If you take a look around online because you have a problem with untrustworthy employees, out-of-control or vulnerable kids (check out cyberbullying and mobile phone or online abuse around children – Here ) or an errant partner or spouse, you’ve probably seen a number of so-called cell phone spying apps out there. These will cost some money but do actually work to spy on phones as long as you have access to the target phone that you want to spy on in the first place.
I’m still continually being asked by email and through comments to this site about how somebody could go about spying on a cell phone remotely (i.e. without first installing a spying app on it in the first place.) Let’s get this straight, right off the bat. It’s not possible – not without access to some black government ops program. But what you can do is download one of the many cell spying apps to the target phone. When you do this, all information that passes through the phone (now including live call listening!) will be gathered and sent to website (private to you) where you can see everything that has happened on the phone.
The sorts of features we are talking about are text message spying, call history details, internet history, all photos sent to and from the phone, email spying, IM spying and a whole lot more besides. The basic bundle is going to cost around $50 and the Premium package you’ll need to throw in $20 or so more.
What you need to be able to do is actually download the software onto the phone from online, much as you might do with any other app. The trick here, of course, is that you probably don’t want the target to know you’re doing it so you need to be able to access their phone for 10 minutes or so and also you’ll need to know their PIN or pass (to access the phone’s menu).
Everything you need to know in terms of what phones are compatible and full working instructions can be found at the manufacturer’s site. You should also take note of their legal terms and conditions before you buy.
I prefer this one because it has a one-off low cost, it works well (they’re always improving the software) and they have great customer service compared with many of the faceless competitors out there who charge more for the same thing (actually sometimes fewer features).
Which Phones is this Software Compatible With?
- Blackberry – almost all models from Curve and Bold to G10 and Electron, Pearl and Storm Series
- iPhone – (note the iPhone will need jailbreaking!) – 3, 3G, 3GS, iPhone 4, 4S, iPhone 5
- Android – Most makes from Samsung Galaxy Series, Acer, Dell, Nexus, HTC, Lenovo, LG Optimus, Motorola and Sony Ericsson and T-Mobile
- Symbian – LG Nokia and Samsung phones
- iPAD – iPad 2, 3G with above 4. And 5. Operating systems
I have it on good authority that the app is also compatible with / operational with the following common and popular new smartphones very soon if not already – check the website or contact them for updates. Sadly, their compatibility page is slightly out of date!
Sony Xperia J, BlackBerry Curve 9320, LG Optimus 4X HD, Sony Xperia Z, Sony Xperia T, Motorola Razr I, LG Optimus L7 2, Samsung Galaxy Young, Samsung Ativ S, Huawei Ascend Mate, Huawei Ascend G330, Samsung Galaxy Ace 2, HTC Desire C, Samsung Galaxy S2, Motorola Razr HD, ZTE Grand S, Sony Xperia S, Sony Xperia SP, Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini, Samsung Galaxy Note 2, HTC One X+, BlackBerry Z10, iPhone 5.
Here’s How To Install Spy Software
Here’s a quick rundown of how the tracking app works on all modern smartphones (so whether the target is a Nokia Lumia 900, a Samsung Galaxy S3 or S4, the HTC One, Google Nexus 4, Huawei Ascend G330) the format and method of download is pretty much the same.
You first need access to the target phone so that you can surf to the download link. Beforehand you can go to the main site and pay the fee, on signing up you will be given a download license key and the details for your secure login area where you will later be able to monitor all the information coming through the phone.
Simple steps for spying on your phone of choice. Again, I’d re-iterate reading their terms of service to make sure that you are not doing anything illegal. Happy cell spying!