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9 Best mSpy Alternatives for Android and iPhones

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mSpy is the most popular spying app on the market. But that doesn’t mean it’s the best.

In this article I’ll reveal 5 best mSpy alternatives that offer more features, better support, and competitive pricing.

Best mSpy Alternatives for iPhone and Android

mSpy dominated the spy app market for years. But now there are a handful of competitors that offer significantly better products, live phone support, and even better pricing and refund policies.

Let’s take a look at the 5 spyware apps that have knocked mSpy from it’s pedestal.

mSpy vs uMobix

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The main difference between uMobix and mSpy is the number of features available for iPhones and iOS devices. uMobix gives you access to Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Skype, and Facebook Messenger. mSpy only gives you access to WhatsApp.

This makes uMobix the best mSpy alternative. In fact, uMobix is currently the best phone spy app for Androids currently on the market.

Why is uMobix such a great alternative?

uMobix offers users access to more data on both iPhone and Androids. Let’s take a look at what you get on each platform.

They are also the ONLY app on the market to offer LIVE, English-speaking tech support.

uMobix vs mSpy on iPhones

Security on Apple’s iOS devices is very powerful. But there are ways around it. uMobix offers more access to iPhone and iOS devices than any other spyware app.

The biggest difference between uMobix and mSpy on iPhones is the number of apps you can monitor. uMobix gives you access to Facebook, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram without jailbreaking the phone.

mSpy only allows you to access WhatsApp.

uMobix vs mSpy on Android

uMobix offers the same features as mSpy on the Android platform. One notable difference is the installation of the app itself. mSpy’s app requires several minutes to install while uMobix can be installed in about one minute.

With uMobix you also have access to live tech support from 6AM to 6PM Eastern time and chat support 24/7. mSpy only offers chat support.

When compared head to head, uMobix clearly outperforms mSpy on both platforms. For more information check out my uMobix review.

mSpy VS FlexiSPY

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mSpy performs very well head to head with FlexiSPY. Both apps offer similar features when the target device is not rooted or jailbroken.

FlexiSPY significantly outperforms mSpy for users who are willing to jailbreak or root the target device.

FlexiSPY’s Advanced Features

The FlexiSPY Extreme Package is the most powerful spy app currently available. And at $349 per year it’s also one of the most expensive spying apps out there.

FlexiSPY Extreme allows you to intercept calls, record calls, and turn on the target phone’s microphone to listen to the ambient surroundings. mSpy doesn’t offer any of these features, even in their jailbreak and root versions.

In terms of support reliability mSpy and FlexiSPY are very evenly matched. But if you’re looking for the ultimate monitoring solution, no matter the cost, FlexiSPY wins quite easily.

For more information on FlexiSPY’s features and compatibility check out my in-depth FlexiSPY review.


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SPYIC is another of my favorite cell phone monitoring solutions. Both apps offer very similar features, but SPYIC edges out mSpy when it comes to monitoring social media chat apps like Facebook, Instagram, and Whatsapp.

The amount of data you’ll be able to see also depends on the type of phone you need to monitor. Here’s how SPYIC and mSpy compare head to head on the two most popular phone operating systems.

SPYIC vs mSpy on iPhone

The iOS operating system offers some of the best security there is. But because they leave all iCloud data unencrypted, companies are able to use this as a loophole.

Using this loophole SPYIC allows you to monitor text messages, iMessages, phone call logs, GPS location, LINE chats, and Whatsapp chats. This is EXACTLY the same as what you’ll get with mSpy.

The only app that I’ve found that offers more without jailbreaking the phone is uMobix. Their app allows you to see Facebook, Facebook Messenger, and Instagram as well.

SPYIC’s price for 12 months of monitoring on iPhone is $129.99. The comparable plan with mSpy will cost you $139.92.

SPYIC vs mSpy on Android

As with all Android spying apps SPYIC requires physical access to the device to install the app.

The features offered by SPYIC are identical to those of mSpy on the Android platform. The installation is slightly less difficult and only takes about a minute. This can be important if you only have access to someone’s device for a few minutes.

SPYIC’s Android monitoring will cost you $119.99 vs $139.92 with mSpy. For a more detailed look at features check out my SPYIC review here.

mSpy vs Spyzie

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While Spyzie makes the list of my top spying apps, it doesn’t really offer anything that you can’t get in a cheaper or more reliable app.

The company was recently purchased by the Wondershare family of products which includes Famisafe and Dr. Fone.

mSpy offers more parental control options than Spyzie. This includes screen time monitoring and control of which apps can be used on the phone.

mSpy vs Cocospy

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Cocospy is another of my top picks for discrete cell phone monitoring. In terms of features and prices it is EXACTLY the same as SPYIC.

Cocospy vs mSpy on iOS Devices

Cocospy offers the same features as mSpy on iOS devices that are not jailbroken. You can monitor chats on Line and Whatsapp, phone call logs, text messages, contacts, and GPS location.

Unlike mSpy, Cocospy does NOT offer a jailbreak version of their software. So if you need to see more than what’s listed above, uMobix or the jailbreak version of mSpy will be your best bet.

Cocospy vs mSpy on Android Devices

On the Android operating system Cocospy offers the same functionality as mSpy at a slightly lower cost.

You’ll be able to see Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Whatsapp, and quite a few other social media chat apps without the need to root the phone.

Check out my Cocospy review for a more in-depth look at their software.

mSpy vs SpyHuman

The main difference between mSpy and SpyHuman is the price. mSpy is more expensive, and doesn’t offer any additional features.

SpyHuman offers features like viewing call logs, text messages, social media logs, and more with the added addition of being available on iOS devices.

mSpy is very limited when it comes to iOS features and functionality.

mSpy vs WebWatcher

Webwatcher works a bit differently than most of the cell phone monitoring solutions out there. While it does NOT require you to root or jailbreak the target device, there are some very definite drawbacks.

Monitoring software like uMobix and mSpy will use whatever data connection the phone currently has to update location data, texts, social media messages and more.

Webwatcher will ONLY update this information when the cell phone is on the same WIFI network as the computer you used to setup the software.

This means that you’ll have to wait to the user is back home before you will see any information from their phone.

This could be a OK for some parental control monitoring needs, but if you need to see this information in real-time you’re better off going with uMobix or mSpy instead of Webwatcher.

mSpy vs iKeyMonitor

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The main difference between mSpy and iKeyMonitor is the number of monitoring features you get without jailbreaking or rooting the phone.

iKeyMonitor has been around for over a decade. They offer one of the only FREE spy apps on the market. The free version is VERY limited though.

The features offered by the iKeyMonitor app are more advanced than mSpy, especially when it comes to iPhones. Some features do require jailbreaking the device, but you will get total access to everything on the phone. Check out my iKeyMonitor review for more information.

mSpy vs Highster Mobile

Anyone who’s read my Highster Mobile review will know that this company’s products are poorly made and their customer support is non-existent.

Highster Mobile was one of the first monitoring apps I tried and I was never able to get it to work. They’re tech support NEVER answered any of my requests for help and they refused to give me a refund.

I would recommend uMobix, mSpy, FlexiSPY or ANY other monitoring solution before Highster Mobile.

In Conclusion

As you can see there are plenty of solid mSpy alternatives available. My favorite by far is uMobix, as it offers more features at a better price.

If you need more features like call recording, and ambient listening capabilities then I would recommend FlexiSPY.

About the Author

Jason has over 25 years in the information and internet security industry. He is passionate about smartphones, gadgets, and technology. He also got a solid background in programming and software.  This includes Python, C++, app development and more.

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