In this January 2020 update of our XNSPY review, we want to give you all the info you need so you have a better buying decision about this spy app software. There's also some discussion about free trial rumors. We'll clarify about that too.
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Note: Installing a spy software on someone's phone without his or her consent is illegal. There are some instances when it's tolerable but please do so at your own risk.
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It is challenging to know what your kids are up to when they are alone with their tablets, iPhones, and smartphones. With the increasing cases of cyberbullying, this might be a concern for many parents who may want to have control – or at least some level of it – over what their kids are viewing. Employers would also want to monitor their employee’s online activities during work hours. Spy apps are increasingly becoming the solution to the above-stated concerns mainly due their undetectability.
In this review, we shall look at one of the spy apps known as XNSPY. At the end, you will be able to make an informed decision on whether it is the best product for you. We shall highlight its features, pros and cons, compatibility, price installation and our unbiased verdict about the spy app. Without further ado, let us dive right into it.
One of the best features of this spy app is that it records all the calls that are made and received by the target device. What’s more? The app also is ambient recording enabled- this means it records what is going on in the surrounding- similar to a “bug.” However, you can only record for a maximum of 30 minutes per recording session.
The call recording feature is significant since you can hear who your child or employee talks to and what it is all about! With the ambient recording, you can know where your kid depending on the recorded background noise. However, for the call and ambiance recording to work, you should have a stable internet connection.
Note: Only works on rooted android.
Yes, you can hide the app by checking a box during the installation process. This will ensure that the owner of the target phone will not have any idea that they are being tracked with a phone tracker.
You can also monitor the activities (messages, videos, chats) of the target devices major social network platforms and other messaging apps. These include WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Instagram, Skype, and Viber plus other similar platforms. This is a very important feature since a lot of children and teenagers can be introduced to drugs and other vices through the platforms. Thereby having the ability to monitor and shut down potentially harmful apps is a big plus.
Do you want to know where your kid or employee is at any given time? No problem, the app offers GPS tracking. However, note that real-time tracking is only available on the Jailbreak phone. Monitoring your child’s movements will help you to know if they went to a prohibited place. Employee monitoring also ensures that the employee is not using company’s time and resources for personal business.
The app also gives you the ability to control some functions of the target device. If there are some apps you are not comfortable your teenage daughter (or son for that matter) having on their phone, you can delete them remotely. You can also take a screenshot of the phone in real time, and you can also wipe the phone clean (very useful in deleting confidential information in case the phone falls into the wrong hands).
Yes, the app comes with an amazing alert feature. Using the control panel, you can set up some alert words, and you will be notified each time they are used in texts and emails on the target phone. Also, you get notified if the device calls a number on your watch list! That’s not all; you get an alert if the person ventures into a no-go zone-geographically. You also get another alert if the sim card is changed on the device.
With these features in place, it is very easy to tell what your child is into and whether they are out drinking with friends instead of soccer practice where they said they would be after school!
Does it work on iPhone? As earlier mentioned, the app is compatible with both Android and iOS. You should, therefore, have no problem with installing and using it on your iPhone.
Does it need a jailbreak? For unlimited functionality like real-time tracking you will need a jail broken phone. However, the app has a jail break version although it has limited features.
Does it work on Android? The app is also compatible with Android OS.
Does it need rooting? The app works best on Android devices. Unlike Apple devices, you get a lot of features even on an android device that is not rooted. In fact, you only need to root your Android device if you want to spy on messaging apps, access recording services and take the target device's screenshots.
So is spying legit or legal, you might ask? It all depends on the context. It is legit and legal for parents or guardians to monitor the online activities and geographical locations of their children.
Additionally, spy apps are important tools for monitoring the physical whereabouts of the elderly. It is also legal and legit for Employers to monitor the activities of their employees during work hours to ensure there is no misuse of company’s resources. Monitoring also prevents and identifies any leakage of sensitive company information.
Installing the app is quite easy, and the company ensures that the process is seamless by sending you an installation guide that has a downloadable link so that you can even do it while offline. For Android, the company can install the app for you for only $20 if you are not confident that you can do it yourself.
The price depends on whether you want the basic or premium version and also for the duration you want to use the app. The main difference between the two versions (basic and premium) is the features you can access. The price of the app is as follows:
As of this writing though, we haven't found any free trial for the XNSPY app. When we find one, then we'll update it here. For now, we can only give you the best price for it.
For rooted Android and jailbroken iPhones, the app is excellent as there are many additional features. However, for Apple phones which are not jailbroken, the functionalities are limited which is a bummer. On the other hand, though, the app offers cool features like recording voice calls and monitoring messages. You can even block some sites that you deem unfit for your kid without them ever knowing you did it. All in all, it is a good app, but it would be better if it offered the full range of functionalities even on iPhones that are not jailbroken.