Mobile Spy Review: Phone Surveillance

 mobilespy-box-2Mobile Spy is a phone tracking and surveillance software package to help users keep informed about the activities performed on compatible mobile devices. This Mobile Spy review outlines the features and benefits of the software.


  When compared to other cell phone tracking software solutions, Mobile Spy does not include every feature and could be considered less comprehensive. However, it does include the most important surveillance features; for example, direct SMS recording plus sender/recipient information, GPS tracking, call logging, social media coverage, website history and phone media storage access. Most other mobile internet actions can be recorded, such as email applications, YouTube activity and internet message service recording.

Overall Experience

  Overall, a user will receive the most important features, found in a lightweight package at a very competitive price. It is an advantage for first-time surveillance operatives who have less demanding requirements. In addition, Mobile Spy user will receive the well-established computer surveillance software, Sniper Spy, on payment of a subscription for one year. Although, various other advantages relating to calling are provided, such as dialed numbers and call durations; one feature not included is live call monitoring.


  The Mobile Spy review control panel is an attractive and well laid-out menu interface which permits overall user control from one facility. This includes a live phone screen for general real time tracking, and options to control or lock the phone remotely. The control panel is user friendly and could be considered a benefit for beginners.


Remote Access

  Mobile Spy is easy and convenient to set up. An account is registered online and the software is installed to the user phone through the web browser. Login is then made from the Mobile Spy platform, to which all monitoring information is directed. It is important to specify the internet connection for uploading data on the phone itself during set-up. Once set-up, all recorded data can be accessed from anywhere with an Internet browser.

  The conclusion of this Mobile Spy review: a reasonable application for basic users who want a simple interface, though not as feature-rich as other applications.

5 thoughts on Mobile Spy Review: Phone Surveillance

  • Jamie

    Not so cool as everyone say

  • Plikas

    Some words about Mobile Spy.They are scammers now! Program become not stealth, nevermind I paid for invisible version, lost all old logs, no refunds. Blocked me in live chat after I’ve asked to cancel automatic license renewal… Don’t buy this program!

  • Doug

    MobileSpy: Don’t waste your money or time on this product. I’m trying to protect my teenager and I mistakenly put my trust in MobileSpy. The product appears to work well. The trouble comes with the company. 80% of the time when I try to log into the parent server to check up on the kid their server is down. On other occasions I was told that the server is being upgraded. The upgrade is even worse as that deletes all the data that they claim to have been collecting. After all this time I’m convinced that this is worthless software and a scam. When you call their support numbers on the phone their system tells you to go online and hangs up on you. Don‘t get a false sense of security by buying into this companies scam. Watch out too because they have 3 different products marketed under 3 different names and brands. It’s all the work of Retina X and I’m convinced a total and expensive SCAM.

  • Scott P

    Trying to monitor my daughter’s smart phone, but finding the right company is challenging.
    I recently installed the Mobile Spy software on my child’s iPhone 5s (iOS 8.1.1), supported by your software as detailed on your website ( About $140/year for service.
    First, I had followed all instructions listed on the configuration web page (
    The website said, “These commands are sent just like texting from ANY mobile phone number to the monitored mobile device. For example if you want to remotely lock the monitored device, type .bolt. and send this SMS to the monitored iPhone.This will instantly lock the iPhone.” (emphasis mine).
    The website then goes to list the VERY commands that can control, lock and even wipe my child’s phone. Namely, commands as follows:
    “iPhone SMS Commands: .bolt. – Remotely lock the phone to restrict usage. .letfree. – Remotely unlock the phone to allow usage. .scene. – Retrieve the current GPS position of the monitored phone. The phone you send the command from will receive an SMS message containing this position and a link to it on a map. .bringitup. – Retrieve the current information on the SIM card currently in the device. The phone you send the command from will receive an SMS message containing this information. .getridof. – Remotely remove Mobile Spy from the monitored device. When sending an SMS command, only include the command code itself (no other info in the message). The monitored phone will not receive an incoming message alert as if a normal SMS message does.”
    It is insanity to think that any adolescent friend (or worse, some pedophile) can look up these commands (which are not editable) and have full control of my child’s phone.
    After trying to lock my daughter’s phone though, through my OWN phone, using the .bolt. command, the phone wasn’t locked and no command messages were deleted.
    Even after an hour, the phone was still not locked.
    I had “locked” the phone down the using the “.bolt.” command and got a tex message from (904) 309-9192 and my daughter’s phone remained fully functional.
    The “.scene.” gps location was off by about a quater mile, while here actual GPS from her phone has accuracy within 30 feet .
    I won’t bother giving GPS coordinates for obivious reasons.
    It is very challenging to find the right service for the money.
    If anyone has any suggestions for companies they’ve had luck with, I’d like to hear.

    • admin Post author

      Hi Scott,

      Unfortunately, techincal issues sometimes appear on every software, since there are no perfect software designed yet. However that’s why such companies have Support Departments, so probably you should contact them and specify all the details you mentioned, including the accuracy of the GPS location detecting, delay with the response to SMS codes and other. In case you are still displeased with their services, you can always try different app from the top page on our site, for example, #1 mSpy (which is our recommendation), or #3 SpyBubble (since #2 StealthGenie is no longer on sale).


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