I decided to write this review, out of sheer frustration. After going through a myriad of mSpy reviews online, not one was helpful enough to help me decide if mSpy App was really worth my time or money.
So, I decided to sit down and break it down into simpler and easier terms to make it comprehensive for all users out there. It was also to answer the question that most users struggled with if they should or should not buy this software.
I personally tested the mSpy software on my Android phone. In fact, it is installed on my phone. How does mSpy work? How to install mSpy?
Read on to get answers to the questions.
Updated: June 2017!
For those of you, who have any legal concerns
Well, let’s first deal with the main issue that I know most users would be concerned with; that is the legality and legitimacy of this app. You should know first hand; the spy app is intended entirely for monitoring purposes and there is nothing illegal or illegitimate with using this app.
In fact, it’s a perfect tool for employers to keep a tab on their employees’ phone that is given to them by the company or even new parents who wish to monitor who their child interacts with.
Features mSpy offers
I’ve listed down every key feature that mSpy software currently offers. The features are updated regularly so keep checking the post.
List of Features
- Monitor calls
- Read text messages and emails
- Report exact location and routes
- Monitor internet use
- Read Instant messages; Snapchat, Whatsapp, Facebook, Skype, Kik, Line, and Tinder
- Installed apps detail and apps blocking
- Monitor internet activities – web sites visited, videos watched, etc
- Block calls, websites, and apps
- SIM change and software un-install alerts
- Photos, videos, MMS, Instagram
- remote control panel
Features with Basic Package
If you get the Basic Package, your software gets automatically upgraded. Along with this, you can get access to photos, videos, text messages sent and received, MMS, calls log for calls received and made, contacts on the phone, emails, exact location with routes, and even websites visited log.
Apart from all these great features, you can even check if either the SIM has been changed. To access basic features, rooting of Android device is not required.
Advanced Features from mSpy
As for the premium package, it includes all the basic package’s features and along with that, it even lets the user block any incoming call, the website that the user does not deem appropriate and allows geofencing and keylogging. Even apps like Facebook messages, Snapchat, Whatsapp, Tinder, iMessage, and Viber can be monitored if you opt for this package.
To get access to IM chats, rooting of Android device is required. In the case of Apple devices, most of the features are also available on non-jailbroken iOS devices.
Read mSpy features detail here
It is an ultimate kit that allows you to monitor phone as well as desktop. It includes all the features in the Premium package along with a few other features like screening the target device’s screenshots, web-mailer and even any kind of application use. There are also a few other features that will be introduced in the near future such as, the keyword searcher and copy paste tracker.
To be very honest, the features in the basic package are more than enough for a regular user. However, a company comprising of 1500 employees or more would benefit more by getting a premium package or a bundle kit for better results.
What does it support: Compatibility
The app supports Android, iOS, Windows PC and Mac OS means available to almost everyone.
- Android Phones and Tablets – all versions 4 onwards
- iPhone and iPad up to iOS 10.0.2
How to install the mSpy app?
In case you are wondering, where to get this software, it is pretty simple. Upon the completion of your purchase, an email will be sent with a set of few instructions. Just copy the link into the phone’s browser that requires monitoring.
Step 1: Obtain the physical access over the target phone connected to the internet.
Step 2: Device screen should not be locked with pin (or you should know how to unlock it)
Step 3: Allow unknown resources in Android settings
Step 4: Open browser, paste the link, follow instructions
Step 5: Restart the phone and you’re done!
mSpy Control Panel
What else should you know?
There is another thing that you need to keep in mind, that this entire process requires your physical presence near the phone. It only takes around 10 to 15 minutes to complete installation, so you don’t need to worry about being caught.
Why do you need to be there physically to access the phone? Well, it’s just first step and will not be repeated. It is only done because you need to download the installer file from the phone’s browser.
Remote installation is what mSpy does not offer. You have to get hold of target phone to put spyware on the phone.
Related: How to install mSpy on an Android phone?
Can mSpy be installed remotely?
Remote installation is not possible. I asked the same question from mSpy support team but their reply was ‘no’. Physical possession is necessary to install it on the target device.
But in the case of iPhone, you do not need to get hold of the target phone. You can remotely monitor iPhone if it’s jailbroken.
Can mSpy see deleted messages and calls log?
Deleted logs can be captured only if they are deleted after the installation of mSpy. Deleted calls, text messages, and keylogger data can be monitored even if they are deleted immediately from the phone. Other information will be captured if it stays on the phone for at least 3 minutes.
Is it undetectable?
Can mSpy be detected on Android? Well, the software operates in the background. While installing it you will have 2 options: keep the icon on the phone or remove it.
Are you afraid of being caught? Do not worry. It’s absolutely undetectable and completely invisible. So, you do not need to worry about anyone being suspicious. However, in order to use the regular version, there is a prerequisite for all Apple devices that they must be jailbroken.
In the case that it is not, then the user can simply use iCloud’s backup service to use the mSpy app.
Can it be installed on multiple devices?
mSpy is not just a one-time installation app that creates issues whenever you change your device. You can change as many devices as you want and you will not have to keep buying the license repeatedly.
If you are facing any technical issues?
In case you are facing any technical issues, mSpy App has a 24/7 voice chat support and online query system to help all their users at any time. When I got stuck and was figuring out my way around this app, I had called them a few times and they were quite happy to help.
So in case you get stuck while installing or changing devices, you should not hesitate in approaching them.
Over to you…
Last but not the least, let’s deal with the question that bothered me throughout using this software and even after. After I got my first bill, I was completely relieved. I was sure that the software’s name would show up somewhere. But surprisingly, the phone bill did not show any trace of the software’s name anywhere and just showed the amount of data that was used.
For me, the software was quite easy to utilize and provides a huge relief to paranoid parents, guardians, and employers. I hope this review of mSpy helped you in making your decision and gave you a clearer picture of what this software is like.