How To Hack Into An iPhone

How To Hack An iPhone

There are many legitimate reasons for wanting to know how it is possible 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 an iPhone as easily.

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

The Most Common Ways Of Hacking 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 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.


uMobix is the spy app I used to hack my teenage son's iPhone. 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.

using uMobix to hack an iPhone

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. Once you have hacked the iPhone, 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


mSpy is what I previously used to hack into my son's iPhone. It was surprisingly easy, as I just borrowed it to make a phone call, installed the spy app, and entered my login information. mSpy entered stealth mode, became undetectable, and I was done in about 5 minutes.

mSpy hacking into an iPhone

The spy app can monitor all activity on the target phone, including text messages, GPS location, call logs, and even emails. Social media coverage is more complete than any other method of hacking iPhone, with full coverage of Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, Tinder, Telegram, and more.

The keylogger and screen recorder tools offered by mSpy make it an incredibly powerful tool for monitoring someone's activities. Not only will you have access to all of their passwords, but you'll also be able to see any hidden messaging apps they may be using.

However, while the features are excellent, they are not unique. What sets mSpy apart from the competition is its superior compatibility and reliability. It's compatible with a huge range of iOS devices as well as iPhones that were released as far back as 2014. It's also completely discreet and never misses anything.

The only reason I transitioned to uMobix was because it offered additional features not available with mSpy.

Ease of Use:
  • Totally Hidden
  • GPS Location Tracking
  • Keylogger
  • Screen Recorder
  • Access to all social media
  • Cost


eyeZy logo

EyeZy is a powerful new app that was newly released in 2024. The company that makes eyeZy has a long history in the parental control and surveillance 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 message or email on their smartphone.
  • Monitoring for social media such as Tinder, Facebook, WhatsApp, Snapchat, Skype, Instagram, 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 or getting their personal information.
Ease of Use:
  • Easiest to use
  • Totally hidden
  • Fast installation
  • Location tracking
  • Access to all social media
  • Not quite as powerful as mSpy


FlexiSPY logo

FlexiSpy is not as user-friendly as other options if you are trying to figure out how to hack iPhone, and the website and interface seem dated, but its technical ability is unmatched.

FlexiSpy and uMobix are the only tools able to take pictures or video on the target iPhone, as well as activate the microphone to make the hacked smartphone 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 that keep it from being my preferred method. The website is outdated for 2024 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

Highster Mobile

Highster Mobile logo

Highster Mobile can breach the security of iPhone, or other iOS devices, to provide real-time updates and information about the activities of the user. 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.


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

Installing directly onto the target is the most effective way to attack the security of iPhones. Installation does not require you to perform a jailbreak to access someone's personal data, 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.

Mobistealth logo

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

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


Why should I use a spy app?

A spy app is the best and most effective method of hacking someone's iPhone. Without actually accessing the iPhone physically, it allows you to monitor the live screen in real-time, read text messages, and download photos.

Accessing this amount of secure personal information is only possible with third-party surveillance software for Apple iOS 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 apps for hacking iPhone 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.

Will the user know I have hacked their iPhone?

No, the tools mentioned here are invisible to the operating system and leave no trace when they are uninstalled or iOS updates are applied.

Legality of hacking into an iPhone varies greatly by country, but it is generally only legal if the devices are yours or if you have the owner's permission. Even then, laws can vary dramatically by jurisdiction so you must consult with a lawyer before taking any action.

You should only consider using spyware if you have been been given the permission of the owner of the phone 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 iOS device. Before you do anything risky, make sure you understand your legal situation.


You can utilize one of the apps we've discussed above as they are the easiest and most effective way to get into someone's iPhone, when it's legal to do so.

If you can't devise a way to access the target iPhone for long enough to install an app, you can utilize their Apple ID and iCloud passcode to breach their account and their iPhone.

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.