Battle of the Best Monitoring Apps

Battle of the Best Monitoring Apps

April 27, 2020 0 By Tech Junkie

Looking for a smartphone monitoring app?Can’t decide which one to buy? Don’t worry, we have got you covered. In this article, we will identify the top three smartphone apps. We will list the features, provide an installation guideline, identify the prices, and list the pros and cons of each app. Furthermore, each app will be scored on affordability, features, and ease of use. Let’s get started, shall we?

 

1) XNSPY

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  •     What is it?

XNSPY is a smartphone monitoring app that offers a sophisticated range of features to meet your monitoring needs.

  •     How much does it cost?

The app is available in two subscription packages. The basic version costs USD 4.99 per month, while the premium version costs USD 7.49 a month. Only the premium version offers all available features.

  •     Is it compatible with my phone?

XNSPY is compatible with all Android versions 4.0 and above. For iOS, XNSPY can be installed on all devices running on versions 6.0 and above.

  •     Which features can I use?

You can use the call & SMS tracking feature to monitor all calls and messages on the monitored phone. You can also view information from instant messaging and social media apps such as WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Skype, Viber, Tinder, and others. Use the GPS tracking feature to monitor the location of the phone in real-time. View all stored photos, videos, and audio files. XNSPY can monitor web-based activities such as browsing history, bookmarks, and all emails. You can use the app to remotely control the phone as well. For example, you can take screenshots, turn on the microphone to listen to surroundings, or view all contacts. You can also view/block installed apps, lock the phone, restart it, and even wipe off all data in case of theft. XNSPY also provides an instant alert feature. Simply add a word, location, or contact to the app’s watch list, and XNSPY will immediately notify you of all relevant activities. It’s a pretty handy feature that provides exactly the right information at the correct time.

 

  •     How to install & use XNSPY?

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The process is different for Android and iOS devices. Let’s take a separate look at both.

Android: Visit the XNSPY website, select a subscription package, make the payment, and check your email inbox for a download URL and your login credentials. You need physical access to the phone for installation only. Wait for 24–48 hours and visit the website to login to your account. All data can be accessed through an intuitively designed control panel.

iPhone: Make a payment on your chosen subscription package and check your email inbox for details. You do not need physical access to the iPhone for installation. However, you need the Apple ID details of the phone you want to monitor. Just use your login details to enter the XNSPY control panel and select the iPhone option. Enter the Apple ID details and wait for verification. All data is now available on the control panel.

  •     Pros & cons

Pros

Cons

  • You may have to root or jailbreak the phone if you want to use some functions.
  • There is no content filtering system.
  • Some features can be intrusive.

 

XNSPY score: 9.8/10.

 

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2) Spyera

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  •     What is it?

Spyera is an advanced smartphone monitoring app that offers a wide array of features.

  •     How much does it cost?

The premium version of Spyera costs USD 13.99 per month, while the premium plus version costs USD 31.99 a month. Only the premium version offers all available features.

  •     Is it compatible with my phone?

Spyera is compatible with all Android and iOS versions so compatibility should not be an issue.

  •     Which features can I use?

There is little to complain about in this department. You can use the app to monitor all calls and messages. You can also track prominent IM and social media apps such as WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger. View web browsing history and read all emails. A location tracking feature is available with Spyera does not provide a geofencing solution. You can view/block installed apps, view multimedia files saved on the phone, or remotely control the device. For example, you can remotely turn on the camera and take photos/videos, or use the microphone to record your surroundings.

  •     How do I install & use Spyera?

The installation process is very similar to XNSPY.

Android: Visit the Spyera website, select a package, and make the payment. Check your email inbox and download the app. Bear in mind that you need to physically access the phone to install Spyera. Login to your Spyera account after the installation process is completed. All data can be viewed through the dashboard.

iOS: You need Apple ID details of the phone, but you do not have to physically access the device for installation. Just make the payment on your preferred package and login to your Spyera account. Add Apple ID details and start monitoring the iPhone.

You can also buy mobile phones from the website that come pre-installed with Spyera.

  •     Pros & Cons

Pros

  • The remote camera control function is unique.
  • It is compatible with all Android & iOS versions.
  • You can buy new phones that come pre-installed with the app.

Cons

  • It is a bit on the expensive side.
  • You may have to root or jailbreak the phone to use some features.
  • The app has limited notification features.

 

Spyera score: 9.5/10.

 

3) mSpy

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  •     What is it?

A well-known smartphone monitoring app primarily designed for parental use.

 

  •     How much does it cost?

All available features are included in the premium version which costs USD 16.66 per month for a year-long subscription.

 

  •     Is it compatible with my phone?

mSpy supports all Android versions above 4.0 and iOS versions above 6.0.

  •     Which features can I use?

mSpy is designed as a parental monitoring app and this is evident in the list of features. You can monitor all calls via the call log, but you cannot record the conversation. You can view all messages, including those exchanged via IM or social media apps such as WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Snapchat, Viber, and others. View all multimedia files stored on the phone, and use the GPS tracking feature to monitor the device in real-time. mSpy provides a comprehensive web activity tracker. View browsing history, bookmarks, and emails. Furthermore, a sophisticated content filtering system blocks inappropriate content on your child’s phone.

 

  •     How do I install & use mSpy?

Android: Visit the website, make payment for your chosen package, and check your email inbox for a download URL and your mSpy login details. You need physical access to the phone for installation. Then, log in to your mSpy account on the app’s website. You can now access all information via the dashboard.

iOS: No physical access is required, but you need the Apple ID details of the iPhone. Enter the Apple ID credentials after making payment and logging into your account. Wait for verification and begin monitoring all data.

 

  •     Pros & cons

Pros

  • A sophisticated content filtering system.
  • Affordable price.

Cons

  • You may have to root or jailbreak the device to use some features.
  • The app has no remote control functionality.

 

mSpy score: 9.2/10

 

Verdict

XNSPY ended up with a score of 9.8/10 because it offers a broad range of features and is the most affordable app on our list. We ranked Spyera at number two with a score of 9.5/10 because it is a pricier option with no extra advantages, though the camera remote control feature is unique. We ranked mSpy at number three but with a good score of 9.2. This is because it does not offer features such as remote control options or instant alerts. However, its content filtering system is unparalleled.

 

App Price Compatibility Features
XNSPY USD 4.99 per month for basic version and USD 7.49 a month for the premium version. Android + 4.0 and iOS +6.0. ·         Call recording & monitoring.

·         SMS, IM, Social Media tracking.

·         GPS tracking &Geofencing.

·         Web activity monitoring.

·         Device remote control.

·         Watch list alerts.

Spyera The premium version of Spyera costs USD 13.99 per month, while the premium plus version costs USD 31.99 a month All Android and Ios versions. ·         Call recording & monitoring.

·         SMS, IM, Social Media tracking.

·         GPS tracking.

·         Web activity monitoring.

·         Device remote control.

mSpy The premium version costs USD 16.66 per month. Android + 4.0 and iOS +6.0. ·         Call monitoring.

·         SMS, IM, Social Media monitoring.

·         GPS Tracking &Geofencing.

·         Web activity monitoring.

·         Content filtering.

 

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