Best Spying apps for mobile

Top 3 Spying Apps You Got to Check Out in 2021

With spying apps popping everywhere, it has become a daunting task to just pick one and be satisfied with it. After all, there are so many things to consider, like the price, features, and compatibility with the phones you wish to spy on. How do you decide on one?

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Well, we would be glad to help you in narrowing down your options. We bring you the top 3 spying apps that boomed last year and are going to be relevant this year. Before we begin with the brief reviews of these apps, there is something you need to know.

Although the word “spying” itself negates the idea of consent. But, tracking or monitoring someone’s phone without telling them is illegal. You should get their consent, or else you could get into trouble with the law.

Having said that, let’s take a look at the top 3 spying apps of 2020:


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Xnspy ranks the first in our top 3 list as one of the most sophisticated spying apps. Offering an impressive variety of features, the app lets you spy on both Android and iOS. The app requires physical installation for Android devices, while only the Cloud credentials of the phone user in the case of iOS. There is no pre-requisite of jailbreaking the device.

Let’s take a look at the features of this app:

  • Messages and social media monitoring

Xnspy lets you access all the incoming and outgoing messages. Also, you can see the messages the user sends or receives through different instant messenger apps. The app comes with a Watchlist alert feature that lets you set alerts on particular words, contacts, and even locations and get notifications from the app whenever they appear in the chats or when the user enters or exits a certain area. 

  • Call Tracking

The app efficiently records all the call activities, including the incoming and outgoing calls. You can see the details such as contact detail, time, and duration of the call. The app also gives you reports of the top 5 callers and top 5 call durations

  • Access to multimedia

You can view all the images that are stored on the device using the app. 

  • Monitor Online Activity

Xnspy lets you monitor the internet activities, which includes internet history and bookmarked pages. You can view the top 10 most frequently visited websites. 

  • Contacts Lists

You can access all the address book of the phone user as well.

  • Track location in real-time

The app makes logs of all the locations the user visits, tracks the real-time location, and also lets you create virtual boundaries on the map so you can get alerts when the phone user enters or exits a certain area. 

  • Record Surroundings

You can switch on the microphone remotely and record the surroundings of the phone for 30 minutes. 

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The app offers many impressive features with a simple installation process. The app works silently in the background, and the user has no way of knowing that there is a spying app working on the phone. The Basic Edition costs $4.99/month, and the Premium Edition costs $7.49/month. Xnspy ranks on top due to its affordability and plenty of features.


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Ranking second on our list of top 3 spying apps is mSpy. The app offers basic monitoring features to the users, and that’s why has limited functionality. mSpy is compatible with both Android and iOS devices.

Let’s take a look at some of its features:

  • Messages and Call Monitoring

You can easily use mSpy to effectively monitor all the incoming and outgoing calls on the device. The app also lets you block particular contacts. The same goes for messages. You can remotely access and view them using the app. Also, you can block particular contacts as well. 

The app also monitors third-party apps like WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger. 

  • Location Tracking

You can monitor the device’s real-time location. The geofencing features let you get instant alerts. 

  • Online Behavior

You can monitor all online activities that include complete access to web browsing history. 

  • Multimedia access

You can access all the multimedia, including photos and videos stored on the device. 

  • Usage Reports

This is a really useful feature that let’s view the usage of the apps the phone user uses the most. mSpy creates and then sends you a complete report regarding use. The app offers user-friendliness and a variety of helpful features. 

  • Monitoring Apps

mSpy creates a detailed list of all the installed apps on the device. The app lets you block apps that you find are not suitable for you. 

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But mSpy is not what you would call budget-friendly. The premium version costs $16.66/month for the yearly subscription and the monthly subscription at $69.99. 


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Flexispy is a popular spying app that comes with a wide range of features. It is both compatible with Android and iOS devices. But for an iPhone, you need to jailbreak the device. Due to this reason, the app ranks third on your top 3.

Let’s see some of the app’s features:

  • Monitor Text Messages

You can monitor incoming and outgoing text messages as well as those messages the user sends or receives through the popular messaging apps like Facebook, Instagram, Skype, Viber, Tinder, iMessage, and Line. 

As far as text message monitoring is concerned, the app comes with some unique traits. With Flexispy, you can send messages remotely, and that, too, without them appearing in outbox. Also, you can delete messages before they are displayed in the inbox. 

  • Monitoring Calls

Flexispy lets you record phone calls that you can listen to whenever you want wherever you want. You should know that this feature is not functional for network calls only. You can also record the calls the user makes using Facebook, WhatsApp, Viber, FaceTime, and Line along with their call logs. 

  • Location Tracking

You can track the real-time location of the device you are monitoring with Flexispy. You can track the recent location history of the phone and use the geofencing feature as well. 

  • Remote Control

Flexispy lets you remotely control the device that lets you restart the device and even uninstall any apps that you want. 

  • Multimedia

You can access all the multimedia stored on the user phone, such as images, videos, installed apps, and other similar data using Flexispy and view them remotely. 

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Flexispy offers online customer support service. 

Final Verdict

The reason we rank Xnspy on top is its accuracy, real-time tracking, and budget-friendliness. There is no shortage of spying apps in the market.

And compared to other apps, you would find a sharp contrast of the cost and feature availability. mSpy and Flexispy aren’t necessarily bad options, but they are not what you can call “easy on the pocket” if you want to spy on multiple devices. 

Xnspy is a reliable app you can count on to get you accurate information. The price is economical, making it an affordable option for both parents and employers with a large workforce.

Also, Xnspy has a 24/7 customer support service for your assistance. So, taking into account the price, features, and performance, we rank Xnspy on the top. 

You can check out the demo version from the site and know more about its functioning with the how-to guides. Xnspy efficiently covers all aspects of monitoring. 

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