Ways of Spying on Someone’s Cell Phone


Spy on someone’s cell phone easily without them knowing and without having access to the target device. There are different reasons to spy on a person’s phone, ranging from a strong parental concern, to monitoring what is happening on the company phone with an employee, to checking a cheating spouse. This article describes in detail how to spy on someone’s phone without being detected.

Ways of Spying on Someone’s Cell Phone

To spy on someone’s cell phone, search for reputable spy applications, read reviews about them and decide if they have the functions you require. Install the app or create an account so you can access it with your mobile or desktop browser. Some spy applications do not require users to download their application. Instead,  they are designed to allow you to access your dashboard online. There are different subscription plans based on your needs most of which are pocket-friendly. You can use the application for free for a trial period to help you decide if you will keep using the application or not.

After creating your account, if your target device is an iPhone, you can use the iCloud or iTunes credentials to set up the spy account without having access to the iPhone and without installing the application on it. Once this is done, you can track all the activities carried out on the device. For an Android device, you need physical access to the target device to install the app, set it up, and hide it. After doing these, you can monitor the device from anywhere in the world without having to access it physically. Some spy applications allow you to monitor more than one device, and there are different subscription plans for that.

Features of Spy Applications

Different spy applications have different features and some of the common features include;

  • Tracking social networking applications. Common applications like WhatsApp, WeChat, Facebook, Instagram and many other social media networks can be monitored using spy applications.
  • Keyloggers functions. Some spy applications can see what is being typed on the target device at any point in time.
  • Accessing text messages. Some applications show text messages received including attachments, so nothing goes unnoticed.
  • Accessing call logs. You can monitor who calls the owner of the target device or who the target device is calling.
  • These applications are undetectable. Most good spy applications can not be detected by the owner of the target device(s). They are designed to be in the background and not consume excess data, storage and battery.
  • GPS tracking. These applications give notifications when the target device is out of the expected location and can monitor wherever the owner of the target device goes to.
  • Cleaning functions. Some applications allow you to delete data remotely from the target device.


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●     What can I use to spy on a phone without touching it?

 Different mobile applications can be used to spy on another phone without ever touching it, and these applications can be accessed directly from your mobile device. These mobile applications can access both Android and iOS powered devices. Some of these mobile applications include uMobix, Mobistealth, Mobile Tracker Free, Cocospy, and others.

●     How to spy on mobile remotely without jailbreaking iPhone.

 Several undetectable spy applications have been developed to help spy on an iPhone without rooting or jailbreaking it. First, install the spy application or visit the website. After creating the account, choose a device iOS in this case and log in with the iCloud credentials of the target iPhone. Create an account to gain access to your dashboard from which you can spy on the other iPhone.

●     How to install cell phone spy without a target device.

 There are different ways to do this: you can easily achieve this by using the iCloud details of the target device or by sending an email that, when opened automatically, installs the cell phone spy without the owner of the target device knowing, this is called phishing. Create an account on a spy application and enter the iCloud login details to spy on the target device.

●     How to use uMobix to remotely spy on someone’s phone.

 Install the uMobix app on your device and that of whoever you want to remotely spy on and set it up. You need to have access to the person’s phone if the person is using an android device, but you can use your iCloud details to set it up on an iOS device. Then choose a plan depending on the number of devices you are spying on.

●     Is there a free app to spy on someone’s phone?

 There are no free applications to spy on someone’s cell phone, most spy applications have trial periods where you can use them for free. The free trial period can be for 2 weeks to a month depending on which spy application you choose then you can pick a subscription plan after confirming that the application works to your satisfaction.

●     Can someone spy on my phone without touching it?

 Yes, anyone can spy on your phone without touching it if they have the right information. If you are using an iOS device, whoever has your iCloud credentials can spy on your phone remotely without touching your phone at any time. This is done by using spy applications that allow anyone to spy on another person’s phone remotely and at will.

●     Spying on a cell phone without installing software on the target phone with free trial. Is it true?

Yes, it is true. Some spy apps allow a free trial period to allow you to decide if you would like to use the application or not. Some also give a money-back guarantee, so you can use the app for free for a period and then decide if you want to continue using the application or you want to uninstall the application.

●     <How do you see what someone is doing on their phone without them knowing?

 The best way to see what is going on someone’s phone without them knowing is by using a spy application. You can install the application on their Android phone and hide it, then create an account on the spy application to see what they are doing from your phone or desktop. For iOS devices, you can see what they are doing without installing an app on their device.

●     Is it illegal to secretly spy on someone’s phone?

 It is not illegal if you have their consent, if it is your underage child or employees in your company. Also, spying applications show terms and conditions so you can know when what you are doing is illegal. Be sure to seek consent when necessary and read the terms and conditions of the spy application you are using.

●     How to spy on someone’s Facebook chats?

 To spy on someone’s Facebook chats, create an account on a spy application and follow the instructions for installation. Install the app on the target device or use the iCloud details when necessary. Many spy applications allow you to access someone’s Facebook chats without touching the phone and from anywhere in the world. You can take your pick from different spy applications to spy on someone’s Facebook chat.

●     How to spy on text messages without having the phone?

 To spy on someone’s text messages without having the phone, search for the best spy applications available and install and or create an account on your preferred spy application. You might have to install and hide the application on the target device if it is an Android device. If it is an iOS device, you can have access to the text messages without touching the phone using the iCloud credentials.

●     How often is the information updated on the spying cell phone?

 The information is always updated as long as there is internet connection on the spying cell phone. Spying applications are designed to monitor whatever happens on the target cell phone just as it is carried out. As a message is being sent, it is seen on the spying cell phone, calls are being monitored as they are being made also.

●     Is there a way to spy on someone’s cell phone in real-time?

 Yes, once a spy application is installed and an account is created, everything happening on the target device can be seen in real-time. All you have to do is make sure you are logged in to the spy application at all times on your end, once that is done, everything happening on the target device will be transmitted in real-time.

●     Can I spy on someone’s cell phone with just the number?

 Yes, but it is very tedious. This requires rooting, jailbreaking and obtaining the IMEI number of the other phone – all without being detected. But with spy applications, you can spy on another device with or without the phone number by creating an account on the spy application and also installing it on the target device if it is an Android device or using iCloud credentials for iOS devices.

●     Can I Spy on someone’s cell phone without being detected? Is the spy app detectable?

 Yes, you can spy on someone’s phone without being detected. The spy applications can be hidden and thus are undetectable and do not drain the target devices’ power or consume data. With the spy application adequately hidden, you can spy on someone’s phone without them knowing.

●     Can I check the browser history of the target device, including searches done in the incognito mode?

 Yes, you can access things like that, including deleted searches, and even searches carried out in incognito mode. Spy applications receive data containing everything done on the phone both those open, deleted, and those done in the incognito mode. As long as they have been saved on the device, they can be accessed by some spy applications.


Lucy Bennett

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.