Get Started with mSpy

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Like most spy phone applications, mSpy does require a little set up. If you have followed our tutorial on how to set up a free trial for mSpy, or if you are someone who has simply decided to purchase the application, this tutorial will help you get started. We will discuss which emails to look for in your inbox, what information those emails contain that you will need, and how to actually login to the system for your first time.

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Once logged into the system we will go over the pop-ups you can close or skip, and then we'll show you how to log out of mSpy. Obviously if you're spying on someone's phone, you don't want them to stumble across that information on your system. This is why you should always log out. Once you've learned how to log in and out of mSpy and have your basic account setup finished, you'll want to visit our tutorial on how to get started setting up the first phone you will spy on with mSpy, you can spy on Android phones and tablets, spy on iPhones and iPads, or spy on non-jailbroken iPhones and iPads. Don't forget to visit the end of this tutorial for links to apps you can spy on too.

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Check Email for Login Details

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    Open your email.
    You should see a list of four emails. Three emails will be from PayPro Global, and one will be from mSpy. We will discuss each email below.
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    The first PayPro Global email you receive will be an overview of your account and any payments you have made.
    It will also inform you of any associated expiration or renewal dates. In this case we have signed up for a free seven-day no obligation trial of mSpy. According to this email, at the end of this trial we will be billed approximately $70 for one month of service. Note that this email will also have login details for you to access customer support.
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    The next PayPro Global email you get will just be a thank you.
    It will also include instructions on downloading your invoice, should you need to download the invoice.
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    The last PayPro Global message you receive will simply include details of your purchase.
    This will include the price, invoice specifics, contact information both for email and phone, and a login and password for accessing the control panel. This control panel is used to manage information including credit cards. If you need to change or update credit cards, make sure you view our tutorial on how to do that. Make sure you also have your login details from this email ready, as you'll need them to update credit card information.
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    You will also have an email from mSpy.
    The mSpy email will either include login details for your paid account, or login details for your free no obligations seven-day trial. In our case we have elected to use the free seven-day trial of mSpy, as our email shows us. We have blocked out our own login, password, and customer ID information, as we use this account. However you can still see those fields listed in the email message, which is where your details will appear. Just look in your own email from mSpy and you will see the information there. The login will be the email address which you signed up with, the password will be a randomly generated string of characters from mSpy, and your customer ID will be one that mSpy has assigned to you. To get started, click on the green 'Login' button a the bottom of this email. This will open a webpage to log in, which is discussed in the next section of this tutorial.
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Log In, Setup, and Log out of mSpy

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    Once you have clicked the green 'Login' button from the mSpy email you should have received, you will see a white panel on the right-hand side of your screen.
    This panel has a space for your email and password. After entering your email and password, you will click the blue 'Login' button on the bottom right-hand side. This will log you into mSpy where you will be immediately taken to the mSpy dashboard.
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    In the dashboard interface, you will see some pop-up windows like the one highlighted in red below.
    Simply click close to get rid of these. They are unnecessary, as we will be showing you how to set up everything with our tutorials.
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    Another pop-up can also be closed, which you will see at the top of the screen.
    We have also highlighted this in red so that you know which one to close.
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    When we begin setting up the phone you plan to spy on, the first thing we will need to do is select our target device.
    Depending on your target device you will need to select from the different options we have highlighted here. We will discuss these in more detail in our tutorials specific to each of the device types you can choose, and the unique installation process that is required for each.
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    In order to log out of mSpy you will navigate up to the top right side of your screen.
    Once there you will click the string of numbers in red, and then select 'Sign Out' from the menu that pops up. Once you click 'Sign Out' you will be signed out of mSpy. Then you can close your browser window and no one will know that you were logged in.
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Things You Can Spy on With mSpy

There are a number of apps and activities you can spy on with mSpy. We have created several tutorials to show you how to spy on these things, and are constantly updating our list to include more. Make sure to bookmark this page and check back to see when we have added a new tutorial. Check the list below to see what you can do.

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Additional Tips

  • Keep in mind that your mSpy account time is used up whether you are logged in or not. This only matters if you have a free seven day trial, but it is important to know. If you sign up for mSpy one day, but don't log in until five days later, you will only have two days of free trial left.
  • It's a good idea to always log into mSpy with a private browser window, or incognito mode. If you aren't sure how to do this, please check our VisiHow tutorials on the topic.

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