Flexispy.com Review 2020 – How Useful Is The Spy App?
- Most comprehensive monitoring software available
- more than 150 monitoring features
- High compatibility
- Great customer support
- Call interception
- Monitors all Messenger apps
- Focus on control, not cooperation
- Jailbreak / root necessary
Flexispy is an American software company with headquarters in Wilmington, which offers a small app for complete monitoring of mobile phones, smartphones and tablets. It’s a highly professional software for parental control as well as an advanced monitoring app for business. The first version of FlexiSpy has already been launched in 2006 leading to 14 years of experience as of today.
In its current version, the program supports the operating systems iOS, Android, Windows and MAC OS and runs in the so-called Stealth Mode, which means it is undetectable for the mobile phone user.
Once installed on the target device to be monitored, all phone calls can be listened in on and stored. Also recorded are all conversations via Facebook messenger, Whatsapp, Skype, Snapchat, Viber and many other messenger services. A matter of course with the latest generation of spy programs is the recording of all emails and SMS messages. Especially for parents the option of GPS tracking can be very interesting.
The device of the offspring can be precisely located at any time and one is always in the picture where the child is. Furthermore, the small program offers the option to switch on the internal microphone of the device unnoticed and thus to listen to all conversations live. The internal camera can also be switched on remotely, so that current snapshots can be taken unnoticed. It is also possible to access all stored photos and videos of the device as well as all activities of the Internet browser.
FlexiSPY Compatibility & Setup Specifications
On which devices can FlexiSPY be used?
Currently the software is compatible with Android smartphones and tablets, iOS devices (iPhone and iPad), Windows 10 and MAC OS. The exact version numbers are as follows:
Android: OS 8, OS9, OS 10
To use all functions, Root access is required / you need to be able to unlock the device in case it should be protected with a passcode. Physical access is also required.
Specific Android Limitations:
- OS 8: spy / intercept calls
- OS 9: spy / intercept calls, read SMS
- OS 10: Remote cam control (root required), spy / intercept calls (root required). Exceptions: S10 and Note10, on those OS call recording is supposed to work.
iOS (iPhone & iPad): Versions 6.0 – 13.x
Physical access is required and a jailbreak is mandatory to install FlexiSPY on iOS devices.
Windows: minimum Windows 7, maximum Windows 10
Physical access to the device is required as well as knowledge of the administrator password.
MAC OS: Support of Mavericks, Yosemite, El Capitan, Sierra, High Sierra and Mojave.
Access to the device including the administrator password is required.
Overall, the device support is extraordinary as you can see. FlexiSPY supports all currently important operating systems – with the exception of Windows 10 Mobile – by default.
Functionality – All Features
The ability to record calls and even listen to them live distinguishes Flexispy from other monitoring apps. This feature is exceptional.
With FlexiSPY you can record calls or even be there live. In this case you would receive a short notification when your target person is called by a specific contact. Additionally you can also intercept VoIP calls. Via the microphone you can pick up ambient noise near the smartphone. You can also intercept video chats via applications such as FaceTime or Skype. You also receive text-based log files, so you can analyze incoming and outgoing calls over a longer period of time.
The parental control or employee monitoring program allows you to access both SMS messages and the rarely used MMS messages. If you wish, you can set the program to automatically delete SMS messages with a certain keyword (to protect children from inappropriate messages, for example). In addition, you can read all e-mails that arrive on the target device if required. FlexiSPY finally grants you the ability to send fake SMS. This can be worthwhile in order to get information from a person you are not in direct contact with.
Part of your FlexiSPY account is the ability to track the path of the device through GPS data. This technology is accurate to a few meters and therefore allows you to draw precise conclusions about the target’s activities. Do the children really take the agreed route to school or do they prefer to walk through the dark alley? This information can be called up in the form of a log file or followed live. An alarm function also informs you whether the device is located in an area that you have practically defined as a restricted zone.
Monitoring of instant messengers
A large part of communication today takes place via WhatsApp, Telegram, Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, Skype and many other instant messengers. With the software you can monitor the conversations of the target person within these apps. You get access to the individual contacts as well as conversation histories. This includes any pictures or videos that both parties send to each other. It is also possible to transfer other data (such as text documents) by installing FlexiSPY on the target device.
What videos and pictures and what audio files does the target person store on your device? FlexiSPY will tell you. You get access to the most common image, video and audio formats. The app stores these files in your FlexiSPY account, so you can access them online. This also applies to photos that the target person takes himself. To avoid having to check all files separately, a thumbnail system gives you an insight into the file content. The data transfer to your account takes place immediately.
You may also operate the target device via remote control after installing the monitoring app. For example, you can remotely reboot the device or immediately take a picture with the front or rear digital camera. Additionally, you can check the battery status or send commands via SMS to the target device. You can perform these actions from any device within your FlexiSPY account. This can be worthwhile, for example, to check why you cannot reach your children – maybe it’s just that the battery of your smartphone is no longer charged.
With FlexiSPY you get a direct insight into the websites that the target person has visited recently. Additionally, you can check which favorites have been created on the device. Typical use cases include the monitoring of employees in your company. Do you suspect that some employees prefer to be on Facebook rather than completing the important project? The app will tell you on smartphones and tablets as well as Windows and macOS computers.
You get access to important apps like the contact database, the calendar or note apps. In addition, you can check which programs the target person uses most often and which applications are installed at all. Furthermore, FlexiSPY allows you to take screenshots of the current screen content and forward them to your account. This can be useful, for example, to check whether children spend too much time in certain games or install apps that are not suitable for their age.
The monitoring app can inform you about various important events via a delay-free alarm. For example, this can happen when certain contacts are called or when the SIM card is changed. Changing the SIM card often goes hand in hand with the theft of smartphones, so you will be informed about this event via FlexiSPY and can call the police. In addition, you can set up your own events via a wizard, for which you also want an immediate alarm on your device.
Installation of keyloggers
A keylogger is useful for evaluating keystrokes and thus also for tracking inputs on virtual and real keyboards. In FlexiSPY, you set the applications you want to monitor yourself. For example, you can specify that the keylogger should only be active in certain messenger apps. This tool is also suitable for password spying. The function is available on mobile devices as well as for typical Windows PCs or macOS devices.
As an extremely professional monitoring app, Flexispy can be used in so-called Stealth Mode. This means that the users of the target devices cannot see that they have a monitoring program on their mobile phone. Depending on the relationship you have with your child, Stealth Mode may be necessary. Other parental control apps do not offer this possibility – one of the many points in which Flexispy clearly distinguishes itself from other monitoring apps.
Keep in mind that some functions on mobile devices are only available after a jailbreak (iOS) or root (Android).
Pricing of FlexiSPY
Flexispy with all its functions is therefore ideally suited to protect your own children or to monitor employees. For about $150 per year you get the PREMIUM package and for about $350 per year you get the EXTREME package with live monitoring of all phone calls. This puts the program at the same price level as comparable programs from Mspy or Spybubble.
Due to the many different systems supported, the company divides their offers into three categories:
For Computers / MAC
FlexiSPY for Computers supports Windows and macOS and costs between $68 (1 month) and $149 (12 months).
FlexiSPY for mobile devices supports all smartphone systems mentioned above. In the premium version, the costs also vary between 68 US dollars (1 month) and 149 US dollars (12 months). If you choose the Extreme version with additional features, the costs range from $199 (3 months) to $349 (12 months).
FlexiSPY iPad is used exclusively for the Apple tablet. The costs here again vary between 68 US dollars (1 month) and 149 US dollars (12 months).
For Calls only
FlexiRecord With this special package you can only listen to phone calls from target devices. The call interception program costs $149 once.
The software provider unfortunately does not offer a package to cover all devices at once.
FlexiSpy Shop with Spy Gadgets
In addition to computer and smartphone device monitoring, Flexispy also offers a shop with a whole range of other monitoring devices. These are small technical gadgets that look harmless on the surface, but have a hidden camera in the background.
Among them we find e.g. various alarm clocks with hidden cameras, Bluetooth speakers, USB sticks, USB power adapters, USB chargers, Blue-Ray players, watches and more. At the same time, the shop for monitoring devices also offers devices for counter-monitoring. You can also buy devices with which hidden cameras are exposed.
Is Flexispy legal?
The program is used to log the activities of numerous devices – and therefore most likely their users. This sounds exciting, but we need to point out that this is espionage in the legal sense. Depending on your country, you may therefore only use FlexiSPY if you have the explicit permission of the target person (or if you are a parent and therefore want to protect your children by surveillance). However, FlexiSPY is not suitable as a spy tool to sniff out your boyfriend or girlfriend for legal reasons.
Besides the example with your own children, there are other useful applications. For example, you could install the monitoring software on the PCs in a computer science room in a school and check whether students are really doing tasks or enjoying themselves on YouTube. The same can be done in companies if you want to control the activities of your employees. Again, you need to make them aware of this procedure. Provided that they agree, using FlexiSPY is no problem.
A special feature of the most comprehensive monitoring program we know is its easily accessible customer service. This is because there is a live chat on the website on the one hand, and a telephone hotline that is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Another great advantage is that Flexispy.com is available in eleven different languages. The website offers all information in German, Spanish, French, Polish, Italian, Portuguese, Turkish, Chinese, Japanese and Arabic. However, the telephone service hotline is in English.
Conclusion & Comment
FlexiSPY is, as the name suggests, a flexible app for the evaluation of information on any target device. The usage is simple and the price seems to be appropriate to the range of functions, as there are some exclusive features (like listening in on phone calls under Android and iOS from version 7 on). The FlexiSPY online account as a central storage for all information is also quite handy, because this way you can access data from any device without installing any software. But in any case, please consider the legal situation! A small drawback is the lack of support for Windows Mobile devices.
It’s obvious that Flexispy is much more than a parental control app. This program offers the possibility of secretly monitoring a target person, which must not be misused under any circumstances. It must be clearly stated that the extensive functions of the app make the provider stand out from other parental control apps – but it’s important to understand that the program mustn’t be misused for other purposes under any circumstances. Parents should also urgently consider to what extent they should make use of such measures in order not to harm the relationship with their child.