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If you are like some folks, you might not know it is possible to spy on a cell phone without accessing the phone. No worries- this is a common misconception.

Those in the know will tell you all you need is your smartphone, a spy phone app, and the 2nd party’s info, i.e. phone number to text or send an email.

The following will provide ways to install a mobile spy remotely, as well as the best apps recommended for use.

How to Install a Cell Phone Spy App Without The Targeted Device

There are 2 effective ways of installing spy software on a phone, even if you do not have access to it. This can be beneficial for keeping track of employees who work remotely, monitoring your children’s activities, keeping an eye on a spouse or simply to keep track of multiple devices.

Many people also need to know how to track a cell phone location without installing software. It is not as hard as it appears.

How to spy on cell phones without installing software on target phones: iPhone

Many people use iPhones and iPads. These devices are easy to track and monitor without installing software on them. All of the Apple devices use the iCloud system. This storage system from Apple keeps copies of calendars, emails, text messages and more.

Simply use the Apple ID of the person you wish to monitor. You will use their login information to sign into iCloud. Once you are signed in, you will be able to view all of their information.

How to spy on a cell phone if it isn’t in your possession: Android

The Android operating system is different and has many levels to it. This makes it harder to spy on an Android device without using some type of software.

If you cannot get the phone and install software yourself, you will need to try a different route. In this case the only thing you can do is to email the person an image and try to get them to click on the link. Doing this will then install the spyware on their phone.

There are 4 different spy apps that are compatible with Android phones. You will need to choose one : Mobile Tracker Free,  HoverWatch, mSPY, and Xnspy.

Install a mobile spying app via email

If you do not have access to your spouse’s phone, for example, you can install spying software on their phone by using email. In this method, the spyware you are using will provide you with an image or link that you can send to the person you want to monitor. When they click on the image or link, the software is installed on their phone, undetected.

How to monitor cell phones without installing software on the targeted device

Smartphones that run on iOS can be monitored remotely without downloading software onto the targeted phone.

To use this method, you first need to know the Apple ID the person uses, generally this will be their email and password linked to their Apple account. Once you have this information you can begin tracking.

There are a few apps that are compatible with the iPhone and iOS operating system. They are mSpy, FlexiSPY, Highster Mobile and Xnspy.  Once you have selected an app, it is easy to set up installation.

1.go to the app’s website

2.register and set-up your personal account

3.use the control panel to determine what settings you want to use

4.activate the account using the device’s Apple ID

MSpy provides ultimate control of information and functions of the target device.

  • Read the messages

You can monitor and intercept SMS and other instant messages. Within a minute, all SMS texts will be available to you.

  • Spy on Facebook WhatsApp, Viber and Skype messages
  • Client support 24/7
  • Secure storage

After installing the app, all the data will be safe. You can create copies, manage and delete history and data at any time.

  • Several devices

Having installed the app on Android or iOS, you can switch the tracking function from one device to the other and see the activity of the device you require at the moment.

Users Feedback
Luckyguy (Flexispy user):
I own 2 Galaxy Note phones. The target phone had Android 9 and mine now has 10. Both worked flawlessly without root (snapdragon/knox**boooo**). I believe it has the most features (tools) to offer without rooting your phones. I needed to confirm that a secret relationship had ended in order to move on with my life as a husband and father. Flexispy gave me the tools I needed to do this. Keylogging and location history is an absolute must when comes to phone monitoring. I submitted a question for tech support about installing Flexispy and they answered very quickly. I would highly recommend Flexispy if you need to monitor a phone or phones. I am very happy to report I can move on with my life in a positive direction and Flexispy has given my family and I a bright future. No need to try anything else because Flexispy just works and it was worth every cent. Every interaction with thier staff was super friendly and helpful. Thank you all for your help!
Lissa (mSpy user):
I switched to mSpy from Highster Mobile. Highster still showed that you downloaded the app. What is the point if they will know you are hacking their device when they see the app installed? Just want it to install without the target device knowing it is there. Really smart when you see the app so you check it out. Its all right there in the app description - Not what i wanted. Didnt figure that out until payment was made. Felt like a waste with no how to before...
Gloria (Spyzie user):
I Think it is a great product when you have the right mobile phone it works with and the features. i was very satisfied when my problems that i had were resolved without any problem. When it got close to my expiration date I had just figured out how to use the ambient feature which works so swell. Man this have changed many things in my life and i know for sure i would refer others who ask for some source of help like this.

Why should you install a mobile spy?

  1. These are the powerful packages of innovative options of phone monitoring.
  2. You can track any phone remotely and discreetly.
  3. The program costs less than your daily morning cup of coffee!
  4. As an employer, you can easily monitor all the corporate phones and be sure that they are used as intended.
  5. The user will not detect surveillance, as the app works in stealth mode.
  6. Installation and use are surprisingly simple.
  7. Customer support works 24/7.

After downloading the mobile spy on the target smartphone, you can access all functions and data on the device remotely from any computer or communicator from a web browser. Physical access to the phone is no longer necessary. It is enough to enter a special control panel. From here, you can make necessary settings, review the data and see the location of the device and routes on the map in real-time.

Can you read someone’s text messages without installing spyware on their phone? 

While all of the above apps will let you view text messages as well as other personal information, it is required to have an app installed on the target phone.

If you simply want to spy on text messages free without installing software, that is possible on Apple devices. In order to do this, you need to know the other person’s Apple ID. This is the email and password they use with their Apple account.

Once you have this info, you can login to iCloud. Text messages are backed up in iCloud so you will be able to view them there.