Last Updated on April 27, 2020 by Neal Huckins
Spying on a cell phone is, from a moral point of view, not ethical. However, you may need to do this, in some cases. Is it ethical for a parent to monitor the activities of their kids? Yes, they can (legally and ethically) set parental controls on their children’s iPhone. Is it ethical for a business owner to monitor company phones? Yes, you’re getting paid to work and your boss expects results, not playing Fortnite on the company device during work time! There are a number of situations in which you may need to spy on a cell phone, like child monitoring, employee tracking, spouse monitoring, boyfriend/ girlfriend monitoring..
Too often on the internet we only find one way to spy on a mobile phone, yet there is not just one solution. Installing software is not the only option. The purpose of this article is to offer you a more global and ultimately more impartial look at the different ways of spying on a mobile phone.
How to spy on a phone?
1- Install spyware on the phone
It’s the most popular and easiest way to spay a cell phone. This kind of software is adaptable to all models: from iPhone to Android. It is an effective means and the first choice for those who want a complete spy:
- Know all the phone calls
- Read all the messages on social networks
- Know the GPS-position of the person
- Know all his contacts
- See the photos and videos the device contains
Our test on Mspy
Mspy allows you to spy on a laptop without having the mobile device in hand. The app works by transmitting data from the phone remotely to your tablet, computer or smartphone. Call duration, messages, Twitter, GPS positions and other data: it’s all there. We tested the application and the result of our discovery leaves us speechless!
We connected to a laptop while staying in the same office as the phone. Mspy has recovered every piece of data from the phone, from text messages to social networks, including images and nicknames. The “camera theft” function allows you to steal videos and images, while we are watching in real time the applications it launched and how it used the internet!
At one point, on my smartphone, I entered a keyword of which I wanted to be alerted if it was used by Benoît’s smartphone. I entered the keyword “dating” and asked Benoît to connect to an online dating site. As soon as Benoît used this keyword to go on the internet, I was immediately notified of this use!
Without having laptop in hand, we were able to know almost all of phone activities, during the time that we stayed connected. We were able to see the photos he was taking, his Facebook messages and his exact GPS position. It doesn’t matter if we were nearby or miles away: Mspy reacted the same way without paying attention to the distance which separated us. Mspy is the fastest of all software in its class, and also the most reliable since it has been on the market since 2010.
How to record the voice
Another spy software, Hoverwatch, is specialized in voice recording: it is one of the only ones to spy on voice and telephone conversation, and can also remotely trigger the microphone of the phone to listen. environmental.
2- Read the SIM card using a card reader
Another option for practicing this cell phone spying is the use of a SIM card reader. This is hardware that looks like a USB memory stick, but into which you insert the SIM card of the targeted phone. This implies that you must be able to grasp it. Then you plug this key into the USB port of your computer and you will have access to:
- to written messages deleted by the user
- to telephone communication logs
It is not as complete as spyware, but it works!
No third party software is used in the device. You just need to know how to remove a SIM card from a mobile phone.
This does not work with phones that do not have a mobile SIM card.
The price is approaching 200 euros.
Finally, you only get the information that is contained in a SIM card: namely only phone contacts and text messages, but in no way what is contained in smartphone applications (social networks and others).
3- An online telephone number inversion service
By that I mean the websites you find that offer you to enter a phone number in exchange for payment. They then give you the identity and contact details of the owner of the number in question. This lets you know who is calling the person you are targeting, or who they are calling, another way to spy on a cell phone.
If the number you’re researching is a landline number, some services like the yellow pages give you the identity for free. In the case of a mobile phone, the service in most cases becomes chargeable.
Discreet service, the spied-on number never knows that they are researching him.
Some services cannot find the correspondent if it is a number starting with 09 (number assigned directly by an ISP via the Internet)
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