Given how important our smartphones are to our everyday lives, it makes sense that we want to protect them and ourselves while we use them. Some of the iPhone spy apps in this list are a bit of fun while some have a serious use. Likewise, some require jailbroken phones, while others are able to be downloaded right from the App Store. Whatever the reason you want to use a spy app, these are some of the best around.
Before you use any of the apps on this list, make sure you review your state or country’s policies on privacy and tracking. When you download and use these apps, you’re taking responsibility into your own hands.
mSpy is a very powerful iPhone spy app that is completely undetectable once installed. It includes a keylogger, call monitor, website blocker, geofence alert to let you know if the handset enters a location you don’t want it to, chat logger that works with WhatsApp, GPS tracker, internet monitor and remote control. The app also comes with 24/7 customer service.
mSpy has three different subscription options depending on your needs.
iKeyMonitor is a keylogging app that collects data from SMS, WhatsApp, websites and more. If it’s typed into the iPhone keyboard, it is recorded in this app. The app installs quickly and silently and will sit on the phone invisibly recording every keystroke. It can also capture screenshots to show you what’s going on as well as what is being typed. The app will then email you a report of keystrokes
iKeyMonitor is quite expensive but comes with a three day free trial so you can try before you buy.
Xnspy is similar to the preceding two but it quite a bit cheaper. This iPhone spy app can monitor calls, keystrokes, track the phone using GPS, secretly record using the microphone and alert you when particular words are typed or mentioned. The real strength of Xnspy is that it happens in real time so even if the user deletes chats and call logs you will still see them.
Xnspy is available for non-jailbroken and jailbroken iPhones.
The Mobistealth iPhone Spy App is another great app that logs chats, SMS, call logs, images, videos, web history and more. You can also activate the microphone to listen to calls or conversations, use GPS, Wi-Fi or cell tracking to find the location and more. It works on both non-jailbroken and jailbroken iPhones and is completely silent so the user should never know what’s going on.
Mobistealth iPhone Spy App is also expensive but comes with a free trial.
FlexiSPY is another fully featured iPhone spy app that does everything from monitor keystrokes to record calls, track its location and more. FlexiSPY also includes remote control options so you can remotely switch on the video camera or microphone to record what’s going on at the time. You can also make changes to the phone remotely for on the fly control.
FlexiSPY does work on non-jailbroken iPhones but works best on jailbroken ones.
SpyEra is one of the most comprehensive iPhone spy apps out there but is also one of the most expensive. It can listen to or record live calls, record Skype calls, record SMS, chats, IMs, social media use, Facetime, record all keystrokes and even grab passwords from the phone. It is undetectable to the user and offers full control over the device and full monitoring over everything that is done on the phone.
SpyEra needs a jailbroken phone to work but offers a huge range of features in return.
Most of the apps on this list allow you to spy on someone directly using the phone, but if you’re looking to spy on others, a spy camera is a great way to do it. If you can afford the $10 app price, SP Camera on the App Store is the perfect app for capturing footage stealthily. The app is simple: there’s a movable and resizable camera viewfinder on the app that can be hidden with other fake apps, including a calculator, a reactive webpage, and much more. The app is chock full of recording features that allow you to customize how videos and images are collected, including multi-lens support and slow motion recordings. If you’re looking for the best spy camera app for iOS, this is it.
HighsterMobile is another neat iPhone spy app that can record keystrokes, calls, images and videos. It can also report on emails, call history, location, social media use, apps, installations and uninstalls, browser history and other data. It can also alert in real time when keywords are typed and block apps from being installed onto the phone. The app can also take pictures using the phone’s camera without the user’s knowledge.
HighsterMobile isn’t cheap but offers customer support and lots of spy features so could be well worth the investment.
If all you want to do is know where the phone is, Phone Tracker for iPhone could be for you. It’s free too which is a bonus. It sits silently on the phone and doesn’t need the app to run to work. It can ping a location every 2 minutes and is fully configurable. While not as fully featured as the other spy apps on here, it does what it does well.
Phone Tracker for iPhone does take a little while to lock on to a phone and drains the battery but is otherwise excellent.
Auto Forward cannot seem to admit that it is an iPhone spy app but that’s exactly what it is. It can retrieve emails, iMessages, chats, location, social media activity, SMS, call logs, browser history images and video and every aspect of iPhone use. It records everything and then uploads it to a secure server for you to peruse at your leisure. While it works well as an iPhone backup utility, it also works as monitoring software too.
Auto Forward isn’t cheap and stores all the data on their own servers.
Whether you want to be the next James Bond, spy on a sibling or partner, monitor your children’s phone use or keep an eye on employees, these iPhone spy apps will help you do it!