Last updated on February 2nd, 2018 at 10:10 pm
We all heard of a big brother and how he figures out to see and hear everything. Maybe you considered to bring that power to your side a bit, and ultimately, spy on someone without them knowing. Now, these days such power is way more possible than in the past. These days, problems such as cheating, having lack of trust in your children or even employees arise way more often than before.Now, this exciting power is available at our feet. Yet, if you have concerns about getting caught, well no worries. You can spy someone without getting caught! Technology is helping us from every corner. From amazing apps with which you can track phones with a GPS, to using social media and text messages received – you can keep a tap on anything of anyone you want.
Spy Advice has decided to bring you some of the best options to spy on someone without getting caught, below I’ll present you the list of apps our team has finalized for you after in-depth tests and reviews for the purpose in question. Here we go!
Our first recommendation to track someone without them knowing is mSpy. It is one of the most popular mobile phone tracking apps, with more than 1 million users. Probably, you are wondering why so many users. Well, in short for you, because it is effortless to use and works for all.
With mSpy, you’ll be able to spy on texts, emails, calls, GPS and other social media apps. Also, you won’t have to worry about the operating systems. You can use it on Android, Apple, Windows Phones, BlackBerry, Mac OS and Symbian.
So, without wasting anytime further, I am going to show you the steps on how to install the app on both Android and iOS to spy on someone else – right below:
- As you can guess, the first thing you need to do is get the mSpy subscription – I recommend you take advantage of their 7-day free trial. After this, make sure you have the target phone around as you will have to set it up there. Also, please note that this or any other app listed on our site is not for illegal purpose.
- As soon as you are done with your desired plan selection and purchase, you should receive an email having order information, link to the mSpy Control Panel, your username and password.
- After having all the things mentioned above handy, go thru the security options on your Android device by going to security > device administration and check the “Unknown Source” option for installation. In this way, you’ll be able to download the mSpy app from their Android download site (kypler.com/android) for Android setup and install it.
- Next, go to your mSpy control panel and choose “Android” to see the instructions.
- Once you are done with installation on the target phone, you are good to hand over that to the person it belongs to, or you want to spy one.
- That is it.
All the process that the app does is in steal mode. You can calm down; it even will not show any icon on the target phone or notification – ever. But yes, please be advised to select not to display the app icon on the device you are going to install it.
While completing the installation, the app will ask you whether to show the icon alongside other apps on the device or not – make sure you select the option there not to show.
So, if you followed all the steps from above, now you can start to track someone without their knowledge. Enjoy being the big brother now!
Understandably, the installation steps for iOS devices are similar to the ones for Android.
- First of all, make sure you have the target phone around. Again, be sure you know the risks of illegal spying and make sure you are not using it for any unlawful purpose.
- So given that the iOS device (let it be iPhone or iPad) is in your hand, now you have to go and access the mSpy control panel.
- Next, you need to select iPhone, yet the option “without Jailbreak” and Proceed.
- Make sure you have an Apple iCloud ID, and your iCloud backup switched on. Since we are going with without jailbreak option to install the mSpy, it is required to have your iCloud credentials for the installation. The installation is not too different or challenging, everything should take not more than 10 minutes – you just have to consider the above-stated things.
Please note that you need to have your iPhone jailbroken to have all the features of mSpy. The features you are going to be able to enjoy on non-jailbroken installation (the one we did above) include contacts, call logs, text messages, browser history, events notes, WhatsApp, Wi-Fi networks, Find my phone, and installed applications.
Overview of mSpy features on both Android and iOS as a whole
Some of the features that you can take advantage if you desire to use this app to spy someone without them knowing are:
- You get to have a smartphone interface so you’ll be able to track everything that’s going on.
- Also, you’ll have a control panel where mSpy will record every move made on the phone being tracked. What is impressive at mSpy is that you can log in on any device to your control panel, from anywhere. So you can check what’s going on with the device tracking.
- Besides the above features, you can have a look at the website that the tracked person has visited.
- You are open to having a look at the Gmail messages, with date, time and the address.
- Photo and videos saved on the phone come as an alert to you, and you can have a look at them.
- You have a nice look at the call history as well as the messages sent or received.
- Also, you can track the cell phone location without them knowing very merely with its GPS tracking feature.
- This fantastic app gives you the ability to spy on social media apps, too.
- The app can work only on one device a time. Yet, you can change the devices anytime you want, and there is no need to buy another license for that.
If you have any problem, you can contact the company via their chat representative. If you don’t find this satisfying, you can call the technical support team – in case you have software problems. They provide 24/7 global support, which is phenomenal in my personal opinion.
All in all, not just me, almost all my colleagues at SpyAdvice recommend purchasing this app for many good reasons!
Besides this app, we have some other good alternatives that you can check too to spy on someone else without them knowing. Below we go with them:
GPS Phone Tracker
If you desire to track someone’s location secretly, GPS Phone Tracker is one of the best choices. Yet, please be adviced this app is only for Android devices but yeah is one of the most popular.
The app needs to be on both devices, the tracked and the one that is monitoring. Some of the most important features of this app are:
- The point of the app is the ability to check where your friends are and keep track of them. At the same time, you get way sooner directions to them wherever they might be.
- In case you get to lose your phone, you can check the developer’s website where you can find as to where might be.
- You can check on your kids, family or friends anytime you want – by merely checking the onscreen GPS tracking data.
GPS Location Tracker
Now you can secretly track someone’s location from iPhone with this fantastic app. It’s compatible with both iPad and iPhone and can track any iOS devices – all that has Wi-fi, GPS or maybe a cellular connection.
Some of the core features of GPS Location Tracker app include:
- Like the previous app, you can track your children, co-workers or even devices. Because the data is updated continuously on a secure server. So in this way you can check it whenever you want.
- You can track multiple devices at the same time. Also, you get real-time updates. You get an SOS panic in case of emergencies and many other.
- Unlike the above one, it is a paid app – costs $5.99.
GPS Tracker Hidden
This app is one of the first ones to be on the market for spying. It has been designed for husbands and wives for tracking Android phones, of course, without the other knowing.
The GPS tracker masques itself as a CPU, memory, and battery monitoring application – but secretly tracks every single move of the person you do not trust much.
The app costs nothing and has some of the advanced features, such as Geo-Fencing that informs if someone enters or leaves a designated area, like school, work or home.
It also has real-time location monitoring feature that will allow you to know the exact location of anyone you wish, so if you want to track someone without them knowing for free, this is an option. Please note, to be able to use it, you’ll need to register on their site first after installing the app.
If you are looking to track your spouse, well this app is an option worth trying. In sum, as the name suggests, the app was specially made for couples to avoid cheating. Yet, on this app, both partners have to agree with the use of it to be able to monitor online activities of each other.
The activities of your partner that you can monitor via it include text messages, social media, and calls. It also has a GPS tracking feature, which provides updates every 30 min. The app has both free and paid versions with different limits; you can download it from Google Play.
Find My Friends
Finally, here we are on our last recommendation for apps to track people without them knowing. With Find My Friends app, Apple has made a step into the tracking area.
With this app, you get to connect with your family and friends way more easily. Simply put for you, you can share location with other people – in this way they get to see where you are.
So, even though Apple developed it to let people connect with their friends and family quickly, interestingly the app can be used as a spying tool efficiently. Because you appear to be a follower, you will not appear as a stalker – right? In this way, you get to see every move of the other person. Simple!
Now that we have covered the best apps to spy on someone without leaving even a clue to them, how about some bonus tips for not getting caught ever? I guess it sounds like a good idea to you too, so, below we go with them:
Bonus: 5 tips to avoid getting caught while spying
Admittedly, the act of spying is a way of actually entering into someone’s personal space. Yet, we hope for only good things to happen, alongside knowing that secretly spying can come with many problems.
That is why we always recommend paying attention to what type of app you are using. In this way, you avoid getting caught. Down below I have got some essential tips for you to take a look at while spying, in an attempt to avoid getting caught. Here we go!
1. Keep Yourself Updated
I recommend on checking over the best apps to use, and also, to keep your spying apps updated. It is a critical point if you don’t update your app, and, do not check whether it is functioning correctly. Because just because of it, the spied person can figure out what you have done to their device.
2. Pay attention to the app you choose
It always is a good idea to use an app that has multiple features and not just basic tracking features, even if you have to pay for one. In this way, you avoid exposure to the person being spied. Here again, my recommendation will be mSpy because it comes with monitoring the calls, social media, GPS, texts and many other features in one program.
3. Be aware of the compatibility
When it comes to compatibility, mostly all the apps work on both iOS and Android with no problem. Yet, the market still offers apps that operate only on iOS or Android.
If you get an app that is not entirely compatible with your target phone, then there are high chances of getting caught. So, if you desire to stay in the shadow then, pay attention to the thorough compatibility of the app you are going to use – and not just go and believe on words written on the official site of the app.
4. Don’t use apps that require Root or Jailbreaking
There are apps on the market that works only after a root or jailbreaking on the targeted phone. We recommend you to always use a spying app that doesn’t require any jailbreak and root.
Because while using a jailbreak you waste time and you have high chances of getting caught. That’s why we recommend you to use mSpy or some of the other options we mentioned above. Yet, note the features each comes with.
5. Keep Login Details Secret
Most or maybe all spying apps require creating an account. A good secretive username and also a perfect password. Many people experienced some weird situations of getting caught in action.
Because they forgot to log out of the account or used a very simple password. By this, we recommend using a secure password and also a secretive one. Even, I recommend not telling anyone about the fact that you use a spying app.
More (local) methods to spy on someone
Until now we explained you and showed you some of the best apps and also things to pay attention to using an app. I also tried to help out with how to use them and which can bring the best results. That was all the online part; you might need some help locally too – if so, this section will help you.
So in case, you have problems in your marriage, with your employees, or your kids are acting weird. Then, alongside online, you might want to spy on others locally too. You have to get rid of all the worrying thoughts and start applying some of the methods given below to free your life.
Hire an investigator
On the list of local methods to spy on someone, our first option is hiring an investigator. This option now days is no longer just for the rich ones. Now anybody can hire an investigator, as simple as that – anybody.
You can do that to look for your partner, co-worker, etc. The prices range of hiring a private investigator in the USA are around $200 per hour, and can go even more up.
If you want to do your own job, then this is a great option to explore. This option gives you all the info related to the location of the person being tracked. You have two great choices you can pick from to use when you desire to start monitoring someone.
- Car tracking – You can use this fantastic option to track your hubby or wife (anyone you want, in fact), because of the GPS that’s in the car.This option is very simple to use and requires little to no expenses if you go with a simple GPS tracker. I’d recommend you to go with a simple GPS tracker with no monthly fee.
- GPS phone tracking – For this method, you’ll have to use one of the above apps. In this case, we recommend mSpy because of its precision and also the fact that it will keep you safe and not get caught.
For this method, you’ll have to take advantage of the GSM network. With this method, you can track almost all types of phones with just a SIM card. In this case, you ‘ll not need any kind of app.
All the legal GSM tracking services will need the permission of the person you desire to spy. So in this case, if you were thinking of spying on someone without them knowing then this might not be the best option. Yet, is excellent for tracking your children or any other members of your family.
So the idea to track someone without getting caught is true! Because of the days in which we live, the best option is downloading an app that secretly records and sends all the data to an online account where you can see it on any device. Yet, for this, we recommend picking the right one, as mSpy.
You might be still wondering why to use this app, only. Well, the choice is all yours – all depends on your preferences and needs. But, in all honesty, this program comes with all the necessary features to spy someone without them knowing. So at any rate, this is the main point. Above all, in any case, we do not recommend using any method or app for any kind of illegal purposes.
We hope you enjoyed the article and now, do not think twice to leave us your thoughts if you used any of the apps mentioned above or methods to spy on someone, feel free to share with us how it all went. We are open to suggestions, so also, do not hesitate to give us your opinion on this article if you have any.