How to Spy on Android Phones without Rooting
A step by step guide on how to spy android phones or tablet pcs with mSpy.
Or learn how to monitor iPhone or iPad alternatively.
mSpy helps you watch over your kids and protect them from pornography, online predators, cyberbullying, and other threats. You will be able to monitor and store call logs, messages, social activities and more.
What Do You Need to Start Spying An Android Phone
A Premium Account
Used to access control panel and use all features.
Access to the Target Phone
Can legally use the target android device.
Should be installed and activated on the target android phone.
Control Panel App
Optional if you prefer to view monitored data using app.
How to Spy Android Phones or Tablet PCs
Simply speaking there are only three steps to follow:
- Create a mSpy account.
- Install the monitoring app on the target android phone.
- Log into control panel and view monitored data.
Now let's a look at instructions in detail:
1. Create An Account
It's better to use an authentic email address so as to receive the login credentials and app download links after registration. In order to access all advanced features, you may consider to purchase a premium or an ultimate subscription. Please visit the pricing plan page and choose an right plan for yourself.
2. Install mSpy App
After registration there is a setup process to go through. If the target phone is right at hand, you may take several minutes to complete this step including: installing the monitoring app and make necessary settings on the target device. On the first page of the Setup Wizard you should put a name in order to identify the owner of the monitored phone. It is also obligatory to select the operating system running on the target phones or tablets since the setup process of spying android phone and iPhone is slightly different. Select "Android" in this case to proceed, and complete the following settings on the target device:
First, click "Setting" and find the "Lock screen and security" tab. Then enable the "Unknown Sources" option, and click "OK".
Second, download and install the monitoring app. You may find the app download link on the Set-up Wizard page. Take the target phone at hand and visit the download page. Click "Download". When the downloading is complete, you could find the APK file from the "Notifications" pop-up window or in the "downloads" folder.
Third, open the app just installed and sign into your mSpy account (you must accept the User Agreement before moving forward). Then click "Start" to activate the device administrator service. Please note that all permission requests must be allowed in this step. Once the service is activated, the app icon will be deleted automatically. It will work in stealth mode.
3. View Monitored Data via Control Panel
When the installation on the target phone is completed, you may turn back to your own phone or computer and complete the setup process. The wizard page will be redirected to control panel dashboard. You can always access it online or using the control panel app (you may find its download link from the dashboard or registration emails). When you access the control panel for the first time, it usually takes several seconds or minutes to sync all data from the monitored device. There is a function menu on the top left listing all supported features. You may click the refresh icon on the dashboard to sync the latest data, but if the monitored android phone is powered off or not connected to the internet, the mSpy server will not be able to push any new data to your Control Panel.
Learn more About the Data You Could Spy
Reminders: All apps or tools introduced in this article shall be for legal use only. Please follow the Terms & Use and End User License Agreement (EULA) before trying any of them. Any consequences of improper use should be borne by users.