Not a long back you thought gifting a cellphone to your child was a good idea. But it seems to be turning into a bad decision now.
If you’re a parent of a teen, you’ll be certainly able to relate to this situation.
Shedding some light on the dangers of the cellphone and the internet contain, your concern is absolutely genuine.
But sitting idle and feeling pity about your situation isn’t a solution either. So what should you do? You can let your kids use the phone as it is but keep a track of all their activities on it. This will give you peace of mind and will allow you to ensure the safety of your kid or loved ones.
What you can do is, give them full control over their cellphone but extract all the information that they receive on their device. And this is only possible with the help of a spying or monitoring app.
But the probability of getting a good parental control or spying app with a random pick is like finding a needle in a haystack. This leaves you with no choice but to get the suggestion from someone like me who deals with monitoring apps day in day out.
So today I decided to share with you the reliable review of one such app named Cocospy. The app is quite popular in the world of spying apps but is it really that good?
Well, with my Cocospy review, let us enlighten you with what I think of Cocospy and is it really worth your hard-earned money or not.
For your convenience, here are the navigational links to the specific contents of the review.
- Free Cocospy Demo
- How To Set Up & Install Cocospy
- Cocospy Dashboard
- Key Cocospy Features
- Cocospy Customer Support
- Cocospy Pricing
- Cocospy FAQs
Free Cocospy Demo
To understand the working of Cocospy and to explore its features you can make use of their free demo account. It shows the information you will be getting on your Cocospy account from the target cell phone once you install Cocospy on it.
Purchasing a monitoring app that’s not compatible with your device’s operating system is just like wasting your money on a trash movie. Though, here you multiple your money quite a times.
This makes it necessary for us to confirm beforehand as to whether the app is compatible with the kid’s or spouse’s or not.
Being the most popular operating system, Android is certainly going to be on this list, else it would have been a great snag for Cocospy.
That said, all the Android devices with version 4.0 and higher are good to go with Cocospy.
iOS is an equally popular operating system, so all iOS users can count on Cocospy as well.
Unlike Android where it has a limitation of working only on devices running on Android 4 and above, in the case of the iPhone it works will all the iPhones and iPads out there irrespective of which iOS version they’re running on.
How To Set Up & Install Cocospy
Purchasing a tracking app to track someone is pointless until you install the spying app into the smartphone of the person you need to monitor.
But installing a spy app by yourself is not that as easy as you think it might be. But I am more than ready to help you out and make your work easy.
So let’s see how to set up Cocospy on the target cellphone.
Setting Up The Parent Or Your Device
The process for installing the Cocospy app on your partner’s or kid’s cellphone will start with your device. Once that’s done, I will start setting up the app on the kids or the target mobile phone.
So let’s start with the setup process.
1. Go to the official site of Cocospy and tap on the Sign Up Now option at the top right corner. I am assuming that you’re a first-time user of Cocospy. If in case you have an account on the app, go for Login instead.
2. Provide the email address that you would like to use in order to operate the tracking app service and then click on Create account.
3. The next page demands the selection of the type of target device that the target person owns. In my case, I am testing Cocospy on my Android smartphone.
4. After selecting the device you will land on the buying page, here you can purchase the plan and the login details will be shared with you on your email.
Setting Up The Partner Or Kid’s (Target) Phone
1. After purchasing the app you will receive your Cocospy account login credentials on your registered Email. You can now login into your Cocospy account on your device by entering your username and password.
2. Next, you need to scan the QR code with the target phone’s camera to download the Cocospy app on their phone. It will take you to the download page of the app. From here you can download the app on your kid’s or spouse’s phone.
3. Once the app is downloaded, install it on the target device and Open it. The app will be installed with a fake name so that the target person doesn’t get suspicious of it. The fake name with which Cocospy is instatlled is Play services.
4. In order to install the app you need to agree with EULA and for that tap on AGREE AND CONTINUE button.
5. Now the first option you need to change is ENABLE KEYLOGGER TRACKING. Follow the onscreen prompt and toggle on the Play Services accessibility setting.
6. After that you can choose to manually set up the application or automatically. I recommend automatic setup because it is more convenient and less time-consuming. Tap on SETUP AUTOMATICALLY to initiate the automatic installation of the app.
7. Wait till the automatic setup is complete, once the installation is complete it will ask you to hide the app icon and enter the registration code. You can find the code on your Email or your Cocospy account.
With this, the setup is complete and now you can use Cocospy to spy on someone without them knowing.
The dashboard is where you initially land after setting up both the devices and start to spy on your spouse’s cellphone. It is simple and limited but holds all the necessary information.
At the top of the dashboard, you can see some target device information like the device model and the OS version. Along with that, the current location and last visited addresses of the target person are also visible.
Below that you can see the list of 5 contacts with whom the target person calls or texts the most. On the extreme right side, you can see the 5 recently added contacts as well.
If you scroll down to the bottom of the dashboard you can see the browsing history, installed applications, and app activity. This tells which apps are installed on the target phone and which ones are the most used by your kids or partner.
Cocospy offers you a long list of features that provides a complete insight into the activities happening on the target smartphone.
So, let’s discuss the features of Cocospy in detail and see if they really stand on what they commit to doing.
Parents and partners should always know with whom their loved ones talk over the phone. This is really necessary to make sure they are not in contact with someone bogus and with intentions to hurt them.
With the Cocospy app hovering in their cellphones, you will get to see the list of all the calls that they make, receive or miss with someone.
You just have to click on the Calls feature and the names of contacts will appear that your child had been in contact with. It immediately updates the call log within a few minutes of receiving it.
Obviously, the cell phone number will appear with the name of the contact. The duration of call, date and time, and the type of call (incoming, outgoing, and missed) are other things that appear. Also, it gives you the opportunity to remotely block the contact from your dashboard itself. If you feel the contact is not the right person to be in contact with your loved one then you should block it right away.
You can see all the contacts stored on the target device with the help of Cocospy. To see all the contacts click on the Address Book option on the left side panel. It shows you the contact number, name, and the state of the contact i.e. whether the contact still exists on the phone or is deleted. It may take up to 10 minutes or so to reflect the newly added contact to your Cocospy account.
With Cocospy on your side, you can see all the text messages of your husband or wife. It’s a basic feature you get to see on all spyware. However, Cocospy can also help you read the deleted messages. For testing purposes, I deliberately deleted one message from the phone after receiving it within seconds but the app was able to recover it. With this feature, they can’t hide anything from you because you can read their deleted messages as well.
With Cocospy it will always be so much easy to track the current location of the teen. It will always be in your knowledge that the child is actually attending the class or just goofing around in the city.
When you click on the Locations feature of the app, the current location of the kid can be easily seen on the map.
Now scroll down a little bit. You’ll be able to see all the recent places with longitude and latitude values where the child must be roaming. Cocospy will also provide the time stamp of the tracked location so that you can know at what time your kid was at that specific location. You can also click on View to see their location on Google Maps.
The remote Android Keylogger of Cocospy helps you detect all the typed words by the target person on various apps. In simple words, it helps you read everything your kids or spouses type on their phones. It can be text messages, chats, passwords, and more. You can also track keywords typed on the incognito window of the browser. However, you may have to wait up to 15 minutes for the recorded keystrokes to sync to your Cocospy account. If you still don’t see the data you can manually sync it using the red Sync button at the top left corner.
6. Application & App Activity
If you want to know what apps are installed on your kid’s phone then Cocospy is there to help. Under the Applications tab, you get a list of all the installed apps on the target phone. If you don’t want your kids to use a particular app then you can simply block or delete it from their device.
The App Activity function on the other hand allows you to see the apps that are used by the target person. It shows apps that are active and the ones that are not active. You also get to see the time duration for which the app was active.
7. Monitor Social & Instant Messaging Apps
Cocospy monitors almost every popular social media and instant messaging app for you. The list consists of names like WhatsApp, Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Instagram, Snapchat, Tinder, Tik Tok, Zoom, Viber, Telegram, YouTube, Skype, etc.
Cocospy records all the social media activity by remotely capturing the screenshot of the target phone whenever any social media app is active on their phone. It keeps syncing the screenshot in chronological order in the specific section of that particular app. This means if you have to see the activity of WhatsApp then you have to go to the WhatsApp section and similarly to other sections to monitor their particular activities.
The screenshot quality is quite good and clear so you can easily read the chats that are being exchanged between the target person and the other person. Also, you can see the name and profile picture of the person with whom your partner or kids are talking to.
Similarly, you can see what they are viewing on Facebook, what posts they are liking, with whom they are chatting, and much more.
We all are familiar with the Kik dangers for kids, so it’s of utmost importance that you track their Kik account activities if you want to protect your kids from online predators. Cocospy helps you monitor Kik with screenshots so you can see everything they do on this dangerous platform.
Other than Kik, Telegram is also not considered safe for kids because it does not have any parental control features. If your kids using Telegram then you need to be aware because on Telegram they can easily come in contact with strangers and mature content. With Cocospy you can easily monitor their Telegram activities.
8. Photos & Video
With the keylogger and browser history, you can be sure about the online behavior of the child. But this doesn’t mean that their cellphone is completely sanitized from the sensual content.
Receiving carnal content from friends and buddies is much easier than you think. Teens can easily exchange adult photographs via WhatsApp, Instagram, or file-sharing apps like SHAREit, Bluetooth, etc. This makes it compulsory to keep a proper check on all the photos that the kid’s phone contains.
And doing this is quite easy with Cocospy. Just click on the Photos option and you’ll be able to sneak peek into their gallery and see all the photos stored on their phone without them knowing.
Not just photos but with Cocospy you can also keep a check on all the videos stored on the local as well as external storage i.e SD card of the target phone.
9. Remote Access To Phone’s Camera And Microphone
With Cocospy you can remotely access or in other words hack the target phone’s camera and microphone. By accessing their camera you can capture photos from the front and rear camera of the phone without their knowledge. Apart from photos, you can also stream live videos from their phone and see everything happening around them.
Also, you can also listen to their surroundings without them knowing by secretly getting access to their microphone. However, these features are still under the development phase so they don’t give a consistent result.
10. Internet & Browser History
The biggest fear of the parents before giving the cellphone to the kids is related to the adult content available on the internet. All the sites that somehow relate to porn, gambling, weapons, drugs, and hatred are just a click away. And you very well know why it’s not good for your little ones to come in contact with these sites. This is where you need to step up as a caring parent and need to keep a watch on the online activities of the kids.
But, how to do that? Checking the browsing history manually isn’t any good for you. Deleting recent history is not a hard job. How about checking their browsing history remotely with Cocospy? Great idea, isn’t it? When you click on the Browser History feature under Internet, the URL of all the visited websites will open in front of you.
Besides that, it also shows you the number of visits made to that particular website and the time of the visit. Also, it even shows you the pages visited in the incognito tab which makes it even better. Cocospy is also working on the block the website feature with which you will be able to block the adult content you don’t want your kids to browse.
Besides that Cocospy also shows you the list of WiFi’s to which the target phone was connected. You can even block the listed WiFi networks if you want to restrict the internet usage of your kids.
Cocospy Customer Support
Spy apps are hard to deal with especially if you are using them for the first time. You may face several issues while installing the software or using it. Therefore good customer support is a must and with Cocospy you get just that. For queries, you can send a message on their online chat support platform.
I faced an issue while using some features on Cocospy so I asked them for help, they responded to my message in an hour but resolved my issue.
Cocospy has a single pricing plan for both iOS and Android. So this means you can spy on both iPhone and Android smartphones by paying the same prices. There are three subscription plans offered by Cocospy to you, monthly, quarterly and yearly. The features are the same on all three plans. You can get a monthly recurring subscription for $49.99/ month, whereas the quarterly and yearly plans will cost you at the rate of $27.99 and $11.66/month.
If you want to spy on your kid’s or spouse’s activities using Cocospy then the yearly plan makes more sense to buy because it is much cheaper than the monthly recurring fees of $49.99/mo.
Is Cocospy Worth It? Final Verdict
So that ends my Cocospy review! However, most of you will still have a question that is Cocospy worth it? After testing several spy apps on this site I can say with my experience that Cocospy is one of the most feature-rich spyware after FlexiSPY. However, FlexiSPY is much costlier than Cocospy. So if you want a monitoring app with advanced features but at a genuine price then Cocospy is definitely worth it.
1. Is There a Free Version Of Cocospy?
No, there is no free version of Cocospy but does have a free demo account. You can try it before purchasing Cocospy.
2. What Is The Use Of Cocospy?
Cocospy can be used as a spy app to monitor your cheating spouse or employees. Or you can also use it as a parental control app to track your kid’s activities.
3. How Reliable Is Cocospy?
You can totally rely on Cocospy when it comes to monitoring Android or iPhone. If you’re concerned about its detection, no need not worry, the app works in stealth mode making the victim unaware of any such installation on their device.
Ease of Installation9.0/10
Data Sync Speed9.0/10
Value for Money8.5/10
- Easy to install due to automatic setup
- Takes less time in syncing information from the target device
- Deleted messages and call logs can be seen
- No root or jailbreaking required
- You can check the free demo before purchasing the app
- Highly effective in tracking social media and instant messaging apps
- Tracks exact current location of the target person
- Affordable pricing
- There is no geofencing feature
- You can't record calls
- Some features just don't work as they are still under development phase