Looking for the best Android spy software? Read expert reviews and compare features of the top spy apps for Android phones and tablets.
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Top Android Spy Software
Are you looking for a spy app that allows you to spy on someone’s Android phone without letting them know that you are spying on them? Of course you are. Thankfully, there are many good Android spy apps available these days. We’ve done a bit of research and compiled a list of our favorites below, which all work well on Android devices.
Best Spy Apps for Android 2016
Each Android spy software has different features and benefits. We created this comparison chart to help you decide which program is best for you.
FlexiSPY is the most advanced Android spy software in the world. It allows you to monitor all communications, locations and user behavior of an Android smartphone from any web browser. FlexiSPY has much more features than Highster Mobile & mSpy, but in my tests, the device needs to be rooted in order to use all features of the software.
There are two versions of FlexiSpy: Premium and Extreme. Basically, the Extreme version has a few more monitoring features than the Premium version. These features include: keylogger (password cracker), record phone conversations, call intercept and listen to phones surroundings.
You will receive step by step instructions on how to install the spy app on the target Android phone after purchase. After you have installed and configured the app, you can log in to your FlexiSPY account to view their phone activities. Read the full review ››
- Most advanced features available
- Free demo account
- Good technical support (live chat, email and phone)
- It’s more expensive than many other spy software
- It requires some initial configuration
- Some advanced features require root access
- Requires Android: 1.5 and up
- Cost: $68/mo or $149/yr for Premium version, $349/yr for Extreme version
- Where to buy: www.flexispyapp.com
#2 Highster Mobile
Highster Mobile is an easy-to-use Android spy app that lets you monitor and record your child’s mobile phone activity. You can use Highster Mobile to monitor your children’s browser history, read their text messages, deleted text messages, contacts, call log history and GPS location. Unlike many other spy apps, which charge a monthly subscription fee, the fee for Highster is a one-time payment of $69.99.
I personally prefer Highster Mobile because it’s so easy to use and you don’t have to root the phone. All you have to do is install a small app on the Android device, activate it with your license code and you are good to go. The app operates in stealth mode without the user’s knowledge.
If you’re looking for an affordable yet reliable Android spy app, I highly recommend Highster Mobile. It’s designed for non-technical users who want to spy on an Android phone without needing to root the phone. Read the full review ››
- No rooting required. Easy to install and use.
- The installation instructions are clear and easy to follow
- Pay a one-time fee, no monthly fee or other ongoing costs
- No free trial or demo versions
- There’s no live chat technical support (phone and email only)
- Requires Android: 2.1 and up
- Cost: $69.99 for a lifetime license. One time fee. No hidden costs.
- Where to buy: www.highstermobi.com
mSpy is a very popular Android monitoring software used by thousands of customers all around the world. Many customers use mSpy to keep track of their child’s online activities. It includes many useful features such as GPS tracking, view sent/received text messages, browsing history, instant messages, emails, calls, photos & videos taken, and much more. In addition, mSpy also includes a keylogging feature that allows you to see every keystroke typed on your child’s Android phone or tablet.
Just like FlexiSPY, you have to root the target Android phone in order to use all the features of mSpy. After you have installed the app, it runs in the background of the phone and automatically records activities and then uploads the logs to a secure web-based control panel, so you can view them from any device.
Overall mSpy is a very good Android monitoring tool. Their web based control panel is easy to use and has a few options to choose from that allow you control of how often you want the software to send monitored data logs to your account, and what you want the software to track. Read the full review ››
- It can block websites, apps and incoming calls
- It has a very nice setup wizard that walks you through the entire process
- Excellent customer service ( live chat, email and phone support)
- The phone needs to be rooted in order to install it
- It does not support older versions of Android
- Requires Android: 4.0 and up
- Cost: $29.99/mo or $99.99/yr for Basic version, $69.99/mo or $199.99/yr for Premium version.
- Where to buy: www.mspy.com