Tell if You Can Spy on a Phone with mSpy

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If you are considering downloading the mSpy application to spy on phones, tablets, PC computers, or Mac computers, you're going to want to make sure your device is compatible. In most cases, the mSpy application is compatible with all Android devices and iOS devices. MSpy also works on most PC computers, and Mac computers, however, there are occasionally some operating system limitations across certain devices.

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Likewise, when there is a major release of any new operating system, it can take a little time for the engineers at mSpy to adjust the spy application so it works with the new operating systems. The tutorial below will show you how to check if your device is listed in the mSpy system. In the event your device is not listed, that does not always mean it isn't supported, so if you do not find your device in the list, you can still send an email to the support staff at mSpy, and they will let you know if it is supported or not. If it isn't supported, they will let you know when they expect it to be supported.

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Visit the mSpy Compatibility Page

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    The first thing you should do is navigate to the mSpy Website
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    It doesn't matter which page of the website you navigate to, as long as the main menu is available.
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    Once you are on the main page and can see the menus, click once on the compatibility link
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    This will open up the main compatibility page
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    On the compatibility page you will need to select from a number of options which are discussed in the sections below.
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Check if mSpy Will Work on Your Device

Do a little detective work to find out if mSpy will work on your device.

Check if mSpy Works on iOS

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    To check if your iOS device works with mSpy, such as an iPhone or iPad, click on the Apple icon.
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    Once you have clicked on the Apple icon, scroll down and you'll see an area where you can type in your device name
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    In this case, we have typed in the Apple iPhone 6. As you can see in the screen capture below, our device is compatible and will work with mSpy.
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Check if mSpy Works on Android

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    To check if your Android device will work with the mSpy application, click on the Android icon
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    Note that Android devices include phones such as the Samsung Galaxy series, LG, Google Nexus, Motorola, Huawei, Lenovo, HTC, and others.
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    Scroll down and you will see a section where you can type in your device name
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    In this case, you will see that our Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is a supported device. Keep in mind that sometimes newer devices won't be on the list, but they are supported. If you have any questions just click the chat bubble on the bottom right side of the screen, and ask.
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Check if mSpy Works on Windows Computers

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    People using Windows PC computers can also check to see if their device, or operating system version is supported
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    Simply click on the Windows icon.
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    After clicking on the Windows icon, scroll down until you see an area where you can type in information about your Windows computer
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    Note that there are very few exceptions to devices running Windows. That means if your device is running a supported version of the Windows operating system, mSpy will also work to spy on the contents of that computer.
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Check if mSpy Works on Mac Computers

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    Mac users can also check to see if their system will support mSpy for spying on computer activities
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    To get started simply click on the Mac logo.
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    After clicking on the Mac logo you will need to scroll down a little bit
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    After scrolling down, you will see an area where you can type in a version of the Mac operating system to see if mSpy supports it. Note that as a rule, actual systems are not generally listed for Mac. As ever if you have questions, click on the little blue chat bubble the bottom right, and discuss those questions with a member of the tech staff.
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Additional Tips

  • Keep in mind that operating systems and devices are constantly changing and updating. Some of those changes or updates may not be supported by mSpy right away. This means that if you are considering updating a system that has mSpy installed, you should first check with mSpy to make sure your system supports it.
  • Note that some operating system updates, such as updating an iPhone from iOS 8 to iOS 9 are not easily reversed, and in some cases impossible to reverse. This means that if you are spying on a device, and you update it to an operating system that is not supported by mSpy, you will not be able to spy on it until such time as mSpy updates their application to support the new operating system. You may also not be able to downgrade the device, so be cautious updating.
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Questions and Answers

Mspy app is showing QR code but I don't know where is QR code is on my mobile.

Where to use link code or where is child QR code in child mobile?

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Hi, I am trying to find an app that I can read text messages and see phone calls?

Is it possible to get this app? What is it called? Not very much so, just needing the name of an app to help. I have tried: My AT&T app, Google activity, trackers, GPS. I have used several apps and heard someone talking about an app that lets you read the texts. I think it was caused by: Don't really know, I would like to know which app to use

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