Top 10 Android Spy Apps you don’t want to Miss

Top 10 Android Spy Apps you don’t want to Miss

So you have decided to take your android experience to a whole new level… Snooping people? Android spy apps help you to find out, who has been calling someone, investigate what your partner has been up to lately or determine whether your kids are being honest with you. There are a number of great android spy apps readily available to execute your wishes and help you achieve any spy task you need accomplished.

Most times, the services that these apps offer don’t come cheap, but it can well be worth the cash if after all the app helps you do what you want – spy! There are also a host of free android spying app that any android user can take advantage of. Android Spy apps will mostly be about capturing (and forwarding to your email address) text messages that the subject of spying receives or sends. You will also be able to eavesdrop on conversations or capture both photos and videos without anyone recognizing that you are so doing. In this post, I have listed the top 10 android spy apps that you don’t want to miss on your android mobile, phablet or tablet PC.

1. Mobile Spy

Mobile Spy is a classic android spy app that gives you access to Whatsapp and Facebook conversations on android smartphones and tablets. More importantly, with this android spy app you will be able to access the control panel of the subject android device, LIVE. This means that you can even go ahead and block some apps running on the target device. Here’s a detailed video review from DailyAppShow.

The ultimate android spy application, Mobile-Spy additionally gives you access to calls and text messages made on the target android device. This means that you can easily be able to monitor someone’s conversations without them having the slightest idea that you are so doing. To add to the list of capabilities that this spy app puts on the table for you, you also get access to emails and GPS locations updated using the Google maps on the target smart phone. The Mobile-Spy android app can be easily installed on the target mobile within just 2-3 minutes, and immediately starts capturing spy data and recording it on your web account. If you suspect that your employees are leaking away company secrets, or that your kids are texting away the whole night and deleting their texts later on, this android spy application captures all the data and uploads it for your perusal even before it can be possible to erase it.

2. MobiStealth

MobiStealth is a great parental control app for android that comes at different costs and packages depending on what you specifically need to do. Here’s an official introductory video from Mobistealth company:

With sophisticated innovations and updates, this android spy app is cool for recording and spy calling. Mobile Stealth enables you to directly interrupt calls that might be of harm to your kid or anyone else important to you. Ranked top by most child internet safety advocates, the mobistealth mobile spy app will be your best companion when it comes to protecting your kids from cyber bullying, online predators, social media mishaps and pornography. Once installed, mobistealth starts working directly and sends you information regarding the:

  • Call details
  • Browsing history
  • Complete SMS Data
  • Real-Time Location of the subject user eve when GPS isn’t working
  • Pictures or videos send or received
  • Actual call recordings

The cheapest package that you can get with this spy app (with minimum features enabled) starts off at 0.5$ a day.

3. Monitor call SMS Photo Location

Monitor Call SMS Location

Monitor call SMS Photo Location is another top rated android spy app in the market. The spy app comes with three days FREE trial and then you need to subscribe for service after this. With the ability to monitor calls, SMS, photos, location and call logs, this app is a great choice for any android spying job. Here is a list of some of the features and capabilities that this android spy app brings to your hands: a) Location – view your phone’s location in a web portal even when GPS is disabled on the target mobile phone. By just clicking on a button, you’ll be able to establish the exact location of your device within just 5 seconds. b) Backup – this application also comes enabled with backup capabilities that will safely backup your call logs, SMS, web history and contacts. c) Every time there is an incoming call or text message, you get an email notification on your own device. d) Security–to make sure that you are not a spy who’s also another spy’s target, this android application uses SSL encryption when uploading and downloading data. Your password will be encrypted and your web account secure.

4. Spy Camera OS

Spy Cam OS

Sometimes, you just need android spy apps like Spy Camera OS that will offer you with awesome photo/video spying capabilities. An open source spy camera project, Spy Camera OS gives you an easy, smart and fast way of capturing pictures without anyone noticing. Here is a list of features that this spy app provides to make your photo and video spying smart and effective:

  • Fast capture
  • Works with both back and front cameras
  • Auto shot with delay setting
  • Pinch to zoom
  • Hide/show folder on gallery
  • Vibration
  • Save to internal or external storage
  • Background capturing and recording capabilities
  • Widgets for faster capture and more secure shortcut naming
  • Face detection auto shot
  • Makes use of full camera resolution
  • This spy app is open source and just a small size

Compatible with most android smartphones, the Spy Camera OS is the ultimate photo and video spy app on the android platform.

5. Spy Phone ®Phone Tracker

Android Spy apps

Spy Phone Tracker is a new android spy app that was added to the Google Play store on 13th Feb 2013. Quite capable and classic spy phone software for monitoring any android phone, this application tracks GPS, phone calls, text messages and web activity on any target phone remotely. Spy phone also keeps a record of all websites visited by the user including the website address and the date and time when the website was visited. All this data is made easily available for you once you log in to your account using the email address provided to you when you installed the application on the smartphone. A free download application, this spy app will be perfect for you if you are also on a budget when doing your spying.

6. Ear Spy

Ear Spy App

Ear Spy one of a kind spy application, ear spy is the classic android spy software that gives you super-hearing capabilities and the ability to eavesdrop on those around you. Once this spy app is installed, you just need to have headphones with you! With some Bluetooth headsets, you can actually eavesdrop from the next room. This application makes use of sound amplification through your phones microphone and straight to your earphones. It also has a graphic equalizer that allows you to fine tune the incoming signal.

7. M-Spy

Android spy apps

M-Spy is a simple and yet classic ‘audio’ android spy application. Also comes with a number of different features for surveillance and spy motion detection to record videos secretly. This is one of the interesting android spy app that you must give a try.

8. CPU Spy – Spy on Your Smartphone!


CPU Spy is a spy app that you can use to technically spy your own android device to diagnose battery problems and configure overclock settings. If you want to make sure that your smartphone’s CPU is in the best shape possible, get this app and see how much time the CPU spends in each frequency state.

Don’t Get Spied on, Too

If you have a reason to spy on someone, they may also have a reason to spy on you too…and there is no point eavesdropping someone’s conversations and at the same time having them spy on you – this is the kind of situation where you think you are smart but end up realizing that you are not as such. Well, to make sure that no one will be spying on you, there are a couple of android anti spy applications that you can make use of:

9. Anti-Spy Mobile

Anti Spy Mobile App

With great advances in phone spying technologies and applications, anyone who’s got your cell phone number can easily install a monitoring application and keep track of all your text messages, calls and even location. A free antispyware application, Anti Spy Mobile makes sure that no one can do this. It scans your android smartphone for spy apps and removes them (if found). Although this is a free download application, you may upgrade to the professional version and get an automatic background and super-fast scanner, plus status bar notifications.

10. AntiSpy & Antivirus

Anti Spy and Antivirus

AntiSpy and Anitvirus was designed to protect you from any android spy apps in the most effective way, AntiSpy is an advanced android application that notifies you anytime someone tries to spy on your phone. Unlike conventional spy apps which are not very thorough in exposing spy activities, AntiSpy detects spyware and notifies you in stealth mode, to make sure that the bad guy isn’t also alerted. This android spy app also protect your android mobile from virus which is an added advantage.

News 11 Report about Android Spy tools

Here’s News 11 report on Spy tools that you would never want to miss.


With an android smartphone, the capabilities of what you can achieve are unlimited. With a good android spy app you can monitor anyone’s conversations, locations and perhaps activities. However, you must be careful not to get entangled with infringement of personal privacy, which can get you into trouble with the law. If at all you will be using an android spy app, do so with restraint and responsibility.


  1. great information, loves spy app , specially ear spy , thanks for sharing

  2. can i use android spy to spy on an iphone 5

    • Chris, to monitor iphone 5, you need to have a spy app that is compatible with it. The best way to start on this is to use apps like Mobispy which is compatible with both Android and iPhone 5.

  3. Do you down load it on both phones?

    • You don’t have to download it on 2 phones. I guess your question is around using an Android app to monitor iPhone. Am I right?

      To do that you need to first check whether the Android app has a iPhone version of the same. Good way to do this is search in Apple’s App market. Once you find the same app on App market, get it installed on the iPhone that needs to be tracked. That’s it. Now all activities from iPhone will be logged to your online account. Hope this helps.

  4. Me and my partner we both have android.. I need to get details of call logs, call recordings, whatsapp etc. Which app do u suggest. And how will I get the information about what’s happening on her mobile…

    • We suggest Mobile Spy which is one of the top spy app available today. Not only you could view her call logs, recordings and whatsapp, you can also remotely switch on her mic and camera to see what’s she is doing or what’s her environment looks like on REAL TIME !

      All the information gathered from her mobile gets uploaded on internet and you can access them real time by logging into your Mobile Spy account. Along with the Spy app which costs $49.97 for 3 months, make sure to buy Mobile Spy LIVE Control Panel Add-On to view all her activities REAL TIME!

      Hope this helps.

  5. If I will install it on her mobile, will she get to know that there is an application installed on her phone… She keep on updating and deleting applications… If she will get to see an app installed like that then she will delete it…

    • Nope, she wouldn’t know anything. Spy phone manufacturers have always thought about it – All spy apps will sit on the mobile but will not be accessible directly like any other app. They require you to enter combination of keys on phone dialler to display app option. For instance, you might need to open the dialler and enter *173838# and it will kick start the application. This would be the secret key which you would only know and not your partner! Hope this helps.

  6. K. Thanks. But can’t find the mobile spy app on the playstore.. We both are using android
    Can u plz send the playstore link for the app..

  7. Is there a spy app that I can download off the play store?

    • Most of the Apps available on Play Store or rather primitive. Because of the luxury that Android offers for 3rd party apps, they tend to use that environment to take full advantage. Nevertheless, all these apps can be trusted as they are developed and marketed by some big names in the industry.

  8. Is that app will work on every android versions. As I have Samsung Galaxy Y 5360. Will any of these can be installed on it?

  9. atari burke :

    Is there an app where I can get codes to facebook and emails

    • What do you mean by codes to facebook and email? The apps listed above can track facebook messages and email if that’s what you are asking.

  10. Is there a good Android Spy App I can use that I don’t have to have access my partner’s phone? Something to where maybe I can use/enter my partner’s cell phone # to install the software on his phone instead of having to physically have access to his phone. I can get his phone but I can’t get inside of it because he has it locked or password protected!! I don’t know the password so I can’t get inside of his phone…UGH!!! Help…

    • There is no way you can install an app if your partner has the phone locked. I am really sorry about that. You need to figure out a way to get access to his phone.

  11. I like in all above. Tispy on rank 3. This apps give me accurate location , call recording and live panel also works. I used mobile spy and tispy both but tispy is best in this spying market

  12. Susan Ellis Smith :

    I’d like to know what apps will report on my child’s facebook messaging and normal texting, as well as texting apps such as whatsapp and snapchat. Monitoring phone calls is not an issue. Which apps will help me?

    • Hello Susan,
      We recommend to use Mobile Spy which ranks 1st in our list. It monitors your child facebook messages, activities, whatsapp etc.
      Thanks for the question.

  13. Any recommendations spy app for samsung galaxy ace? Thanks alot.

  14. Is there an app for monitoring internet sites?

    • Hi Peggy,

      Spy Phone Tracker listed as the 5th app in this post can do this function.
      Hope this helps.


  15. i am not understanding that how it will work ,by number or by the same phones . and it can work with any nokia sets

    • Hi Salman,

      It works only by the phone. No these apps will nt work in Nokia. These apps are applicable only to android phones.
      Thanks for reading.


  16. Ashleigh Rebecca :

    are there any apps available where I do not need the other persons phone?

    • Hi Ashleigh,

      You need others phone to install the spy software in their phone to spy them.
      If this is not the answer you are looking for, please ask your question in detail.

      Thanks for reading.

  17. Hi,

    My kid is in Spain on a vacation, he is using Samsung Galaxy Tab2 7.0
    I was wondering if there is any way that I could remotely install any parental control software or android spy software on his tablet via email attachment or something?


    • Well you can remotely install, but you need to signin in your PC with the same google account.
      You may watch to know more:

      Thanks for reading.

  18. Mississippi Girl :

    I am only interested in monitoring Facebook activities. Which app is more suitable?

  19. Im currently using phone tracker a new app from google. It works great except I’m not receiving web history activities in the control panel. How do I activate this part of the web activities data to transfer over to phone tracker? Is there a setting in the phone that I need to enable to activate the web history, so i can see what websites my child is visiting? Everything else is showing but that. This is on a galaxy note4. Please help ?

  20. For some reason option one sent me to a blank page. So I went to option two. So if I buy the one yr plan, and if the person being spied on get a new phone but same number what happens?

    • Hi Mb, the spy app is tied down to the mobile device and not the number. So if anyone changes their device, you would have to re-install it again on their new device.

  21. Respected Sir
    Please Let me know about top FREE SPY apps for android phones
    My Wife has Sony Xperia Tipo phone. How can I spy her calls and call recordings

  22. To any and all of you who are seriously considering these programs as a reality in your life…

    1. If you don’t trust your partner than you should just move on. Spying on them to “learn” something is gonna do nothing more than result in your relationship ending anyways… WHY WAIT? WHY DRAG IT OUT? JUST END IT. Trust is all we have left in this world and if you don’t have it for your partner then it’s over… YOUR RELATIONSHIP IS OVER.

    2. If you are spying on your children or your co-workers, the least you could do is inform them that such a program has been installed on their phones and give them the sound reasoning they deserve to hear for your decision. I can understand the desire to monitor an account that you are paying for but to give someone a phone and not tell them of your included monitoring behaviors is straight up SABATOGE. Don’t be an a*****.

    3. Don’t be an a******. Don’t be an A******. DON’T BE AN A******! What kind of sick kicks will you get from spying on your friends, family, or co-workers… when in the end the truth will come out and you will be discovered? Is it worth losing any trustworthiness you may have with them? Even if you don’t get discovered, your behavior towards them will change with time as you learn things about them by digging into their private lives. Which in turn will effect your relationships/friendships negatively.

    4. I am here on this site because I recently got the weirdest vibe when I was at a friends house for a few days… I had known this guy for almost 20 years… and now due to technology I find out he is nothing more than a snoop. Crappy way to lose a friend but as stated, if their is no trust than what the f*** is really going on? NO TRUST = NO WAY I can’t afford being around people I don’t trust.

    Don’t even dare think for one second that using this technology just to check on someone else’s trustworthiness somehow means that your in the clear… Your not. You may very well be the source of other peoples uneasiness and inability to treat you with truthful respect.

    Spying on somebody to make sure they are being truthful is the most ridiculous hypocritical thing I could imagine. GO F*** YOURSELF.

  23. Don’t forget “WHO SPY” the new security tool, enable you to make a fast review of the applications installed on your device, and the permissions you gave them to access your private data.
    Knowledge of who has access to your personal information is the best way to keep your privacy.

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