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.

Whatever your needs may be, you will need the phone's iCloud credentials or be able to physically install software on the iOS device to hack into someone's iPhone.

Installing a app on the target iPhone is the best way to hack it. No other method will grant you complete control or allow you to hack someone's iPhone from any location.

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

How To Hack An iPhone With A Spy App

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 any 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.

8 Apps To Hack Someone's iPhone Remotely

1. uMobix

uMobix is my top choice because it is what I use 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 remote spy app, 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 device 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 spy app 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. FlexiSpy

FlexiSpy is not as user-friendly as other apps that can hack an iPhone, and the website and interface seems dated, but the technical ability of the software is un-matched.

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

remote camera activation

FlexiSpy has two real problems, and those are why it ranks #2 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 available
  • GPS tracking
  • Able to access the microphone
  • Call recording
  • Older interface
  • Expensive

3. 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 alertsfor 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 on the target device.
  • 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
  • GPS tracking
  • Access to all social media
  • Not quite as powerful as mSpy

4. mSpy

mSpy is easy to use, easy to navigate, and powerful. Perhaps most importantly, the software is totally invisible to 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 that are unavailable with other apps.

From a long list of remote spy 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 the best app for tech-savvy users that require greater control over the target device.

5. Highster Mobile

Highster Mobile logo

Highster Mobile is another method that 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

6. MobileSpy

Because of its real-time updates and features, MobileSpy is an excellent choice. It will undoubtedly assist you in obtaining all of the data from a target iPhone.

7. CocoSpy

Because of its features, Cocospy is one of the best tools available. This tool uses the Administrator account on the target device to allow you to monitor its activities and text messages without any issues.

8. Mobistealth

Despite Mobistealth being the last app on our list, this does not imply that it is any less useful than other apps currently available on the market. It is a powerful and dependable spy tool that can be used to hack an iPhone in minutes after downloading it from the Internet.

Installing software directly onto a target device is the most effective method for hacking an iPhone remotely. Installation does not require that you jailbreak the iPhone to gain control, but it does require physical access. The installation takes about 5 minutes and requires no special skills, so anyone with physical possession of the device could do it.

The best and most effective way to hack someone's iPhone is to install a monitoring app for Apple products, which allows you to gain long-term access without having to install any other third-party surveillance software on the target's phone or device.

Stealth mode ensures that no visible signs of software installation are present, and it can be set to run in the background, allowing you to control your iPhone or iPad.

Mobistealth logo

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

You are able to view a live camera stream remotely using Mobistealth's free software.

You can also set it to enter 'stealth mode' which leaves no trace that you were there. To add an extra layer of security, use a VPN like IPVanish to hide your identity.

Why should you use a spy app to hack an iPhone?

A spy app is the best and most effective way to hack someone's iPhone. Without actually accessing the iPhone physically, it allows you to remotely monitor the live iPhone screen in real time, read text messages, and access 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?

Costs for these apps vary depending on features, but 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 the software's increased features.

Are they hidden from the phone's user?

Yes, they are invisible to the operating system and leave no trace when the app is uninstalled or software updates are applied, making them safe to use on iOS. The target user will be unaware that it has been installed by hackers.

How To Hack A iPhone Using iCloud Without The Phone?

Apple iCloud logo

To spy on a cell phone without installing software on the target phone, accessing iCloud is a common way to remotely monitor someone. A combination of hardware and software controls Apple products such as iPhones, iPads, and other iOS-enabled devices. The iCloud network connection allows you to do everything from update apps to purchase content on iTunes with your iOS device.

The process by which Apple products connect to the network is relatively simple. Any 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 by using a different method, such as logging on directly from a web browser.

You can "remote hack" someone's 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 granted access, the only way to get access to an account is to brute force their password over the network, which is not recommended. You can use the same username/password credentials to gain access if 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 to monitor the iCloud accounts of others they want to monitor.

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

No. There will be no evidence that anyone hacked their iCloud account or installed any third-party software once the installation steps are completed.

Can 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 on the phone with another person, there is always the possibility that they are cheating on you.

How To Tell If Someone Is Hacking Your iPhone

You can monitor your iPhone for these common signs that it has been hacked.

1. Unusual activity

Even if a hacker is not using a target device very often, it may still show signs of unusual activity, especially if it's being spied on. When a smartphone switches to airplane mode when there is no reason for it to do so, this is the most common sign to look out for. You should also keep an eye out for blocked calls and messages that aren't being delivered.

2. New contacts added to your phonebook

A hacker can sometimes add new contacts to your iPhone. If these are for unfamiliar people, the best thing to do is look up their information on social media or any other online database; if they don't appear there, it's likely that they were added to your phonebook by a hacker.

3. Changes on the lock screen or home screen

If any changes to your security settings are noticed, this is another sign that someone is attempting to hack your phone.

4. New apps added with access to the camera

When you notice that new apps have been added without your knowledge, it is possible that someone is hacking your iPhone. Another indicator may be unfamiliar app icons.

5. Changes to settings

If your iPhone is recording more videos or taking pictures for no apparent reason, this is yet another sign that someone is spying on you.

6. Abnormally Short Battery Life

If you notice that your Apple devices run low on battery much faster than it previously did, this can be a sign that your phone was hacked and is running a monitoring app in the background. This is because such apps run continuously, using CPU resources and battery life. If you notice a sudden decrease in run-time, you should investigate further.

What to do if your iPhone is hacked remotely

If you suspect that you may have been hacked, check your security settings to see if someone is using iCloud credentials or jailbreaking it. If you notice any changes to these two settings that you haven't authorized, you should seek assistance from a local expert who can assist you in removing the malicious app.

The legality of using a remote hack on an iPhone varies greatly by country, but it is generally only legal if the phone is yours or if you have the owner's permission.

You should only monitor someone's iCloud account if they ask you to do so and only consider using spyware like FlexiSPY if you have been been given the permission of the owner of the device 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 device for long enough to install a app, you can use their username and password 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.