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How to Spy on Someone’s FaceTime Calls

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In this post I’ll show you how you can hack into someone’s FaceTime and spy on other information from their iPhone.

There are a couple methods to spy on FaceTime calls, but only one of them is reliable. It requires purchasing an app and installing it on the target user’s phone.

Using iPhone Spyware to Spy on FaceTime Calls

Some cell phone monitoring software allows you to spy on FaceTime conversations. One such app is FlexiSPY.

FlexiSPY can monitor FaceTime on an iPhone. It can also track activity from other popular apps like Facebook, WhatsApp, Snapchat, and more.

Many iPhone spying apps can also remotely control devices and do the following:

Incoming calls, messages, websites visited, and even GPS locations can also be monitored.

  • Block an app they don’t want the target user to access (ex. FaceTime calls)
  • Implement scheduled screen time limits to reduce use time on the device
  • Take photos and screenshots
  • Hear phone surroundings through secret calls
  • See target user’s keystrokes when messaging

The FlexiSPY Extreme app can be used both on Android and iPhone units, with installation being the only difference between the two.

Here is some more on my favorite parental monitoring apps for Androids & iPhones.

Installing FlexiSPY on iPhone to Monitor FaceTime

Follow the steps below to start spying on someone else’s FaceTime calls.

  1. Purchase the FlexiSPY Extreme app at Flexispy.com
  2. Jailbreak the target iOS device. Here are instructions on jailbreaking an iPhone
  3. Download and install the FlexiSPY Extreme app on the target iPhone
  4. Login to your dashboard to view the phone’s information

Spying on FaceTime Video Without Using an App

You can also spy on FaceTime calls using an app that’s already available on your iPad or Macbook: QuickTime. Here’s one way how to do it:

1. Open QuickTime from Applications.

2. Select File and start a New Screen Recording.

3. Select the arrow labeled Options next to the record button.

4. Select MacBook Microphone.

5. Open FaceTime to set up your FaceTime calls.

6. Click the Record button when ready to start FaceTime calls.

7. When FaceTime calls are over, click Stop Recording button.

8. Save the file in the Menu bar of QuickTime. Choose where to save.

Who Are the Most Vulnerable to FaceTime Technology?

Understanding how a well-meaning app like FaceTime can become a threat is best explained by looking at which users are the most vulnerable: Unsuspecting children and employees.


No matter how much a parent wants to protect their children, technology and the internet are spaces that cannot be controlled all the time.

According to experts, several online predators continue to use FaceTime calls as a platform to lure unsuspecting children into sharing photos, passwords, and other private information online.

As more children log onto the internet, more predators posing as same-age youths pop up on apps like FaceTime to take advantage of children and their increased online activity.


While employees are certainly more aware than children, cyberattacks through phishing and malware are not unheard of.

Having unregulated devices makes it easy for employees to take advantage of FaceTime and other similar call and messaging apps.

Employers have no control over who employees are talking to through FaceTime calls using company-issued devices, or if they’re passing critical information to a competitor over a call.

How to Protect Your FaceTime Calls from Hacks

Spying on your children and employees’ FaceTime calls is one thing, but being spied on through your own FaceTime app is another.

Here’s how to ensure your FaceTime calls on your iPad or other Mac devices aren’t getting hacked.

Turning FaceTime Off on Your iPhone

1. Go to Settings and select FaceTime.

2. Switch toggle to gray.

Turning FaceTime Off on MacOS

1. Open the FaceTime call app.

2. Click FaceTime under Menu.

3. Select “Turn FaceTime Off”.

Now you can be sure that your FaceTime calls aren’t getting hacked and that people can’t access your video to spy on your surroundings.

It’s Not Just FaceTime

Using a spyware app is useful since you can see all activity made on other apps besides FaceTime- not just a FaceTime call.

At the end of the day, you don’t have to be a parent or business owner to make privacy and safety your top priorities. Protect all parties involved including yourself!

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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