Add a Non-Jailbroken iPhone to mSpy

Edited by Friday, Eng, Nuance, vc

If you're planning on spying on someone's cell phone, and that someone has an iPhone that is not Jailbroken, you're going to need to use mSpy. mSpy allows you spy on an iPhone through iCloud, if the iPhone is not Jailbroken.

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If you're working from a Jailbroken iPhone, then you'll want our tutorial for how to install mSpy on a Jailbroken iPhone.

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Add a Non-Jailbroken iPhone to mSpy

In this tutorial we will discuss how to add a non-jailbroken iPhone to mSpy. This works for any iPhone that is running a standard iOS operating system, and that has not been modified by Jailbreaking, and isn't Activation Locked. If you aren't sure, check our tutorial on how to see if the iPhone is Activation Locked. For everyone else with a non-Jailbroken iPhone, it's time to get started.

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Activate iCloud Backup

The first thing you will need to do is activate iCloud backup on the iPhone you would like to spy on. Please follow the steps below in order to activate iCloud backup for your iPhone. Note that these instructions are given for iOS9. If you are running a later version of iOS, please let us know, and we will provide updates for you.

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    Locate the settings icon
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    This is a gear shaped icon that is generally on the home screen of your iPhone. When you find the settings icon, press one time on it.
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    This will open up the settings menu
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    On the settings menu, navigate or scroll down until you find iCloud
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    When you find iCloud tap one time on it.
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    After tapping on iCloud, you will be taken to the iCloud menu
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    Scroll down to the bottom, and tap once on "Storage and Backup".
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    Once you have tapped Storage and Backup, you will be taken to the storage and backup menu
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    In the storage and backup menu, scroll down until you find "iCloud Backup". When you see iCloud backup, tap one time to turn it on.
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    When you tap iCloud Backup, a pop up window will appear asking to start iCloud Backup
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    Tap once on OK.
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    A pop up will appear indicating that it the iPhone is turning on Backup
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    Wait for it to go away, and proceed to the next step.
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    Once iCloud backup has been enabled, or even if it was previously enabled, now you want to find the"'Backup Now" option
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    This option is just underneath iCloud backup. When you find it, tap one time to backup.
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    Now you will see that the backup has started
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    The initial window will indicate that it is estimating the time required for the backup to complete.
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    When the backup is completed, it will be shown below
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    Wait for the backup to complete, and proceed to the next section to setup mSpy. Note that the time shown for a backup on the iPhone is an estimate, and it can vary significantly depending on your connection, Apple servers, and the amount of data being backed up.
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Set Up the iPhone on mSpy

In order to use mSpy to spy on your iPhone, you will need to set up the phone in the mSpy system. The steps are relatively simple and straightforward. As long as you have set up iCloud backup and backed up your phone, as discussed in the beginning of this tutorial. Once you have done this, you will have no problem setting up mSpy on your iPhone.

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    Log into mSpy
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    You will need to enter your user name and password, and then click on the login button.
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    Select the platform you wish to install mSpy on
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    This means you need to choose between an iPhone or iPad, an Android device, or an iPhone that has not been jailbroken. For the purposes of this tutorial we will be selecting the middle option. This option is iPhone without jailbreak.
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    Once you have selected your platform, scroll down
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    You are looking for the green "Proceed" button. When you see the button to proceed, press it one time. This will take you to the next step.
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    Once more, make sure that iCloud backup has been enabled on the device
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    We have discussed how to enable iCloud backup in the first section of this guide. If you have not already enabled iCloud backup, please do so now. Then proceed to the next step.
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    Make sure that you have the Apple ID and the password for the iPhone you wish to spy on
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    If you have both the Apple ID and the password, then you are prepared to proceed to the next step.
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    Once you have all of the required information from the steps above, you are ready to proceed
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    To proceed you will click once on the green proceed button at the bottom of your screen.
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    After clicking "Proceed", you will be taken to the next section
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    In this section you will be required to enter in the Apple ID and the password. There is also a checkbox for saving the password. We strongly encourage you to use this checkbox for saving the password. Enter in the username and password. Then mark the checkbox.
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    Once you have entered the username and password, you will want to click on the green "Verify" button
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    When you click the verify button, the mSpy servers will verify the login information for the device you are spying on. It may take a few minutes, depending on your connection. Please be patient.
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    Since we are spying on an iOS9 phone, the next thing we will need to do is click the green button that says, "Get iOS9 Devices"
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    So scroll down a little bit, and click once on the button to get a list of devices and backups.
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    At this point you will need to be patient for a few minutes or more
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    This is because mSpy is updating the list of iPhone backups that are attached to the iCloud account. As we had several devices and a large number of backups, it took long enough that we went and got a coffee.
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    When the process finishes, choose the backup you would like to spy on
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    This is done by clicking on whichever one you would like to spy on. Note that mspy will save these backups. This means you can view them later as well. After you have chosen a backup, proceed to the next step.
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    When the backup has been selected, you are ready to proceed
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    To proceed, click the green "Proceed. button on the bottom left side of your screen. This will take you to the next section.
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    You will now see that your data is being uploaded, and will be organized by mSpy
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    You can now spy on this phone any and every time it is plugged into a charger and connected to WiFi and backs up. The backup that you selected will be available for view in the dashboard within 24 hours of your selecting it. Click on Finish to proceed.
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    Then you will be taken to the Dashboard, where you will see information once it is available
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    In order to view your backed up iPhone data, please reference our tutorial on how to use the dashboard with a non-Jailbroken iPhone in mSpy.
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Additional Tips

  • Do keep in mind that you may go a day or two without being able to get information from the iPhone you are spying on if it does not backup. To start the backup process, the iPhone needs to be connected to WiFi, connected to a power source, and screen locked. Therefore, if you see the iPhone you are spying on laying around not connected to a power source, you might want to be helpful and plug it into a charger for the person you're spying on. It helps to be nice.
  • If you enter the wrong password for your iCloud account, mSpy will not be able to connect.
  • If you have not accepted Apple's terms and conditions, you will not be able to use mSpy on the target phone. To confirm that the Apple terms and conditions have been checked, you will need to go to settings on the target phone, and click on iCloud. Then tap on backup. At some point in this process if the Apple terms and conditions of not been accepted, you will receive a pop-up message on the iPhone. Simply follow the steps on the pop-up message to accept the terms and condition. Then retry connecting to mSpy
  • If, even after entering the correct information, you receive error messages, make sure you have followed all the steps in this guide. If you have followed all of our steps, then log out of mSpy, and log back in. When you've done that - restart the process of setting up your iPhone from the beginning. Follow this tutorial above to do this.
  • Remember that if the person you are spying on changes the password to their iCloud account, you will no longer have access to their new backups.
  • Before beginning any of this - consider whether what you are about to do is ethical. You may find out nothing, but if the other party finds out, you might lose everything.
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