How To Hack An iPhone Remotely

How To Hack An iPhone Remotely

There are many legitimate reasons for wanting to know how to hack an iPhone. Most commonly, parents find themselves needing to monitor their child's phone or employers need to monitor employees.

How do you hack an iPhone? It's fairly easy to do by installing a hacking app on the target iPhone. No other method will grant you complete control or allow you to hack someone's iPhone as easily.

If you don't need as much access or can't get physical access to the iPhone, you can use the person's Apple credentials to hack someone's iPhone remotely.

With either method, you will need the phone's iCloud credentials or be able to physically install software on the iOS device.

Easiest Method: uMobix
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Remote Camera Activation
Streams Live Video
Remote Microphone Activation
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How To Hack An iPhone

The simplest and safest method of hacking an iPhone is to utilize a spy app. There are numerous such apps available for download on the Internet. The majority of them work exceptionally well, providing you with real-time information about targeted users and their activities. This is my preferred method of hacking an iPhone remotely because it does not require the purchase of special equipment or software. To demonstrate how it's done, this article will show you how to use the best methods for hacking an iPhone remotely.

7 Apps To Hack Someone's iPhone

1. uMobix

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

Although it has all of the standard features you would expect to find, uMobix also has capabilities that far exceed any other technology, with the exception of our next choice on this list.

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

A full list of capabilities can be found in my upcoming review of uMobix, but the short version is that it gives you full control over the iPhone you are hacking. Once you have hacked into the phone, you can use it not only for surveillance, but also for changing device settings like disabling Wi-Fi or restricting what apps can open.

It even has a spyware detection feature to alert you to other spy apps that are already installed on the phone. At first glance, this seems like a strange feature. But, if you are spying on your child for their safety, it would be a huge concern to find that someone else had already hacked them.

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

I have no complaints aside from intercepted data only staying available for 30 days. But, retention time is longer on multi-month plans so I'm only taking away a half star for it.

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. EyeZy

EyeZy is a powerful new app that just came out in 2022. The company that makes eyeZy has a long history in the parental control and surveilance market and this app is their current flagship.

eyeZy offers a wide range of advanced capabilities including:

  • Keyword alerts for notification when your child types, sends, or receives an inappropriate text messages or email on their smartphone.
  • Monitoring for social media such as Tinder, Facebook, WhatsApp, Snapchat, Skype, Instagram, iMessage, Telegram, Kik, Line, Viber, and Google Hangouts.
  • Access to pictures and videos.
  • Location tracking and the ability to create restricted areas and be notified when they are somewhere they shouldn't be.
  • Stealth mode ensures that the target is unaware you are monitoring them with eyeZy.
Ease of Use:
  • Easiest to use
  • Totally hidden
  • Fast installation
  • Location tracking
  • Access to all social media
  • Not quite as powerful as uMobix

3. FlexiSpy

FlexiSpy is not as user-friendly as other apps, and the website and interface seems dated, but its technical ability is un-matched.

FlexiSpy and uMobix are the only tools able to take pictures or video on the target iPhone, as well as activate the microphone to turn the hacked iPhone into a live room bug. In addition, it can record live phone calls and upload them to the cloud for the hacker to download later.

remote camera activation

FlexiSpy has two real problems, and those are why it ranks #3 on our list. The website is out-dated for 2022 and the tool is expensive, but it would be a mistake to let either of these things turn you away from this marvel.

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

4. mSpy

mSpy is easy to use, easy to navigate, and powerful. Perhaps most importantly, it is totally invisible and remains hidden from the user and anyone using the target phone will never be aware of its presence.

Although not as user-friendly as our first two options, mSpy has a lot of features which are unavailable with other apps.

From a long list of capabilities, these are some of the highlights:

  • Call Logs
  • All Text Messages
  • Social Media Monitoring
  • Search History
  • Keylogger
  • Compatible with all versions of Android and iOS

Text messages can be recovered and read even if they have been deleted and calls from a specific number can be blocked inconspicuously.

mSpy is good for tech-savvy users that require more data from the device.

5. Highster Mobile

Highster Mobile logo

Highster Mobile can get past security on iOS devices and provide real-time updates and information. It can be used without having to connect it to your computer or laptop directly. Before downloading, you should read our Highster Mobile review as it has a mixed history and may not be a good fit for everyone.

6. CocoSpy

Because of its technology, Cocospy is one of the latest security tools to exploit the Administrator account on the target device to allow you to monitor its activities and text messages without any issues.

7. Mobistealth

Despite Mobistealth being last on our list, this does not imply it is less useful than other options currently on the market. It is a powerful and dependable tool that can be used on iPhones within minutes after downloading it from the Internet.

Installing directly onto a target iPhone is the most effective way of hacking iPhone. Installation does not require you to jailbreak the iPhone, but it does require that you be able to follow several important on-screen steps. The installation takes about 5 minutes and requires no special skills, so anyone with physical possession of the device could do it.

Stealth mode ensures no visible signs of the installation are present, and it can be set to run in the background.

Mobistealth logo

Mobistealth comes with a Remote Control Panel that allows you to access everything including the address book, call logs, text messages, and photos.

Why should you use a spy app?

A spy app is the best and most effective way to hack iPhone. Without actually accessing the iPhone physically, it allows you to monitor the live screen in real time, read text messages, and download photos.

This level of access is only possible with third-party surveillance software for Apple products installed, and no other method allows for such long-term monitoring from anywhere in the world.

How much do spy apps cost?

Prices can vary dramatically depending on features, but they typically range from $50 to $100 per month—though there are occasionally deals available that will significantly reduce this cost in certain cases if desired by the user; however, higher prices may be justified by better technology.

Are they hidden from the phone's user?

Yes, they are invisible to the operating system and leave no trace when they are uninstalled or updates are applied. The target user will be unaware that it has been installed by hackers.

How To Hack Into iPhone Using iCloud

Apple iCloud logo

To spy on a cell phone without installing software on the target phone, accessing iCloud is a common way to remotely hack iPhone. The network connection to Apple allows you to do everything from perform updates to purchase content on iTunes with your iOS device.

The process by which Apple products connect to the network is relatively simple. Data sent or received from an Apple iOS device after you log into your account will be routed through Apple servers. Even though these servers aren't open to the public, you can still monitor them in other ways, such as logging on directly from a web browser.

You can hack a iPhone by accessing Apple iCloud using their login details and turning off the Find My iPhone (or Find My iPad) service so no one knows where it is now.

Find My iPhone allows anyone with permission to locate, lock, and erase their iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch if it is ever misplaced.

Unless you've been the login credentials, the only way to tap into an account is to brute force their password over the network, which is not recommended. You can use the same username/password credentials once you know their Apple ID and password combinations. Hackers and tech savvy professionals who are trying to protect their business or assets frequently employ this method.

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

No. There will be no evidence that anyone hacked their iCloud account once the few simple installation steps are completed.

Can Cell Phone Cameras Be Hacked Remotely?

There are numerous reasons for someone to want to hack their partner's iPhone, and it's not difficult to hack into a phone's camera. The most frequently cited cause is jealousy. If your partner is spending an excessive amount of time with another person, there is always the possibility that they are cheating on you.

The legality of hacking varies greatly by country, but it is generally only legal if the devices are yours or if you have the owner's permission.

You should only consider using spyware if you have been been given the permission of the owner of the iPhone and the user you will be watching.

When you suspect your spouse is cheating, it's easy to let your curiosity and jealousy take over, but we recommend consulting a lawyer before secretly accessing any electronic device. Before you do anything risky, make sure you understand your legal situation.


You can use a hacking app as one of the easiest and most effective ways to hack an iPhone, when it's legal to do so.

If you can't get physical access to the target iPhone for long enough to install a app, you can use their username and passcode to hack their iCloud account and their iPhone remotely.

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.