How to Legally Monitor your Employee’s Android Phone

Are you tired of your employees misusing your company’s resources? Do you feel that your employees are slacking off? Do you want to monitor your employees in order to find out if they’re actually working or just wasting time? If you answered yes, then continue reading to find out how you can track your employees through their Android smartphones.

In this guide, I’ll show you an Android app to track employees. This way, you can keep a check on your employees and can take appropriate action if your employees are wasting the company’s resources or are slacking off.

Is Monitoring Or Tracking Employees Legal?

This is a big debate and the answer isn’t straight forward. Different countries have different types of laws which is why you should be careful before installing any tracking or spying app on the phones of your employees. If you’re trying to monitor an employee’s personal phone, then this could be a big legal issue.

However, if you’re trying to monitor a device given to the employee by a company and the employee knows that he/she is being tracked, then that shouldn’t be an issue as long as all the tracking is work related. You should still get some legal advice before installing tracking or spying apps on the phones of your employees.

Also, this app mentioned below is designed only to track individuals legally. This guide is not meant to be used to monitor or track others illegally. You should only use this guide if you own the device or have the right to monitor the device.

Why Monitor Or Track Employees?

There can be various advantages of tracking or monitoring employees depending on your business. These are the most common reasons why you should legally track your employees.

  • If you have given an Android device to your employees only for business, such as for making business calls, you can easily find out whether employees are misusing the phone to make personal phone calls.
  • If the employee is out on business, for example to meet a client, you can track the location of your employee’s phone to find out if he/she is really outside for meeting a client or for personal work.
  • You can track the phones of your employees to check if they are leaking any confidential information of your business to others.

Mobile Phone Tracker

Mobile Phone Tracker is an Android tracking app that lets you track and monitor an Android device. The app is not designed to be used as a spying app and you should only install it on a phone over which you have full authority. The app lets you track calls, messages and location of the phone. The details are then forwarded to your Gmail account.

The app is really easy to use and after signing into your account on the app, you’ll automatically get the information in your Gmail account.

The app shows time, date, phone number and contact name for messages and phone calls. You can also use the app to locate the phone if it gets lost or stolen.

Step 1 – Install Mobile Phone Tracker On Your Employee’s Android Phone

Download and install Mobile Phone Tracker on the Android smartphone that you want to monitor. Make sure that you have the right to monitor that device and your employee knows that he/she will be monitored. You can get the app through the Google Play button below.

Download on Google Play

There’s also a $3 pro version of the app available that also tracks Whatsapp messages and is ad-free.

Download on Google Play

Step 2 – Sign Into Your Gmail Account

Open the app and login to your Gmail account. You’ll need to enable IMAP first before signing into your account.

mobile phone tracker

Step 3 – Set Up Mobile Phone Tracker

After signing into your account, enter a nickname. After reading the terms and conditions, check the I have read and agree option and press the Submit button. Wait for the app to set up. Once you see your messages and call logs on the screen, your work on the Android device is complete.

mobile phone tracker terms

Step 4 – Open Your Gmail Account To Track Your Employees

Open your Gmail account either on your PC or on your other Android device. You’ll now see different labels in the left panel of your Gmail account where your Inbox and Sent labels are located. You’ll see new labels such as call_sky, loc_sky, Mobile Tracker and sms_sky.

mobile phone tracker labels

Step 5 – Track The Call Details Of Your Employees

To find out the call details, go to the call_sky label. You’ll now see all the calls in the form of emails.

mobile phone tracker calls

Step 6 – Monitor The Location Of Your Employees

In order to find the location, go to the loc_sky label.

mobile phone tracker location

Step 7 – Track The Messages Of Your Employees

To monitor the messaging details, go to the sms_sky label. You’ll now see all the messages.


Giving out Android devices to your employees can be really effective for your business. Not only are Android devices good for your business work, but you can also track your employees using these Android devices. However, you should make sure that you only track the devices that you own and not the personal phones of employees.

In order to find out whether your employees are misusing your company’s resources or are wasting time, you can easily track their phones using the method mentioned above. Make sure that the employee knows that he/she is being tracked before installing the tracking app. If you have any questions on how to monitor your employee’s office phone usage in Android, feel free to mention them in the comments section below.


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