How to Hack A Phone in 2020

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Learning how to hack a phone is nowhere near difficult as it should be. There are lots of reasons hacking someone’s cell phone. Perhaps you need to know who they’re texting with, who they’re talking with, or chatting with on social media?

Don’t worry. Your’re not alone.

In this day and age EVERYONE from little children to grandparents use SMS text messaging for communication. And while the vast majority of these messages are just us humans being social, there are plenty of times when that isn’t the case.

Sometimes people text when they’re not supposed to, such as on the job (or while driving!). Sometimes it’s used by a cheating spouse, girlfriend, or boyfriend. In fact there are thousands of reasons why you might need to know who and what someone is texting.

So we’re going to dive into how to hack someone’s texts without having their phone in your hand. This tool allows you to view or forward all of their texts to your mobile phone or computer.

More on that later…

How to Hack Into Someone’s Cell Phone

Below are the steps you’ll need to follow to hack a phone remotely using a mobile spy app.

1. Purchase Phone Spyware

The security on today’s cell phones is just about impossible to hack without software specifically designed to do so. iOS and Android encryption is designed to protect peoples private information and they take this very seriously.

Mobile phone spy apps are one of the only ways around this security. We have highlighted some of our favorite cell phone tracking apps in this article.

Some software only works with certain mobile devices.  Make sure to check the compatibility closely to ensure your devices are covered.  Obviously Android and iPhones are some of the most popular and most apps are compatible.

Once you’ve chosen the software that meets your needs you’ll need to go to their website and sign up for an account. There are some free monitoring packages out there, but they aren’t typically very stable and often don’t work at all.

2. Decide Whether Rooting or Jailbreaking is Required

Some software requires you to root or “jailbreak” the phone. This allows you to monitor apps like Facebook messenger, Tinder, Instagram, and other social media apps. There are dozens of apps out there for hacking a phone and ALL of them require this step if you want FULL access.

Rooting an Android or jailbreaking an iPhone can be somewhat complicated so if the company offers a service to do this for you, it is recommended to pay the additional charge as it will save you the headache of doing it yourself.

3. Install the Software on the Target Phone

Most companies require you install an app on the target phone. There are some companies like mSpy that offer a product that can track all of the phone’s information simply by obtaining the iCloud login of the person who owns the phone. While this method is very convenient, it doesn’t offer as much information as other methods.

Follow the instructions from the app provider. Many hacking tools, such as FlexiSPY offer a service where they will install the app remotely for you for a one-time fee.

4. Login to Your Dashboard

Once the software has been installed on the target phone you should be able to login to your online dashboard to view all the user data reported by the phone. This is where you’ll see all of the user phone logs, SMS texts, social media chats, and more.

Want to learn about our favorite tool for monitoring someone else’s phone? Check out mSpy. It gives you access to EVERYTHING.

Why Hack Someone’s Cell Phone?

As we mentioned at the beginning of this article there are lot’s of reasons why you would want to learn how to hack into someone’s cell phone. Let’s take a look at some of the top uses. These apply for both an Android phone or iPhone.

Catching a Cheating Spouse, Girlfriend or Boyfriend

An unfortunate reality of such easy digital communication is that it can help people cheat on their spouses or significant others. If you find yourself in the position of needing to know who your husband or wife is texting with and you don’t normally have access to their mobile phone, a hacking app or spy app is one solution.

In fact, not only can you see their current conversations including the other person’s contact information, you can even see deleted text messages and social media conversations.

All of this user information is stored in your online dashboard for you to access at any time you wish.

Intercept and Read Text Messages

One of the most frequent questions we get is how can I monitor my child’s text messages and social media accounts without them knowing.

Spying software is a very elegant solution for this. Not only can you keep tabs on their SMS texts, iMessages, and even read their Facebook Messenger chats, you can also monitor their Snapchat messages, pictures, videos, and even track the phone’s location.

Monitor Phone Calls

One of the most basic functions of hacking a phone is to monitor phone logs.  Here you can easily see who is calling and when.  This allows you to take steps to find out what is going on.  Calls are kept in your dashboard to review as you wish.  Even if the user deletes calls, they still show up.

The most powerful app out there, FlexiSPY, will even allow you to record calls.  These calls are then available in your control panel.

Read Someone’s Whatsapp Messages

In addition to all of the location and text monitoring features, these software packages allow you to view chat messages from many of today’s most popular social media chat apps. This includes Whatsapp.

Simply login to your control panel and select WhatApp from the list of apps. You’ll be able to see sent and received messages as well as view who sent what and who said what.

You’ll also have access to any images or videos that are sent using the Whatsapp platform from the target device.

Monitoring Social Media Accounts

Want to know how to keep tabs on the targets chats? One of the easiest ways to keep tabs on someone’s behavior is to check their social media accounts.  Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and others apps offer multiple ways for people to communicate.  Of course these can be used for good and bad purposes.

Children today can be subjected to online bullying that can go completely unreported if you’re not able to check in on them from time to time.  This is something that people in previous generations never had to deal with.  As a parent it’s important to be able to step in and make sure your child is safe.

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Monitor Snapchat Images and Videos

Snapchat is another popular social media sharing application. It’s great for sharing messages, images and videos. But just like an SMS texting app it can be used abused. Monitoring the Snapchat app allows you to see exactly what the target device owner sees. All messages, videos, and images are available for you to browse.

All of this is easily accessible from the online dashboard. Here is some more information about how to monitor Snapchat.

In addition to monitoring text and social media messages, monitoring software like mSpy allows you to monitor the gps location of the mobile phone. This too can be accomplished without installing software on the target device.

Track GPS Location

The GPS tracking feature is very powerful, allowing you to setup safe zones for your kids, monitor employees that aren’t where they’re supposed to be, or even keep tabs on your boyfriend, girlfriend, husband or wife if you suspect them of cheating.

Tracking the location of a device is something that will come with just about any tracking app out there.

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If you want to learn more about tracking the GPS location of cell phones check out this link.

Monitor Internet Browser History

In addition to keeping tabs on all communication you can also monitor the browsing history of the phone. This powerful feature allows you to see what your kids are looking at online, or see what your employees are doing when they’re supposed to be working.

From your control panel you’ll be able to see all the websites that have been visited and when.  You can even see media files stored on the device.  This will work no matter what browser they choose to use.

Monitor From Your Phone

A nice feature of this particular software is that it will allow you to hack someone’s phone from your phone. Simply login to your control panel and you’ll be able to view everything from the target phone. The dashboard is highly intuitive and easy to use. The dashboard works on any type of smartphone.

Monitor From Your Computer

Sometimes checking things on your phone can be a pain due to the limited amount of screen space. mSpy also allows you to login to your control panel remotely using your computer. It’s web based so it will work on both Windows and Mac machines. The dashboard on your computer offers all of the same functionality as from your phone.

Want to learn more about mSpy?

How to Hack a Phone Remotely

It’s possible to remotely hack a phone under a few circumstances.  Here is how you can remotely hack both iPhones and Android devices.

How to Remotely Hack an iPhones or iOS Device

How does a tracking app work? Here’s a quick overview. Most phones nowadays get backed up to the cloud. This backup includes most of the data from the target phone including:

  • call logs
  • contacts
  • text messages
  • location tracking data
  • browsing activities

So to start you’ll need to know the iCloud login credentials (email address and password) AND ensure that regular backups are enabled. This ensures that all data is available for download to YOUR phone or computer when you’re ready to view it.

How to Hack an Android Device Without Touching It

Since Android devices do not connect to iCloud there is no way to access these phones without first installing the software on the device. This means you WILL need physical access to the device.

Android tracking tools offer the following functionality:

  • track current location
  • call logs and history
  • monitor texts
  • tracking browser activities
  • Android software notifications

To get full access to everything on Android devices you will most likely need to install software on it. There are two ways of going about this. One method is to root the device, however this can be messy and intimidating to less tech savvy individuals. The other is to use an app that doesn’t require rooting the Android device.

You will still be able to access just about everything on the Android phone.

How Can You Hack Someone’s Phone With Just Their Number?

While it would certainly be convenient, there is no way to hack someone’s phone just by having their phone number. A tracking app needs to either reside on the phone or in the case of an iOS device you can secretly download their iCloud backups to see the data from the target phone.

The Android operating system will not allow you to hack into it remotely.  In the case of Android you will need access to the target device to hack someones phone.

As far as I know the only people that can get access by just using the phone number is the NSA. 🙂  And they don’t even need an app.

How Can Someone Hack YOUR Phone Without Touching It?

Obviously if you can hack someone’s phone then they could tracking yours as well. If you share your phone’s password with someone they can then download and install a hacking app that would allow them to see nearly everything you do. Or if you own an iPhone and use the same username and password everywhere someone might be able to download your backups from the iCloud.

For this reason it’s a good idea to keep you usernames and passwords secret except from those you trust the most. This should keep your information as safe as possible.

The ability to remotely hack someone’s phone without physical access to it is a powerful tool that allows you to keep tabs on your employees, kids, or whoever.

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Phone Hacker Legal Issues

It’s important to understand that cell phone hacking is only legal if you are the owner of the target device.  For example it might be your child or employee’s mobile phone and you need to keep track of their activities.  Some states and countries consider it a crime to install an app that tracks a user or to spy on their mobile device.

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About the Author Jason Thompson

Jason is a work from home dad who has a passion for DIY projects, yard work, and SEC Football. His background is IT, but he's always fancied himself as a part-time ship welder, landscaper, and short order cook. During the week he can be found on his laptop 10 hours-a-day, but on the weekends he escapes to the local DIY Cave to play with REAL toys.  You can also find him on Facebook, Twitter, and can contact him via email.