I continue to get a lot of emails from people who want to know if it’s possible to install cell phone monitoring and tracking software without actual possession of the phone. I’ve discussed this in the past, but I want to bring it up again because it’s still a question that is asked all the time.
Now this of course does not include hackers and scams out there that attempt to install Trojans, or games you download that have a backdoor to send out usage data. I’m only talking about commercial cell phone monitoring and tracking software that you can purchase online.
There is absolutely no way to install monitoring or tracking apps on a cell phone without physical possession. Why? Because you must install the software directly on the cell phone you want to monitor. In fact, you should NEVER EVER EVER install this type of software on a phone you don’t personally own (or on a phone you don’t have consent to monitor), doing so could land you into big trouble. I get a lot of emails from suspicious spouses that want to monitor their significant other. Unfortunately, most likely violate local, state, and federal laws in your country and you could be subject to civil or criminal penalties. Just don’t do it. It’s not worth the trouble you will most likely get into.
Installing spy phone software is not difficult if you follow the vendor’s instructions. Both have detailed steps with screenshots to help you every step of the way.
Here is a quick overview of the basic steps.
1. You get your hands on the cell phone you want to monitor.
2. Then you fire up the cell’s web browser,
3. Enter the URL provided to you by the spy phone vendor.
4. Download the software, install, & configure.
As you can see, when you take a few steps back, installation is not difficult. However, without physical access to the cell phone, none of the above steps is possible.
Many people ask me how long it will take & if installation is difficult. This is really a tough question to answer. Total installation time should take anywhere from 5 minutes to an hour, but it really depends on your experience level with using cell phone applications, mobile web browser, etc.
One thing I do advise people is that before you even think about installing cell phone monitoring software, take time to go through each step and make sure you understand what each step says to do. If not, send the vendor a quick email and ask them to clarify. It will be a lot less stressful if you thoroughly understand each step.
The good news is that once you do install the software, there should not be any reason to get access to their phone again. In fact, some vendors have remote control features that enables you to control a variety of settings — including removing the software.
So what should you do if you cannot get physical access to the phone? Definitely don’t waste your money on this type of software. I repeat, DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY. I know there are few sites out there claiming that you can remotely install spy phone software for all cell phones such as Android, BlackBerry, or iPhone using technologies such as Bluetooth. Do not believe what they advertise. If you do, its your loss. I’ve received countless emails from people who’ve purchase Bluetooth spy software because they were told having access to the other phone was not necessary. Unfortunately, this is a big lie. Even IF those Bluetooth spy products worked, you’d still need access to the other phone to “pair” the two devices. This is after you’re lucky enough to ever get the software to work.
Bottom line, without physical access to the cell phone, there is absolutely no way you are going to get cell phone monitoring software on it.
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