.

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Susan says September 11, 2016

We have three phones on our ICloud connected to the same Apple ID. Is there a way to limit the access of the spyware to only one phone?

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    Susan Kennedy says September 12, 2016

    You can select the device you want to monitor during the setup process – regardless of the number on the icloud account. The license is only valid for one device anyway. Hope that helps.

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Nicola says September 15, 2016

Whose phone needs to be jail broken; mine or the targets, or both?

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    Susan Kennedy says November 1, 2016

    Just the target phone.

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Ron says October 7, 2016

with the iPhone non-jailbroken/no access to target phone software option, am I able to switch between devices on only one license? so that I can test on my phone before putting on the target phone?

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    Susan Kennedy says November 1, 2016

    Yes you can switch any time with no problems – as long as you only monitor one device at a time (per license purchase).

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Sara says October 12, 2016

With the no jailbreak spy option, will the owner receive an email (from apple iCloud) to their email account in order to tell them that there iCloud account has been signed into at another location?

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    Susan Kennedy says October 21, 2016

    No – there are no notifications to alert them.

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Chris says October 28, 2016

Hi there, I’ve found your article very interesting – I’m intrigued though, you say that if you have the iCloud log ins you can access an iphone without jail breaking or actually handling the phone. Does that apply to all iPhone versions and all iOS software versions up to the latest one? Thanks

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    Susan Kennedy says November 1, 2016

    Yes the no jailbreak method covers all iOS versions.

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chris says November 1, 2016

Will mspy be detected with the app “DU Battery saver”?

-Online it states that it can detect all background apps running that are draining power. If so, how can I disable to app from making the mspy visible?

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    Susan Kennedy says November 1, 2016

    It will not be detected – it is hidden from the background apps list.

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Vlord says January 12, 2017

Wow Susan, you’ve kept up on this stream of comments and replies for over 3 years now. I’m impressed! Quick question- will mspy read Snapchat messages both directions, or outgoing ones only?

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    Susan Kennedy says January 24, 2017

    It tracks both sides of all messages.

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      John says May 26, 2017

      Can it run on IOS 10.3

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        Susan Kennedy says May 25, 2017

        The non jailbreak version can run on all versions of Ios. The full version will work up to 9.3 – but check their site for latest updates as this changes frequently.

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Elise says April 1, 2017

Will it still be possible to detect it by norton even after installation?

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    Susan Kennedy says June 15, 2017

    Virus programs will not flag most spy apps – none prove reliable at this.

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York says April 6, 2017

Hi Susan just to be clear… If I put mspy on to a Android phone with Samsung Galaxy Note 4 running version 6.0.1 it will be able to record the text messages, and emails without Rooting the phone first? Correct?

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    Susan Kennedy says April 10, 2017

    Yes those feature will work well without the need to root the device.

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Tammy says May 10, 2017

With the no jailbreak spy option, will the owner receive an email or notice that their icloud was logged into from somewhere else ? Also will the person be able to tell that the device is being monitored? The no jailbreak option works with ipad?

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    Susan Kennedy says June 15, 2017

    They will not get any notification and it is extremely difficult to find. Works on iPad using iCloud backups. Hope that helps.

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DP says May 19, 2017

Susan, very helpful info. I suspect someone tapping my phone. I backup onto icloud and erase all on my phone. Now to restore from iCloud is there a chance if a SPY software was installed on my phone that it has backup into iCloud and restore as well?

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    Susan Kennedy says June 15, 2017

    The software would not re-install from a backup. If the phone has been factory reset then the installation needs to be repeated physically on the device. The exception is if they are using the non jailbreak version – then they will receive the data as before (because there is no software on the device for this method of monitoring). Hope that helps.

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MK says June 1, 2017

If the iphone has 2 factor verification can you still use mpsy on it?

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    Susan Kennedy says June 15, 2017

    Yes of course. Both the Jailbreak and non jailbreak versions can still be used if the person gains access to the phone.

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laura says June 16, 2017

can you see text messages that have been deleted?

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    Susan Kennedy says June 20, 2017

    If you have mspy installed and the user sends or receives a text, then deletes it – you will see them. It will not recover deleted texts from before you installed the software. Hope that makes sense!

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AJ says July 27, 2017

Does it monitor Instagram? Thank you

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    Susan Kennedy says August 2, 2017

    Yes Instagram is covered.

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Mistee says September 4, 2017

Is this detected by anti-spyware/malware software? Like Lookout?

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    Susan Kennedy says September 6, 2017

    No – it is very well hidden from these types of program. I have tested them myself. Thanks for the question.

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Jess says October 17, 2017

Can you uninstall mspy remotely if you no longer wish to spy on the target phone? If the phone isn’t jail broken and was set up with iCloud to begin with?

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    Susan Kennedy says October 21, 2017

    For the no jailbreak method – no software is installed on the target phone – so there is nothing to uninstall. You simply cancel your subscription to stop receiving reports. Hope that helps.

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Stacey says November 12, 2017

Will text messages still be seen on an android device thats not rooted?

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    Susan Kennedy says November 16, 2017

    Yes – most features do not require rooting – mostly only the social app monitoring features (like Whatsapp) require rooting.

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Jenn says January 3, 2018

Does snapchat, Instagram, Twitter, FB msgr require rooting?

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    Susan Kennedy says January 5, 2018

    Yes these apps would require android Rooting.

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Charlotte says February 19, 2018

If phone has McAfee antivirus can i install & is detected by McAfee?

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    Susan Kennedy says February 21, 2018

    Anti virus programs are not reliable at flagging spy apps. They change constantly to stop detection.

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Deborah says February 25, 2018

Will I be able to see the “imessages” on an iPad using the non jailbreak option?

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    Susan Kennedy says February 27, 2018

    Yes iMessages are covered by the no jailbreak version.

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Joce says March 20, 2018

Hi! And thank you for all the detailed information. I have been researching this app for 2 days and I found your article. My question is: Does Mspy have the ability to root the phone for you? Is that what’s included in the premium package? I thought I read somewhere that Mspy does this with an additional fee but I don’t see the option on the site. If so I want to pay the fee, just to lesson the time I have to handle the target phone.

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    Susan Kennedy says April 6, 2018

    Installation – including Rooting Android or Jailbreaking iPhone is an extra service. You get the option to chose this service when you are at the checkout page – there is a simple check box. It is not included in any of the packages but bought as an extra addon. Hope that helps.

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