7 Best Hidden Spy Apps For Android

The kids of today’s generation are way too smarter than their parents in terms of technological knowledge. Like most of the parents, if you too have given a phone to your kid, your biggest concern would surely be related to the unacceptable activities that one can perform using a cell phone. And to be honest, you can’t even track those activities, no matter how frequently you check their cell phones manually. And the reason is that they know how to use a phone better than you ever did.

So what to do now? You can’t even refuse to give them a cell phone, because it’s a necessity to cope up with today’s era. Well, the only answer to your question is a cell phone spying app. But then another question arises. Does simply installing a spying app on their Android device while letting your kid know about its installation will help you achieve your task? Absolutely no. They will anyhow find a way to tackle that problem or might show the audacity to simply uninstall the app.

Now what you can do is, install a tracking app on their device and hide it. Using this simple trick you will be able to track their Android devices and they won’t be able to tamper with the app. Even while knowing about the existence off such an app on their Android device, by just hiding it, they won’t be able to find a way to delete it.

So, let’s hit the road without wasting any more time and get ourselves introduced to the list of 7 best spy apps for Android that work in hidden mode.

DISCLAIMER – Before installing a spying app on the Android device of your kid, it’s necessary that you make them aware of such installation. Without their consent, it would be inappropriate to install a monitoring app on their device.

7 Best Hidden Spy Apps For Android

All the apps mentioned here, give you an option to hide their app icon while installing them on the target device letting them run in the background. Moreover, they are installed with a generic installation name hence they are hard to detect.

1. Spyzie

Spyzie is undoubtedly one of the most popular monitoring apps. It makes your device tracking complete in almost every sense.

The app provides up to 30 features that are capable enough to give you the best monitoring experience and you won’t feel like there’s anything else left for monitoring on the kid’s phone.

spyzie - Best spy app for Android

For starting with the monitoring of the phone, you first need to sign up on the parent device and then download the app on the kid’s device. Once all the permissions are given and the device is set up, you can track the phone any time you want.

Spyzie allows you to view the activities of your kid performed on various social media accounts. These activities can be viewed in the form of text as well as in the form of screenshots.

You can also keep an eye on any file or media that has been sent or received on the child’s device. These files can also be downloaded easily using Spyzie.

In order to keep the data as a kind of proof so that the kids won’t be able to deny those activities, you can export the data and save it locally on your device.

Not just that, in Spyzie, you get some other unique features to use as well. Using the capture screenshots feature, you can take the screenshot of the target device anytime you want. So this feature will let you know, what’s currently going on in the target device.

Most importantly, the app works in the stealth mode. So your kid won’t be able to know anything about the app installation, making your spying easy and unnoticeable.

Spyzie has three different plans and you can choose the one that you find suitable for yourself. The basic plan costs $29.99 per month, the pro version costs $39.99 per month and the ultimate version costs $49.99 per month.

spyzie price

What We Loved
  • Instant updates on the activities
  • The mobile heating problem doesn’t exist
  • No heavy usage of battery reported
What We Didn't Like
  • Monitors one device at a time
  • The key logger feature doesn’t work properly

Recommended: Check our detailed and honest review of Spyzie

2. mSpy

The list for the best hidden Android spying apps will always remain incomplete without adding mSpy.

The app gives you access to images and videos stored on the target device. The chats on various social media platforms like Kik, WhatsApp, Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, Line, Tinder, etc. can be traced easily.

To make sure that your kid’s in the vicinity, you can take the help of the GPS location. It will give you updates regarding the current location of your child. With the help of the geofencing feature, you can create imaginary fencing. Now, whenever your child crosses that fence, you immediately get an update about that.

best hidden spy apps for Android

Some other amazing features of mSpy include website bookmarks, where you can keep an eye on the websites that your kid has bookmarked on the browser. Using the keylogger feature you will be able to keep an eye on the typing activities of your kid.

mSpy also makes it easy for the parents to check out the list of WiFi networks that their kid’s phone had connected to. Accessing the outgoing and incoming emails on the target device is also not a big task while using mSpy.

If the price is what you’re concerned about, you would be happy to know that mSpy has a basic plan that costs you just $29.99 per month. Moreover, the premium plan costs $69.99 per month, with some extra features. If you want to save more money, you can go for the 3 months or 12 months subscription.

mspy pricing

What We Loved
  • Quick and easy set up
  • Easy to use
  • Access to enough features without rooting
What We Didn't Like
  • You can monitor one device at a time
  • Sometimes it takes time to upload new data from the target device

Recommended: Read our detailed mSpy review

3. FoneMonitor

Here comes another best spying app for Android to keep a watch on the kids and employees. FoneMonitor provides you with all the necessary features that one needs to spy on Android devices.

fonemonitor panel

FoneMonitor can show you the list of all the contacts of the phone. Along with that the list of calls being made or received on the target device.

You can view the messages sent or received on the phone and also track the messages from 15+ social media apps.

With the WiFi logger feature, it is also easy to see the list of all the WiFi networks which the phone was connected to.

If you notice that your child is using the phone for long periods, then you can take the help of the Downtime feature. Downtime will set the screen time for the kid and the device will get blocked after the time has elapsed.

In order to avoid your kids from using certain apps on the phone that are not suitable for them, you can simply block those apps with the app block feature.

With app activity, you can keep track and see which apps on the phone are most used by the kid. You can also check the list of emails that your kid receives or sends.

FoneMonitor Premium Edition costs $29.99 per month if paid monthly while the subscription for 3 months will cost $39.99. It also offers the Ultimate Edition which is $10 expensive than the Premium edition.

fonemonitor pricing

What We Loved
  • The price drops down heavily in 3 months and 12 months subscription plan
  • Simple design and easy to use
  • 24-hour support service available
What We Didn't Like
  • The one month plan is a bit expensive
  • Advanced tracking features are not available

4. FlexiSPY

The next one on the list is FlexiSPY, an app that provides advanced level features if your phone is rooted.

FlexiSPY also works with phones that are not rooted. But for those phones, you only get the basic tracking features like access to WhatsApp text messages, location tracking, access to media such as photos, videos, and audio files.

flexispy features

Other tracking features for an unrooted Android device include SIM card change notification, keylogger, and access to call logs, etc.

If the Android device is rooted and you have a premium plan, you can spy on the kid’s phone in plenty of other ways too. Not just the messages, you also get access to the calls being done on social media. Including the call logs from Facebook, WhatsApp, LINE, Skype, and Viber.

You will be able to see the apps that your kid used recently. Plus, you will have a list of installed applications on the device along with the application screenshot.

If you go for an extreme plan, you will get all the premium monitoring features plus some more features. It will make possible for you to do the call recording. Even the call interception can be made easily. Call recording for various social media like WhatsApp, Viber, LINE, Facebook, Hangout, etc can be done.

If you wonder what’s going on nearby your kid, you can secretly record the voices of the surrounding. You can even record the video by easily getting the remote access to the target device’s camera.

FlexiSPY has three different plans. The LITE plan costs you $29.95 per month, PREMIUM plan costs you $68 per month, and EXTREME plan costs you $199 for 3 months. If you pay for 3 months or 12 months in one go while choosing the PREMIUM plan, you can save a lot of money.

flexispy pricing

What We Loved
  • Hide rooting traces for the target device
  • Full control on the device remotely
  • Advanced features
  • Flexispy has good support service
What We Didn't Like
  • Extreme and premium plans are a bit expensive
  • Advanced features only for rooted devices

5. Spyic

Spyic will always make its place in the list of best hidden spying apps for Android for sure. The app has a very clean and simple design, making it easy for you to monitor your kid’s smartphone.

There are various amazing features offered by Spyic using which you can not only track your kids but your employees too.

Using Spyic, you can keep track of all the calls made using the target device. You can keep an eye on the browsing history of the phone as well.

If you want to know the location of your employees or your kid, you can easily do so. Knowing the history of previous locations that the target visited is also not a big deal with the help of Spyic.

Curious about the photos stored on the monitored device? It’s easy to peek on those photos and the photos can even be downloaded locally.

Like all other apps, you can keep an eye on social media platforms like WhatsApp, Facebook, Viber, Snapchat, etc.

spyic features

If your concern is that the employees or your kids might change the SIM card, then you need not panic. Spyic immediately alerts you with an email, that the SIM card has been removed or changed.

Keylogger feature in Spyic will help you see each and every keystroke that the kid makes on the device. The feature can be really useful to know the password of any social media app if you want to personally check the account.

Spyic offers three different plans to its users and you can choose the one according to your needs. The basic plan costs about $39.99 per month, the premium will cost you $49.99, and the family pack for $69.99. Similar to the other apps, you can save a large amount of money if you buy 3 months or 12 months pack.

spyic pricing

What We Loved
  • Simple and sober design of the app
  • Easy installation of the app
  • SIM card details can be checked easily
  • You will be notified if the sim card gets replaced
What We Didn't Like
  • Customer support service can only be availed using email

6. SpyFone

Spying becomes absolutely painless for those who use SpyFone. This amazing app lets you track the device with countless advanced features if the phone is rooted.

SpyFone works with both the rooted as well as Android devices without root, but there’s a lot of difference between the features that we get.

SpyFone also provides basic monitoring features just like the other apps.  But other than that, it also has various advanced features that are rarely offered by any of its competitors.

The app also helps you to keep track of all the activities going on in the target device. Be it monitoring of social apps, call logs, photos, videos, location, blocking calls, blocking websites, geofencing, viewing web history, etc, this one app makes everything possible.

spyfone features

Now, let’s talk about the advanced features that only the people with Xtreme pack get (rooting necessary for Xtreme pack). In Xtreme pack, you get all the features of the premium pack plus the advanced features.

You can get a live view of the target device in the form of a video and photos. SpyFone makes it possible to listen to the surrounding near the phone by accessing the recorder of the phone. You can even take the remote access of the device and control it.

If somehow the data gets deleted, it can easily be recovered using SpyFone. Curious to know about the things that your kid discusses over the phone? The Call recording feature will help you out.

SpyFone not just offers the spying features, but the feature to do the pranks as well. With the text spoofing feature, you can send any text to your friends while hiding your original number.

If we talk about the price, you’ll be amazed to know that SpyFone is really really cheap as compared to its competitors. The basic version will cost you just $4.17 per month with payment for 12 months in advance, the premium version will cost you $89.98 for 3 months, while the Xtreme plan will cost you $29.99 per month but you have to pay for 3 months upfront.

spyfone pricing

What We Loved
  • 24/7 live support
  • Very inexpensive as compared to other spying apps
  • Advanced features
  • Deleted data can be recovered using SpyFone
What We Didn't Like
  • Payment for basic and Xtreme plan cannot be done for one month

7. Spyera

The last but certainly not least is Spyera. This monitoring app for Android phones offers some features without rooting that are not provided by any other app.

Along with the normal features like tracking of calls, messages on social media, tracking of videos, photos, keylogging, location tracking, etc, you get some advanced features as well.

Using Spyera, you can do the live call recording of the target device. By accessing the microphone remotely, you can record the surrounding voices as well.

If you sometimes wonder where your kid’s right now, you can curb out your curiosity by getting access to the camera and secretly take photos and record video of the surroundings. And the thing is that you can do that without even rooting your devices.

If the target device is rooted, the list of advanced features increases even more. You get all the features of the non-rooted device plus some additional features.

best spy app for Android without root - spyera features

If your kid is on call and you want to know what they are discussing, you can intercept and listen to the conversation.

Not just the normal call, you can also record the calls from various social media like Facebook, Viber, Skype, Hangouts, WhatsApp, etc.

Spyera also gives you the notification whenever the target device receives or makes a call. And all of this can be done while the app runs in the stealth mode. So basically, Spyera makes your monitoring experience complete in each and every aspect.

When it comes to pricing, you can go for two different plans. The premium plan costs you $59.00 per month and the premium plus costs $189.00 for 3 months. But in the premium plan, you have to pay for 3 months upfront.

spyera pricing

What We Loved
  • Call recording can be done using unrooted devices too
  • Video recording can be done without root
  • Call recording for social media can also be done easily
  • You can take photos of your kids by getting access to the camera anytime you want
What We Didn't Like
  • The price of the app is a bit high

What Should Be My Final Choice?

All the apps mentioned above are top-notch and work amazingly with Android devices. Moreover, all of them can be hidden on the target Android phone.

If the device that you want to track is rooted then you should certainly go for the app that provides advanced tracking features.

If the device is not rooted and you’re a bit confused while making the final choice then we recommend you to go for Spyzie. With this, we hope you’ll finally be able to decide which app you should go for.

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About Hemant Mendiratta

Hemant Mendiratta is the Co-Founder Of TechUntold. At TechUntold, he has written 400+ useful articles related to popular apps and software that are helping readers on a daily basis around the globe. He has started SpyDrill to focus on monitoring apps for cell phone and help users choose the best apps for themselves.

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