How To Hack A Phone Camera

How To Hack A Phone Camera

Many people are looking for a way to hack a phone camera. This is because most phones have both rear and front-facing cameras, allowing you to effectively monitor your target and their surroundings.

Hackers can easily gain access to your phone camera by using the right hacking app. These apps allow you to do things like take photos, record video, delete files, change settings, listen to the microphone, and more. The following article explains how to hack a phone camera using these apps.

Easiest Method: uMobix
uMobix screenshot
Remote Camera Activation
Streams Live Video
Microphone Access
Compatible with:

Is It Possible To Hack Someone's Phone Camera?

Absolutely, and it's a near certainty that the NSA is recording from your smartphone's cameras and microphone at all times. As concerning as that sounds, it's not generally for you personally as they do it for everybody. For the average person, this will never affect their life, even if it is a violation of your previously held right to privacy.

A much bigger practical concern is if other individuals can hack your phone camera. The answer is yes, but you can make it much harder for someone to hack your cell phone camera by taking a few simple security precautions, which I will address later.

How To Hack A Phone Camera

You can download a variety of spy apps and use them to hack someone's phone camera. These apps can gain remote access to a person's device without their knowledge. They can also take photos and videos, as well as record audio. They allow you to hack a phone camera and see the world through their eyes.


uMobix is my preferred method because it's what I ended up using to hack my teenage son's phone camera. Installation was easy and, more importantly, fast.

Although you may be most interested in hacking someone's phone camera with it, uMobix has capabilities that far exceed any other spy app, with the exception of our next choice on this list.

using uMobix's control panel to hack a phone camera

The uMobix app provides access to more social media apps than any other tools on the market, including Tinder, Facebook, Instagram, Reddit, WhatsApp, Telegram, Zoom, Skype, TikTok, and Snapchat, just to name a few.

The full feature list can be found in my upcoming uMobix review, but the short version is that it gives you full control over the target device. 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 hilarious feature for a spy app to have. But, if you are spying on your child for their safety, it would be a huge concern if you found that someone else was already tracking them.

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

No complaints aside from intercepted data only staying available for 30 days. But, this limit is higher on multi-month plans so I'm only taking away a half star for it.

Recommended Spy App
Ease of Use:
  • Remote camera activation
  • Can stream live video
  • Microphone Access
  • GPS tracking
  • Access to all social media
  • Data retention limited to 30 days on a basic plan


mSpy logo

mSpy is an easy-to-use, easy to navigate, powerful software that is totally invisible to the user, and anyone using the target iPhone or Android phone will never be aware of its presence.

Although not as user-friendly as the first option, mSpy has a lot of features that are unavailable with other methods hackers may use.

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

  • Call Logs
  • All Text Messages
  • Monitor Social Media Content, including Facebook
  • Search History
  • Keylogger
  • Compatible with all versions of Android and iOS

Text messages can be recovered even if they have been deleted and calls from certain numbers can be blocked inconspicuously.

While it can not hack a phone camera directly, only hack the camera roll, mSpy is the best app for tech-savvy users that require the greatest control over the target device.

See our review of mSpy.

Ease of Use:
  • Proven track record
  • Totally hidden
  • Easy installation
  • GPS tracking
  • Great tech support if you need it
  • Not as user-friendly as EyeZy


eyeZy logo

EyeZy is a powerful new way to hack a phone camera. The company that makes eyeZy has a long history in the parental control and surveillance market and this app is their current flagship.

In addition to camera hacking, eyeZy offers a wide range of advanced capabilities including:

  • Keyword alerts to be notified if your child types, sends, or receives an inappropriate text message on their smartphone.
  • Social media monitoring for Tinder, Facebook, WhatsApp, Snapchat, Skype, Instagram, iMessage, Telegram, Kik, Line, Viber, and Google Hangouts.
  • Accessing 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


FlexiSPY logo

FlexiSpy is not as user-friendly as other spy apps, and the website and interface seem dated. But, the technical ability of the software is unmatched.

If you're looking for ways to hack a phone camera, this app can activate the front or rear cameras to take pictures or video. This makes it possible to hack someones front-facing camera as you are talking to them, or at any time.

remote camera activation

FlexiSpy has two problems, and those are why it ranks #2 on our list. The website is outdated and the app is expensive, but it would be a mistake to let either of these things turn you away from this marvel.

See our Flexi Spy review.

Ease of Use:
  • Extremely powerful
  • Live camera streaming
  • Pre-loaded iPhone and Android phones are available
  • GPS tracking
  • Microphone access
  • Call recording
  • Older interface
  • Expensive


Mobistealth logo

Mobistealth has good remote functionality that allows a hacker to maintain control without being physically close to the target device. Mobistealth has features similar to the other options we've already mentioned, but it can also use the microphone to listen in on conversations and track GPS locations.

Unfortunately, it is less certain to remain hidden on all devices and this can be a problem for use in some situations. Aside from this, it is an excellent app to use to hack someone's mobile phone camera.


iKeyMonitor is an application that was created to allow users to monitor others. What sets this app apart from the rest is its ability to bypass the iPhone lock screen, allowing hackers to hack mobile phone cameras even when the target has set a password. This app can also see text messages before they are sent, intercept calls, track your location, and much more! All of these features make it simple for hackers to access someone's device without their consent.

The TruthSpy

The TruthSpy application is intended for parents who wish to monitor their children's activities as well as employers who wish to watch employees for workplace surveillance purposes. Additionally, this method works if you're looking for a way that does not require physical access. When you use this hacking app, you're presented with a login page where you enter your username and password. From there, you can access everything!

What Is A Hacking App?

A hacking app, also known as spyware, is a program that can track your smartphone and its contents. Employers use them for workplace surveillance and parents use them to keep track of their children's activities, and more. Hacking apps allow you to access your smartphone from anywhere in the world, meaning that if someone has hacked into your account, they can still see what you're doing even if they aren't physically present.

How To Use Spy Apps To Hack Someone's Phone Camera

a hacker's screen

These apps can hack a cell phone camera and give you the ability to turn it on or live-stream video. You can access the web dashboard from any browser and issue commands directly to the target device, such as taking a picture or turning the hacked phone camera into a live webcam. This works even when the target device is locked.

What Should You Look For In A Camera Hacking App?

When selecting a hacking app, there are several factors to consider. While price is critical, what matters most is whether or not the app includes the features you require. While some people may be looking for ways to monitor their children while they are away at school or work and are unconcerned about a hacker gaining unauthorized access to their camera, others may put more value on other features. As such, it's critical to consider your own needs when selecting a hacking application.

The most critical factor to consider is if the app remains undetectable on Android and iPhone. The last thing a user wants is to be discovered.


The majority of apps for hacking a phone camera 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 app is compatible with the phone in question. While the majority of apps are compatible with iOS and Android devices, you should verify compatibility with your specific version.

Do I Need To Jailbreak or Root The Target Phone?

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

If you have the user's iCloud credentials, you do not need to jailbreak the phone to hack into its camera.

In most cases, it is only legal to hack someone's phone camera if you own the device being targeted. This can include parents tracking their children's activities or companies spying on employees. However, it is illegal to hack someone without their permission. Check laws in your jurisdiction before proceeding to hack anyone's phone camera without their consent.


There are numerous methods of hacking a phone camera, but using a spy app is by far the simplest. They include a slew of features in addition to the ability to hack a cell phone camera.

GPS location tracking, internet history monitoring, and even call recording have become commonplace. These apps 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.