Published on September 6th, 2018 | by Guest


Top 3 Picks for the Best Spying Apps Out There

Looking for a spying app that is equipped with advanced features and it’s easy to use as well? Not that many apps are out there which are a combination of both. Some lack in features and some are too complicated for an average user who isn’t tech savvy. Others have the compatibility issue i.e. they don’t support the operating system of your phone.

To make your job easier, below are our top 3 picks for spying apps that are the best combination of price, features, and ease of use. Let’s have a look at them, shall we?

1. Xnspy

Xnspy is a complete package of state of the spying features. It’s actively used by parents due to its monitoring capabilities and controls as well as employers since it also has tracking abilities. Even partners find it an intimidating solution to keep tabs on each other. It’s one of the rare mobile apps that support both Android and iPhone monitoring. Separate versions for iPhone jailbreak and no jailbreak editions are available too. Starting from basic text messages and call monitoring, Xnspy is also a keylogger app. It lets you monitor keystrokes on WhatsApp, Facebook, Facebook Messenger and Skype.

Features of Xnspy

Here are some of the remarkable features of Xnspy:

  • Monitor phone calls and text messages
  • Access instant messenger chats and multimedia (supports Facebook Messenger, iMessage, WhatsApp, Viber, Kik Messenger, Instagram, Line, Tinder Messenger and Skype)
  • Track GPS location and apply geo-fencing
  • Read emails and online activities
  • Record phone calls and surroundings
  • View photos, videos and calendar entries
  • Remotely control the target device
  • Keylogger and monitor Wi-Fi network logs


Android Version: Supports 4.x, 5.x, 6.x, 7.0 and 8.0

iOS Jailbreak Version: Supports 6.x, 7.x, 8. Up to 9.0.2.

iOS No-Jailbreak Version: Supports 6.x, 7.x, 8.x up to 11.2.5


Apart from the great features mentioned above, another great thing about Xnspy is its price. The Basic Edition of this app costs $8.33 a month and the Premium Edition costs $12.49 a month. Those who are looking for commendable quality and extended features, this would be the choice worth making.

  • Xnspy is a great fit for all spying needs since it comes with basic to advanced spying features.
  • It is affordable.
  • From Xnspy reviews, it’s confirmed that the app has a user-friendly interface.
  • Its support team is very responsive.


  • There is no free trial version.
  • The app does not support desktop monitoring

2. mSpy

mSpy is yet another spying app that lets you keep tabs on someone in just 3 steps. This app allows you to monitor the phone calls, social media activity, instant messages, locations and a lot more on another phone. It’s reliable and easy to set up. It’s also compatible with Android and iOS devices. The app runs in the background and lets you monitor anything you want on the target phone.

It’s more of an app that lets you apply controls on a target device. Its keylogger lets you record keystrokes on Facebook WhatsApp and text messages.

Features of mSpy

  • Monitor calls and text messages
  • Read chats on messaging apps (Supports Skype, WhatsApp, iMessage, Facebook Messenger, Viber, Snapchat, LINE, Telegram, and Tinder)
  • Track GPS location and apply geo-fencing
  • View multimedia files
  • Monitor internet activity and read emails
  • Access contacts and calendar
  • Control apps and programs


Android Version: Supports fully operational Android 4+

iOS Jailbreak Version: Supports iOS 7 – 8.4; 9.0-9.1

iOS No-Jailbreak Version: Compatible with all iOS versions


mSpy has three editions. The Basic Edition costs $29.99 a month, Premium Edition costs Price $16.66 a month and No-Jailbreak Edition costs $39.99 a month. Its Premium Edition is the most sold one.


  • It has amazing filtering features which parents of teenagers admire.
  • It’s a user-friendly app with lots of unique features
  • It provides detailed reports on the person being monitored


  • Not all of its features are functional on iPhone without jailbreak.
  • It’s a price app. The basic edition supports very limited features
  • Some customers have complained its features function partially

3. Spyzie

Spyzie is more of a parental control app but it can be used for spying on someone too. It’s #3 on our list due to its reliable tracking abilities. Although it lacks in some spying features but it is you can still count on it to keep tabs on someone since it’s compatible with both Android and iOS and no jailbreak is required.

A lot of support in the form of demos and tutorials are available on Spyzie website to assist someone in using its features. Spyzie’s keylogger feature lets you monitor keystrokes typed by the user on very limited apps.

Features of Spyzie

  • Check messages and call logs
  • Read emails, check browsing history and view app activity
  • Check phone’s calendar, videos, and photos
  • GPS tracking and geo-fencing
  • Block apps and schedule restrictions
  • Monitor social media (supports WhatsApp, Facebook, Kik, WeChat, Line, and Instagram)
  • Keylogger and Wi-Fi logger


Android Version: Supports all Android 4.0 or higher versions

iOS Version: Supports iOS 10.0.0 or higher versions

You don’t have to root or jailbreak your device to use this app.


Spyzie has two Editions; Premium Edition and Ultimate Edition. The Premium Edition costs $29.99 a month and the Ultimate Edition costs $39.99 a month. It is also available in 3 months and one year license.


  • The app monitors almost everything
  • No need to root or jailbreak the device to use the app
  • The setup process is seamless


  • Some customers have complained that the app slows down at time
  • It’s pricey as compared to other spying apps
  • All the features are not functional on all devices. For instance, location tracking does not work on iPhone.

Which one do we recommend?

All these mobile spying apps are extremely competitive. They are all offering a combination of great features and the best thing is that they are compatible with Android and iOS and they have separate jailbreak editions. Xnspy is our recommended choice because it’s the most affordable of them all. Yes, it doesn’t have the same device controlling features as mSpy or Spyize like monitoring the usage of the app. It also does not support a few IMs that other apps support like Telegram and WeChat but it’s still the best value for money. Its Basic Edition costs $8.33 a month which anyone can afford. We suggest you make your own price and feature analysis and also check customer reviews to make the right purchase decision.

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