MobiStealth Review: Parental Monitoring Software

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Mobistealth is one of the more popular cell phone spy software packages for parents looking to keep track of their kid’s phone usage. 

One of the biggest selling points of this particular spyware app is the ability to install it on practically all iOS devices without having to first jailbreak it.

The Mobistealth app operates in a very similar way to all other spy apps on the market.  The application runs in the background and sends all of the data to a web based interface that allows you to see what the user is doing on their phone.

Our MobiStealth Review

The MobiStealth product offers some advanced monitoring features.  Let’s take a look at what you get and how it compares to our favorite spyware app.

Key Features

mobistealth online dashboard

One of the first things that stands out about MobiStealth is that it DOES NOT require you to jailbreak the device you want to monitor.  However, as with most other spy app packages this is still required to access their more powerful monitoring features.  Here’s a list of other important capabilities.

  • Monitor text messages (SMS,)
  • Monitor various chat applications including Whatsapp, Wechat, KIK, and Line (Facebook Messenger & Snapchat require jailbreak)
  • Internet browsing history, & phone call log
  • GPS Location Tracking
  • View contacts, email messages, photos, and videos stored on the phone
  • Intuitive online control panel accessed via your PC allows for viewing of all the phone’s information
  • Compatible with a broad range of devices
  • Does NOT require jailbreaking iOS
  • Installation requires only a few minutes
  • 15-day money back satisfaction guarantee
  • Affordable with plans starting at /around $.50 a day.
  • Does NOT offer any call recording features

MobiStealth Installation

Typically one of the most frustrating parts of dealing with cell phone spy software programs is the installation process.  MobiStealth was surprisingly easy to install and configure and we were able to get it up and working in a matter of minutes.  

Once you’ve chosen the package you want and make your purchase you’ll be asked to setup an account.  This allows you to securely log into the online dashboard to view all of the information on the target phone. 

They offer solutions for the two most popular phone operating systems.

iOS Devices

For Apple devices there are two methods of activating the software.  If you know the iCloud username and password of the person whose phone you want to monitor you simply enter this information into your MobiStealth dashboard.  Then you’ll have full access to the phone.

If you don’t have username and password you’ll need to download the monitoring app onto the phone.  This takes just a couple minutes.  Once downloading and installation is complete the app is hidden from the phone’s owner.

Android Devices

The installation for Android phones is the same as for iOS devices.  You’ll need to download the app to the target phone.  For this step you will need to have physical access to the phone.  Unfortunately there is no way around this.

Once you’ve successfully installed the application it will begin sending data to your online control panel.  This is done while remaining completely invisible to the user of the phone.  ​

Pricing Plans

Like most phone spying applicatinos Mobistealth is subscription based.  They do offer a good bit of flexibility but you save SIGNIFICANTLY by choosing a long term plan.  

Pricing for iOS Devices​

his means you’ll pay quarterly (or annually if you like) for as long as you want to monitor the target phone.  Paying annually will get you a significant discount.  I would HIGHLY recommend paying annually as you’ll end up paying more than 4x as much month-to-month.

They accept all major credit cards.  Your subscription can be canceled at any time by contacting the MobiStealth customer support team. 

MobiStealth is a subscription-based service, which means you will pay a monthly or yearly fee to continue to use the program. However, other services, like Highster Mobile, were offering a one-time purchase with no subscription fee.

To pay for your subscription, you can use a credit card. You may cancel your subscription at any time by contacting customer service.

Once you purchase a subscription, you will be able to download and install the spy software onto the target device (the phone or computer you are monitoring). Please note that you must have access to their phone or computer to install the software. It is not possible to install a spy app remotely.

Once you’ve installed the software on a machine, it will run in the background and automatically record all activities on a user’s phone or computer, and then upload the recorded data to your MobiStealth account.

Simply log in to your account at StealthClub (www.mobistealth.com/client_login.php) to view results.

Unfortunately, MobiStealth doesn’t have a feature that allows you to spy on Facebook or Snapchat. Hopefully they will add this feature in future versions. mSpy has an app that allows you to track your children’s activity on Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat.

4 Things You Need To Know Before Buying MobiStealth

1. Make sure the target device is compatible with MobiStealth. It is currently compatible with devices running iOS, Android, Windows and macOS. A full list of supported devices can be found on its website. You should check to see if your device is supported before purchasing.

2. Have access to the target device. The MobiStealth spy software needs to be downloaded directly onto their device. Keep in mind that you can’t install it remotely.

3. Make sure that the device has an internet connection. Internet access is required to download and activate the software. MobiStealth also uses the Internet to send activity logs to your account.

4. Avoid rooting or jailbreaking the device. MobiStealth’s instant messenger monitoring feature is only available on a jailbroken iPhone or on a rooted Android phone. Do not root or jailbreak the device unless you really need this feature.

Versions and Features

The MobiStealth spy software is available on Android and iOS devices, as well as on Windows and Mac computers. For a list of supported devices, see www.mobistealth.com/products.php.

MobiStealth SMS

MobiStealth for Android: Call recording, surround recording, spying on instant messages, emails, text messages, photos, videos, GPS, contacts, call history, browsing history, installed apps.

MobiStealth for iPhone (Jailbreak): Spying on SMS, MMS, iMessages, WhatsApp, GPS, call history, browsing history, photos, videos, emails, contacts.

MobiStealth for iPhone (Non-Jailbreak): Spying on WhatsApp, WeChat, Viber, Kik, LINE, SMS, MMS, iMessage, call history, contacts, installed apps.

MobiStealth for Windows: Spying on emails, screenshots, keystroke, Yahoo Messenger, Skype.

MobiStealth for Mac: Spying on screenshots, browsing history, keystroke, Skype.

Operating system requirements

  1. Android OS 2.3 and above
  2. iOS 9.3.5 and earlier (Jailbreak)
  3. All iOS versions (Non-Jailbreak)
  4. Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8
  5. Mac OS X 10.6 and above

Plans & Pricing

mobistealth monitoring software

They offer multiple packages that you can choose from. Your subscription will be renewed automatically at the end of each month or at the end of each year. There is no free trial, but there is a 15-day money-back guarantee.

MobiStealth for Android

  • The Pro Plan charges $49.99 every three months; $79.99 every six months; or $119.99 per year.
  • The Pro-X Plan costs $79.99 every three months; $129.99 every six months; or $179.99 per year, and comes with added features such as call recording, surround recording and instant messenger monitoring.

MobiStealth for iPhone

  • The Premium Plan costs $99.99 every three months or $149.99 per year, and Premium Plus goes for $119.99 every three months or $179.99 per year.

MobiStealth for Windows and Mac

  • The Lite Plan costs $39.99 every three months; $59.99 every six months; or $79.99 per year.
  • The Pro Plan costs $59.99 every three months; $79.99 every six months; or $99.99 per year.

Customer Service

MobiStealth provides customer support via a ticket system and phone from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (CST), Monday through Friday. There is also a FAQ page which answers most questions

Conclusion

The company has been in the industry for at least 7 years, and has developed some very good monitoring apps like SecureTeen. In my opinion, it’s a reliable company that you can trust.

For parents or employers who wish to monitor the computers, smartphones, or tablets that they issue, MobiStealth is always the software of choice. It has some great features, such as recording all incoming and outgoing calls and tracking location without GPS. While their website is a little old-fashioned, their spy software is state-of-the-art.

About the Author

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.
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