Recently, we showed you the best iOS apps a spy might install on their iPhone. Not to make Android users feeling they are left out, we’ll be taking a look today at the best Android apps that they might use for spying. These so called Android spy apps will provide some great features to users that want their smartphones to have some nice features.

Keep in mind that some of these apps will actually collect information about a phone or a person, and therefore, they are not meant to be used on suspecting people. Remember that spying on someone is both unethical and in some cases illegal, so we recommend using these apps with care.

Spying software for your Android device

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Before we look at spying apps for Android, we must take a look at some spying services that serious customers would want to use. These are a good choice for business owners that want to monitor how their employees are using the phones, or for overprotective parents that want to know every step their child makes and whoever he calls.

As mentioned before, be sure to check your local laws before you commit to using these services, as it might be illegal in some parts to spy on others. These services are professional and they offer users a great deal of features for smartphone monitoring. Also, most of them are undetectable, so the targeted phone will show no signs of being spied upon.

If you want to invest your money into such a service, and you have a valid reason to spy on another Android device, then here’s a list of features that these services will provide:

  • GPS location tracking
  • Voice calls and call log monitoring (some actually pick up the conversation and you can listen to it live)
  • SMS monitoring
  • Browsing History
  • Installed apps
  • View multimedia files on the targeted phone
  • Mobile data usage
  • Remote voice recording

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As you can see, there are lots of things these services offer, and the list does not stop there. However, these services are not free, and some of them can cost a pretty penny, so be sure you will get what you need from them, as there is no point in paying for features you don’t need, or later finding out that the service you chose does not offer the features you need. Here are some examples of such Android spying software that you can use:

10 useful Android spy apps

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There are also a number of apps that one might use to spy on an Android device. Some of them are even worth using on your own phone, as an added protection feature to keep your files safe or to recover your phone if it is stolen or lost.

  • Automatic Call Recorder (Free) – The name pretty much says it all. This app will allow users to record any conversation that they have on their device. The app also allows users to set the recorder to start every time a specific contact calls.
  • Spy Camera OS (Open Source) (Free) – One way to obtain sensitive information from your enemies is to film them with an app that will do so discreetly. By using it, those that are caught on tape will have no idea that they are filmed.
  • IP Cam Viewer Lite (Free) – Every spy will most likely have many many cameras hooked up to his hideout, and a very easy way to check them is via an app on their Android devices with the help of the IP Cam app.
  • Mobile Hidden Camera (Free) – Having a way to shoot video with an Android smartphone and everyone around being none the wiser is a very good spy feature that should not miss from any spy smartphone.
  • Call, GPS, SMS Tracker (Free) – This simple app is perfect if you want to know where someone is at all times, who he calls and texts and how much he talks on the phone.
  • APP Lock (Free) – Every self respecting spy should have a battery of defences on their Android device, and one of these defences should be an app locker that limits access to certain areas of your device.
  • Call Spy (Free) – Call Spy is a very useful tool to have on your Android spy phone. It allows the user to record all calls from his smartphone, which are stored in MP3 format for later use.
  • M-Spy (Free) – This app will allow you to use your Android device as a bug. Just plant the device where you need to eavesdrop and when you want it to start recording, just send a text message to it and it will start.
  • Ear Spy (Free) – Ear Spy is the equivalent of those awkward sound magnifiers that you see in movies. It will only work with a headset or headphones, but once you set it up, it will amplify any sound around. It can be very useful if you want to eavesdrop on a conversation that is taking place in the other room.
  • Silent Spy Camera new (Free) – If you want to mask the fact that you are doing surveillance on someone, use Silent Spy, as it overlaps another screen over the camera app and it disables all sounds or flashes.

These Android spy apps will allow you to add some extra features to your device that will give it a plus of functionality. However, they should be used responsibly and with caution, and in any way to gain access to confidential  information of others.


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