How To Use WiFi To Access Someone's Phone

How To Access Someone's Phone Through WiFi

If you're trying to access someone's cell phone through WiFi, there are a few things you need to know. First, you're going to need to be comfortable getting into some highly technical details that are on the level of advanced hacking. Second, even with significant technical knowledge, the learning curve to be able to do this will take about 1-2 months.

While this may sound overwhelming, and it sort of is, there is a much easier way to approach the problem that we will get to in a moment. First, the hard way.

Accessing Someone Else's Phone Through WiFi

There is a free tool on GitHub called AirCrack-ng which is used for Wi-Fi security auditing. This tool will let you sniff packets (packet capture), use replay attacks, fake network access points, and inject data packets into the phone's data stream. In addition, it can be used to crack WEP and WPA PSK (WPA 1 and 2) encryption.

In plain terms, it can intercept and analyze the data from the phone you want to access through the network router's WiFi. Unfortunately, almost all websites, social media apps, and e-mail servers use encryption so even if you capture the data from the phone you will still need to spend significant time cracking the encryption. This is where hackers set up fake network access points because it lets you introduce man-in-the-middle attacks, circumventing any encryption by being seen as the destination by both sides.

As you can begin to see, this is not something you can do quickly or easily. Fortunately, there is a better way.

An Easier Way

accessing someone's phone through WiFi using mSpy

While the method above will let you get into someone's phone using Wi-Fi, it is extremely difficult and time-consuming. There is a much easier way that anyone can do it regardless of their technical skill level.

All you need is a spy app that can be installed on the target device and will let you see everything that happens on it. This includes all websites visited, all social media activity, all text messages sent and received, and GPS location tracking. Nothing really hides from a spy app.

There are many different spy apps available, but I prefer mSpy because I know I can trust it. mSpy can be installed in about 5 minutes on iPhone and Android phones. After installation, it will become completely hidden and run in the background.

mSpy will give you full control over the phone and everything that happens on it. While accessing someone's phone over WiFi on a network router would let you see what they were doing right that minute, mSpy can provide continuous surveillance. You can see everything that has happened on the phone since mSpy was installed and you can view deleted messages and conversations on encrypted social media apps like Telegram and Snapchat.

It also tracks the GPS location of the device and provides a map overlay so you can see where they have been.

Because it includes a keylogger, it can also intercept every password entered. So even if they were to change their WiFi network password, you would still be able to see it.

mSpy also offers a no-jailbreak version for iPhones that doesn't require any physical access to the device. You just need the iCloud login credentials and you can begin monitoring.

Installing mSpy is much quicker and easier than trying to get into someone's cell phone using a Wi-Fi router and it provides a lot more information. If you need to monitor someone's iPhone, I would highly recommend mSpy.


What is the best way of accessing someone's phone through WiFi?

The easiest way to get into someone's phone via WiFi is by using a spy app like mSpy. mSpy can be installed quickly and easily on any iPhone or Android device. Once installed, it will provide full access to all of their activity including all websites visited, all social media activity, all text messages sent and received, and GPS location tracking.

Can someone's phone be hacked over WiFi without them knowing?

Yes, it is possible for a phone to be hacked over WiFi if a spy app like mSpy is being used. It will become completely hidden and run in the background. The person using the phone will have no idea that mSpy is on there.

Can I read deleted messages and conversations on a spy app?

Yes, you can view deleted messages and conversations on a spy app. mSpy will give you full control over the mobile device, including all deleted messages and conversations.

How much does a spy app cost?

Prices for spy apps vary depending on the features offered. mSpy starts at $29.99 per month but you can usually get a lower cost for multi-month plans.

What are WEP and WPA PSK when discussing WiFi security?

WEP and WPA PSK are two different types of WiFi security protocols.

WEP is a security protocol that was developed in the early 2000s and is now considered to be very insecure. It can be easily cracked by hackers and does not provide a high level of security.

WPA PSK (WiFi Protected Access Pre-Shared Key) is a more secure security protocol that was developed in 2004. It uses a pre-shared key (PSK) that must be entered on both devices connecting to the WiFi network for authentication. This prevents unauthorized connection to the network. However, the keys are usually relatively short and can be cracked but running through all of the combinations (brute force) or focusing on common algorithmic patterns can take an exorbitant amount of time.


Using a spy app over Wi-Fi is legal in most countries but you should always check your local laws and regulations to be sure. In the United States, it is usually legal to use a spy app as long as you own the device or have permission from the owner. If you do not own the smartphone or have permission from the owner, then it will likely be considered illegal. Because of the wide variation of laws in different states, you must consult a lawyer before taking any action.


Even when you have the right tools, accessing someone's phone through Wi-Fi is not easy. Fortunately, there are apps available that will let you circumvent that difficulty while providing a ton of features and benefits.

About The Author
Ukrainian born, and a self-taught computer security expert. I started hacking when I was 14 and can write code in 5 languages, but have no formal technical education. The edge of technology is what keeps me interested. I cover cell phone tracking, spy apps, cybersecurity, the dark web, and certain gadgets for The High Tech Society.