Ever since a thief broke into my home a few years ago, I have been somewhat obsessed with safety and security both online and offline. He stole my laptop and phone, along with many other valuables. I did not have any of the cloud data backup software installed on either device, so I lost a lot of valuable files and content.
If only I had a cell phone tracking software installed, I would have been able to retrieve some of my important data, including text messages, contacts, photos, videos, bookmarks, and passwords. A cell phone spying app would have increased the chances of the authorities being able to catch the criminal and retrieve my devices.
I learned my lesson and now use monitoring apps on all my devices. So, I know if any of my devices are lost, stolen. I'll still be able to access my personal data. When I purchased the tracking software I use on devices, I didn't know about PhoneSpector. According to many PhoneSpector reviews, the software is one of the most affordable cell phone spying apps in the marketplace. I wish I was using it to monitor my phone back then.
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Cell phone tracking software is targeted towards individuals looking to monitor data on their own phones, parents seeking to protect their kids online, and business owners looking to monitor how their employees are using company devices. Businesses that deploy monitoring software can see productivity rates increase. Meanwhile, installing a spy app on your own phone can help you locate it if its ever lost or stolen.
Cell phone tracking apps should not be used to spy on partners, spouses, or other people without their consent. While some apps market themselves for catching partners cheating, spying on someone's cell phone without their consent is illegal.
Before buying a cell phone spy app, you need to make sure that the product is compatible with the device you want to monitor and that it offers all the features you need. Many apps in the marketplace, for example, do not let you track content on social media platforms. This is a feature you are likely to need if you're raising kids in 2020 and beyond, as they are more likely to be using social media apps for all their communications as opposed to text messages and voice calls.
PhoneSpector is a smartphone monitoring app designed to collect information from any mobile device and store it in a cloud-based account where it can be accessed remotely. The app claims to be compatible with all iPhones, iPads, and Andriod devices. From a PhoneSpector account, you can view call logs, text messages, GPS location data, photos, videos, WhatsApp messages, Facebook Messages, emails, browsing history, contacts, etc. The latest release of the monitoring software – PhoneSpector Version 7 – includes lots of new features, making it a worthy competitor to some of the leaders in the smartphone spy app industry.
Users that will gain the most value from the cell phone tracking software include:
A comprehensive log of all calls made and received on the tracked device is stored. The call log data includes timestamps, call duration, and phone number. The latest version of PhoneSpector allows you to download audio recordings of all calls. Both sides of the conversation are recorded, so it's important to check call recording laws in your state before enabling this feature.
The contents of all text messages sent and received are viewable from the PhoneSpector dashboard. Timestamp data is also stored.
The keylogger feature captures all keystrokes entered on the phone. If your phone gets stolen and the thief starts changing your passwords for unsecured accounts, looking at keylogger data can help you to figure out the new passwords and lock down your accounts.
All photos and videos recorded with the device are visible in the PhoneSpector dashboard – including deleted ones. If your phone ever gets damaged and you didn't have any backup software installed, you can still retrieve all your old photos. If someone steals your phone, the photos they take can often include incriminating evidence and make it easier for authorities to track them down.
Tracks and records the location of the device every 15 minutes. The location is accurate to within 50 feet. You can view your device's location on Google Maps from the PhoneSpector dashboard.
Every message sent and received on social media platforms (like Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, WhatsApp, and Instagram) is uploaded in full. Many other cell phone monitoring apps only store snippets of messages. With PhoneSpector, users don't have to worry about losing any content. Parents can also check the messages their children are receiving on social media platforms to make sure they are not being targeted by predators.
From the dashboard, you can see all websites visited through web browsers on the device. This feature can be useful for employers who want to check their employees aren't surfing the web during work hours. Parents can also use this feature to check their kids aren't visiting any unsafe websites. You can also monitor Wi-Fi networks that the device connects to and set up keyword alerts.
Access a complete list of all contacts from the monitored device. One of the worst things about losing a phone is often losing all your contacts. With this app, you can retrieve all saved contents in the event that you lose or damage a device.
PhoneSpector offers round-the-clock customer support. On the company's website, they also claim to use US-based agents. This means customers should have no problems communicating their issues. But, many older PhoneSpector reviews have some negative things to report about the app's customer support.
Further features include the ability to view all installed applications, calendar events, Facebook likes, emails and bookmarks.
The monitoring software works on all iPads and iPhones (no jailbreaking required) with iOS 7 or later installed.
All Android smartphones running Android 3 to Android 10
Sprint, Verizon, AT&T and all other mainstream cell phone carriers (including providers abroad)
It is legal for parents to use monitoring software to track the activity on their children's devices. It is also legal for employers to monitor activity on all company-owned devices that are provided to employees as long as employees are made aware that their activity is being tracked.
PhoneSpector offers two different plans:
Both plans come with free lifetime upgrades. Unlike some other monitoring apps, you don't have to worry about any recurring monthly payments.
The Basic plan restricts the use of many of the software's best features, including Facebook Messenger capture and keylogging. So, I would recommend opting for the Pro Plan.
Each purchase provides you with one activation license key. So, if you want to monitor more than one device, you need to purchase additional license keys. According to their official website, all purchases come with a 30-day money-back guarantee, but details surrounding this guarantee are lacking.
Unfortunately, PhoneSpector does not offer any type of free trial. And, after searching many of the most popular discount, coupon, and offer code websites, there doesn't appear to be any special offers available on their Basic or Pro plans at the moment. That said, compared to other cell phone spy apps, the software is still very competitively priced — especially when you take into account the fact that there are no recurring subscription charges.
mSpy is a smartphone tracking software that is designed for parental control. It offers many of the same features as PhoneSpector, but is more expensive and does not offer audio call recording. The mSpy Premium package costs $69.99 for one month or $199.99 for 12 months. You can test a working demo of the software on their website www.mspy.com.
FlexiSpy offers some powerful remote control features that differentiate it from PhoneSpector. With the software, you can activate the monitored device's microphone and/or camera to listen to or view the surroundings LIVE. Another unique feature is that it is compatible with devices running MacOS and Windows. As a result, you can monitor your kids' or employees' laptop devices as well. The app was one of the first to enter the cell phone monitoring industry back in 2006. You may check them out at www.flexispy.com.
Like FlexiSPY, MobiStealth offers surrounding audio recording features which sets it apart from PhoneSpector. This app is also compatible with Windows and MacOS devices, meaning you can monitor a Macbook or Windows laptop in addition to Andriod smartphones and iOS devices. To access all of the advanced features of this tracking software you need to sign up for the Premium Plus package, which costs $69.99 per month. Their website is www.mobistealth.com.
Are you worried about losing all your cell phone data if your device is stolen? Would you like to monitor your children's smartphone activities and implement parental controls? Are you looking to boost the productivity of your employees by monitoring their use of company cell phones? If you answered “yes” to any or all of those questions, a cell phone spy app, like PhoneSpector, is likely to be a good investment.
As previously mentioned in this review, the app uploads all data from a cell phone to a secure online platform where it can be accessed remotely. The GPS tracking feature means you will always know the location of the device. And, internet activity tracking and call monitoring features let you check up on employees' company device use during working hours.