How to Spy on a Cell Phone: The Complete Guide

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How to Spy on Cell phonesWith the advancement in the technology, cell phones have just turned themselves into powerful mini-computers. While some people use cell phones to exchange secret messages and maintain illicit relationships, many children also misuse cell phones for storing and watching inappropriate content. As a consequence, it becomes inevitable for people to spy on cell phones in order to investigate the truth about their partners and children.

Today, there exists hundreds of cell phone spy software applications on the market where many of them are nothing more than a crap. Some are good and only a few of them are the best. Also, each spy software has a different set of features and operating format which makes it hard for the novice users perhaps like you to make the right choice.

In order to help our readers find the best spy software, I have decided to give a thorough review of the TOP 2 best Selling cell phone spy software on the market.

1. Mobile Spy Premium

Mobile Spy Review

Mobile SpyMobile Spy is one of the best and most popular cell phone spy software out there on the market. It offers an effective means to monitor the target cell phone and record activities like phone calls, text messages, GPS location, emails, web activities and much more. All the monitoring/recording process takes place in a complete stealth mode, so that the target user never gets to know that he/she is under surveillance. Mobile Spy has every feature that a true spy software should have. This makes it a complete cell phone spying kit.

How Mobile Spy Works?

After your purchase, you can directly download the installation module onto the target cell phone. Installation takes only a few minutes (2-3 min approx). After the installation, each activity on the target phone is recorded and uploaded onto the Mobile Spy servers. You can login to your online account from your PC (or any computer in the world) to view the logs at any time. The logs contain Text messages, Contacts List, Call History, GPS Locations and many other information as mentioned below.

Mobile Spy Features:

Here is a list of features that you get with Mobile Spy Premium:

  • Live Control Panel – This is a wonderful feature that makes it possible to watch the live screen activities of the target cell phone just like a television.
  • Stealth Camera -With this feature, you can initiate the target phone to take a secret photo that you can view later through the control panel.
  • Record Phone Surroundings – Remotely record the activities of phone surroundings in the form of an audio clip.
  • Phone Call Logs – Each incoming and outgoing number is logged along with duration and time stamp.
  • SMS Logging – Records both incoming and outgoing SMS.
  • Phone Book Access – Gain access to all the contacts that is stored on the target cell phone’s memory.
  • Record Web Activity – The program records all web activities including emails, websites visited, Instant Messenger, YouTube and social media activity.
  • GPS Location Tracking – Track the exact location of the cell phone user at any given time.
  • Instant Alerts: – Get instant notification when the user conducts some prohibited actions on the target phone.
  • Application Blocking – You have the option to block certain applications from being accessed on the target cell phone.
  • Cell ID Tracking: – With this option, it is possible to track the phone’s location during the absence of GPS.
  • SMS Commands – Remotely send SMS commands to lock/unlock the phone usage or delete call history, SMS logs, photos and videos from the target phone at any time.
  • Remote Uninstall – With this feature, you can remotely uninstall the spy program any time you decide to stop spying.
  • 100% Undetectable – Operates in a complete stealth mode so that the presence of the spy software can never be detected.

Compatible Cell phones:

Mobile Spy is compatible with most types of phones currently available in the market including:

  • Android
  • Blackberry
  • Windows Mobile
  • iPhone
  • Symbian OS (old Nokia phones)
  • iPod and Tablets

You can download Mobile Spy from the following link:


2. mSpy Premium

mSpy Review:

mSPymSpy is one of the top rated cell phone monitoring software on the market which turns any compatible cell phone into a spy phone within minutes.

It offers a rich set of features that are sufficient for most parents and employers to monitor the activities of their children and employees.

How mSpy Works?

The working of mSpy is exactly same as that of Mobile Spy.

mSpy Premium Features:

mSpy Premium supports almost every feature that Mobile Spy offers. Additionally, it also supports the “Call Interception” feature (Listen to/Record actual calls LIVE on the target cell phone) which you do not get on Mobile Spy.

Call Interception (LIVE Call Listening/Recording): When the target cell phone is on the conversation, you will receive a secret SMS notification on your phone. At this time you can call the target phone to listen to the live conversation going on. This feature simply works like a 3-way conference call but takes place in a complete stealth mode and hence 100% undetectable!

Compatible Cell Phones:

  1. Android
  2. BlackBerry Phones
  3. Apple iPhones and iPads

You can download mSpy from the link below:

Below is a head-to-head comparison of features supported by these to spy programs.

Mobile Spy vs. mSpy:

Mobile Spy vs. mSpy

You may find more information and side-by-side comparison of popular cell phone spy software at

Which Cell Phone Spy Software to Choose?

Both Mobile Spy Premium and mSpy Premium offers all the necessary features to cover most areas of monitoring. However, Mobile Spy lacks the “Call interception” feature without which it is not possible to listen to LIVE phone conversations. On the other hand mSpy offers call interception feature but does not support Windows and Symbian phones.

Thus, if you are looking for advanced features like “call interception” and “call recording”, go for mSpy Premium. If you need to spy on a Windows phone or a Symbian phone, then Mobile Spy Premium is the best choice.

So, what are you waiting for? Go grab one of them from the links below:

Download Mobile Spy Premium – for Android, BlackBerry, Windows and iOS

Download mSpy Premium – for Android, BlackBerry and iOS phones


  1. Malerina
    March 28, 2010 at 10:37 PM

    Woww, I can’t believe that you wrote something about the software which is I already use it since last year.

    I bought 2 software from Mobile SPy. The first one was for Blackberry, and than I bought one more for Nokia N95 8GB

    To be honest, their blackberry version is not good as Symbian and Android.
    Yes they updated it but I used their old Blackberry version and I had some problem.

    But their Symbian edition is just perfect.

    If you decide to buy, then Mobile spy is highly recommended.


    • Srikanth
      March 29, 2010 at 11:44 AM

      @ Malerina

      The blackberry version is now perfect just like the one for Symbian. Mobile Spy is one of the best spy software out there for cell phones.

  2. OMG
    March 31, 2010 at 11:23 PM

    Finally I bought your software. It is great. Waww. I can’t bleive this. All of you are GREAT!!!!! Thank you very much!!!!!!!!!! I got everything working fine. THANKS A MILLION for the fast and accurate support by the technicians. I recommend SpyPhone to anyone looking for spy software.

  3. ashish
    April 6, 2010 at 11:18 PM

    hi srikanth
    i am a great fan of yours…..i want to know that ,,,is it possible to trace the location of the person using any software with the help of GPS…and also the phone calls

  4. Spy 008
    April 16, 2010 at 2:32 PM

    Now I can hear what Obama is talking on his Blackberry

  5. RK
    April 18, 2010 at 7:52 PM

    hey srikanth, is there any such spy software for samsung mobile S3310.
    I need to spy on my brother.I have searched a lot on the net but of no hope.The spy phone is not compatible with samsung S3310.Can you suggest any other?????
    Please reply…..I need it at the earliest

  6. vivek
    April 19, 2010 at 2:55 PM

    hi srikant , can spyer be traced out … one can find if i am spying someone’s cellphone

    • Srikanth
      April 20, 2010 at 12:04 AM

      @ vivek

      It is impossible to trace out the spyer. So you need not worry!

  7. deen
    April 27, 2010 at 5:43 AM

    Hi bro..

    Cheers for carrying out a fabulous job..U ROCK !!!
    I have three questions for u..for which i could not get information on the official website..would be great if you could help me out..thanks

    1. If i install the SW on the target mobile in UK will it continue to work if the target moves to india or australia, will it still give me the new number ?

    2. Does the target mobile needs to be connected to the internet all the time for the process to work ?

    3.If the target plans to change the handset will i be able to install it again in the new handset or i have to buy a the SW again?

    • Srikanth
      April 29, 2010 at 1:50 PM

      @ deen

      1. Yes it will continue to work even if the target phone moves to India or Australia

      2. The terget phone need not be connected to internet all the time. However internet access is necessary for the logs to be uploaded.

      3. If the target user changes the handset then you need to install the SW onceagain to work. For this you need not buy it once again.

  8. deen
    April 30, 2010 at 12:37 AM

    Thanks srikanth for your reply. keep rocking

  9. ajay
    May 17, 2010 at 7:21 PM

    Hi Srikanth
    Can I listen or barge the live calls made or recieved by the target mobile, if yes then how?

  10. Ann
    May 24, 2010 at 10:30 AM


    During a visit to a guest, i left my phone unattended for 15 mins.
    Now i feel that my phone is tapped. I suspect someone is listening to my calls and copying my messages.

    I have a Nokia N95 8GB. I dont know how they did it
    I got my phone reformatted. The Nokia fellas did not detect any external software. But I can still hear beeps when i conversing with someone on my contact list.

    Can u please help me:
    Does reformatting help? Can i be overheard from another city(like from Hyderabad eavesdrop into a Kolkatta phone)

    Is the beep indicative of tapping/hacking
    Can he hear all my conversations/sms records with all my contact.
    Over and above can I get my N95 free of this malaise.
    If i change my handset and get a new number will that solve my problem.

    Do my contacts numbers also get compromised. Tx

    Looking forward to your help

    • Srikanth
      May 24, 2010 at 11:02 AM

      @ Ann

      Formatting your phone will most likely erase any of the spy softwares that might have got installed.

  11. Ann
    May 24, 2010 at 11:22 AM

    Thanks for your prompt response Srikanth. Grateful.

    I still can hear beeps while conversing with anyone on my contact list.
    Can I do anything more at all after reformatting that can erase any such mishandling in the future.
    What I am worried about Srikanth is do my contact list get compromised.

    • Srikanth
      May 25, 2010 at 8:15 AM

      @ Ann

      Signs of spy software on the cell phone.

      1. Battery life is poor than usual.
      2. GPRS bill amount has increased even if you have not used it.
      3. Beep sound/disturbance during calls.
      4. The phone screen lights up often for no apparent reason.

      All I tell you is that make sure your phone memory is completely wiped out from the service center. If not give it for reformatting once again. Do not lend your mobile to others and keep it password protected. Unfortunately spy softwares on cell phones have a very poor detection rate from antispyware softwares.

  12. vivek
    May 25, 2010 at 2:04 PM

    hello srikant,

    i listen beep /disturbing sounds during calls. phone is only basic phone , not gone in anyone hands . even though how spy software can be uploaded or say spying possible. pl tell about other ways if u know?

    • Srikanth
      May 29, 2010 at 6:34 PM

      @ vivek

      Cell phone spying is not possible unless the spy software is installed on your phone. There is no possibility of remotely installing the software till today.

  13. manda
    May 25, 2010 at 9:46 PM

    i big you to tell me mr Srikanth i m so worry that someone did spy on my phone all the sighns of spy you said is happend to me but i have one question
    i didn t lend my phone for anyone but can anyone spy on me without even take my mobile?? i mean by just giving my number for some copany like yours???

    • Srikanth
      May 29, 2010 at 6:31 PM

      @ manda

      You need not worry. It is not possible to spy on your phone unless they manually install the software on your phone.

  14. Cristien
    May 28, 2010 at 1:30 AM

    Do I need to have the phone that I want to spy on. Does thye phone have to connect to my computer or can I send some sought of link like a virus.

    • Srikanth
      May 29, 2010 at 6:26 PM

      @ Cristien

      You need the phone in your hand for 5 min to install the software manually. After installation you can spy on the cell phone from anywhere 24/7.

  15. jay
    May 29, 2010 at 5:50 PM

    We are about to purchase the SPYPHONE APPLICATION, however we want to know the following prior to proceed.
    1. Would it be possible that my YAHOO MAIL to be the default application in order to VIEW and LISTEN the following:

    1.1 To LISTEN live phone calls
    1.2 To VIEW Incoming & outgoing Text messages
    1.3 To VIEW Record call history
    1.4 To determine GPS Location
    1.5 To VIEW Record incoming and outgoing emails
    1.6 To VIEW Record phone contacts
    1.7 To VIEW Record calendar
    1.8 To VIEW Record browser activities
    1.9 To determine SIM change Notification

    2. Please advise if possible to install one (1) license SPYPHONE software to many PHONE OR MOBILES.
    3. Would it be possible to register a number of PREDEFINE phones / mobiles? Is there any additional amount to be paid?
    4. Would it be possible to VIEW & LISTEN to undefined phones / mobiles?
    5. Would it be possible to VIEW & LISTEN from the target phone to many predefine phone.

    • Srikanth
      May 29, 2010 at 7:17 PM

      @ jay

      Everything you listed is possible. However instead of yahoo, SpyPhone offers you a seperate account to view and access the logs. You can login to your account via SpyPhone website. This is as simple as logging into your Yahoo account itself.

  16. Tom
    May 31, 2010 at 8:06 AM

    Was just wandering if this program would work in Australia on any phone. How exactly does it work. Will they have to accept a bluetooth connection before it transmits the info or is it uploaded to a computer. Do you enter an activation password onto their phone? Does it come with complete instructions and after sales support?

    • Srikanth
      June 1, 2010 at 5:13 PM

      @ Tom

      It works in any country on any phone. The spy software just creates a 3 way conference (which operates in stealth mode) throught you will be able to listen to the actual calls. To upload the call logs, sms etc. it uses a gprs connection. It can be removed at any time too by sending commands to the remote phone.

  17. Rich
    June 2, 2010 at 11:11 PM

    What if the target phone doesn’t have internet capability? Second, do I need to hook the target phone up to a computer to download anything or have her actual usb. port plug to plug into the computer? Thanks, Rich

    • Srikanth
      June 3, 2010 at 8:03 PM

      @ Rich

      The target phone requires internet connection (gprs) for any cell phone spy software to work. You need not hook the phone to the computer, you can download the software directly onto the phone (access internet from phone and download the software) and intall it.

  18. Veer
    June 5, 2010 at 12:08 PM

    Hi Srikant

    Thanks for this updation. Pls advice me

    I listen about this from one of my friend! is this really work? I still have some doubts, pls clearify:
    My question is:
    1) if somebody have v simple phone like Nokia1110 is this spy will work on that ph or not?

    2) Today in punjab their is a fashion of new phone’s came from some local companies life Micromax, Fly, etc. Will this spy will work on these mobiles?

    3) Is it possible to download this spy software on remote phone means without manual downloading?


    • Srikanth
      July 7, 2010 at 5:32 PM

      @ Veer

      It doesn’t work with any of the basic phones which doesn;t support software installation. The list of compatible phoes is given above and it is not possible to remotely install the software. Manual installation is a must.

  19. dd
    June 8, 2010 at 9:05 PM

    hi srikant .. i just want to know can i install this on samsung instint mobile and if i try to listen to the conversation will she know that someone is calling from her caller id .. how does it work please help , thank you

  20. James
    June 13, 2010 at 10:08 AM

    I purchased Mobile Spy yesterday and it worked for me like A CHARM. I recommend this to everyone who is need to spy on cell phones. Thanks to Mobile Spy