10 Best Spy App for Android & iPhone

Lucy Bennett
By Lucy Bennett  - Contributing Editor
10 Best Spy App for Android & iPhone

Wondering which spy app to choose for spying on a phone? Well, if you have searched for one, you know as much as me that there are more than a hundred apps today that claim to spy on Android phones and iPhones.

In this scenario, how can you choose a cell phone spy app that can allow you to spy on iPhone and Android phone? I have seen many users choose an app at random and end up feeling cheated.

10 Best Spy App for Android & iPhone

Most of the phone spy apps fail to deliver what they claim. If they can deliver it, they ask for too many requirements like rooting or jailbreaking that end up being unfeasible for spying on someone.

Therefore, the best way to choose the perfect cell phone spy app is to do careful research. I know, it sounds very time consuming and hard to do.

Well, today is your lucky day. I got subscriptions to all the mobile spy apps out there and tested them out. After carefully evaluating them on all important aspects, I have listed the BEST spy apps for Android and iPhones in this article.

Best Spy Apps for Android and iPhone

Part 1: Spyic

There is hardly any list that misses Spyic when talking about the best spy app for Android and iPhone. Spyic is the best phone spy app in the world used by millions of users globally. In fact, it is even featured in media outlets like Forbes, TechRadar, PCMag, etc. with favorable reviews about it.

10 Best Spy App for Android & iPhone

As such, it is obvious to keep high expectations from Spyic. And Spyic stands true on everything that you expect from it and everything that it claims it does.

It has over 35 phone spying features that make sure you get all the data you need of the other phone. Be it location tracking, call tracking, or any other thing, Spyic is the go-to app for it.

10 Best Spy App for Android & iPhone

1.1 Is Spyic The Phone Spy App You Want?

Of course, the needs of a person vary from individual to individual when choosing a phone spy app. Therefore, it is important to consider if Spyic is the phone spy app for you.

Here are a few of Spyic’s features that will help you decide and make a better decision:

No Root or Jailbreak

Jailbreaking or rooting a phone is a fad that quickly faded with time. If you want to spy on a phone, it is most probably not rooted or jailbroken. However, most cell phone spy apps will require you to root or jailbreak the target phone in order to spy on it. Yet, Spyic does the job without rooting or jailbreaking.

Web-Based Interface

You can spy on any phone without even installing any app on your phone or PC. This is because Spyic can be used from any web browser on any device.

Spy on iPhones Without Touching It

For iOS devices, Spyic has a unique structure where you wouldn’t even have to touch the phone. You can use the iCloud credentials of the device to view their data. There is nothing else needed.

Hidden Spy App for Android Undetectable

To use Spyic for spying on an Android phone, you will have to install the Spyic app on the other phone (as is the case of any other phone spying app). However, Spyic Android spy is special in the sense that the other user will never notice it on their phone.

To start with, the app size is less than 2 MB and it installs within seconds. Once installed, the app icon vanishes from the list. It drains no battery at all when monitoring the device so the other user doesn’t get suspicious.

Further, when you wish to uninstall the app from the target phone, you can do it remotely through Spyic’s dashboard. Therefore, you won’t have to touch the phone even to uninstall Spyic.

**If any app claims to spy on an Android phone without touching it, that app is making a false claim and probably is a scam. You should avoid such apps as they may steal your money as well as time.**

As you can see, these are the things that hardly any other phone spy app can offer. This is what makes Spyic rank on the top of the list.

Spyic’s Features

Without over 35 features in its arsenal, there is nothing that Spyic cannot do when it comes to phone spying. Here are a few of the features that it comes equipped with:

Location Tracking

You can learn the live location of the device 24×7. Not only that, but you can also check its recent locations along with the timestamps.

10 Best Spy App for Android & iPhone

Social Media Monitor

There are dedicated modules for each social media platform. You can spy on their Facebook messages, WhatsApp messages, and so much more.

10 Best Spy App for Android & iPhone

Call Tracker

You can track information about all the calls that the user is making or receiving. You can even record these phone calls if you want a deeper insight.

10 Best Spy App for Android & iPhone


Keylogger is my favorite feature when it comes to a phone spying app. Fortunately, Spyic comes with a top of the line keylogger that will give you everything from chat messages to even the usernames and passwords for various sites.

10 Best Spy App for Android & iPhone

This is just a glimpse of Spyic. If you want to get a clearer picture, you can check out Spyic’s free live demo. You wouldn’t have to download anything or even sign up.

1.2 How to Spy on an Android Phone

If you want to spy on an Android phone, Spyic is going to be the perfect choice for you. You don’t have to learn any programming and there is no need of technical knowledge of any kind. As long as you have a web browser, you are good.

Here are the steps to use Spyic hidden spy app for Android:

Step 1: Sign up for Spyic and get a subscription plan for Android phones.

10 Best Spy App for Android & iPhone

Step 2: Follow the steps in the setup wizard to install Spyic on the target device.

Step 3: Hit ‘Start’ and you are ready to monitor the target device.

10 Best Spy App for Android & iPhone

These steps are very easy and you can do it on ANY Android device regardless of the brand of the phone.

1.3 How to Spy on iPhone Without Jailbreak

Spyic on iPhone using Spyic is even easier than doing it on an Android phone. For an iPhone, you do not have to touch the other iPhone for even one time.

Step 1: Sign up for Spyic and get a subscription plan for iOS devices.

Step 2: Verify the iCloud credentials of the target iPhone or iPad.

10 Best Spy App for Android & iPhone

Step 3: Hit ‘Start’ and you are ready to monitor the device.

I bet you never thought spying on an iPhone could be this easy. Well, in any case, Spyic is going to be a happy surprise for you.

With so many features and such impeccable UI, Spyic is unarguably the best cellphone spy app that you will find. For many of you, the search for the perfect hidden spy app might have ended here by choosing Spyic. For others, I will continue the list with the rest of the picks.

Part 2: Cocospy

Cocospy is one of the best spy apps for Android and iPhones. If anyone can give Spyic a tough competition, it is Cocospy.

With a beautiful interface that is aimed at providing the users comfortable experience, Cocospy has an array of features that will take care of all your phone spying needs, no matter what they are.

Like its competitor on the first spot, Cocospy also doesn’t require you to root or jailbreak the target device.

Here are few of the reasons that make Cocospy so awesome:

Why is Cocospy So Good?

Cocospy is one of the strongest competitors in my list. This is not just out of coincidence. Cocospy provides some of the high end features that you wouldn’t find anywhere else. Few of the things that I love about Cocospy include:

Beautiful User Interface

Cocospy is designed keeping in mind the needs of the users. All the features are available as one-click tabs on the left-hand side of the dashboard. You wouldn’t have to fiddle for hours trying to find any feature.

Awesome Customer Support

Cocospy is not any mediocre app that will forget you once you get it. It has a well-established customer support team that will handle any queries that you might have.

Sweet Price Point

Cocospy is so cheap that one almost wonders why they are giving such a cool app for so low price. There seems to be a catch; however, when I used it, there was none. It is as good as it claims.

There are so many other reasons I could add in this list. However, that wouldn’t give the other apps a fair chance.

Therefore, if you want to know more about Cocospy and how cool it is, you should check out its free demo. Again, there is no download and no signup needed to try its demo.

Part 3: Fami360

Parents form a major portion of people who are looking for a phone spy app. For these parents, Fami360 is a good parental control phone spy application.

While the design of this app is not like other phone spy apps on the top, it can provide good features that enable viewing a child’s data and putting restrictions on it.

Parents can check the applications that are installed on the child’s phone. Not only that, they can also set usage time for these applications. The child will not be allowed to use the application beyond the usage time permitted.

The same applies to websites as well. Parents can view the websites that the child is visiting through their browser. They can also set restrictions on websites they do not want their children to see.

Part 4: Mobile Spy

While the name of this phone spy app might seem generic, its features are not. It provides good quality phone spying solutions for Android ONLY. Earlier, Mobile Spy provided iOS monitoring services too. However, they have been discontinued now.

While Mobile Spy is not as reputed or well established like Spyic or Cocospy. However, it offers decent features that will give you access to all the data of target Android device.

Mobile Spy is very stringent when it comes to compatibility. They do not support all Android phones. You will need to check them to see if your phone is supported.

Further, there is no demo offered on the Mobile Spy’s website. There is a broken link to one and I hope they fix it soon.

Other than that,  it works for what it claims and you can use it if the other apps on top of the list do not work out for you.

Part 5: Spy Phone App

Spy Phone App offers top-notch features for spying on Android phones and iPhones. It can track their calls, messages, location, and so much more like the apps on top of our list.

You must be wondering that if Spy Phone App is so good, why is it ranked in the middle of the list instead of the top?

Well, for starters, Spy Phone App requires you to root or jailbreak the target phone in order to work. This is a major inconvenience when someone is subscribing to a phone spy app.

Not only that, the interface of Spy Phone App needs a bit of improvement. It is a bit clustered and not exactly something I would call user-friendly.

Part 6: Phonesheriff

Phonesheriff is, again, another cell phone spy software designed for the use of parents to keep an eye on their children. It is designed to spy on Android phones only!

Their interface is easy to use and simple. It follows the same three step procedure such as Spyic.

However, the pricing for this app is a bit on the higher side. While the monthly cost is low, you will have to subscribe it for a minimum period of six months or one year.

Further, another significant downside of Phonesheriff is that you will have to tell your child that you are monitoring them. It cannot work in any other way.

Part 7: TTSpy

TTSpy is one of the best phone spy apps that work for both iOS and Android. While it is a newcomer in the field, it is progressing fairly quickly.

It offers solutions that can spy on any mobile phone without rooting or jailbreaking it. That is a significant plus point when it comes to a phone spying app.

While it offers good features, there aren’t as many of them as our top contenders of this list. This makes this app rank on the lower half of this list.

Also, the pricing of this app is a bit of disappointment. You are expected to shell out six times what it would cost to subscribe to the top picks of this list. Other than that, TTSpy is a good option to spy on a phone.

Part 8: Spytomobile

Spytomobile is one of the best spy apps for iPhone that labels itself as a cell phone data aggregator. It is mainly used by employers to track their employee’s activities.

It is a simple and minimalistic app that does what it says. If your requirements are low, Spytomobile can help you with it.

However, the price is charged on a daily basis. Therefore, it can turn out to be costly in the long term.

Part 9: PhoneSpector

PhoneSpector is one of the best hidden spy apps for Android that similar to PhoneSheriff not just in name but in functioning too. The main difference is that it can be used for iOS and Android phones.

Other than that, PhoneSpector has spent a lot of effort on their interface and it shows. It has a beautiful website and dashboard and you will have fun using it.

Part 10: Spybubble

The good thing about Spybubble is that it provides spying services to a wide array of devices, which includes Android, iOS, and even Windows computers.

It works undetected, which is a good point in its favour. The features are plenty and you will like using it.

However, for what it is worth, its price is its only downside. The features that it offers can be obtained from Spyic (with some additional features) for less than half the price.

Part 11: FAQs

Now that you know our top 10 picks for best spy apps, let me answer the most commonly asked questions:

Q: Which spy app should I choose?

A: Depends on your needs. I have ranked these apps starting from the best. Therefore, you can try the top one and move down if you feel you don’t like it (which is improbable).

Q: Is price a reflection of quality of services when it comes to phone spying apps?

A: Absolutely not. Take the case of Spyic- it offers the best services and is the cheapest on the list.

Q: Will the other person know that I am spying on them?

A: It varies from app to app. Some apps are designed to work undetected, others are not.

Q: Can I spy on Android phone without installing software?

A: Absolutely not. You will have to install a real spy app on the target Android phone in order to spy on it.

Q: Can I spy on iPhone without installing software?

A: Yes, many apps on our list don’t require installing software on an iPhone in order to spy on it.


Now that you know about the best spy app for Android and iPhone, nothing is stopping you from trying that out. Let me know what you think after you use any of them.

iLounge author Lucy Bennett
By Lucy Bennett Contributing Editor
Lucy Bennett is a Contributing Editor at iLounge. She has been writing about Apple and technology for over six years. Prior to joining iLounge, Lucy worked as a writer for several online publications.