How to spy on someone’s phone without them knowing?

spy on someones cell phone without them knowing
spy on someones cell phone without them knowing

Why would anyone want to spy on someone's phone? Is it ok to invade someone's privacy like that? 

In some cases, it's the only way. Let's go through the reasons why people may spy on someone's cell phone without them knowing. Eventually, you may find out someone's been watching or listening to you (cannot exclude that). 

Why people spy on others' phones? 

First, in case of an emergency. If you want to protect your kids or parents, you may want to keep control over their devices if something bad happens. Having access to your kids' phones guarantee you can get quick information regarding where they are, who is around them, who they are talking to, and what they're doing.

In many cases, such information can prevent different unpleasant situations that kids, and especially teenagers, are prone to get themselves into.

 How do people spy on others' phones?

Kids can get themselves into troubles, not because of their bad behaviors, as many can think. Sometimes they get involved in something unpleasant due to their naivety, or because they don't want to lose face in front of their mates.

That's why parents sometimes come to extreme measures to discover whether there is something dangerous that demands their participation, and sometimes, emergency management.

The only problem here is that kids usually go mad when they find out parents control them. Negotiation is not an option if your kiddo has got a hot temper; basically, that's where all discussions result in only deeper confrontation. In such a situation, parents may not have other ways to find out what's going on with their kid, especially if they suspect something is wrong.

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Problem children sometimes leave no other option. Parents have to start monitoring their phones without them knowing. 

Other reasons why people spy on someone's cell phone 

There are people who believe watching your spouse's movements secretly is disgraceful, but let me tell you this.

What if, after six years of a happy marriage, your beloved just start lying? You can tell something has changed, because you don't feel like you know a person anymore. You've tried to go for an honest conversation, but it turns out into one more formal discussion that makes you sick.

If a spouse starts lying, the spouse who is honest stands up for herself.

People change, and to protect yourself from being fooled around, you also may be forced to apply extra measures. Spying on your spouse's cell phone is just one of the ways to probe your partner's faithfulness. 

From this point of view, spying without being detected is the only way. It's just a modern mechanism that allows you to fish out the truth when it's highly needed. It's especially relevant when you already know you're being lied to, but don't have hard evidence to prove that. 

How to spy on someone's cell phone without being detected?

Getting access to someone's device without having to access it is possible but there are legal issues you should be aware of. 

Look at what your friends or spouse are doing

First of all, there are several apps that allow you to spy on others without them knowing. You have to know the iCloud credentials of the target device, and with them, the app can be installed instantly without the owner being notified. 

Log in to your personal account where you can instantly track all the person's movements who owns the device.

You can look through chats, monitor phone calls, get access to social media accounts, check location history, etc. 

All these apps offer immediate access to the target devices, as well as hints along the way, so you don't have to go a great length to learn technical details. Some of them you can try out for free. Anyone can start spying without being tech-savvy, simply a-n-y-o-n-e.

As to the legal issues, you can freely monitor someone's cell phone in case you own it (for example, you bought it for your kid), or if the owner is aware of your intentions. In some cases, depending on the country, it is possible to monitor elderly parents, and such surveillance will not count for spying. However, there is a list of countries that outlaw various types of recordings without disclosure.

If you're not sure whether your actions are legal or not, we recommend you to check on local regularities in this area and make sure you're not breaking the law.

Apps for monitoring devices without installing

Such apps as uMobix provide access to mobile devices without touching them. Some offer a free trial, so you can probe and decide whether it's for you. They work with both Androids and iOS.

Using monitoring apps is extremely easy: you just choose your plan, register, provide the necessary information, and get your account with dashboards where all the information is reflected. There you can track all events, suspicious calls, see the person's location in real-time. For Androids, uMobix requires physical access to the target device. 

If you're not sure about the whole business, the best option is to try out such apps for free. There are no further sales pitches, which is good: you can leave at any moment. 

Do I need a monitoring app?

There are many cases where we face a mysterious situation and HAVE to know the truth. Sometimes breaking the mystery is vital for our mental health, and sometimes it can even save someone's life. 

For parents 👪

Do you need to install a monitoring app on your child's cell phone? Here is a little check-list to decide.

Take a glance:

  1. You can see sudden behavioral changes in your kid
  2. He or She is abandoning social activities
  3. He or She is giving evasive answers to questions
  4. You can tell there are shifts in emotional stability of you kiddo
  5. He or She starts using “coding words” with friends that you cannot comprehend 

If your answer is yes to 3 and more questions, it may signal some suspicious activity in your kid's life that you're unaware of. There is no guarantee that your child can escape interactions with bad companies. Even if you nourish your chile and protect him or her from bad companies, it doesn't mean they won't indulge in things that might interest them later.

Don't forget that children cry for attention when they reach the age of 12-13. Using one of the above-mentioned software may help you prevent undesirable situations at its source before it leads to severe consequences. Again, the best way to start using such an app is to try one for free and then decide whether it's comfortable for you or not. 

For spouses 💑

If you suspect your spouse is being unfaithful, check yourself with this short checklist. 

  1. Your beloved one is hiding something on the phone from you
  2. He or she accuses you of cheating
  3. There's no intimacy
  4. His or her schedule is undergoing changing
  5. He or she suddenly starts working out

These signs are stubble identification your spouse might be cheating on you. Don't put the problem in a box; deal with it now.


We've gathered some common questions from our readers that may arise while choosing the monitoring software. Our readers prefer to stay anonymous, so we're going to just post Questions & Answers:

– What Can I Use to Spy on a Phone Without Touching It?

You can try a monitoring app that you can install on the target phone. Some apps like uMobix allow you to access the target device without touching them. It works with iOS, but you'll have to provide iCloud credentials of the device you're going to monitor. For more detailed information, please, visit the website. 

– How to Install Cell Phone Spy Without a Target Device?

For iOS, you have to get iCloud credentials and provide them so the app can be successfully installed on the target device. For Androids, there is no such option, you'll have to take the phone and install the app by yourself. 

– How to Use uMobix to Remotely Spy on Someone's Phone?

Go to the official website. Get acknowledged with all the information, including FAQ. Click on “try now” button. Enter your email and choose the target device (iOS or Android). Pick up your subscription plan. After purchasing, you'll receive an email with further instructions. Follow them.

– Is there a free app to spy on someone's phone?

No, there is no free app for monitoring cell phones. There is a free trial that some apps are offering, but you cannot count on using the monitoring app completely free, it's just impossible. To make this process available for you, the whole team of developers is working every day, so whoever offers you a completely free app might be a scam. Thus, beware. 

– Can someone spy on my phone without touching it?

Yes, but if the person doesn't own your device (for example, your parents bought the device you use), it's impossible to monitor it without your consent. However, rules vary depending on the country. In some cases, it's legal to monitor the device without owner's permission. If you want to know more about this topic, please check your country's local regulations.

– Spying on a cell phone without installing software on the target phone with a free trial. Possible?

You cannot monitor the device without the app being installed on it. Something should extract information for you. You can install it remotely — that's possible, but only for iOS. For Android, there is no such option. 

– How do you see what someone is doing on their phone without them knowing?

You can remove the app icon from the target device and get access to it remotely by entering your personal userspace. There you'll receive all updates, notifications whenever each suspicious event takes place.

That's your personal space where all the data is loaded, from there you can tap into the target phone and see everything you need. Chats, phone calls, gallery, location, SMS — everything can be accessed there. You can log in any time you want and monitor. 

– How to Spy on Someone's Facebook Chats?

You log in to your userspace and open Facebook messengers. Here you can look through all the conversations, down to the very first one, see profiles of the people. In order to start, buy the subscription plan, provide your email address, follow instructions, and start monitoring. 

– How often the information gets updated?

The app uploads data after each event or every 15 minutes. You can change the frequency in settings if you want. 

– Is there a way to spy on someone's cell phone in real-time?

Using a monitoring app such as uMobix, you can tap into the target phone and monitor it in real-time. In particular, you can check the user's location, and the software will deliver the exact spot on the map where the person is at the very moment. You can look through chats and monitor conversations in real-time too. 

– Can I spy on someone's cell phone with just a number?

No, spying on someone's cell phone knowing just the number of IMEI is impossible. Moreover, no other app can provide this option, so beware of scams and don't purchase from those who promise you that.

– Can I Spy On someone's cell phone without being detected? Is the spy app detectable?

You can remove the icon, but in order to monitor the target device, you have to own it or get consent from the user prior to monitoring. The user must be aware of your intentions; otherwise, it's against the law. 

 – Can I check the browser history of the target device, including searches done in the Incognito mode?

Yes, you can check the browser history, including the Google search history. As with other features, this can be done completely undetectable. Moreover, you can access the target phone whenever you like. 

  1. I completely agree with you, because I myself used uMobix to track my son’s phone, and then again when I wanted to know what my husband was doing. Perfect for spying on someone’s phone to see what she is doing.

  2. The only way to know if your girlfriend has been cheating on you is to get her phone and look at all the texts, calls, and pictures she’s sent and received.

  3. But what about privacy? The fact remains that to use these spy solutions, you must have permission from the owner of the phone.

    1. It is perfectly legal to use tracking apps if:

      1) You are the owner of the phone you intend to track
      2) You have informed the designated users that their actions are being monitored

  4. I personally believe that while technology has opened up new ways to detect possible infidelity, it’s important to approach these situations with empathy, respect, and a willingness to communicate openly.

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