Spy phone softwares come in all shapes and sizes and owing to the numerous ways in which they are used, these softwares are becoming hugely popular. They are utilized in a number of ways: a parent could use these softwares to keep an eye on their minor child, an employer could be using these to monitor their employee’s company provided smartphone or any individual could use these to track their smartphone in the case of theft or loss. However, with the large number of softwares out in the market, one often finds it confusing to choose the right software with the perfect balance of features and cost.
Lucky for all the people facing this confusion, we are going to be reviewing one such software today. FoneMonitor for Android is a phone-monitoring software that lets you keep track on everything your minor-kid or employee could be doing on his Android smartphone. Whether they are making a call, browsing a certain something, texting someone or using an app, you’ll be able to exactly know what they’re doing and who they’re doing it with. Read on to find out more about FoneMonitor’s features.
*Phone spying softwares should be used ethically and shouldn’t be installed on an adult’s phone without their prior knowledge. Doing so is not only unethical but might also land you in legal trouble.
Monitor text message
Whether they’re using iMessage or SMS, you will have access to all the incoming and outgoing messages on the target phone. Not only that, you will also have access to the contact details of the sender or receiver of the text and you can also download any attachments that came with the texts. You can also track text messages on iPhone.
Track GPS location
FoneMonitor not only allows you to track the target device’s current GPS location but also gives you a detailed map of their past locations. To put it in simple words, you can track phone of your kid or employee.
Monitor call logs and check contacts
You can access the call logs of the target device and get information about the caller’s contact name, number, call duration and call time. The device’s contact list will also be accessible.
Track internet history
FoneMonitor gives you access to the device’s browser history so you can know exactly what the person has been visiting on their phone. It also displays the time spent on each URL and the time and date of visit.
Monitor app activities
This feature shows all the apps installed on the Android device and interestingly, the photos from these apps basically allowing you to hack phone.
Monitor WhatsApp, Snapchat, Facebook and other social media apps’ messages, photos, videos
A long list of social media apps including Whatsapp, Facebook, Snapchat, Skype, Line, Instagram, Viber, Kik, Tinder, WeChat, QQ, Hangouts, Telegram, Messenger and Tumblr can all be monitored using FoneMonitor. You can view the media files uploaded, the chat threads, contacts etc. in your Dashboard.
Like any other Keylogger, you can monitor what the user is typing into his Chrome browser or into his SMS to any contact using this feature.
No ROOT and no Jailbreak necessary
Spying softwares only find use if the user doesn’t know they are being spyed upon and this is where most phone-spying softwares lose their purpose. Many of these apps require the smartphone to be rooted in order to be monitored. The user however can easily find out if his Android smartphone has been rooted without his prior knowledge and this can raise suspicion.
Unlike these softwares, FoneMonitor does not require the smartphone to be rooted. Hence, you can spy on the target without raising any suspicion.
Other than being feature rich, FoneMonitor is super easy to use. In order to start monitoring any Android device, you need to follow 3 simple steps:
- Register with FoneMonitor on their website.
- Install the FoneMonitor app on the device to be monitored.
- Log-in to your FoneMonitor account on any browser and monitor the phone remotely.
These steps are explained in detail below:
Register with FoneMonitor
Proceed to www.fonemonitor.com and click on the “Try It Now” button. You will then be guided to the signup page where you have to fill in your details, choose the payment plan and make the payment.
Install the app and grant permissions
After you complete the signup process, you will be asked to enter the “Teenager’s name”, “Teenager’s Name” and the “Mobile Device” under which you have to choose the Android option.
The proceed to www.fonemonitor.com on the Android device to be monitored and download the FoneMonitor app. Before you try installing the app, make sure the “Unknown Sources” option in the device’s setting under the “Security” menu is enabled. This will allow you to install third-party apps on the phone. Also remember to uncheck this option after installing FoneMonitor.
Once the app is installed, grant it all the permissions it requires and log-in with the registered account. Once done, click on the “Start Monitoring” button. This will put the device under monitoring and also delete the FoneMonitor app from the device so that the user does not know his device is being monitored.
Monitor the device remotely
Once all the setup is done, all you have to do is log-in to your FoneMonitor account on any browser and you can start to monitor phone remotely and view all the required data in your dashboard.
FoneMonitor is available in 2 variants: Premium Edition and Ultimate Edition. Below are the features you get with each of these editions.
Both the editions are available on 3-subscription models, namely Monthly, 3-Monthly and Yearly. The Premium variant costs you $29.99, $39.99 and $89.99 for the 3 models respectively while the Ultimate variant sets you back by $39.99, $49.99 and $99.99.
All in all, the device is more than efficient at monitoring and spying on the target phone. It gives you detailed reports in a neat fashion in the dashboard and the software is easy to use with a simplified UI. All the different apps and phone-utilities like the call records and GPS location that can be tracked are neatly arranged on the left side of the dashboard. The Ultimate Edition of FoneMonitor even allows you to monitor all the popular social media apps which is all one can ask for. If you opt for the yearly plan, the Ultimate plan ends up costing you $8.33 which is not much to pay for these many features at all.
You can visit https://my.fonemonitor.com/livedemo/dashboard.html and www.fonemonitor.com/android-monitor.html to view a demo of FoneMonitor.