A review with everything you need to know about XNSPY Cell Phone Spy, this app monitors android and ios phones and has dozens of valuable features.
Parental control apps have not advanced much in the last five years. However, everything is still standing; you can lock the screen of your child’s smartphone or block some websites.
While this has its benefits, it’s still not worth buying an app just for that. Every once in a while, you come across an app that is a little better built.
For example, Life360 is a family app made to connect parents and children and the whole family. And they do this through location tracking, using a map.
This brings us to the app in focus today: XnSpy. This is another purpose-built app, but unlike Life360, it doesn’t just serve one purpose.
In short, it is a monitoring app. But what it does differently is understood how teens use their smartphones today.
In this review, we will focus on functions. First, we want to look at all the functions we use and tell you how they work. So without further ado, here we go.
Let’s start with one of the most popular functions of the app, and certainly one of the main functions of this app. XNSPY call monitoring is helpful for four things:
- You can view a record of all calls (outgoing, incoming, missed), including date and time details.
- You can view the list of all contacts.
- You can receive alerts and notifications about specific calls and numbers.
- You can record calls.
This option is designed for parents who want to supervise who their children talk to. It is also a function for managers who want to make sure that calls are being used for work and nothing else.
How does it work? The first three options work perfectly. The information is extracted from the target phone straight into the control panel in real-time, so you always know what kind of calls they are making and receiving.
Call recording is more complicated. First of all, you need to send a remote command to the small control panel to start the recording.
The tricky part is figuring out how long to record the call for. For example, when we tried it, the first recording came up short. We did not time it correctly, and the recording finished before the call, so we only got part of the conversation.
The second recording was made with a longer time than the call, so we ended up with some useless static at the end of the recording. This is not a problem, but remember, we are dealing with data, so the larger the file, the longer it takes to load.
And remember that while the file is loading, it uses the phone’s battery. This can reveal that you are using a spy application.
Another thing I have noticed is that it is much better to download the control panel audio files and listen to them on another player. XNSPY’s control panel player does not favor audios, and this is something they need to improve.
The following most helpful function of XNSPY is text message monitoring. For the app, this means nine things:
- SMS monitoring
- Facebook chat monitoring
- WhatsApp conversations, calls, and photos
- Kik conversations
- Tinder conversations
- Line’s Messages
- Viber conversations, calls, and photos
- Skype conversations, calls, and photos
Another function that complements the message monitoring system is the List. Here you can specify certain words, phrases, contacts, or numbers to receive notifications. The application sends instant alerts to any activity on the List.
When it comes to text message monitoring, this app is quite complete; you may know apps that they have not included in the feature list, but what is the point of monitoring apps that teenagers will never use?
We especially like the fact that they have included Kik and Tinder because they are generally used for dating, which can be very dangerous for teens.
Perhaps the most practical function of XNSPY is the GPS tracking system. This means three things for XNSPY:
- Current location monitoring
- Creating a record of location history
- Monitoring certain locations
This is a handy system for parents and employers. Parents can track the location of their children to ensure their safety; employers can use the tracker to keep an eye on employees who are away.
We find that the location history function is even more helpful because it is simply more convenient; you can sit back at the end of the day and see if the app has recorded locations correctly.
It may be more beneficial for employers and parents to know the current location, considering that this option will be used in circumstances where you want to know where they are at that moment.
The GPS tracker works in real-time. They also have the geofence facility that has us fascinated. What happens is that you create virtual fences around specific locations, and then you are notified when the target phone enters or leaves these places.
It is almost like an anklet. But we think it might be more beneficial for parents who can’t spend all day looking at the map to know where their children are. The geofence will notify them only when relevant, for example, when there is a reason for concern.
XNSPY has active customer support that assists 24 hours a day. They resolve problems, guide new users through the installation process, and fix any issues.
The only thing we don’t like is that they have many automated responses that make them look like robots. So we asked some funny questions to make sure they are accurate (and they are).
Xnspy cell phone spyware is very advanced when it comes to parental control. It is a complete app with many functions, and it takes a while to get used to it. But if you are looking to be the parent that leaves nothing to chance when it comes to the safety of your children, you should give this a try.
Video guide how to install Xnspy on iPhone & iPad