The 10 Best iPhone Spy Apps [January 2021]
Given how important our smartphones are to our everyday lives, it makes sense that we want to protect 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. With that out of the way, let’s dive into the list!
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. SP Camera 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.
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.
An app so great it was featured in USA Today, Spy Phone is one of the best phone trackers you can find on iOS today. Built to share all the important information with you that you could basically ever require, Spy Phone gives you info on everything from contacts to messages and, of course, location tracking. Not only does the phone allow you to keep track of your phone in case it’s misplaces, but the phone can also track your kids or other family members. It’s a solid offering, even if most of it is managed within a browser and not the app itself.
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.
SP Camera is a great app for taking secret photos when you’re out and about, but if you’d rather focus on protecting your stuff at home, Alfred Camera is the app for you. Alfred makes it easy to use your old smartphones and other technology to get total security of your house. From live monitoring on your current devices to using the speakers on your phone as a makeshift alarm, Alfred is basically a must-have—and believe it or not, the app is free with in-app purchases.
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!