Featured Play Store Review: mSpy Mobile Spy Monitoring [Tools]

mSpy hit the Google Play Store about a month ago, which is a smartphone tracking app. Tracking apps are getting quite popular for parents and employers that want to monitor their children or employees. I was shocked at how full-featured mSpy was. It doesn’t take more than a minute to download and install it on the device you need to monitor, but it’s the web interface that will wow you.

With just a few clicks on your desktop, you will be able to see virtually everything the phone has done. For example, you can see the call logs, contacts, SMS text messages, the GPS location (both current and historical), emails, apps installed, pictures, and videos. You can even set it up to record the surroundings and even phone calls at a specified time and listen from your desktop.

mSpy is also about security because in the event the phone is lost, you can remotely block the phone. Also because it tracks the current location (as well as historical), it can help you find the device.

mSpy works very well and I was surprised how easy it was to set up. Upon installing it on your phone, just enter the email address you want to associate with your account. Then hit www.mspyonline.com on your desktop and sign up for the service. Within seconds you will have every piece of information you can imagine at your fingertips. It’s almost a good idea to install it on your own device for your own purposes, but cost would probably be prohibitive for that. The main dashboard looks like this:

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As you can see, everything is laid out in a simple to understand way. All you need to do is click on each area for more information, it couldn’t be more simpler. For example, within phone management, there are a number of settings you can set up like how often mSpy updates and what exactly you want to track.

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Of course everything isn’t perfect. I did find some issues when scheduling a recording and deleting commands that I sent to the phone, but they already corrected them as of the time of this post. They do offer live support via telephone, Skype, or live chat within your browser.

There is also one other thing that is very important. If you are in a situation in which you don’t want the person you’re tracking to know you have installed the app, you should not install it from the Play Store. If you do, it will show as an installed app in the “my apps” section. Instead, go directly to the mSpy website and manually install the APK. As far as updates go, it will still get updated “behind the scenes” so you don’t have to worry about not having the latest version. The only limitation is the phone that you want to track needs to have Android 2.2 or higher.


  • SMS Tracking (outgoing, received and deleted)
  • GPS Location Tracking
  • Record Call Details (even deleted)
  • Record Surroundings
  • Remotely block the phone
  • View Photos and Videos of the Phone
  • View Memos, Contacts and Emails
  • View browser history and bookmarks
  • View all phone info including list of installed applications
  • Undetectable / Hidden Icon
Now a service like this can’t be free so lets get down to the nitty gritty. If you need mSpy longterm, the best deal would be to pay annually which is $159 or $13.25 per month. If you want to pay for it monthly, it runs $49, and 3 month and 6 month packages run $99 and $119 respectively. These rates are per phone.

If you’re looking for the mobile spy than you really need to look at mSpy. Check out the video below for more details and hit one of the download links below for the app. For more information head over to mspy.com.





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About the Author: Robert Nazarian

Robert lives in upstate New York where he was born and raised. Technology was always his passion. His first computer was a Radio Shack TRS80 Color that used a cassette tape to save programs, and his first laptop was a Toshiba T1200FB that sported a CGA greyscale screen and two 720kb floppy drives (no hardrive). From the early 90’s through late 2011, he only owned Motorola phones starting with the MircroTAC all the way through to the Droid X. He broke that streak when he bought the Galaxy Nexus. Now he's sporting a Galaxy Note 4, and absolutely loves it. He has a wonderful wife and a 6 year old son. In his free time he enjoys sports, movies, TV, working out, and trying to keep up with the rapid fast world of technology.

  • HiBird

    Isn’t this highly illegal?

    • RobertDouson

      No its 100% legal, its mandatory to use this kind of apps only on your device or inform the person who own/use the device you want to use for tracking!

  • Chris Jordann

    I bought it and it doesn’t work very good on android devices

  • Brijesh

    Mspy is a very buggy software. Once you install this software then it is not possible to remove the software without resetting the phone. Their online control pannel is buggy and does not work as intended. The customer is service is not friendly and will try to prove that it is always your issue and they are always right.

    They advertise 10 days money back on their site but dont trust them. Just look at the refund condition and you will know the con job they are into. I bought and software and when found that it is buggy, I asked for refund and they started behaving funny and then refused the refund.

    They wanted me to again install the software on my phone and then wanted their IT department to do some testing. They wanted me to be Guinea pig for their buggy software.

    Stay away from this software and dont waste your money on these thieves.

    Also beware of the positive reviews which look like paid reviews to salvage their image and dupe more customers.

    • as034

      I agree don’t waste your money it never worked for me either and they refuse to refund. Even after an email from them stating that they will refund me. Try another one instead you might have more luck. STAY AWAY FROM MSPY

  • Real customer

    I was having a heated discussion with someone who asked me to “check their phone”. I called their bluff and indicated that I could sort that out in a few minutes. I bought and installed mspy. What a mistake! Their call report listed numbers from certain people at certain times that caused a HUGE situation. 24hrs later it became clear that mspy had mis-named certain calls (for example one call to VODAFONE service on the target phone for the precise length and at the same exact time was being listed on the mspy report as one of our friends). Just a single error like this means that the entire application is unreliable. DO NOT think that this software can answer questions for you, you might make the biggest mistake of your life.

  • Amme

    I’m really surprised reading all these comments. I don’t have any problems with mSpy, it works good on android. I contacted their support team once and they were helpful indeed.

  • Josh

    I’m using Mspy on Windows phone and have no problems with this app… So i agree with Amme, app is working good…

  • Grateful mom

    It’s strange to read all this negative comments, because I have been using mSpy for 6 months and haven’t faced problems with it during all this time. I use it to control my son’s online activity, so I can switch off games on his iPhone while he is at school. Also, with this helpful app it is possible to track his location when he is late. So I highly recommend worried mommies to buy it. Since there is nothing bad in taking care of your child, parents can inform their children about this parental control app, as I did.

  • Cuckolded

    Mspy is fraught with bugs! Login focus on the desktop shifts to the sales support chat, so you end up typing your password in the chat field!! There is no proper holding page when the site is down and sometimes updates from the target phone don’t come in for days and you have to physically restart the target phone. What’s more is that it assigns a random name from the phone’s contacts to the voicemail number so it looks like the target phone owner calls the same person over and over again, and it does the same with ALL private numbers, they too are assigned to one particular (different to the voicemail) contact. Whilst it has some good features, bugs like this should be ironed out in a paid-for service that does not come cheap,