5 Apps to Spy on Your Kids without Them Knowing

hidden apps to spy on kids without them knowing

Track your child’s phone without them knowing

Parenting these days is very challenging. You do not only need to keep an eye on the daily activities of your son or daughter but also need to check that what kids are doing online!

The increasing violence incidents have made it crucial for the parents to know that who are they talking to on social media, who are they meeting, what are they watching online, why are they spending so much time on internet or phone, etc.




According to the research, 48% of parents look into their kid’s cell phone to check on their activities on it. Fortunately, we have got many digital tools that could help us keep our kids safe online.

I use these tools myself and I do not feel any moral obligation because it is about the future of my kids. I have this right to keep tabs on my child’s activity and online activities are another responsibility in my parental bucket. Until and unless they are mature enough, this spying seems must-thing for parents like me.


Updated: January 2020!

Let’s get back to the topic and here I am introducing you to some of the apps to spy on your kids without them knowing.


1. Mobicip 

mobicip how it works

With this app, you will be able to check the internet use and apps installed on your son’s or daughter’s device. You can respond from Android or Apple device quickly as you observe something is fishy. Not only that you can check the app activity, but you can also monitor the internet browsing activity in a web-based Mobicip control panel.

Mobicip may be the most advanced of all. Not only does track text messages and calls; it also pinpoints your child’s exact GPS location instantly.


You do not need to ask for the smartphone from your child because Mobicip gives you updates about their phone’s communications. There are some websites which you want your kid does not browse.

So with the help of this monitoring program, you can get their request directly on your device and allow or deny the request to visit those sites for your child. You can also set the time limits for your child’s internet usage.

Compatibility – iOS, Android, Windows, Mac, and Chromebook.

Price: Free Trial – also offer premium ($39.99 / year protects five devices)

Pros and Cons

Pros: Strong filtering of unimportant content. Supports on Android, iOS, Mac book, Windows, etc, offers management of son’s or daughter’s profile, online.

Cons: real-time notifications are not available. While using its app, there is a time delay from an online console.


2. Qustodio


This app assists you in supervising the digital presence of your child. The Qustodio app is very straight away and quick to use. Check your kid’s device, web usage, and apps that he has installed in this gadget.

You do not need to confront your kid with anything rather simply manage his phone as per your wish. If there is any harmful content that you do not want your kid to watch, then simply block it. The other amazing features of this app are that you can locate him or he can click the Panic button when in trouble.

Along with that, you can also limit his internet timings, check that to whom he is texting or calling the most, and take a look at the apps that are installed on your son’s or daughter’s phone. You can control more than one device with this single app.

Compatibility – iOS, Android and Windows PCs and Mac OS

Price: Free

Pros and Cons

Pros: For Android, this app offers the panic button, location, and call blocking. Monitors social activities. Remarkable reporting and configuration.

Cons: This app offers no notification by text rather you only receive email at the end of the day. There is no control over games. If you are an iOS user, the features are restricted.

3. MobiStealth

Mobistealth Review

Mobistealth looked best to me for monitoring my kid’s text messages without them knowing. Do you want to secure your child from any online violence, and then you need to have this app on your phone. By checking that what your kid is up to, you can stop any violence to occur.

Be it in the form of cyber-bullying, coming across with any adult content, if someone is stalking him or he is spending time on games.

MobiStealth does even more: It gives your kids call logs, which means you know who your kids are calling, and who’s calling them. It even enables you to read your kids’ text messages.

This app is the best to have on your kid’s smartphone so that you could ensure the actions of your child.

This app supports both smartphones and computers – Windows and Mac OS.

Price: $0.50 per day

Pros: Works on iOS, Android, and Windows – also Mac OS. Protection could be customized. Consumer support is good.

Cons: Logging option with the keystroke is not available.

4. Spyera

Spyera review

Spyera is the most advanced monitoring software in terms of features which no other software is offering.

Tracking whatever your kid is up to, this app is the finest one to have on your Smartphone so that they will not go anywhere wrong. You have to pay for using this app. It totally depends on your usage for how many devices you need this app. There are packages for one, five, and ten devices.

The Spyera filters the web browser; monitors the social media, block the vulgar language, cut out the pornography and provide you with the daily report on your child’s online activities. Not only that, if you want to restrict Facebook or Twitter during your kid’s examination, then this app will help you in doing so.

Not only that, if you want to restrict Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram or Twitter during your kid’s exams, then this app will help you in doing so.

Price: $149.99 per device


Pros: For Android users, there is parental control. Reporting and configuration through

For Android users, there is parental control. Reporting and configuration through the web. You get an overall report via email and also in an online control panel. 

Cons: From the prior edition of this software, there are some of the features eliminated.


The top drawback I found in Spyera is not having online chat support. If you’re a techy guy, you may not feel or need that online support. Yet, they are available on email support and I found them quite responsive to emails.

Second thing, you need to jailbreak/root the target phone for monitoring. But features they are offering which no other software offers; jailbreaking or rooting shouldn’t be a big deal. My thoughts so!

5. mSpy – the most popular monitoring app

mspy monitoring tool

mSpy is Offering the child spy services to all the parents around the globe. You can ensure your children’s security with this application.

Use this app on Android, iOS, Windows, Mac OS easily.

You can track your kids’ location with this app too. Check that who is calling him/her and to whom they are interacting on Whatsapp.

mSpy allows you to control your kids’ internet activity remotely. Not only can you choose specific websites that you want blocked on your kids’ phones; you can also block types of websites, such as ones involving dating, nudity, pornography or tobacco. You can also set it so that you will get a warning if your child types in a certain keyword, such as “suicide.”


Almost every user has shown trust in this app and if you are having any issue, then you can have the customer support 24/7.

Price7.99 per month

Pros and Cons

Pros: The app has got the most friendly feature. All the data present in this app is secure.

mspy for iphone ipad no jailbreak solution

The app is compatible with iOS 12.x and has got the most friendly feature. All the data present in this app is secure even if your phone is missing, your data will be safe and you can erase the data with a single click.

They offer an unmatchable solution that does not require jailbreaking or rooting of the phone. You can remotely track an iPhone without changing the iPhone settings.


On some phones, the chat monitoring option is unavailable. Do check their online support for any query.


Over to you!

These apps are highly supporting when it comes to the son’s or daughter’s online security. 

Being a concerned parent, you can install and download any of these apps so that you will be informed with your kids’ online pastimes.