How to Install mSpy on Android and iPhone


If you’re here because you’ve heard of this uber-cool spy app that can seamlessly track all target phone activities, but are unsure how to use it or if it’s even a good fit, then you came to the right place. 

It’s crucial that you perform the installation process correctly, especially on jailbroken iPhones, if you’d like to ensure that the app remains invisible and undetectable. We’ve created a detailed step-by-step guide with simplified explanations to ensure that even our non-tech-savvy audience can get it right from the get-go.

how to install mspy on android and iphone

mSpy installation process is different depending on the operating system the target phone uses. We’ve divided this guide into three categories:

  • How to install mSpy on Android
  • How to install mSpy on non-jailbroken iPhones
  • How to install mSpy on jailbroken iPhones

If you’d like to learn more about mSpy and its features, make sure to check out our comprehensive mSpy review

How to Install mSpy on Target Phone

The installation process is quite similar for both Android and iPhone devices, with some small differences. In general, installing mSpy looks something like this:

  • Go to mSpy’s website
  • Choose a subscription plan
  • Accept the license agreement
  • Follow the installation instructions and open the download link received via email
  • Enter the registration code to install the app on the target cell phone
  • Open the control panel on your PC  and start monitoring all activities

As we have mentioned before, there might be some slight differences in the installation process depending on the target device type. Here are dedicated mSpy installation instructions for both Android and iOS operating systems.

How to Install mSpy on an Android Phone

If you were wondering how to install mSpy remotely on Android without the device, we’re sorry for being the bearer of bad news – but remote installation of mSpy is impossible on Android devices. You’ll have to obtain physical access to the target device if you want this process to succeed.

However, you can install mSpy software remotely on iPhone cell phone devices if you have the target’s Apple ID and password. In terms of Android devices, though, here’s how installing mSpy looks like:

Buy mSpy App Subscription

Step 1: Create an account on mSpy’s website and complete registration

Step 2: Choose the target device type – in this case, opt for ”Android phone”

Step 3: Choose a suitable package

Step 4: Enter payment details and finalize the purchase

Step 5: Obtain physical access to the target device

Disable Play Protect

Step 1: Open Play Store on the target phone

Step 2: Open the Menu in the top left corner

Step 3: Make sure that the Android phone is fully charged and connected to the internet

Step 4: Locate the Play Protect feature and click on it

Step 5: Click on the gear icon in the top right corner

Step 6: Disable ”Scan device for security threats”

Download mSpy

Step 1: Open Google Chrome and paste the link you received via email when you purchased a subscription plan

Step 2: Complete the captcha security check

Step 3: Click Download then Ok

Step 4: Go to Open>Settings>Allow from this source

Step 5: Download the app and press open

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Install mSpy on Your Kid’s Phone

Step 1: Accept the license agreement

Step 2: Allow all mSpy app permissions when prompted

Step 3: Enter the registration code  to install the app

Step 4: Press Complete installation

Step 5: Go to your control panel and start monitoring all activities.

How to Install mSpy on iPhone

When it comes to iOS devices, the installation process is quite similar with one major exception – you can install the app remotely. However, to do so, you’ll have to obtain the target’s iCloud credentials. Also, this won’t work if your target didn’t enable their iCloud backup.

Because mSpy offers a solution for both jailbroken and non-jailbroken devices, we’re going to divide this guide into two sub-categories. Let’s start by explaining how to install mSpy on a non-jailbroken iPhone.

How to Install mSpy on iPhone without Jailbreaking

Step 1: Go to mSpy’s website, register for an account, and choose a suitable subscription package. Make sure to opt for a no-jailbreak version.

Step 2: Open your newly received email and confirm your mSpy account and subscription.

Step 3: Get ahold of your target’s iCloud credentials. Log into your mSpy dashboard and enter the target’s iCloud credentials.

  • If you don’t have access to the target’s iCloud credentials, or if their iCloud backup had been disabled, you’ll have to perform the installation manually. Check Step 5-7 if this is the case.

Step 4: Let mSpy sync all the data. Soon after it’s done, you’ll be able to see all target phone activity in real-time.

Step 5: If you don’t have iCloud credentials, you should get ahold of the phone. Go to the welcome email you’ve received at the beginning of the process, open the download link and install it on the target device. If your target’s device is password-protected, you have to find a way to get in. Otherwise, try to find out their iCloud credentials – this option doesn’t require you to touch their device, regardless of whether it’s password-protected or not, everything is done from your personal device.

Step 6: Follow on-screen instructions and complete the installation.

Step 7: Once done, hide mSpy’s icon from the app drawer.

NOTE: mSpy’s no-jailbreak version offers fewer features compared to the jailbreak version. That’s because jailbreaking gives you superuser access which bypasses previously imposed system restrictions and controls.

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How to Install mSpy on a Jailbroken iPhone

The installation process on jailbroken phones is somewhat similar, though much more complicated. First, you repeat the signup process we’ve mentioned in the mini-guide above aimed at non-jailbroken iPhones. Then, follow these steps:

Step 1: Open the Cydia app on your iPhone. All jailbroken devices have this app – it allows you unrestricted system access which you can use to customize various phone settings.

Step 2: Go to the Sources tab and press Edit.

Step 3: Open the Add Source option.

Step 4: Enter mSpy’s download URL which you received via email during the initial sign-up process.

Step 5: Cydia will run an automatic update. Once done, click on the Return to Cydia option.

Step 6: Open the newly installed source. It’s called Mtechnology LTD Depository

Step 7: Open All Packages > iPhoneInternalService > Install > Confirm

Step 8: Cydia will download and install the product automatically.

Step 9: Once the installation is complete, click on the Restart SpringBoard option.

Step 10: Locate the mSpy icon on the homepage and proceed with the installation. Carefully follow all given instructions. The final installation process lasts for 2-3 minutes.

Step 11: Go to mSpy’s website and log into your control panel. You’ll see all target phone activity there.

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How to Install mSpy on Target Phone So That the Owner Cannot Detect It?

The whole point of spy apps is secrecy and invisibility. So, if you’re wondering how to install mSpy on my wife’s phone or how to install mSpy without my teen knowing, here’s a quick rundown of the process. 

If you’re an Android user, you’ll have to install the app physically. Follow the instructions given in the Android Installation section above. Once done, make sure to hide the app from the drawer by following mSpy’s on-screen installation instructions.

For iPhone users, the process is identical except for the fact that you need the target’s iCloud credentials. If you have them, you’ll be able to install the app fully remotely, without ever touching their phone. Then, like with Android, follow mSpy’s on-screen installation instructions to hide the app.

Is mSpy Detectable?

Technically, mSpy is undetectable, unless your target knows exactly what they’re looking for. The creators of mSpy have cleverly disguised the app by naming it ”Update service” and adding a generic icon that resembles your plain old in-built system apps.

If you follow the installation instructions carefully and complete the registration successfully, you’ll also manage to hide mSpy from the app drawer. So, unless your target looks for ”Update Service” specifically, there shouldn’t be any issues with mSpy detection.

Another thing to note is that mSpy may be detected via antivirus software or Play Protect. However, during installation, mSpy prompts you to disable Play Protect on the target device, so there shouldn’t be an issue there either.

How Long Does It Take to Install mSpy on a Phone?

Since mSpy strongly focuses on user experience and convenience, they’ve ensured that the installation process is very simple, quick, and straightforward. If we combine all the steps, including the registration and installation, it shouldn’t take longer than 3-5 minutes to complete. If you come across some issues, make sure to reach out to mSpy’s customer service.


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