How To Install And Use A Keylogger On Android iPhone Computer

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Do you wish to know what your spouse or kids are doing on their phones all the time? A keylogger can help you with this. A keylogger or keystroke logger is a special program that records each word typed on the target device and shows them to you. With the help of a keylogger you can see who your husband is texting without his phone or you can find out the Snapchat password of your wife.

However, if you have never used this software before then you may not know how to install and use a keylogger. Don’t worry in this article I will be showing you how to put a keylogger on someone’s computer or phone. So without wasting any more time let’s dig deep and find out how to install a keylogger on Android, iPhone, and Windows 10 PC.

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Quick Summary
You can put a keylogger on someone’s computer or keylog your own PC if you know how to install a Keylogger and how to use a Keylogger app effectively. You can install a keylogger on Android or on a Windows 10 or Windows 11 PC. However, you will need different keylogger software for PC and phone as one app will not work on the other. For Android or iPhone, you can make use of FlexiSPY keylogger, and for Windows PC you can use Spyrix keylogger which is free to use.

How To Send A Keylogger To Someone’s Phone? Can You Remotely Install Keylogger?

Most people who don’t know how keyloggers work often ask this question “how to send a keylogger to someone’s phone and remotely install it?” But let me tell you that you cannot remotely install a keylogger, you must have physical access to the target device at least once.

You need to manually install the app on the target device i.e. phone or computer yourself.  Once the app is installed then you can remotely track all the keystrokes without having to ever touch the device again.

In the following section of the article, I will show you how to install a keylogger on someone’s computer or phone without them knowing. So keep reading.

How To Install A Keylogger On An Android Or iPhone?

You need to first get physical access to the device you wish to put the keylogger on. Next, you need to follow the below steps to install the keylogger app.

  1. First, you need to create an account on the Keylogger app website.
  2. Next, you need to download and install the keylogger app on the target phone or computer.
  3. Finally, you need to log in to your Keylogger account and start using the keylogger remotely.

The steps above are elaborated in full detail below so that you can know how to use a keylogger app effectively.

Create An Account On The Keylogger Website

For using the Keylogger for Android, you need to install the keylogger app first on the target cell phone. Mostly all the keylogger apps have almost the same installation process. So, we will be guiding you on how to install a keylogger app named FlexiSPY, and then, how to use its Keylogger.

1. Go to the official website of FlexiSPY and click on the BUY NOW option that you see on the home page.

home page flexispy 2. This will lead you to the next page where you need to select the type of device you want to monitor. In our case, we are selecting Android as the target device.

select device for flexispy

3. After that, you need to select a suitable plan for yourself by clicking on BUY NOW.

buy flexispy plan

4. Once the payment is done, you will receive your FlexiSPY login credentials directly to the registered email address.

That’s all for the setup on your device. Now it’s time for taking the target Android phone handy and setup the app on it.

Install Keylogger On The Android Phone

Disabling Play Protect

Before you start installing the FlexiSPY app on your teen’s phone, there are some changes that you need to make, starting by switching off the Play Protect option.

1. Go to the Play Store app on the target device and tap the hamburger icon visible on the top-left side.

2. Now choose the Play Protect option.

play protect disabled

3. After that, tap on the gear icon available on the top-right side.

4. Now simply toggle off the Scan apps with Play Protect option.

For installing any keylogger app, turning off the Play Protect option is a must. Doing this simply prevents all sorts of notifications from popping up that are related to the keylogger app.

Once you are done with Play Protect settings, it’s time to install the FlexiSPY app and use the keylogger on the Android phone.

Installing FlexiSPY App

1. For installing the FlexiSPY app and its keylogger on your spouse’s cell phone device, you have to take its physical access and then open the link downloading page of the app (

2. On the next page, select the View all software option.

view all devices

3. As we are learning the installation process for Android, select the Android option from the list.

how to use and install a keylogger

4. After choosing the operating system, the FlexiSPY app will start downloading on its own. Once the downloading is done, INSTALL the app on the target phone.

install flexispy

5. You can read the license agreement if you want to, and then tap on I accept license agreement; finally tap on CONTINUE.

license agreement

6. Activate the device administrator now.

activate device administrator

7. Next you have to allow the app for running in the background by tapping on ALLOW.

allow background running

8. After making the payment, you must have received the license key on the registered email. You have to provide that license key and then tap on ACTIVATE.

license key activation

9. For the better working of the app and its keylogger feature you have to give certain permissions to the app like permission to read contacts, access location, and so on.

give permissions

10. Time to hide the app icon for making the app work in stealth mode. Just tap on YES, and the app icon will not appear on the app drawer.

hide application

With this, the app is installed on the target phone, and now it’s time to go back to your device for tracking the keystrokes of the target person remotely.

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How To Install Keylogger On iPhone?

The steps to install a keylogger app on the iPhone are similar to that of Android as you have seen above. However, you have to jailbreak the iPhone in order to install FlexiSPY on it. The reason is that you cannot install spyware or keylogger on an iOS device if it is not jailbroken.

If you don’t know how to jailbreak an iPhone then you can also purchase an already jailbroken iPhone with FlexiSPY pre-installed on it using the FlexiSPY Express service.

How To Use FlexiSPY Keylogger App On Android & iPhone

Once the Keylogger is installed on the target device, you will initially land on the FlexiSPY dashboard. And for monitoring the Keylogger activity, you have to switch to the Key Logs section of the app.

As you can see in the screenshot, all the keystrokes are systematically arranged app-wise. This prevents you from missing important keystrokes.

keystrokes activity

By clicking on any of the apps, you will see all the words typed by your spouse in that app. As you can see, with all the keystrokes, you have the date and time stamp attached. This will help you in knowing the time when your spouse is most active on a particular app.

flexispy keystrokes

As for FlexiSPY, the app gives instant updates and the tracking of keywords is complete. So we would suggest you buy a Keylogger app that works similarly to FlexiSPY, or you can purchase FlexiSPY too.

For better monitoring of the typed words, some apps also give the Alerts feature. Using these features, you will get immediate notification if a word set by you is ever typed by the teen.

Under the Alerts features of FlexisSPY, you have to go to the Keywords section and include all the words for which you want the notifications. These words could include drugs, date, dating, idiot, and so on. Tap on Add Alert to save the changes.

alerts for keywords

Now, whenever your loved ones use any of those words, you will be the first one to know about them.

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How To Install A Keylogger On Someone’s Computer?

To guide you through the installation process of Keylogger for Windows PC, we will be using a different app that comes by the name Spyrix. By the way, Spyrix is the best Windows Keylogger that is free to use.

Let’s see how to put a keylogger on Windows 10 or Windows 11 PC.

1. First things first, you need to go to the Spyrix website and create your account on it. You just need to provide your email and create a new password for your account and voila! your account is created.

2. Now once the account is created you can download the free version of the app. The free version of Spyrix Keylogger can’t be hidden on the target device. So if you want discreet monitoring and don’t want the target person to find the keylogger on Windows then you have to purchase the app.


3. Next, you must install the Spyrix software on the target computer. Once you have launched the software, it will prompt you to enter your email address for remote monitoring of the target PC. This email will be used to receive the recorded keylogger and screenshot data.

email id enter

4. On the following screen, you will be asked to create an online monitoring account by providing your email and password. This account will be used to log in to your Spyrix dashboard to monitor activities remotely. You may choose to skip this step, but it is not recommended.

enter email and password

5. After that, you must select the “I accept the agreement” option and click “Next” to install the software.


6. Once the installation is complete, click “Finish” to end the installation process. A new Setup Wizard will then open, allowing you to choose whether to hide the software on the target PC and change the screenshot quality.


7. Add your email for online monitoring when prompted. If you have already added your email during installation, simply click “Next.”

online monitoring

8. Next, you will be asked when the program should take a screenshot and what the quality of the screenshot should be. You can select to take a screenshot when the window or clipboard changes, and adjust the slider to change the screenshot quality.

set quality

9. Lastly, you may choose to hide the software on the target computer to monitor it without the user’s knowledge. However, the hide option is only available in the paid version of Spyrix Personal Monitor.


How To Use A Keylogger On Computer With Spyrix?

To use the Keylogger on the computer, you need to go to your Spyrix account and on the dashboard,  click on the Keyboard events option. Under this section, you will be able to read the recorded keystrokes made on the target computer.

keylog someone's computer

In my test, I found that even after being a free keylogger software, it was able to record each and every keystroke pressed on the target computer.  Moreover, the time it takes to sync the recorded keystrokes to your account was minimal.

Apart from just typed words, Spyrix was also able to track keystrokes such as Backspace, Enter, and Spacebar. In addition to that, it even shares with you the source on which the keystroke was made along with the timestamp.

keylog your own pc

Overall, for a free keylogger, Spyrix performs exceptionally well and provides you with the ability to put a keylogger on someone’s computer without paying any fees.

If you are looking to keylog your own PC then the free version of the app is sufficient because you don’t have to hide it on your computer. However, if want to install a keylogger on someone’s computer then I would recommend that you go with the paid version of the software because you have to hide the app on their computer which is only possible with the paid plan of the app.

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How To Keylog Someone’s Computer or Phone? Final Verdict

This was the basic installation process for setting up a Keylogger app on an Android phone and Windows PC.

These steps will surely help you install any keylogger app, but definitely, the installation for each app is going to be a bit different.

Not just the installation part but also the working of the Keylogger is different for every app.

Some apps like FlexiSPY and Spyrix give immediate and accurate results, and on the other hand, some apps give incomplete and late results.

So while purchasing a Keylogger, make sure it works perfectly.


Can A Keylogger Be Installed Remotely?

No, you cannot install a Keylogger remotely on an Android phone and Windows PC.

How Can A Keylogger Be Used To Get Information?

A keylogger will keep a track of all the words that the user types on various apps on their phone or PC. These words are then shown on the online portal of the app remotely.

Can A Keylogger Be Detected?

If you are using the Keylogger that can work in the hidden mode, then no, a Keylogger cannot be detected.

Are Keyloggers Legal?

Yes, Keyloggers are legal but only if you are using them with the consent of the other person.

About the Author

Ankit Prasad, an engineer driven by a passion for digital safety, founded SpyDrill to simplify cybersecurity. With a modest approach, Ankit shares insights on parental control and monitoring apps and effective protection measures. His aim is to empower users with practical knowledge, bridging the gap between technology and everyday understanding. An advocate for digital literacy, Ankit's commitment to demystifying cyber threats underscores his dedication to creating a safer online environment for all.

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