The Best Phone Tracker for Parental Control

#1 Choice in the United States*

Know more. Worry less. That’s the power of mSpy, the app that lets you find out what they’re up to on their phone and online. And they won’t even know you’re using it.


Stop relying on a hunch. Find out the truth.

Monitor every keystroke & every tap
See where they’ve been and where they’re going
Find out who they’ve called
See what they’ve searched for
Read their social media chats
Review their texts (including deleted messages)
See the pics they share and receive
Do it all without being detected
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Get Started in 3 Easy Steps


Create your free account

It’s as easy as entering your email. We’ll set you up with your own mSpy account, so you’ll be ready to monitor their activity in no time.


Pick your plan

Everyone’s needs are different, so we’ve got multiple plans that work for you, your family, and the devices you use.


Start monitoring and rest easy

Put your feet up. Once you’ve paid for your subscription, you can log in to your Control Panel and view their activity. Easy as that.

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Why Choose mSpy?

Works on your favorite device

mSpy is compatible with any device, no matter what operating system you and your family use. And with both jailbreak and local sync solutions, it’s easy to get the full monitoring power without restrictions.

Opt for seamless monitoring

With mSpy, you can keep them safe without being detected. The app works in the background mode and doesn’t affect the functionality of the target device in any way.

Get your money’s worth

GPS location tracking, social media monitoring, content blocking - we have it all. With 30+ advanced monitoring features, and more rolling out all the time, mSpy is worth every penny.

See the most up-to-date information

mSpy feeds you the latest information, updating as often as every 5 minutes. We also use bank-grade encryption to transfer the information. That means only you can access it.

Enjoy special deals and discounts

Get an exclusive discount on your first purchase and make sure that you become a VIP Member of our Loyalty Program! Try everything that you need for less today.


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Dozens of Features. One App.

mSpy is more than an app. It’s the key to the Internet. And it’s yours to help you unlock their digital world, find out the truth, and rest a little easier.

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GPS Locations Tracker

They deserve the freedom to explore. But you deserve to remain calm. That’s why mSpy lets you find their location on a map. You can even check their route history, so you’ll know where they’ve been in the past, too.

Geofencing Alerts

Worried about where they’re going? mSpy lets you know if they enter an area you don’t approve of. Just set your safe zones on a map and get alerted when they come and go.


Now you can visually see exactly what they’re saying on their phone, in pretty much any app. mSpy regularly takes screenshots of their activity and uploads them to your Control Panel. It’s visual proof like you’ve never seen it before.

Browser History Monitoring

The Internet is huge. That’s why mSpy is designed to help guide you to where they’ve been. Just log in to your Control Panel to find out which sites they’ve visited and when they’ve visited them. And it’s just as easy to filter web content.

Website Bookmark Monitoring

Ever wonder what their favorite sites are? mSpy can show you. In one click, it’s easy to find out which sites they’ve got bookmarked in their browser.

Instagram Monitoring

The app that’s great for sharing photos is also great for chatting with strangers. With mSpy, you can find out who they’re connecting with. Now that’s a good reason to smile.

Kik Monitoring

Controversial conversations can happen anywhere, including on Kik, the popular messaging app. But mSpy puts you in control, letting you see what they’ve been saying.


Imagine being able to see every keystroke they type on their phone. It’s not magic. It’s mSpy. And with the included Keylogger, it’s easy to know exactly what they’re saying.

Call Monitoring

Wondering what they’re up to when their phone rings? mSpy can help with a detailed call log, including timestamps, duration, and more.

Text Message Monitoring

Are they constantly texting? Discover who they’re texting and what they’re saying. Every text. Every pic and video. It’s all there.

iMessage Monitoring

Do they use an iPhone? You can see the iMessages they’ve sent and received with ease. Everything’s sent right to your Control Panel, so you’ll always be in the know.

Photo Viewer

Are they sending and receiving controversial photos? mSpy can show you what’s on their camera roll, complete with a time & date stamp to help you understand everything a little better.

Video Viewer

Kids love sending and receiving videos. Now you can take a look at them whenever you please. It’s a great way to make sure they aren’t saving anything controversial on their device, like violent or pornographic content.

Snapchat Monitoring

With photos that disappear, Snapchat is every kid’s dream. And every parent’s nightmare. Find out what pics they’re sending and receiving with mSpy.

Tinder Monitoring

Are they using the popular dating app to meet strangers? And are they doing it right under your nose? Find out with mSpy.

Email Monitoring

This is your way into their inbox. mSpy lets you take a look at the email they’ve sent and received, so you’ll know if there’s anything controversial.

Contacts Viewer

You may know all their friends, but do you know who’s on their Contacts list? mSpy can fill you in, helping you paint a clearer picture of who they chat with on a regular basis.

WhatsApp Monitoring

The popular cross-platform app makes it easy for them to text and call anyone around the world. And with mSpy, it’s even easier to know what they’re saying. Every message. Every picture. It’s all available to see with mSpy.

Facebook Messenger Monitoring

Do you know all their friends on Facebook? And do you know who they’re chatting with regularly? mSpy can show you everything.

Keyword Alerts

Are they about to get into trouble? mSpy can tell you. Just set keywords in your Control Panel and find out if any of those keywords come up in chat or search. It’s a powerful tool to help keep them safe.

Skype Monitoring

The popular app is used by people all over the world. Now you can discover what they’re chatting about without standing over their shoulder.

Telegram Monitoring

The super-secure app is no match for mSpy. In just a few clicks, you can find out what they’re saying. Texts. Pics. You name it.

Google Chat Monitoring

It’s easy for them to chat on Google Chat. But it’s even easier for you to find out what they’re saying. By giving you access to their conversations, you’ll know if they’re chatting with strangers.

Line Monitoring

Kids love Line for the avatars and games. Predators love it because it’s filled with potential prey. Thankfully, there’s mSpy to help keep them protected.

Viber Monitoring

Cyberbullying can happen anywhere, including on Viber. mSpy can help you find out if they’re in danger by letting you see their conversations.

App Viewer

Wondering what apps they have installed on their phone? Now you can find out without having to physically grab their device. Just log in to your Control Panel and you’ll know everything.

App Blocker

Are they using an app you don’t approve of, like one that helps them connect with strangers? With mSpy, it’s easy to block it. In one click, you can stop them from using the app or downloading it in the future.

Website Blocker

Are they visiting websites you don’t approve of, like adult sites, gambling sites, or something else? You can block them in a snap with mSpy.

Wi-Fi Network Monitoring

Are they connecting to the Internet at locations you don’t approve of or recognize? You can find out with mSpy. Just log in to your Control Panel for a clear picture of where they connect and when.

Calendar Viewer

Are they planning something without your knowledge? Take a peek into their calendar and find out. mSpy makes it possible, all through your Control Panel.

Discord Monitoring

If they’re on Discord, you deserve to know what they’re saying. Find out by viewing their private Discord chats.

Remote Camera

Want to be there when you can’t? Activate their Android’s camera remotely and watch everything.

Ambient Recording

Listen in on their real-world conversations. One click is all it takes to activate their Android’s mic remotely.

Twitter Connection

Connect their Twitter account to your mSpy Control Panel and monitor DMs.

YouTube Connection

Concerned about what they’re watching? Check their YouTube watch history and see the truth.

Gmail Connection

It’s easy to access their Gmail account. Just connect it to your Control Panel and you’ll see everything.

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How mSpy Compares to Others

You won’t find another monitoring app that can boast such an arsenal of features. See for yourself how our software compares to other apps on the market.

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mSpy Is Suited for Any Device

We’ve designed mSpy to work on all kinds of devices. Android and iPhone. Jailbroken, rooted, or fresh out of the box.

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  • Installs directly on the phone
  • Social media monitoring available without rooting
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  • Physical access or iCloud credentials required
  • More mSpy features available for jailbroken devices
  • Lite version available on the App Store
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What the Press Is Saying

We’ve made it really easy to see what they’re up to online. And we’re making headlines too. Check out some of the most recent mSpy stories from leading publications.

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With mSpy, you can monitor the way your child uses his cellphone. It is a monitoring tool that allows you to know what they are doing on their devices. Although the focus is on parental control, mSpy can be used in many other situations.

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mSpy comes with a treasure trove of tools and features that will help you keep your child as safe as possible on the internet. There are so many tools and options that if you’d rather not be too invasive, you can do that. But if you absolutely have to know all the nitty-gritty details of your child’s interactions with their friends, you can do that too.

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If you need a little additional assistance with keeping track of your kids and their technology use, mSpy is a robust app with additional monitoring options, which allow parents to see who their kids call, what they text, and their GPS location among other activities.

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For seriously hard-core tracking, the mSpy software app will “run in an invisible mode providing you with across-the-board logging features so that you can remotely track all activity that takes place on the monitored phone.

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Besides parental control, mSpy features are flexible enough to be used for other purposes, such as catching a cheating spouse red-handed or keeping an eye on your employees.

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mSpy is the lead parental app on the market with over 25 features for children monitoring will assist you to know which sites your children visit, photos and videos they send on the major social media and know where exactly they are at every point in time in this busy world we live in.

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mSpy, one of the leaders in the industry. Software like mSpy will let you monitor the most popular social networks, input a "forbidden" location you don't want your child to visit and get an alarm if the app tracked the device in that area, and set limits for when they can use the internet and remotely block the device if needed.

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mSpy is one of the best parental control apps that is available on the market. With over 1.000.000 users worldwide it continuously provides high both quality product and service.

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mSpy is the world’s most popular mobile tracker app for a reason: it accesses a massive amount of information from a targeted smartphone or tablet. The software can monitor text messages, apps, emails, contacts, and pinpoint the phone’s location. You can also restrict access to certain websites and apps.

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Teaching your children to use the internet is almost like teaching them to cycle. When I discussed this issue with the executives of parental control software mSpy, they were very clear about what kind of surveillance is okay and what is not. Informing your child that they are being monitored for their own safety and that it will stop once they have learned to use the internet well is okay.

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The app gives you the ability to retrieve important information related to the target mobile phone, through your dashboard. The retrievable information includes: phone’s model, operating system details, memory details.

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mSpy is a hugely powerful phone monitoring app which can report on almost every area of your kid's online activities (and one or two of the offline ones, too.)

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mSpy is an app built around the idea that knowing is always better than hoping. Loaded with features, it gives you a clear picture of the user’s digital world. With advanced GPS tracking, you’ll know where they are at all times. With detailed call monitoring, you’ll know who they’re calling and who’s calling them. And with social media monitoring — including Facebook Messenger, Instagram, and Snapchat — you’ll know what they’re saying and who they’re saying it to.

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Installing the mSpy monitoring app on your children’s devices will also mean that you can become closer to them by knowing their real identity and thoughts in a way, so that’s an additional benefit. Be pro-active and take steps for your kids.

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Real Reviews from Satisfied mSpy Customers

We love hearing stories about how mSpy has helped real people discover the truth and sleep a little easier. Here are some of our favorites.

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Before You Get Started With mSpy

If any questions left

What is a cell phone tracker?

A cell phone tracker, also known as a phone monitoring app, is an app designed to let you see what’s happening on someone else’s phone, all without having to physically look over their shoulder. The best remote cell phone tracking apps work in hidden mode, so they won’t even know you’re using it.

How does a cell phone tracker work?

If you want to track a cell phone, you need to install special software on the device you want to monitor. Once installed, seeing what’s on their phone is as easy as logging in to your phone tracker account and browsing through your own personal dashboard.

Is mSpy the best hidden tracker app?

We believe so. But don’t take our word for it. Ask the 1.5 million people who count on mSpy to give them the information they need to make smarter decisions for their family. Or judge for yourself. Our mobile monitoring app solution has all the features you need to keep tabs on them.

Does mSpy cell phone tracker work in real time?

That depends on whether you’re using a jailbroken phone or choosing to use our solution out of the box with active sync. In some cases, data from their phone takes a few minutes to reach your control panel. But for the most part, everything happens in real time.

Can you track someone’s phone without them knowing?

Absolutely. When you use a mobile tracker that works in hidden mode, the person you’re tracking won’t know that you’re using software to find out what they’re doing online. So if you’re looking for an app to track phone without them knowing, mSpy is the real deal.

Is it legal to use mSpy mobile tracker?

You can use the mSpy phone tracking app to keep tabs on your children if they’re considered minors. What’s more, you can use mobile tracking software to track others as long as you have their explicit consent to do so. If not, you should think twice about using phone monitoring software. And no matter what, consider checking your local laws before using mSpy.

Is the tracking software detectable?

That depends which mobile phone tracking app for iOS or Android you choose. Some apps can’t be hidden, so the person you’re monitoring might be able to detect that you’re keeping tabs on them. mSpy, however, works in hidden mode, so they won’t know that you’re using it.

How do I choose the best cell phone monitoring app?

Great question. We’re often asked what makes the best phone tracking app, and while everyone’s needs are different, we keep coming back to the same three answers. Features. Features. Features. Mobile phone tracking apps come in all shapes and sizes, but only a handful are loaded with every feature you need. mSpy is one of them. We’ve made sure it works with the latest social media apps. And we’ve armed it with features that make it work with apps that aren’t even out yet.

Can you monitor a cell phone without installing software?

No. If you want to be able to see what’s on their phone, you need to install some sort of cell phone monitoring app on their device. Depending on which kind of device you’re using and whether or not it’s jailbroken or rooted, the installation process varies.

Is there a free way to track a cell phone?

There are some free mobile phone tracking solutions, but they aren’t very good. For the most part, these solutions are very limited in features, offering you the option to show you someone’s location on a map. And in many cases, companies that claim to offer the best phone tracking app for free are just there to scam you out of money.

Can you track your phone with the IMEI number?

No. Knowing just the IMEI number won’t get you very far in terms of using a cell phone monitoring app. If a mobile phone tracking solution claims to be able to help you track someone by phone number or IMEI number, steer clear. There’s a good chance that you’re being taken for a ride.