How To Hack Into A Cell 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 by using the right malware, which allows them to do things like take photos, record video, delete files, change settings, listen to the microphone, and more. This article explains how you can hack into a cell phone's camera.

Is It Possible To Hack A 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 do it. The answer is yes, but you can make it much harder to be hacked by taking a few simple security precautions, which I will address later.

Top Methods Of Hacking 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.


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 streaming pictures or video from the target device, 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 only hack the camera roll, mSpy is best for tech-savvy users that require the greatest control over the smartphone.

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 get into someone else's 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 video on the target smartphone.
  • 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.

This app can activate the front or rear cameras to take pictures or video, making it possible to record videos 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 video 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 smartphone. 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 in some situations. Aside from this, it is an excellent method for gaining access to their pictures.


iKeyMonitor is an application that was created to allow users to monitor others. What sets it apart from the rest is its ability to bypass the iPhone lock screen, allowing a phone to be hacked even when the target has set a password. It 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 breach the security of 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. You're presented with a login page where you enter your username and password. From there, you can see 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 utilize them for workplace surveillance and parents use them to keep track of their children's activities, and more. These 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.

What is important when determining what method to use?

When selecting a hacking app, there are several factors to consider. While price is critical, what matters most is whether or not it 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 information, 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 these 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 method you choose 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 device.

In most cases, it is only legal to hack someone else'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 do so without their permission. Check laws in your jurisdiction before proceeding to access anyone's information without their consent.


There are numerous ways to hack someone's 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.

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.