10 Best Spy Apps

Are you looking for a way to spy on a cell phone? The process might be a lot easier than you imagine it to be.

Of course, spending days and nights on writing code or following some DIY method won’t do you any good. You need to use an app that can do the work for you. There are many spy apps on the internet that can solve your purpose.


However, while there are apps that are totally perfect, a majority of phone spy apps are fake and designed to rob you of your time and even your private data.

Therefore, it is important to choose the phone spy app wisely. I understand that you might not have that much time on your hands to research on a working phone spy app.

This is why, being your friend, I have reviewed all the phone spy apps out there. Here is a list of the best phone spy apps that you can use. It is created after hours of research, so you can trust all the information provided here is authentic.

Top 10 Spy Apps

To give you a clear idea of which app is better than the others, I have ranked these apps starting from the best. Read closely till the end to find out how to choose a phone spy app.

Part 1: Minspy

If we are talking about spying on others, there is hardly any other app that can be better than Minspy. It is the most feature loaded phone spy app that has an ever-increasing user base spread all over the world.


You can name any feature that you can imagine in a phone spy app and try your best to find the best iPhone spy app or best Android spy app, and I can assure you that it will be present in Minspy.

Created by a group of the most genius ethical hackers out there, Minspy has a flawless interface with minimal requirements. Here are some of the design features that make it rank in the first place:

What Makes Minspy the Best Phone Spy App

When we are discussing why I gave Minspy the first place, the reasons are plenty. Here are the ones that might matter to you the most:

Web App:

You don’t have to be worried about your system being infected by viruses through a spy app. Minspy works 100% on the cloud through its web dashboard. You can use all its features by logging into your account through any dashboard that you might be using, on any device!


No Root or Jailbreak Needed:

You wouldn’t need to root or jailbreak the target phone in order to use Minspy. This is unlike many other phone spy apps, which make it mandatory to root or jailbreak the phone in order for the app’s features to work.

Data Privacy:

When you are spying on the phone of someone you care about, data privacy is going to be a concern. After all, you wouldn’t want your sensitive data to be seen by a third pair of eyes.

This is why Minspy does not store any of your personal data. Even Minspy’s own team cannot view your private data. It is just between you and the other person only.

Ease of Use

Minspy is not like those complicated spy apps that take hours just to configure them right. Configuring Minspy is a five minute thing, and you will have no trouble doing it yourself. Once configured, all its features are just a single click away.

If this wasn’t enough, Minspy even offers you a free live demo through which you can see how it will look in action. All of Minspy’s features can be viewed here.

Minspy Secret Phone Spy

When you are using Minspy, it is made sure that the target user will not find out that you are spying on them. This is because of Minspy’s unique solutions for iOS and Android phones.

When it comes to spying on an iPhone, Minspy does not require you to touch the target iPhone even once. This is because Minspy uses the iCloud feature that is present in all iPhones.

With the iCloud feature, all the data of an iPhone gets uploaded to the iCloud server. Minspy then extracts all the vital data of the iPhone from this iCloud backup. Therefore, all you need to do is to verify the iCloud credentials of the target device with Minspy.

If you think that all iPhone spy apps work this way, you are wrong. Most iPhone spy apps will require you to jailbreak the iPhone and install the spying app on it. Therefore, using Minspy’s iOS solution is a big relief as compared to other such apps.


When it comes to spying on an Android phone, all spy apps need you to access the target Android phone and install the spy app on it. However, Minspy’s Android solution is designed to tackle the solution very well.

The size of Minspy’s Android app is less than 2 MB. This means that it will just need a few seconds to be installed. Once it is installed, the app icon of Minspy will vanish from the app menu of the target phone. Only you can launch it with a secret code.

The app runs only in the background without consuming any ram. In fact, it is designed so as to consume no battery at all.

After the first time access needed for installing Minspy, you won’t have to touch their phone ever again. Even if you ever feel the need to uninstall Minspy, you can do it remotely from any web browser that you use, through the Minspy dashboard.


Features of Minspy

With Minspy, you get more than 35 phone spying features. Some of the best ones include:

Social Media Spy

Social media spy lets you read all the sent and received social media messages of the user. The Minspy offers you to spy on their WhatsApp messages, Facebook, Instagram messages, etc.


Call Tracker

With the call tracker feature, you get to check someones calls history online for free. You can even record any phone calls that you like. Further, it also shows the details of the people they talk to.


Location Tracker

Location tracker gives you the 24×7 live location of the user. You can also see their recent locations along with the timestamps. It also has the geofencing feature which lets you add boundaries to the user’s location.


Keylogger shows you everything that the user types on their phone. When I say everything, I mean EVERYTHING including their usernames, passwords, web searches, and the messages (even the deleted ones).


As you can see, Minspy is loaded with a lot of features. There are yet more that you will find on the dashboard. You can check them out on the free Minspy demo.

Also Read: 10 Best Keylogger for Android

Part 2: Spyier


If any spy app stands in the same water as Minspy, it is Spyier. Spyier is one of the leading phone spy apps in the world with millions of subscribers.

In fact, I have read that Spyier has a retention rate of over 96%. This means that 96 out of 100 people renew their Spyier subscription regularly.

Just like Minspy, Spyier is a web service too that can run without needing any app installation on your phone or PC. Further, it won’t require you to root or jailbreak the target phone as well.

There are many good things about Spyier that earns it the second spot in this list. Some of these things include:

User Support

Spyier has a dedicated team of executives working 24×7 to assist you with any issue that you might face. However, due to its perfect design, it is improbable that you will need to contact them.


There is no such thing as a free phone spy app that actually works. Among the paid apps, you can choose which price will suit your pocket the best. Spyier offers the lowest price, and yet the best features. This shows that price is not really a reflection of the quality in this area.


Spyier’s dashboard is something that you will like the most about it. It has a neat and organized design, with all the features available on the left hand side. You can access everything with a single click, without wasting hours on search for a feature.

Also Read: 10 Best Snapchat Spy

Part 3: Spyic


If you want the phone spy app that has the best reputation on the internet, you can blindly use Spyic without any doubt.

Spyic has countless reviews on the biggest media outlets such as Forbes, PCMag, TechRadar, etc. I am yet to see a bad review about it. Every critic has loved Spyic so far, and I am no different.

With an array of features that does everything a phone spy app can do, there is nothing that you will miss with Spyic. The updates are constant and regular, which means that there is no chance of the app becoming outdated.

Therefore, whatever phone model or mobile carrier you use, Spyic is sure to support it now as well as in the future.

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Part 4: Spyine

While Spyine is not as old or popular as the rest of the apps above it, it is surely turning out to be the rising star of phone spying apps.

Spyine is a web service that allows you to spy on Android phones and iPhones remotely. The phone could be in any corner of the world; yet, you will be able to spy on it very easily with Spyine.

The interface of Spyine is quite admirable and easy to use. It has an array of features, all available at a click on your mouse button.

Unlike many other apps that offer spy services, Spyine has an innovative and engaging interface. I promise you that you wouldn’t be yawning while using Spyine.

Part 5: Fami360

Most people who are looking for a phone spying app are parents wanting to keep an eye on their kids. Fami360 offers easy phone spying services to this demographic.

Children are especially prone to be taken advantage of over the internet. After all, you might have heard all the cyber crime going on out there.


The features of Fami360 are designed so that the parents can get complete knowledge of their children’s activities over the internet. Not only that, some of the features of Fami360 also give parents control over their children’s internet activities.

Take the case of Fami360’s application monitor. It gives you insight over all the applications that are installed on your child’s phone. Not only do you get to see how much time they spend on each application, but you can even restrict their access to any of these apps.

Another great example is the web browser monitor. It gives you a view of your child’s browser history. You can also set restrictions on any website that you think will be unfit for your child.

Part 6: Cocospy


Cocospy is the oldest player in the game and offers one of the most reliable phone spying services. It has a perfect architecture when it comes to phone spying apps, and supports any model of the phone you might be using as long as it runs iOS or Android operating system.

The coolest thing about Cocospy is that you get all the features it offers in even the cheapest subscription packages. The discount that it offers all around the year makes Cocospy the ideal phone spy app to get.

While it is not as recent as the other apps above it, using it feels like you are using the latest tech out there. This is because Cocospy is often updated with the latest phone spying features, making sure that the system never gets obsolete.

Therefore, if you are looking for a phone spying app for getting someone’s data, you will definitely find satisfaction in Cocospy.

Part 7: Teensafe

With such a generic name like Teensafe, you obviously have high expectations from the app. Well, Teensafe doesn’t really disappoint you. Although, I would be lying if I said that it is going to make you delighted.

All in all, Mobile-spy is just an okay Teensafe application. The interface and technology of the app is outdated, but it still works for many (if not all) phone models. It is important to note that Minspy offers phone spying service for Android phones ONLY.

Therefore, if you are looking forward to having an app that can give you someone’s iPhone data, you should look elsewhere. Teensafe is not going to be the right fit for you.

Part 8: Spystealth

Spystealth is one of the newer phone spy applications out there. Although the interface of Spystealth seems catchy, the working of Spystealth is just okay.

The major disappointment of Spystealth is its price. It asks for the highest monthly subscription among all the phone spy apps on this list. At such a high price, one expects more features or better quality of service. However, neither is available.


I wouldn’t say that the phone spy module of Spystealth doesn’t work, because it does. However, at such a high price, simply providing a working spy app does not really cut it. After all, there are so many better options available at considerably lower prices.

Therefore, if you are looking for a phone spy app, try out the other apps on this list above it before you start using Spystealth.

Part 9: Auto Forward

Auto Forward does what its name suggests- give you the messages of the other person’s phone remotely. The working of the solution is similar to the other apps on this list.

You might be wondering what is it that makes Auto Forward rank so lower on this list if it uses a similar working procedure. Well, that is because other than the message monitoring feature, Auto Forward doesn’t really have much to offer you.


While the app proudly boasts of many other features, using them is entirely up to you as there is a lot of improvement needed in many areas.

Therefore, use Auto Forward once you have used all the other apps on this list. Otherwise, you would be blaming me for a disappointing experience.

Part 10: Webwatcher

While there are mixed positive and negative reviews about Webwatcher, one thing is for sure- it works.

Webwatcher is designed to give you the phone data of all the devices including phones and computers. However, while it supports so many systems, it has absolute excellence in neither one.


There are several bugs that can be found here and there which can get on the nerves of even the most patient users.

The app seems to be more focussed on the commercial aspect of making profits than on actually providing a valuable service to its users. If it changes that, I am sure it can get a higher ranking on this list.

Part 11: Choosing the Right Phone Spy App

When it comes to selecting the perfect phone spy app for you, there are several factors that you need to consider. After all, not every phone spy app is going to be just as good as the other one.

Since the reason for using a phone spy app varies from situation to situation, a phone spy app perfect for one person might not be perfect for someone else.

Therefore, I will tell you about the general factors which you should consider when choosing a phone spy application:

Data Security

When your private data or the data of someone you care about is at stake, it is not really a good idea to choose any random phone spying app. You need an app that is reputed to be safe for handling private data. All the top contenders on this list fall in this category.


As a general rule, never trust any app that claims to spy on a phone for free. Phone spying apps take a lot of effort and resources to develop. Therefore, the apps that claim to be free are actually scams designed to trick you in one way or the other.

Among the paid apps, you can choose your pick. Fully fledged apps like Spyier are available for a few bucks, while other apps can run your pocket dry even while offering lesser features. Therefore, consider the price carefully before choosing an app.


When you are using a phone spy app, it doesn’t hurt to have as many features as you can. This is one of the reasons why Minspy aces the list. It can do everything that is possible for a phone spying solution, without charging you anything extra per feature.

Based on your needs, you can add or remove any factor and then choose the app that fits your requirements. I have ranked these apps starting from the best, so that you have a clear idea about the recommended ones.

Part 12: Frequently Asked Questions

Here is a list of the questions that generally pop up in the mind of people, with answers to each of them:

Q: Are there more phone spy apps than the ones mentioned on this list?

A: Yes, there are. However, with all the scams going on out there, using them is a risky adventure.

Q: Do I need to touch the target phone in order to spy on it?

A: For iPhones- No. For  Android phones- Yes.

Q: Do I need to root or jailbreak the target phone in order to spy on it?

A: Depends on which app you use. All of our top picks work without asking for root or jailbreak.

Q: Is there any such thing as a free phone spy app?

A: Unless you want to be scammed or infected by viruses, there is no phone spy app that comes for free and actually works.

Q: Would I need to do a human verification or take a survey for using these apps?

A: No, human verifications or surveys are just ways to clickbait you in using apps that don’t work. Since all of these apps work, there is no verification or survey needed.

Wrapping Up

My job was to tell you about the best spy apps out there, which I have done to complete extent. In fact, I have even gone a step further and told you how you can choose your own phone spy app that matches your needs.

Now the job is left upon your shoulders. Choose any app you like, and start using it side by side. You will get the target phone’s data within a matter of five minutes.

Happy spying! And maybe you are still interested in monitor employee’s activities, you can watch this video to learn more.


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