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mSpy app reviews 2018: How it works for iOS and Android

mSpy Parental Control App

1. What is mSpy?

mSpy is the global leader of monitoring solutions both for smartphones and computers that helps parents to protect kids in the era of digital world. With the help of mSpy software, parents can keep an eye on their kids` online activities, instant messengers (Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, Kik, WhatsApp, etc), GPS location, call logs, text messages, emails and much more.

When the purchase is made, the account is created automatically and the mSpy login and password are sent to the mailbox. Afterward, parents are able to track all the target device data, accessing their account from any browser. mSpy parental control app is available on rooted/not rooted Android 4+, iOS 7-8.4; 9.0 – 9.1 with Jailbreak and, iOS 7 – 11+ without Jailbreak.

mSpy is a simple and convenient solution with a great variety of subscription packages at affordable price and 24/7 mSpy Customer Support that will make the procedure of supervising kid`s phone activities much easier and trouble-free.

2. How does mSpy work?

mSpy family phone tracker collects all the data from the monitoring device and displays it on the mSpy dashboard, that can be accessible from any Internet browser. Before starting the process of monitoring, you need to check the device compatibility and choose the subscription package according to your wants and needs. Then you need to purchase and install the mSpy application.

Note! To install the mSpy app for iPhone, iCloud credentials are required).
When it is done, you will get a welcoming letter with password and login mSpy to access the personal Control Panel. To install mSpy Android or mSpy iPhone, you need to have physical access to the target device. After opening the Internet browser and type the link for downloading from the email to start the installation. When it will be done you will get an access to your kid`s smartphone activities and will be able to track their phone remotely from your Control Panel (text messages, call logs, Internet activities, instant messengers, GPS location, emails, word combinations, contacts, calendar, block unwanted sites, apps and phone numbers).
Installing mSpy, you confirm that you will use it legally, for example, to monitor the device of your underage child.

3. Does mSpy work worldwide?

mSpy phone tracker works irrespective of the cellular carrier network or the target device location and available both for Android and iOS devices. But to transfer the target phone data to the mSpy dashboard (it will be created after the process of buying), the Internet connection is required. Thus, the mobile data or Wi-Fi connection should be switched on the target phone. mSpy mobile is the reliable and convenient solution for responsible and doting parents.

4. What devices are supported by mSpy?

mSpy tracker is available for smartphones that run on:

  • Android 4+
  • iOS 7 – 8.4; 9.0 – 9.1 with Jailbreak 
iOS 7 – 11+ without Jailbreak

Before purchasing, you need to check if your device is compatible with mSpy. Besides, mSpy operates on non-jailbroken iOS devices, but the number of mSpy features for monitoring may be limited. mSpy non-jailbroken solution has such features:

  • contacts
  • text messages;
  • iMessages;
  • call registration;
  • browser history (Safari);
  • installed apps;
  • calendar;
  • Wi-Fi networks;
  • WhatsApp texts (available in Premium package).

To have more mSpy features for sophisticated monitoring, the device should be rooted or jailbroken.

Note! mSpy jailbroken and non-jailbroken are two separate solutions of the same monitoring product. You may use both of them, switching from one to another, but doing it the captured data will be lost.

5. Is mSpy icon displayed on the monitored device?

“Can mSpy be detected?” is the most popular question among the potential users. After the installation, mSpy phone tracker is launched and starts its work in the background mode. The icon that appear after the installation has no settings to change the mSpy app functionality. For more effectively mSpy usage, there are two available options: to keep the icon on the monitored device or not. By installing mSpy parental control app, you confirm your intention to use it legally, for example, to supervise the phone of your underage child.

The mSpy app is designed to assist parents to keep their kids safe and sound. Before mSpy app download, make sure that your intentions to use the mSpy app are legal and meet the following requirements:

  • You want to use mSpy to supervise your underage kid`s smartphone activities.
  • You want to install mSpy on your own phone.
  • You want to use mSpy as a solution to monitor company-owned devices.

You are responsible to figure out if you have proper authorization to monitor the target device. If you have a question about the legality of mSpy usage, contact legal counsel of your choice. Please note! it is not legal to spy your wife/husband or girlfriend/boyfriend, etc. If you notice any illegal mSpy usage, please inform us immediately.

7. Can I install mSpy remotely?

A lot of people ask if can mSpy be installed remotely. mSpy remote install is possible if your target device runs on the iOS. For Android devices, physical access is needed.

8. If your target device is iOS (iPhone or iPad)

If you don’t want to have physical access to the phone and decided to use mSpy without jailbreak solution, the number of features will be limited. You will be able to monitor:

  • contacts;
  • text messages;
  • iMessages;
  • call registration;
  • browser history (Safari);
  • installed apps;
  • calendar;
  • Wi-Fi networks;
  • WhatsApp texts (available in Premium package).

To use mSpy iPhone no jailbreak, you need to know the target device iCloud credentials and have the backups on a regular basis (every 24 hours).

Note! If the iCloud backup is not activated on the target phone, the physical access may be needed.

If your device is jailbroken, the process of mSpy installation will take 5-15 minutes. After the installation and setup process, you will be able to capture all the data from the monitoring device. All the data will be sent to your personal Control Panel, and you will be able to check it remotely at any convenient time.

In case your device is not jailbroken, and you want to have more monitoring features at your disposal, you need to perform the jailbreak and then download mSpy application.

To make mSpy usage easier, we recommend to add our mAssistance service while purchasing mSpy. In case you have questions or need our assistance, mSpy customer support is available 24/7.

If your target device is Android

If your target device is Android, in this case, physical access is needed. To make the process of installation and further usage simpler, we advise to add mAssistance service while purchasing mSpy. Using mSpy mAssistance, our specialists will be able to assist you in Keylogger setup, USB-debugging, unwanted apps and URLs blocking and much more. Besides, they can help to perform the procedure of jailbreak or rooting remotely.

8. How do I install mSpy?

mSpy Without Jailbreak installation

If your target phone is iPhone and you don`t want to perform a jailbreak, mSpy provides you with the no-jailbreak solution, that requires only iCloud credentials for installation and backup activation.

Note! iPhones back up to the iCloud once a day, on condition that:

  • the device is connected to Wi-Fi;
  • the device is plugged in;
  • the device is locked.

To start using mSpy without jailbreak solution, you need to follow several simple steps:

  1. Step 1. Make sure that iCloud backup is activated on the target device. If it is disabled, you need to activate it. For it, go to Settings > choose Apple Settings > then iCloud >after iCloud Backup > and turn the iCloud Backup. After this procedure, all further backups will be done automatically.
  2. Step 2. You need to know target phone Apple credentials. And then you need to choose the device you want to monitor from the list of devices that are connected to this ID. After choosing the device and clicking on the Proceed button, you will see Congratulations on the screen. Press Finish and then you will be redirected to the mSpy Dashboard. All the target phone data will be displayed on the Control Panel within 24 hours.

mSpy with jailbreak

To have access to all available mSpy features, the target device should be jailbroken. Firstly, to install mSpy on iPhone, you need to make sure that it is possible to jailbreak your target device. Some new IOS versions don`t have a possibility for jailbreak yet. For checking if your target device can be jailbroken, open Settings > General> Version.

Once the jailbreak is performed, you can sign into your Control Panel and choose iPhone to continue installation. The whole procedure will take up to 30 minutes.

mSpy for Android

To install mSpy on Android, you need to have physical access to the target device and in your Control Panel choose Android to see the installation instruction.

Note! mSpy Android can also be installed without rooting. But if you want to monitor social media messengers (WhatsApp, Viber, Facebook, Skype, Line, Snapchat, Kik, Instagram, etc.) your target Android device should be rooted.

If you faced with difficulties installing mSpy or have any questions about the setting up process, mAssistance could come in handy. mSpy specialists will gladly perform the initial installation of mSpy and complete the setup of such features: Keylogger, Locations, chatting apps, unwanted URLs and apps blocking, calls, emails, text messages, etc. Besides, they can perform a full jailbreak/ rooting procedure remotely. All you need to have is physical access to the monitoring device and strong Internet connection.

9. How can I uninstall mSpy?

If you don’t want to remove mSpy or think that mSpy is illegally installed on your device, you can uninstall it using the following guideline:

Uninstall mSpy on iOS devices:

  • Open Cydia >Installed > iPhone Internal Service > Modify > Remove

Uninstall mSpy on Android devices:

  • Firstly, open Phone Settings and go to Security section;
  • Secondly, choose the Device Administrators and select Update Service;
  • Thirdly, choose Deactivate, then Get back to Settings and choose Apps
  • Finally, select Update Service and Uninstall.

10. Where can I check data from the monitored device?

Once the purchase and installation procedures are completed, the target device data will be displayed on the Control Panel automatically and you will be able to access it remotely at any convenient time. To have a clue how mSpy Control Panel looks you can view mSpy Demo.

11. What payment methods are available for purchasing mSpy?

mSpy supports the following payment methods:

  • MasterCard
  • Visa
  • PayPal
  • Eurocar
  • Bank transfer
  • American Express
  • Wire transfer
  • UnionPay
  • Diners Club
  • JCB
  • Vendor to vendor
  • Purchase order
  • Fax
  • Check
  • sofortbanking.com
  • eCheck
  • Konbini
  • iDEAL
  • WebMoney
  • Ukash
  • ACE
  • Carte Bleue
  • Giropay
  • Family Dollar
  • Boleto Bancario
  • CashU
  • 支付宝 (Alipay)
  • Dankort
  • Chinese Debit Card
  • Qiwi Wallet
  • Cash at 7-Eleven
  • ACH

Payment methods may vary depending on the country. You are able to choose the preferred payment option once you proceed to Checkout.

12. What will I see in my bank statement?

After the mSpy purchase, you will see a bank or credit card statement as: AVANGATE*mspy.software , paypro-charge.com or PayPro* mSpy product depending on the payment processor.

13. What happens after the purchase?

Once the payment is accepted, you will get a confirmation email from the billing company. Then you need to check your mailbox for the welcoming letter from the mSpy team. In the email, you will find a link to the personal Control Panel (where all the data will be kept) and Credentials (login and password). Follow the link and log into your mSpy account to see an installation Wizard with all needed guidelines to set up a new device. In case you have any questions or need the assistance, our 24/7 Customer Support team is always ready to help.

14. How can I get a refund?

If your refund reasons do not contradict our Refund Policy Conditions, you will be able to get a complete mSpy refund during 10 business days following the purchase. Our Customer Support team is always ready to answer all your questions or assist you if you need help. mSpy cherish every customer and want them to be entirely satisfied with mSpy.

15. How often does mSpy information gets updated?

If you use mSpy no-jailbreak solution, the information is received within 24 hours, since the last backup has been completed. The main reason why it takes that much time is that backups can reach up to few gigabytes and it depends on the quality of Wi-Fi connection. If you have mSpy installed on jailbroken iOS or rooted Android, you will receive the updates according to the selected Update Interval. The Update Interval identifies how often mSpy will be connected to the server to transfer information to your Control Panel. When you adjust the Update Interval manually, you need to take into consideration short update intervals (which are less than 10 min) may consume the battery life in a great measure.

Note! If the phone uses 3G/4G, it can take up to 24 hours to get all updates as the signal may be distorted or weak.

16. Why does the monitored device require the Internet connection?

The target device should have the Internet connection to send the information to the Control Panel. It can work both with Mobile data (3G/4G) and Wi-Fi. When the target device information is sent to the mSpy server after it will be depicted on the Control Panel and will be available remotely at any convenient time.

17. Can I monitor two or more devices?

You can monitor as many phones as you want. But if you purchase one subscription, you can monitor only one phone. In case you want to track two smartphones simultaneously, you need to buy two subscriptions. For user convenience and to save your funds, mSpy has the best option for you – Family Kit package that allows getting 3 mSpy subscriptions, saving up to 20 % with mSpy discount.

18. My monitored device is an iPhone. Do I really need to jailbreak it to be able to install mSpy?

Not entirely true. mSpy provides users both with jailbreak and no-jailbreak solutions. If you don’t want to have target device jailbreak, you may use mSpy without jailbreak. But you need to keep in mind that the number of features for the no-jailbreak solution is limited. mSpy without jailbreak has the following features:

  • contacts
  • text messages;
  • iMessages;
  • browser history (Safari);
  • call registration;
  • Wi-Fi networks;
  • installed apps;
  • calendar;
  • WhatsApp texts (available in Premium package).

To have an access to all available mSpy monitoring features, the target iOS device should be jailbroken. mSpy jailbreak solution opens more opportunities for sophisticated monitoring.

19. Does jailbreak void the warranty? Can I unjailbreak the target iDevice to restore warranty?

As the device jailbreak voids the warranty, it is entirely reversible. If you update your phone to the latest iOS version or bring a phone back to the factory settings, it will reverse the warranty. We recommend not to update the iOS version to keep mSpy fully operational on the monitoring device as it may affect jailbreak and mSpy installation.

20.What happens after Jailbreak procedure?

Once the jailbreak is completed, the device will continue to operate in the same mode as it used to before the jailbreak procedure. But now a user will be able to install any apps and download media content not just from iTunes, but from the other Internet sources. iTunes and iCloud will continue the work on a regular basis. When the jailbreak procedure is finished, the Cydia icon will appear on the target device springboard. If you want to remove the Cydia icon, you can find the guideline how to do it in the Help section in your Control Panel. Phone jailbreaking doesn`t affect its performance, on the contrary, it extends the device`s battery life.

21. What is rooting? Do I need to root Android device to use mSpy? Does Android rooting void warranty?

Rooting is a process that allows smartphone/tablet users to run the Android operating system to attain privileged control (known as root access) within the Android`s subsystem. As the device rooting voids the warranty, it is absolutely reversible. Rooting is needed if you want to monitor instant messengers (WhatsApp, Facebook, Viber, Skype, Kik, Instagram, etc.). If you faced with difficulties installing mSpy or have any questions about the set up process, mAssistance can come in handy. mSpy specialists will gladly perform the initial installation of mSpy and complete the setup of such features: Keylogger, Locations, chatting apps, unwanted URLs and apps blocking, calls, emails, text messages, etc. Besides, they can also perform the rooting procedure remotely. Note! You’ll still need to have a physical access to the target device and strong Internet connection.

22. How can I detect monitoring software on my smartphone or tablet?

mSpy is the absolutely legal piece of software. Using mSpy, all our customers are obliged to comply with the Terms of Use. It means that mSpy can be installed on condition that:

  • You want to use mSpy to supervise your underage kid`s smartphone activities.
  • You want to install mSpy on your own phone.
  • You want to use mSpy as a solution to monitor company-owned devices.

You are responsible to figure out if you have proper authorization to monitor the target device. If you have a question about the legality of mSpy usage, contact legal counsel of your choice.

Please note! It is not legal to spy your wife/husband or girlfriend/boyfriend, etc. If you notice any illegal mSpy usage, please inform us immediately.

22. How can I detect monitoring software on my smartphone or tablet?

mSpy is the absolutely legal piece of software. Using mSpy, all our customers are obliged to comply with the Terms of Use. It means that mSpy can be installed on condition that:

  • You want to use mSpy to supervise your underage kid`s smartphone activities.
  • You want to install mSpy on your own phone.
  • You want to use mSpy as a solution to monitor company-owned devices.

You are responsible to figure out if you have proper authorization to monitor the target device. If you have a question about the legality of mSpy usage, contact legal counsel of your choice.

Please note! It is not legal to spy your wife/husband or girlfriend/boyfriend, etc. If you notice any illegal mSpy usage, please inform us immediately.

23. Can you help me track the phone by its number? Is it possible to find the lost device?

To start collecting the data from the target device, mSpy app should be installed first. mSpy does not provide monitoring by the phone or IMEI number. Physical access and installation of the app is compulsory if the phone is rooted/ jailbroken or iCloud Credentials are required if you want to use no-jailbreak version.

24. What if I need technical support?

mSpy has four levels of technical assistance:

  • Free mSpy support for Basic package subscription: provides with the assistance in e-mails and live chats.
  • Free mSpy support for Premium package subscription: provides with the assistance in e-mails and live chats.
  • Phone Support: personalized customer support in addition to the standard mSpy assistance in e-mails and live chats. The price is $12.99 (one-time payment). Gives access to phone support, step-by-step help with the installation process and much more. This service is optional and non-refundable.
  • mAssistance – VIP customer support assistance in jailbreak/rooting and mSpy installation and features setup through the Team Viewer. Gives
  • 24/7 technical assistance over the phone, in live chat and emails for $43.99.

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