How To Spy On Dad? (Track Parents Without Them Knowing)

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On this website, I have talked about parental control apps for iPhone and Android lots of times. With these apps, parents can monitor their children and protect them from the dangers of Facebook, Snapchat, FaceTime, and other online activities. However, this time I want to share some tips for children who want to spy on their DAD or MOM. So basically, here I will tell you how to spy on parents without them knowing.

But let me inform you that spying on your parents is illegal. Parents can monitor their minor child’s activity but not the other way around. If you still want to know how to track parents without them knowing then keep reading the article.

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Why Would You Want To Track Your Parents?

It is possible that the children want to spy on their dad because they feel that he’s cheating on their mother. Or it is also possible that the child is abused by their parents and they want to collect evidence against them so that they can inform the CPS about it.

There can be n number of reasons why a kid wants to track parents without them knowing. If you also have a solid reason to spy on your parents then this article is for you.

How To Spy On Dad?

It’s easy to spy on parents than someone from the younger generation because the older generation isn’t that tech-savvy. Hence, you can easily spy on them using spy software and spy gadgets. Here I am sharing some methods using which you can spy on your parents without them knowing.

1. Install A Spy App On Their Device

You can install a secret Android spy app or iPhone spyware on your parent’s cell phone depending on which smartphone they own. If they own an Android phone then you must have physical access to their device for 10 minutes. In these 10 minutes, you can easily install spyware without rooting their device and you don’t have to touch their phone ever again.

In case your parents are using an iPhone then you don’t have to install any app on their phone. All you should know is their iCloud credentials. If you want you can also install a spy app on the target iPhone but for that, it must be jailbroken.

Once you are done with installing the spy app on their phone you have to sit back and watch all their activities remotely on your spy app dashboard.

Let me show you what you can monitor with a spy app by taking the example of KidsGuard Pro. It’s one of the best spy apps under budget, ideal for kids who want to spy on dad.

  • With KidsGuard Pro, you can read your parent’s SMS and social media messages, even the ones that they have deleted after reading.


  • You can track their location with the help of GPS & Geofencing features.


  • It even allows you to remotely access your parent’s cell phone camera. So that you can secretly capture photos using it.

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2. Use Spy Devices

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Apart from spying apps, you can also make use of spy gadgets such as spy pen cameras with audio recording, button camera, etc. There are various types of spy cameras that you can easily hide in plain sight. With these spy devices, you can record your parent’s videos and listen to their conversations without them knowing.

3. Install A GPS In Their Car

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In one of my previous articles, I taught parents how to track their kid’s driving. However, in this article, I am going to show you how you can track your parent’s in their car. If you are thinking how is that possible? Then let me tell you that it’s possible to spy on someone’s car using a GPS device.

You can purchase a GPS device at affordable prices from Amazon. Once the package arrives, you just need to set it up and install it underneath the car using its magnetic back. You can also hide it somewhere else in the car.

Once it’s done you can remotely track their location and see wherever they go from your own device. You may also use your old phone as a spy device. All you have to do is install spyware on your spare phone and leave it in their car. The spyware will not just track their location but may also help you record their audio while they are having a conversation with someone in their car.

4. Hire A Private Investigator

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In extreme cases, you can also hire a private investigator to keep track of your parents without them knowing. But you must know that hiring a private investigator can be really expensive because they may charge more than $100/hour. Hence, I will suggest you go with this method if no other method works for you.

How To Spy On Parents Without Them Knowing?

Spying on someone’s cell phone is not legal and ethical but sometimes you have no other option but to track your parents due to various reasons. In this article, I have shared with you all the methods you can use to track parents without them knowing.

In my opinion, installing a spy app on their device is the best way to spy on your dad or mom. You can take their phone for some time and install the spy app on it. However,  I will still recommend you talk with your parents and sort out all the issues rather than spying on them.


Is It Legal To Spy On Parents?

No, you cannot spy on someone without their consent.

Do Spy Apps Really Work?

Yes, the spy apps do really work and I am telling it from my personal experience as I have used dozens of them.

Will My DAD Know If I Install A Spy App On His Phone?

No don’t worry, spy apps run in the background i.e. they are hidden hence your parents will not know about them.

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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