How To Hack A Cell Phone

How To Hack A Phone

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

Hackers can access your phone remotely by using the right spy app. These apps allow you to do things like activate the microphone, intercept calls, view social media activity, and track their GPS location. In this article we'll explain how to hack a phone in 2023.

How To Hack Into A Cell Phone Using Spy Apps

You can download a variety of spy apps and use them to successfully hack into a phone. If you need to maintain total situational awareness of where your kids are, who they are talking with, what they are doing online, and who may be calling them then these are the application you will want to use.

1. mSpy

mSpy is my top choice because I used it to hack my teenage son's smartphone. Installation was easy and, more importantly, fast. The software is very user-friendly and it only took me a few minutes to get everything up and running before it went into stealth mode.

Once installed, mSpy gives you remote access to all of the data on the target phone including text messages, call logs, GPS location, web browser history, and other data. You can also set up alerts so that you are notified whenever certain keywords are used or specific numbers are called.

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

The app is designed to remain hidden and be undetectable on both iPhone and Android. Even if the user tries to delete their browsing history, call logs, or text messages, mSpy can still retrieve this data. It's a bit expensive, but I have been extremely impressed with how well mSpy has worked and how comprehensive it is.

Ease of Use:
  • Proven track record
  • Easy installation
  • Totally hidden
  • GPS tracking
  • Great tech support
  • Cost

2. EyeZy

EyeZy is a powerful new app to circumvent smartphone security. The company that makes eyeZy has a long history in the parental control and surveilance market and this is their current flagship.

eyeZy offers a wide range of advanced capabilities including:

  • Keyword alerts to be notified when your child types, sends, or receives an inappropriate text message on their smartphone.
  • Social media message monitor for Tinder, Facebook, WhatsApp, Snapchat, Skype, Instagram, iMessage, Telegram, Kik, Line, Viber, and Google Hangouts.
  • Access to pictures and videos on the 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 person is unaware you are monitoring them with eyeZy.
Ease of Use:
  • Easiest to use
  • Fast installation
  • Totally hidden
  • GPS tracking
  • Access to all social media
  • Not as powerful as the first options

3. FlexiSpy

FlexiSpy is not as user-friendly as other mobile phone hacking tools, and the website and interface seems dated, but the technical ability of the software is un-matched.

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

remote camera activation

FlexiSpy has two problems, and those are why it ranks #3 on our list. The website is out-dated and the app 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 devices available
  • GPS tracking
  • Microphone activation
  • Call recording
  • Older interface
  • Expensive

4. Mobistealth

Mobistealth logo

Mobistealth has good remote functionality that allows a hacker to maintain control over the device without needing physical access. Mobistealth is similar to the other tools we've already mentioned and it can track GPS locations as well as activate the microphone to listen in on conversations.

Unfortunately, it is less certain to remain hidden on all hacked mobile devices and this can be a problem for use in some situations. Aside from this, it is an excellent option.

5. iKeyMonitor

iKeyMonitor is an application that was created to allow users to spy on someone else's phone. What sets this it apart from other options is its ability to bypass security locks, allowing hackers to gain access to the device even when the target has set a password. This tool also includes the ability to see text messages that have not been sent, intercept calls, and track the phone's location. All of this makes it simple for hackers to remotely access someone's phone.

6. The TruthSpy

The TruthSpy application is intended for parents who wish to monitor their child's activities as well as employers who wish to spy on an employee's company owned devices. It is somewhat more limited, and I would only recommend looking into this option if the options already mentioned failed for some reason.

What Should You Look For In A Spy App?

a hacker's screen

When selecting a hacking app, there are several factors to consider. While price is important, what matters most is whether or not it includes the features you require and can remain totally hidden from the person you are hacking. Some readers may be looking for ways to monitor their children while they are away at school or work and are less concerned with spying on their Internet activity. As such, it's critical to consider your own needs when selecting a spy application.

The most critical factor to consider is if the hacking app remains undetectable while in use. The last thing a hacker wants is for the target to discover they have been hacked.


The majority of hacking apps cost between $20 and $60 per month, but we recommend avoiding the cheapest options in favor of increased security and features.


It is critical to ensure that the tool is compatible with the phone in question. While the majority are compatible with all newer smartphones, you should verify compatibility with your specific target device.


How do hackers hack your phone?

The most common way hackers will get into someone's phone is by secretly installing malware. Someone can do it remotely by using a phishing attack to convince you to click on a link and install software, but more commonly it is done by the hacker having physical access to the smartphone.

Most hacks involve someone you know and trust. A common method of attack is to simply borrow your phone, install malicious software and access a dashboard in their web browser.

What can a hacker do with your phone?

The short answer is that hackers can totally control your mobile phone and do whatever they want. Malware can record the screen, read email, see what websites you visited, copy sensitive information, limit content and services, see your contacts, get the passwords for your accounts, and receive your SMS messages without your knowledge.

Can someone hack my phone by calling it?

No, it is not possible for someone to get into your phone by calling you. No data is echanged during a call and the operating system is somewhat isolated from the whole event. It is actually one of the safest things you can do.

Can someone hack a phone with just the number?

No, it is no way to hack smartphones with just their number. While it is try that various government agencies can do this, this is a backdoor put in place by your carrier and not something you can learn to do yourself.

Can you hack a phone by sending a link?

Yes, but only if they click on the link and install an app. If only the link is clicked then it will reveal their GPS coordinates. While useful, this falls far short of being something most people should be concerned about.

Can you tap into someone's phone calls?

Yes, you can tap into someone's calls with highly specialized applications like Flexispy which will record both sides of the conversation. Other options will simply let you know the details of the call logs.

Is it possible to hack a cell phone camera?

Yes. The main difference between what is required to hack a phone or hack someone's camera is the sophistication of the software used. Apps that hack cameras require more advanced technology to circumvent modern security measures on smartphones.

Do I Need To Jailbreak or Root The Phone?

You may need to jailbreak or root the target device depending on the features you require. If advanced capabilities are not required, this step should not be necessary.

If you have the target's iCloud credentials, jailbreak is not necessary.

In most cases, it will only be legal to hack a phones that you own. This can usually include parents keeping track of their children's activities or companies spying on employees. However, it is illegal to hack someone's else's phone and even when you own it consent may be needed first. Check laws in your jurisdiction before proceeding.


There are numerous methods of hacking someone's phone and revealing private information, but using a spy app is by far the simplest.

GPS location tracking, internet history monitoring, and even call recording abilities have all become commonplace. These tools have grown in popularity over the years due to their ability to empower users to take control of their lives and monitor their loved ones without restriction.

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.