How To Hack An iPad

How To Hack An iPad

There are many legitimate reasons for wanting to know how to hack an iPad. Most often, parents find themselves needing to monitor their child's phone, or an employer needs to monitor their employees.

How do you hack an iPad? It's fairly easy to do by installing a hacking app on the target iPad. No other method will give you total control or allow you to hack someone's iPad as easily. If you can't get physical access to the iPad, you can use the person's Apple credentials to hack someone's iPad remotely.

How To Hack An iPad

The simplest and safest method of hacking an iPad is to utilize a spy app. There are many apps available for download and the majority of them work exceptionally well, providing you with real-time information about the user and their activities. This is my preferred method of hacking an iPad because it is easy to do and does not take much time to complete.

4 Apps To Hack Someone's iPad

1. uMobix

uMobix is the spy app I used to hack my teenage son's tablet. Installation was easy and, more importantly, fast.

It has the standard features you would expect to find as well as capabilities that far exceed any other technology on the market. Once this app is on their iPad, it allows you to silently activate the front and rear camera or turn on the microphone.

uMobix also provides remote access to more social media apps than anything else available including WhatsApp, Snapchat, Tinder, Facebook, Instagram, Reddit, Telegram, Zoom, Skype, and TikTok just to name a few.

Interestingly, this app also has a spyware detection feature to alert you to other spy apps that are already installed. If you are spying on your child for their safety, it provides peace of mind to know that no one else is watching them.

Live tech support is available 24/7, which can be a lifesaver if you need to install it in a limited amount of time.

I have had no complaints aside from the data on the dashboard only staying available for 30 days. The data is retained longer on multi-month plans so I am only taking away a half star as it's an otherwise spectacular piece of technology.

Ease of Use:
  • Camera activation
  • Can stream live video
  • Microphone activation
  • GPS tracking
  • Monitors all social media
  • Data retention limited to 30 days on basic plan

2. mSpy

mSpy is a reliable and highly effective spy app that can be used to hack an iPad. It comes with a wide range of features that allow you to track the user's location, monitor their activities, and even record their screen. Additionally, mSpy can be used to track text messages and other communications apps such as WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and Snapchat.

mSpy can be installed on the target iPad to make use of the most advanced features and harvest the most information from the device. Alternatively, it can be used without having the iPad as long as you know the user's iCloud credentials.

While this remote method is useful and can be tempting simply because it's so easy, it is worth the effort to get access to the iPad for the few minutes it takes to install as you will have access to so much more private information. You will only need to do this once and then mSpy will run in stealth mode in the background to remain undetectable. This way you will be able to use the screen recorder and keylogger features in addition to being able to view deleted text messages and social media.

Ease of Use:
  • Proven track record
  • Easy installation
  • Totally hidden
  • GPS tracking
  • Great tech support if you need it
  • Price

3. EyeZy

EyeZy is a powerful new app that just came out in 2023 and has a wide range of compatibility with iOS devices. The company that makes EyeZy has a long history in the parental control and surveillance market, with this being their current flagship.

eyeZy provides a wide range of advanced capabilities including:

  • Keyword alerts to notify you when your child types, sends, or receives an inappropriate message.
  • Monitors all social media including WhatsApp, Snapchat, Tinder, Facebook, Skype, Instagram, iMessage, Telegram, Kik, Line, Viber, and Google Hangouts.
  • Copies all pictures and videos.
  • GPS location tracking and the ability to create restricted geofenced areas so you will be notified when they enter those areas.
  • Stealth mode ensures that the target is unaware you have hacked them.
Ease of Use:
  • Easiest to use
  • Totally hidden
  • Fast installation
  • GPS Location tracking
  • Access to all social media
  • Not quite as powerful as uMobix

4. FlexiSpy

FlexiSpy is not very user-friendly and the website and interface seem dated, but the technical ability of the software is unmatched.

FlexiSpy and uMobix are the only tools able to take pictures or video on the target iPad, as well as activate the microphone to turn the hacked iPad into a live room bug.

remote camera activation

FlexiSpy has two significant problems, and those are why it ranks #3 on this list. The website is outdated for 2023 and the tool is expensive, but it would be a mistake to let either of these things make you underestimate the capabilities of this software.

Ease of Use:
  • Extremely powerful
  • Live camera streaming
  • Pre-loaded phones
  • Location tracking
  • Able to activate the microphone
  • Call recording
  • Older interface
  • Expensive

Why should you use a spy app?

The best and most efficient way to hack an iPad is with a spy app. You can read texts, access photos, and remotely monitor the device's live screen.

No other technique enables such extensive global monitoring over such a long period of time, only third-party surveillance software for Apple products installed can provide this level of access.

How much do spy apps cost?

Although there are occasionally deals available that will significantly reduce this cost in some cases if the user desires it, higher prices may be justified by better technology. Prices for these apps vary depending on features but generally range from $50 to $100 per month.

Are they hidden from the user?

Yes, they are invisible to the operating system and leave no trace when uninstalled or the software is updated, making them safe for iOS devices. The intended user won't be aware that hackers installed it.

How To Hack Into iPad Using iCloud

Apple iCloud logo

Another typical method of remotely hacking an iPad is to connect directly to iCloud. Apple products, including iPads, iPhones, and other iOS-capable devices, are controlled by a combination of hardware and software. You can use your iOS device to update software and buy content on iTunes thanks to the network connection to Apple.

Apple devices connect to the network using fairly simple security. After you log into your account, Apple servers will be used to route any data sent or received from an Apple iOS device. Even though these servers aren't accessible to the general public, you can still keep an eye on them by logging in directly from a web browser or using another technique.

By logging into Apple iCloud with the owner's credentials and activating the Find My iPad feature, you can see where it is at any time.

If an iPad is ever lost, it is possible for anyone to use Find My iPad to find, lock, and erase it.

If you do not know the Apple ID the only option is to try to guess the password over the network, which is not a good idea. Alternatively, you can install a keylogger to record this information. Once you know their Apple ID and password combinations, you can access their account using the same username and password. This technique is frequently used by hackers and tech-savvy professionals to monitor the accounts of the people they want to watch while trying to protect their assets or business.

Can The User See That I Have Accessed The iCloud Account?

No. There is no way for the target to know that anyone hacked their iCloud account or installed third-party software once the installation steps are completed.

While the legality of hacking varies greatly by country, it is typically only acceptable if you own the devices or have the owner's consent.

Use of spyware should only be considered if both the iPad's owner and the user being watched have given their consent.

When you suspect your partner is cheating, it's easy to let your curiosity and jealousy take over, but you should consult a lawyer before accessing any electronic device in secret. Ensure you are aware of your legal situation before engaging in potentially dangerous behavior.


When it's legal to do so, one of the simplest and most efficient ways to hack an iPad is by using a hacking app.

If you can't gain physical access to the target iPad for long enough to install an app, you can log into their iCloud account and iPad remotely using their username and passcode.

Author Katya Seryabkina
About The Author
Katya Seryabkina
Ukrainian born, and a self-taught geek. 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.