mSpy parental control software review

Monitor calls, text messages, SMS and more with this tracking app

Plans and pricing

MSpy’s monthly billing is a gut-punching $49 for the first month, $70 on renewal. How many devices does that cover, you’re asking? Just one. (Sorry.)

Setup

Installing mSpy is more tricky than usual, as it’s not available in the app stores and you must do some extra work to set it up. (The website doesn’t make it easy to find the installation steps, but there’s guidance in some blog posts, like this one covering Android setup.)

Web access

MSpy makes it easy to see what your child is doing on the web. Just tapping the Browser History tab displays the sites they’ve visited recently, along with the date of the last access and the total number of times they’ve viewed the site.

App management

It’s important to understand how your kids are using their phones, so it’s good to see mSpy provide a list of installed apps.

Location features

MSpy logs your device position via GPS, then displays the results in its GPS Locations tab.

Monitoring

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Final verdict

MSpy is a capable monitoring phone monitoring app that can tell you all about the messages sent to and from a device, and log many more details about how it’s being used. That level of tracking may not be legal for an adult target, though, and mSpy doesn’t have the screen time, internet access, or device usage control to match the best parental controls apps.

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