How It Works

mSpy is perhaps the most popular phone monitoring app out there. It works by tracking and recording all activity in the background of the monitored phone including call logs, text messages, browsing history, photos, videos, emails, contacts, keystrokes, social media and much more. The collected data is automatically uploaded and stored on mSpy’s secure servers and can be accessed through the mSpy Control Panel.

Ready to start monitoring your child’s phone? Here’s how to start using mSpy.

how mspy works

  1. Purchase: First, you’ll need to head to the mSpy website and purchase a license for the software (get 50% off on all mSpy plans). After purchasing, you will receive an email with your username and password. You will need it to log in to the control panel.
  2. Installation: Sign in to your account at and follow the instructions to install the mSpy app on your child’s device. Once installed, the app runs invisibly in the background. The child will not know that he/she is being tracked and monitored.
  3. Monitor: Now, the app collects data from your child’s phone and sends the data to your mSpy account. You can log in to view activity reports from your device.

Important notes

What is mSpy Control Panel?

mSpy Control Panel is a Web-based user interface that allows you to monitor your child’s phone usage, track the phone’s location, and remotely control their phone. The interface is straightforward and easy to use.

mspy control panel

Check out our mSpy review for more information.

Last updated January 16, 2022.

3 thoughts on “How It Works”

  1. I have 2 lines on my tmobile account if I use my sim card to install the mspy software on the device then insert the sim card for my other line into the device being tracked. Will mspy keep logging activity?

    • mSpy gets installed into the phone and not the SIM card. So yes it works fine without a SIM card. However, the target phone must have Internet access in order to use mspy.

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