- What is mSpy?
- How does mSpy work?
- Does the mSpy app work anywhere in the world?
- What devices is the mSpy app compatible with?
- Is the mSpy icon visible on the monitored device?
- Is the use of mSpy legal?
- Is it possible to install mSpy remotely?
- How to install mSpy on a device?
- How can I uninstall mSpy?
- How can I view the data collected on a device?
- With what means of payment can I buy mSpy?
- What will be the reference on my account statement?
- What is the procedure after purchase?
- How can I get a refund?
- When does mSpy collect data?
- For what reason the device should be connected to a network?
- Is it possible to monitor multiple devices at the same time?
- Do I have to jailbreak my iPhone or iPad to install mSpy?
- Does the jailbreak affect the warranty of the device? Can we cancel the jailbreak to recover the warranty?
- What happens after the jailbreak operation?
- What is rooting? Do you need to root an Android device to use mSpy? Does rooting void the warranty?
- How can I find out that a monitoring app is installed on my smartphone or tablet?
- Can I spy on a phone using its number? Is it possible to find a lost device?
- I need technical help, what should I do?
What is mSpy?
mSpy is the most popular mobile device monitoring application on the market, it has been designed to help parents who wish to protect their children when using the Internet and social media. This application allows you to read text messages, to search the call log, to follow the GPS position of the device in real-time and to collect other data according to your needs. mSpy collects different information stored on your target device and transfers it to a control panel that you can access from any Internet browser on any device. mSpy is compatible with smartphones and tablets that use rooted or non-rooted Android 4 and + versions, as well as jailbroken or non-jailbroken iOS devices (using versions 6 to 8.4, 9 and 9.1). In order to see which versions of Android and iOS are compatible with mSpy, please read the Compatibility page from our site.
With mSpy, you will benefit from using a convenient customer space and a technical service that can be contacted day and night, every day of the week, as well as a wide choice of options at affordable prices to take advantage of an optimal set of usage conditions and unbeatable value for money.
How does mSpy work?
mSpy collects information about the activities of the device on which the application is installed and allows it to be viewed in the control panel, which can be accessed from any Internet browser. Before starting to use mSpy, it is important to make sure that the device you want to monitor is compatible, it is only after that you will be able to pick a plan to subscribe to. Once your purchase is successful, keep an eye on your emails, a welcome email will be sent to you; this one will contain login details that will allow you to access the mSpy control panel. To view the application installation instructions and the setup guide, you will need to log in to the control panel. If you want to monitor an Android device then it is essential to have physical access to your target device. If you want to spy on an iPhone or iPad, you will be offered two options: the first option requires access to your target device in order to unlock it (jailbreak) and install the mSpy application, the second option is to monitor the device in question using the iCloud service. To use this method, it is essential that the iCloud service is activated on your target’s device, but it is necessary for you to have access to the iCloud ID.
If you install the mSpy app, you must agree to only use this app for legal purposes, whether on a device that belongs to you, a device belonging to a minor child of which you are a parent or a device that the user is aware of and does not object to monitoring.
Does the mSpy app work anywhere in the world?
The mSpy application works without using a cellphone service, so the location of the device or the mobile service provider used does not affect the functionalities of the application. However, please note that mSpy requires an Internet connection in order to transfer the information collected to the device and display it in your control panel. The target’s device must, therefore, have an active Wi-Fi or mobile Internet connection to operate the application. If the mSpy application is used without a jailbreak, the phone must be connected to a Wi-Fi network.
What devices is the mSpy app compatible with?
mSpy is fully compatible with smartphones and tablets operating on the following operating systems:
- Android: versions 4 et +
- iOS: versions 6 to 8.4 and 9.1 (jailbreak)
Be aware that using mSpy on iOS devices without jailbreak offers a more limited range of features. To take advantage of all the application’s features, you will need to jailbreak the device and install the application on it.
Note: mSpy with jailbreak and mSpy without jailbreak are two different options of the same application. It is possible to switch from one option to another, but this results in the loss of data already collected using the previous option. So be sure to pick the right time to change the option.
Is the mSpy icon visible on the monitored device?
Once after installing the app, it starts running in the background. The icon that appears after installing the application does not raise any suspicion about the presence or operation of mSpy. Solutions exist concerning the presence of this icon; you can keep the icon on the dashboard of the target device or hide it. You can make your choice during the installation of the application.
Installing mSpy implies accepting to use this application within the legal framework, whether on a device that belongs to you, a device belonging to a minor child of which you are a parent or a device that the user is aware of and does not object to monitoring.
Is the use of mSpy legal?
This monitoring solution was designed to help worried parents who wish to protect their children, but also to help business leaders improve the productivity of their employees. The use of such a solution is legal. Using our application must meet the following legal conditions: you want to use our application as a parental control to protect your minor children.
You wish to set up mSpy on your own device.
You are solely responsible for judging whether you have the necessary authorization to monitor a device. You are also responsible for defining the legal framework for the use of mSpy, in particular, according to the situations and circumstances in which you wish to use this application. If you would like to know more about the legal use of mSpy, it is best to inquire with a legal adviser. mSpy cannot provide you with legal information.
Is it possible to install mSpy remotely?
The device is an iPhone or iPad
It is possible to use mSpy remotely provided that the iCloud functionality is activated on the device and that you are aware of the iCloud ID. If monitoring a device using iCloud (which helps prevent jailbreak), not all of the app’s features will be available. In addition, having physical access to the target device may be necessary if the iCloud feature is not active or functional on the target device. You should also make sure that the data backup of the device is regular (every 24 hours).
If the iOS device is jailbroken, you will only need about 5 to 15 minutes of physical access to the device to install the app on it. Once the installation is complete, mSpy begins to collect data invisibly and makes it available on your control panel.
If the phone or tablet you want to spy on is not jailbroken, and you do not want or do not have the possibility of using mSpy without jailbreak thanks to iCloud, then you will have to manage to get your hands on the device for about 15 minutes in order to jailbreak the device to be able to install mSpy.
The special mAssistance service is recommended during the purchase of the application.
The device is using Android
To install mSpy on an Android device, it is essential that you have access to the device.
The special mAssistance service is recommended during the purchase of the application.
*By subscribing to mssistance, we will install the application for you, in addition, we will also take care of jailbreak/rooting. However, you still need physical access to the device, and the device must be connected to the Internet.
How to install mSpy on a device?
mSpy solution without jailbreak
Provided that your target device is an iPhone or iPad and that you cannot or do not want to jailbreak it, you can use the mSpy solution without jailbreak. To do so, simply connect to the control panel, select the option for iPhone/iPad (without jailbreak) and proceed with the installation using the guide. It is however required to have the iCloud ID of the target device. The iCloud service must also be active on the device. The data backup on iPhones and iPads using the iCloud service took every 24 hours, but certain conditions are required:
- The device must be connected to a Wifi network.
- The device must be plugged in.
- The screen must be locked.
You will have to activate the iCloud service yourself if it is not activated on the device, to do so, go to Settings > iCloud > iCloud Backup > Activated by having physical access to the device. You can then return to the Backup section to press the Backup now option, which will transfer the most recent backup to the iCloud account.
mSpy app for jailbroken iOS devices
In order to install the mSpy app on an iPhone or iPad and take advantage of all the available features, it is essential to jailbreak the device to install mSpy on it. You have to start by making sure that your device can be jailbroken because some recent versions of iOS no longer allow this operation. To check which version of iOS is using a device, go to Settings > General > About > Version. Compare which versions are compatible with mSpy. As soon as you have jailbroken the device, you will have to connect to the control panel to select the iPhone/iPad option (jailbreak) in order to proceed with the installation. It will take about 30 minutes to jailbreak the device and install the app.*
mSpy app for Android devices
It is necessary to have physical access to the device in order to set up the mSpy solution on an Android device, you will also have to follow the instructions that you can find in your control panel. Even though mSpy allows installation without rooting, monitoring email and email applications like Whatsapp, Viber, Facebook, Skype, Line, Snapchat Telegram, Tinder, Instagram and Gmail requires the phone to be rooted. Device rooting* may also be required to view browser history if the device is running under Android version 6 or above.
**You can take advantage of our mAssistance service. We will install and root the device remotely. However, you still need physical access to the device, and the device must be connected to the Internet.
How can I uninstall mSpy?
In order to uninstall the mSpy app from a device, you can follow the guide below:
Go to Cydia > Installed > press IphoneInternalService > Modify > Delete
Go to Settings > Security > Device administrators > Update service > Disable > Go back to Settings > Applications > Update service > Uninstall
How can I view the data collected on a device?
The collected data is automatically transferred to your control panel as soon as the application is initialized, i.e. after the configuration and connection to our servers are completed. You can access the control panel from any Internet browser. You can preview the mSpy control panel by clicking on View Demo.
With what means of payment can I buy mSpy?
The following payment methods are accepted to purchase the application:
- Bank transfer
- American Express
- Diners Club
- Seller to seller
- Purchase order
- Credit card
- 支付宝 (Alipay)
- Cash at 7-Eleven/Family Dollar/ACE
- Boleto Bancario
- Chinese debit card
- Qiwi Wallet
Les différentes méthodes de paiement sont susceptibles de changer en fonction de votre pays de résidence. Sélectionnez le moyen de paiement qui vous convient le plus lors de la finalisation de votre achat.
What will be the reference on my account statement?
The subscription to mSpy will be displayed on your statement with the reference PAYPRO*MSPY or PAYPRO SOFTWARE or even G2S*mSpy, the reference will depend on the means of payment used.
What is the procedure after purchase?
Once your payment is confirmed (you will receive a confirmation email), you will have to wait for the reception of the welcome message from mSpy in your inbox. If you don’t seem to be receiving anything, consider checking the Inbox and Spam folders. The mSpy welcome email contains a link to your personal control panel and login details. After receiving this email, simply click on the link and use your login details to log in to your control panel. A guide will be there to give you the steps to install and configure the application.
How can I get a refund?
If you meet the conditions of our refund policy, you will be able to benefit upon request from a full refund if the request was made within 10 days after the date of purchase. Before requesting a refund, please contact our customer service to help resolve any issues you may encounter while using mSpy.
When does mSpy collect data?
With the no-jailbreak option, data is transferred every 24 hours, but on condition that an iCloud backup has taken place during this time. Keep in mind that the data backup on iPhones and iPads using the iCloud service took every 24 hours, but certain conditions are required:
The device must be connected to a Wifi network.
The device must be plugged in.
The screen must be locked.
When using a rooted Android device or a jailbroken iOS device, you will receive updates based on the frequency setting you have selected in the mSpy control panel. This parameter allows you to define how often mSpy must connect to our server in order to transfer the collected data there. The minimum recommended frequency is 20 minutes, selecting a lower frequency can quickly decrease the battery of the device.
Please note that it can sometimes take 24 hours for all the data to be transferred, especially if the device is using its connection all the time, as the transfer depends on the signal strength and network quality.
For what reason the device should be connected to a network?
The device you wish to monitor must be connected to the Internet so that mSpy can send the collected information to our servers, which will allow you to consult it in your control panel. The device can be connected to Wi-Fi as well as to a 3G/4G network. If the device uses the jailbreak-free monitoring solution using iCloud, only WiFi is accepted then.
Is it possible to monitor multiple devices at the same time?
You can monitor as many devices as you want. By purchasing mSpy, you are entitled to one installation on one device only, but you can transfer the license for free to as many devices as you want as long as your subscription is valid. If you want to monitor two devices at the same time, you will need to subscribe a second time.
Do I have to jailbreak my iPhone or iPad to install mSpy?
mSpy offers a monitoring solution for all devices, whether they are jailbroken or not. If you don’t want, or can’t jailbreak the target device, you can use mSpy without jailbreaking.
- Call logs
- Text messages
- Installed applications
- Wi-Fi networks
To be able to benefit from all the features offered by mSpy, it is essential that the target device on iOS is jailbroken.
Does the jailbreak affect the warranty of the device? Can we cancel the jailbreak to recover the warranty?
The jailbreak does not change the way the device works. Just as before, it will be possible to download multimedia content and applications from iTunes and use the iCloud functionality. After the jailbreak, only a Cydia icon appears on the device’s home screen. If you want to know how to hide this icon, please read the article in the Help section of the control panel. A jailbreak does not affect the performance of the device, and often even extends the life of the battery.
What happens after the jailbreak operation?
The device will show no difference in performance after the jailbreak. Just as before, it will be possible to download multimedia content and applications from iTunes and use the iCloud functionality. After the jailbreak, only a Cydia icon appears on the device’s home screen. If you want to know how to hide this icon, please read the article in the Help section of the control panel. A jailbreak does not affect the performance of the device, and often even extends the life of the battery.
What is rooting? Do you need to root an Android device to use mSpy? Does rooting void the warranty?
Rooting your device allows owners of Android devices (smartphones and tablets) to gain greater access to the operating system (“root access”). Although rooting your device voids the warranty, it is possible to cancel the operation and return to the previous state of the device. Rooting is not essential to use mSpy, it is only necessary if you want to monitor applications such as WhatsApp, Facebook, Viber, Skype, Telegram, Tinder, Instagram, Snapchat and Gmail. Root is also required if you want to monitor the history of a device running under Android 6 or above.
**You can take advantage of our mAssistance service. We will install and root the device remotely using TeamViewer. However, you still need physical access to the device, and the device must be connected to the Internet.
How can I find out that a monitoring app is installed on my smartphone or tablet?
Please take into account that mSpy is a perfectly legal application and that its users are required to comply with legal provisions. You can install this application on your device, that of a minor child of which you are the legal guardian, or on a device whose user consents to the use of such software. Please notify us in case of illegal use of the mSpy app.
Can I spy on a phone using its number? Is it possible to find a lost device?
We do not offer any services to monitor a device using its number or IMEI number. You must be able to access the device you would like to spy on in order to install mSpy.
I need technical help, what should I do?
We offer technical assistance via chat and email 24/7, this service is free for all subscribers to a Basic or Premium package.
We also offer telephone assistance, this personalized technical service available 24/7 costs only $12.99. This service will allow you to receive technical assistance by phone to give you detailed instructions and much more. This service is not mandatory, however, it is not refundable.
Finally, we offer the mAssistance service. This VIP technical assistance allows you to install mSpy and root/jailbreak a device remotely for you by using a technician available 24/7, all for $53.99.