Before starting this SpyFone review, I'd like to warn readers that they should be extremely careful when subscribing to any spy applications, for the simple reason that they can be exploited by hackers to gain access to all the information about your kids and employees that you are tracking without you being aware of it.
The reason behind this is that not all smartphones have the same configurations and features. They use different processors such as Qualcomm Snapdragon, Intel Atom, Samsung Exynos, and others.
A particular spy app might perform excellently on a particular mobile, but might not on a smartphone running on a different processor.
SpyFone – A Reliable Monitoring App
Keeping these factors in mind, I was pleasantly surprised when I found that this application worked without any hitch on the several mobiles I installed it on (their subscription allows clients to install the application on five different devices).
Unlike other similar applications, this beauty did not slow down the smartphones on which I installed it and did not show up on the list of running or installed apps.
The excellent features offered by this application is perhaps the primary reason why other mobile application review sites always keep on consistently giving high marks to the app on their SpyFone reviews.
I would also like to request readers to shun the negative SpyFone app review found online, which tend to brand this application as a parental control app alone. Any application that can spy on mobiles can be used to track the activities of kids as well as that of other individuals. This means that you can use the spy phone app for spying on your employees too.
What is SpyFone App?
SpyFone is an application that tracks activities on the target mobile and passes on information about it to the individual spying on those devices. It works perfectly well on both Android smartphones as well as mobiles running on the iOS platform.
It provides a comprehensive feedback about all activities in real-time, such as emails sent and received, SMSs received and sent, the contact list on the target device and much more.
SpyFone is perhaps, the only company from which you can purchase mobiles installed with their app at highly discounted prices. This feature is available on their Xpress plan. Grab hold of this opportunity to gift your kid a smartphone, preinstalled with this spy application.
This feature is great for companies that only allow their employees to use company-owned devices while they are at work. While the website of the vendor displays prices for a single phone, you can contact their support staff for discounted plans if you want to purchase mobiles in bulk quantities.
Perfect Score On The iOS Platform – SpyFone iPhone Review
Since there are some differences in this app for the different operating systems, let me begin with the SpyFone iPhone review.
Premium vs Xpress
You have two different plans to choose from: “Premium” and “Xpress.” The features of both are similar with the difference being that you get a rooted or jailbroken mobile along with all features plus a one-year subscription to SpyFone Xtreme, which includes all the features of the Premium plan along with an iPhone 6.
It also allows you to listen and record calls of the target mobile, offers you copies of email, SMS, and MMS messages plus access to communicators and multimedia.
The premium plan requires that you have the iCloud login credentials for the target iPhone, required to install SpyFone without rooting or jailbreaking the target phone. The SpyFone price for the Premium plan for iOS is $179.95 for a year. Once installed, you have access to:
• List of contacts
• Call logs (both outgoing and incoming)
• SMS messages (both incoming and outgoing)
• Web history (browsing history)
• Logs of chat applications like Viber, WhatsApp, Line, Hike, IMO, Kik, and Zalo
Why is SpyFone App Unique?
What makes this application stand out from the others is that it offers you the option of trying it before you purchase it. Click on the “try now” button on the vendor's website, create an account on the next page, log in with the credentials you used to create the account to try the Spy Fone app.
SpyFone Free Trial
SpyFone Call Recording & Tracking
The call tracking feature provides you with in-depth details about the call, including the duration of the call, the telephone number of the person to whom the call was made, the location of the target device when the call was received (this is done through GPS), and a host of other features.
You now have the power to know where exactly your kid or employees were and with whom they were talking. If required you can also record their calls, and block them from receiving or initiating a call to specific numbers.
SpyFone No Jailbreak Review
Those interested in the SpyFone no jailbreak reviews should realize that the company has made it easy to install the SpyFone app for iPhone on an iOS device without jailbreaking it if they have the iCloud login details of the target iPhone.
Remember, physical access to the target device is required if iCloud back is not activated on it, or if the smartphone user has enabled two-step verification.
Those having problems in understanding this specific SpyFone without jailbreak review also have the option of purchasing the vendor's “no jailbreak” package. They will send you an email containing instructions on how to install this app on the target phone.
Once installed, you can start monitoring activities of the target device by logging on to the control panel using credentials provided in the email. You can complete the three-step process from purchasing the application to installing it on the target device, and begin monitoring it in a couple of minutes.
You do no need to worry about hackers gaining access to the information you are capturing from the target device as the information captured by this application is encrypted before being uploaded to the vendor's secure web portal, from where you can retrieve it by logging on to their portal.
It is not possible to provide in-depth details of all the functionalities of this application in a short review. However, you can find out all the features you will get by checking the online demo of the application. This is one of the features I hardly find while reviewing other spy apps, and it is also the reason I give this app the highest ranking.
Awesome Online SpyFone Demo
To understand how easy it is to monitor the target device, click on the “online demo” link. This will redirect your browser to a full-fledged demo of the vendor's online dashboard. You can actually click on the different links to see what functions you can expect.
Hovering your mouse cursor over each icon also provides you with more details such as if a particular feature is only supported in rooted mobiles. For example, if you click on the “draw location path” option, you will see the exact GPS location of the target phone and the phone it is communicating with.
See the Contents in the Target Phone's SD Card
You can even gain access to the SD Card of the target mobile and view all its contents.
View and Manage Apps & Sites You Blocked
Click on the “Blocked List” to see details about sites you have blocked and the option to add more sites to that list. All or parts of these features will be made available to you depending on the plan you purchase. This is an awesome way to familiarize yourself with the control panel and what features you can expect.
SpyFone Android Review and How Much Does SpyFone Cost?
SpyFone for Android too boasts of all the features found on the iOS version along with some extra goodies.
Premium vs Xtreme
For starters, you have plans to choose from, details of which are provided below. The Premium plan offers you a subscription for three months for $119.95, which works out to $39.98 per month. However, you can save 70% by opting for the annual subscription plan which costs $199.95 annually but works out to $16.66 per month. No prizes for guessing which plan you should subscribe to.
The list of features is too huge to mention over here, and you can find out the details by visiting the website of SpyFone. I shall be mentioning a few of them in the paragraphs below.
The Xtreme plan costs $179.95 for three months or $59.98 per month or $299.95 for a 12 months' subscription, or $24.99 per month. The Extreme plan has all the features of the Premium plan along with additional SpyFone features such as:
• Live viewing of video
• Call recording
• Live viewing of the screen of the target device
• Screen capture ability
• Listening to surroundings
• Live remote control (control the target device effortlessly)
By the way, you can monitor the snaps or videos being taken by both the front as well as the rear camera of the target phone. Some of the interesting features of the Prime subscription include, but is not limited to:
Monitor Social Media
Monitoring chat applications like WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Snapchat, Hangouts, Instagram, Skype and many more.
The SpyFone Facebook module is one of the best available when compared with the Facebook Messenger modules of other spy applications for the Android or iOS operating system.
• Monitoring Gmail
• Live location (through GPS)
• Uninstall protection
• Call history
• SMS messages
• Blocking websites and viewing web history
• Viewing list of contacts
• Viewing installed apps and blocking ones you prefer
• Text spoofing (replacing the SMS sender's ID with alphanumeric text)
• Detection of nude photos
• Theft protection
• Blocking SMS and calls from specific numbers
• Blocking and unblocking websites
• 24 x 7 live support
• Unlimited device change
• Find device
The above features are just the tip of the proverbial iceberg and you can find full details of other features on the website of the vendor.
You can remotely control the file manager, browse through photos, videos, and audio files on the target smartphone and download them to your computer via the online control dashboard.
Download and Save Monitored Messages
I really loved the “analysis tool” of this app, which permits me to download usage statistics of the controlled mobile in .pdf, .xls, and .csv (comma separated value), providing me with comprehensive details about the usage of the phone. I can use these statistics to block websites and mobile numbers that I find suspicious.
The application is so easy to use that I did not face any problems in installing it on the five target phones and monitoring them through the online control panel. However, I decided to check whether the SpyFone online support was as good as claimed.
I used the chat panel, located on the bottom right-hand side of their website to chat with their 24×7 support. Online support plays a huge role in determining the total points I give to any software I review. The staff managing the chat replied to my query almost instantaneously and answered all my queries with ease.
How Does SpyFone Work?
I have received queries from readers of my other reviews about how SpyFone works.
Once installed, this application runs in the background of the installed device and keeps a track of all activities on it. It then encrypts all processes and passes them on to the secure online portal of the vendor from which the user can view and download them after logging in to their control panel.
When you purchase SpyFone, you have to fill up the online form on SpyFone website with information like your name and email. Once you buy Spyfone, click on the SpyFone software download link to download the application. Ensure that you download the version applicable for the target device.
In case you plan to install this app on an iPhone, click on the SpyFone download for iPhone link. In case you need it for Android, click on the SpyFone download for Android link. Once you have downloaded the SpyFone tracker, complete the SpyFone install process.
How to Install SpyFone Software
Starting to monitor with SpyFone can be summarized in 3 simple steps:
(1) Purchase of the app
(2) Installation of SpyFone
- After downloading the app, run the installation (takes only a few minutes).
- After installation, open the app and type in the license code sent to your email.
(3) Login to your control panel to view all the activities taking place on the target phone.
If you are still wondering about how to install SpyFone on target phone, visit the website of the vendor, and click on the SpyFone FAQ link. Your browser will be redirected to their “Frequently Asked Questions” page where you can find answers to all of your problems.
Once installed, visit the SpyFone sign up or sign in page, so to say, log in with your credentials, and use their online control panel to start tracking the target device(s).
You can be sure that you can now manage the surfing and other online activities of your child or employees and ensure that they do not cross the limits they should stay within.
Those who are asking, “is SpyFone detectable?” should relax, as the SpyFone phone tracker is elusive and does not appear on the list of running or installed apps.