mSpy: Full Review

By Alexander Mereïn-Velkor

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mSpy Phone Tracker App Review

There are many reviews on mSpy online and different information about its features, pricing and installation process, lets try to find the truth and learn more about this cell phone tracker app. We collect all actual information for 2022 in this mSpy review.

What is mSpy 

mSpy it’s a standard cell phone tracking app to monitor phone activity, with all basic functions necessary for tracking, a clear and user-friendly interface, quick installation, and affordable price. Its main idea is that knowing is better than believing. 

mSpy tool presents itself as a parental control app mostly, despite being used for different purposes, such as employee monitoring by entrepreneurs.

How does mSpy work

All spying apps work in a similar way: they install, hide, and start to gather information. Then, they send the information to their secured server, where you can access it. Your interface for accessing the information is your dashboard. The information will be updated every 5-30 minutes for Android targets and daily for iOS ones.

mSpy Review: Compatibility

mSpy app is available both for Android and iPhone, as you’ll see in this mSpy review, despite some features for iOS requiring jailbreak. mSpy monitoring app work with all iOS versions, Android phone or tablet that you need to track must be running Android 4+.

mSpy Features

mSpy app comes with wide range of features that allows you to track different tipes of activities on many types of devices like iPhone, Android phones and tablets and Chromebook.

Calls & Text Messages

mSpy monitoring app will show you the call and SMS logs. You’ll see the phone numbers and contacts of those who have called and written to your target. Also, for iOS, you’ll be able to read sent and received iMessages.

This is how call logs look like in the mSpy dashboard.

Location Tracking

To monitor a location with mSpy app, you need GPS to be turned on the target phone. You’ll see the target’s location in your dashboard, along with the location history. It will be the list of locations, with dates and times of their visits. The geofencing option allows you to choose allowed and restricted areas by using the GPS tracker.

In addition, mSpy monitoring app provides a special geofencing option. It allows you to choose the location borders which are unwanted for your target. After your target will cross those borders with GPS tracking turned on, you’ll receive notifications.

Social Media and Messanging Apps

In this mSpy review, you’ll see that it allows monitoring of the social networks and popular messengers. Most of them are available both for Android and iPhone, but most of them, except WhatsApp, Facebook, and Instagram, require jailbreak. Here is the list of messengers you may track with mSpy app:

  • iMessage
  • WhatsApp
  • Instagram 
  • Facebook Messenger
  • Snapchat (Jailbreak)
  • Skype (Jailbreak)
  • Telegram (Jailbreak)
  • Hangouts (Not for iOS)
  • Tinder (Jailbreak)
  • Line (Jailbreak)
  • Viber (Jailbreak)
  • Kik (Not for iOS)

Just find the messenger you need to spy on in the dashboard and you’ll see the messages.

Internet Activity

You’ll see the browsing history, the list of most visited websites, and the bookmark bar. Wi-Fi history is also available from the dashboard.


mSpy app provides tools for reading both incoming and outgoing emails. You can access them regardless of the mailbox used by your target. Please note that for iOS, the jailbreak is required.


You see in this mSpy review that you’ll be able to see all media which are on the device. Along with them, you’ll see the time and date of each of them. Please note that jailbreak is required if you going to use this option for the iOS target phone.

Photos and videos can be accessed from your personal dashboard.


mSpy monitoring app has control tools that allow you to make changes to the target device. It allows you to block access to undesired websites from the target device. You may limit the usage of apps that you don’t want to be used from your target. Please note that jailbreak is required if you want to block an application on the iOS target device.

mSpy app presents the special option of word notifications, as you may see on the screenshot from the official site: it will notify you when any inappropriate word will be used on the device. Please note that for iOS devices, the jailbreak is required.


You can see all the words that taped on target device without eye contact. With this powerfull feature you may track activities in apps that not allowed to track with mSpy app.


This mSpy review shows that the app analyzes all mentioned above information and shows you the precise statistics based on this. You’ll see these statistics in the main tab of your dashboard.

What can mSpy track?

mSpy monitoring app allows you:

  • Track calls and SMSs.
  • Spy on messengers, seeing all target’s friends.
  • See what your target has typed in all applications by using a keylogger.
  • You may track the current location, location history, and use geofencing for marking the dangerous zones, in case if your target has GPS turned on.
  • Media presented on the phone, and their timestamps can be seen.
  • List of installed applications, limit applications usage, or block them at all.
  • Choose some words as inappropriate and the app will notify you if your target will use them.
  • You can monitor the available Wi-Fi, list of visited websites, bookmark bar, the frequency of visiting each website, and block inappropriate ones.
  • List of incoming and outgoing emails.
  • You are able to make the screen records.
  • mSpy will show you the relevant statistics from the target device.

How to use mSpy app

Our mSpy review will show you the installation instructions shortly. Follow steps below to install mSpy app fast and easy:

  1. Go to website and create mSpy account
  2. Choose subscription and make payment
  3. Download mSpy app on target device
  4. Finalize mSpy setup wizard
  5. Hide mSpy app logo in app library
  6. Start monitor target device

Note that you should have unlocked access to the target device for installation.

mSpy Customer Support

mSpy customer service is great. It has a good support system: you can ask any question right on the website with live chat support, which is a great advantage. Aslo there are many different ways to contact with mSpy team:

mSpy Pricing: How much does mSpy cost?

mSpy price depends on the plan you want to use. The more you want to use it, the cheaper it will be for you. A monthly subscription will cost you $48.99, while if you will pay for three months, it will be $27.99/month.

A yearly subscription is the best option, costing $139.92/month. 

Its free trial is currently unavailable, but the app has a 14-days money-back guarantee. Please read the app’s refund policy carefully before subscribing.

Pros and Cons of mSpy Phone Tracker

mSpy app is undetectable on target phoneSome features requires jailbreacking
It allows you to monitor the target person’s screen timeLittle Expensive
24/7 live customer service available in 5+ countries

mSpy FAQ

Are spying apps legal?

Yes, they are legal. No one can sue you if you’ll buy and download the spying app. Still, it depends on the aims you want to reach. If you’re going to intrude into someone’s privacy, it will be considered an offense against the law. You can read more here. Please note that monitoring your kid or employee is not an offense in case if you own their phones.

Does mSpy allows the camera and microphone tracking?

No, it grants no access to them. Still, it allows recording the screen. While you cannot see or listen to its surroundings, you can see directly the screen of your target.

Is mSpy safe?

Yes. mSpy monitoring app is safe to use. It has customer reviews and ratings on different platforms. You can read more mSpy reviews, for example, on the Trustpilot, the trustworthy website where every user can evaluate the application.

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