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#1 Choice in the United States*

mSpy vs. Qustodio

Find out how mSpy gives you way more monitoring peace of mind than Qustodio.

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#1 Choice in the United States*

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mSpy or Qustodio?

See which one gives you the best monitoring experience.

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mSpy can intercept keyboard strokes on a child’s phone and set up keyword alerts. Qustodio only allows alerting.


Record your child’s phone screen remotely and save all recordings to your mSpy dashboard.

Stealth Mode
Stealth Mode

Unlike Qustodio, mSpy works in a hidden mode. It allows you to hide its icon on the target user’s phone.

No VPN Needed
No VPN Needed

mSpy can operate smoothly without using VPN, while Qustodio requires it for correct work.

Installation Options
Installation Options

Install mSpy by using Wi-Fi Network Sync, iCloud creds, jailbreaking or rooting. Qustodio has a manual setup only.

Variety of Plans
Variety of Plans

mSpy offers subscriptions that differ in duration and set of features. Qustodio offers yearly plans only.

Live Demo
Live Demo

You can test all mSpy features for free by accessing the demo version. Qustodio offers a 3-day free trial.

24/7 Support
24/7 Support

mSpy offers live support to its customers round-the-clock. Qustodio offers to visit their static Help page.

Apple Store Rating
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Get more for less with mSpy

mSpy is a multifunctional monitoring solution that operates globally. It offers diverse possibilities for remote parental tracking.

Operates in 180 countries

We believe that online safety is a must, no matter where you are. That’s why mSpy is available in 180 countries of the world.

More than 1.5 million users

Millions of users from all over the globe have already entrusted their family’s safety to mSpy. Join those who care.

Over 35 features

mSpy is a feature-packed solution that can suit multiple needs. The app offers over 35 features so far, and more are being developed.

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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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How to Start Monitoring with mSpy

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Chose your subscription

Purchase the plan that suits you the most. Once it’s completed, you’ll get an email with your login details and a link to the Installation Wizard.

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Set up mSpy on the target phone

Open the Installation Wizard and follow the instructions on the screen.

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Start monitoring

Log in to your Control Panel and wait for the data to be transferred. Please be aware that it can sometimes take up to 24 hours for all the information to be available in your account.


If Any Questions Left

Qustodio vs. mSpy: What is the best parental control app?

In the world of digital safety, mSpy and Qustodio provide two distinct options. While Qustodio is more budget-friendly, with a free version available, it is limited in what information you can access regarding target phones’ online activity. On the other hand, mSpy offers a comprehensive overview to help protect them from harm where ever they may be. Screenrecorder, Calendar Activities checker, Keylogger for both iPhone and Android, and more - all of these features are available only with mSpy.

What is Qustodio, and can it beat mSpy?

Qustodio positions itself as an all-in-one parental control solution that combines all the necessary tools to protect children online. And indeed, the functionality of the Qustodio app is impressive: geolocation tracking, online activity monitoring, danger signal, viewing of calls and SMS, and online filters.

But mSpy can do all this with ease and additionally offers the function of Keylogger, Screen Recorder, and Hidden Mode. And all according to the tariff that you choose yourself.

Qustodio review: what to choose for iOS between mSpy and Qustodio?

Owners of iPhones and iPads are often faced with the fact that the functions in monitoring apps are limited for them. If they try Qustodio, they may also be a little disappointed. Geofencing, web filtering, setting time limits and location history are also available on iOS. And no access to Panic Button, Call and texting management and application blocking.

If we talk about a more versatile and affordable option, mSpy is here. It doesn't limit iPhone owners to monitoring tools, adding to this friend's installation, which will take some time.

mSpy vs. Qustodio: can they monitor undetectable?

Regarding Qustodio on Windows and Mac computers, this app does a great job of hiding all traces of its activities. But mobile devices are a gray area for Qustodio, and hiding the icon will not be possible.

Unlike other phone tracking software, there is no mSpy app on the target device that the user can see. This means they will not see the app logo as it will be masked from prying eyes.

Message monitoring in Qustodio and mSpy: who can do it better?

Parental control Qustodio includes SMS tracking for Android and iOS. But if you dig deeper, access is available only for incoming and outgoing messages. But if the child deletes them? mSpy will do the best here, which has keylogger and screen recorder functions to avoid such situations.