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How to Spy on iPhone without Jailbreak? 5 Solutions Here

author_icon Cody Walsh time_icon Last updated Aug 09, 2019 05:16 pm tips_icon iPhone Monitoring

It's generally accepted that Apple has the safest operating system, so it is obviously hard to spy on iPhone, unless the device is jailbroken. However, most of users with spy needs aren't ready to take the risk of damaging the iPhone, and they are looking for some safe ways to spy on iPhone without jailbreak. So in this article, we are going to list top 5 apps that can effectively work without jailbreak. But first, let's figure out how these apps work.

Can You Spy on An iPhone Without Jailbreaking It

Yes, it is definitely possible. But most of the spy apps are unable to do it due to the strict security protocol of iPhones.

If you know the correct way, the actual procedure is very simple. We all know that Apple's default cloud service, iCloud, can store the important information on the iPhone, which means, if you have the iCloud credentials – Apple ID and password, you can easily have access to this data. You don't even need physical access to the device. In a word, iCloud credentials and frequent backup are required in order to spy on iPhone without jailbreak free. This is so far the easiest and safest way for most iPhone spy apps to work. The biggest limitation is how you can manage to obtain someone else's iCloud account.

But we have to admit that jailbreaking the iPhone will make the spying apps more capable and only then they are able to provide more spying options. So you can also find out many of these apps offer jailbreak editions. Nevertheless, a friendly warning is don't jailbreak your iPhone as there are plenty of downsides.

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Top 5 iPhone Spy Apps without Jailbreak

After understanding how iPhone spying app works, let's check the list of top 5 apps for iPhone that does not require jailbreak during the installation and daily use.

1. MoniMaster iOS

MoniMaster iOS is capable of iPhone monitoring without jailbreak. This is an amazing application and our first pick for this list. This app is available for Windows and Mac. After downloading, you can log in the iCloud credentials of the target device and start monitoring remotely. It's incredibly wide range of features sets it apart from the rest of the similar applications. What's more, these features will truly work like it advertised.

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  • The whole process does not require jailbreaking or the access of target device.

  • Monitor contacts, messages, call logs, etc. of the target phone.

  • Advanced social media monitoring, including WhatsApp, Viber, Kik, Line, Wechat and more.

  • Track all the location history and know where the target has been to.

  • Unlimited access to photos, videos, browser history, memos, memos and other files.

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2. mSpy

mSpy is one of the widely used and critically acclaimed spy apps for iPhone that you can use without jailbreak if knowing the iCloud account. The app works very efficiently and great for device monitoring. You can find both jailbreak and no-jailbreak packages when purchasing. As we've said earlier, the jailbreak version will offer your more features.


  • The app allows you to check contacts, call logs on the control panel.

  • You can read all sent and received text messages.

  • You can view browser history, notes, installed apps, and Wi-Fi networks.

  • For social media monitoring, this app currently only supports WhatsApp.

3. XNSpy

Another pick for this list is XNSpy. This is an effective monitoring app designed for iPhones in general. It is equipped with complete iCloud access capability that lets you monitor the device without notifying the user of the target device. It doesn't require a manual installation or jailbreak, either.


  • View the call logs and text messages.

  • View all the photos stored on the target iPhone.

  • Read the sent and received emails.

  • Check the calendar activities, bookmarks, and contacts.

  • To monitor apps like WhatsApp, Viber, Skype, you need to choose XNSpy jailbreak edition.

4. Highster Mobile

Another excellent addition to this list is Highster Mobile app. It is considered one of the potent parental monitoring applications for iOS devices. The app is available for majority iPhones and equipped with advanced features. Still, you need to get the target Apple ID and password for spying on iPhone without jailbreaking it.

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  • Spy on all the text messages sent and received.

  • Get to know the contacts, calls, notes and more.

  • Access the media files like photos and videos.

  • Check browsing history in details.

5. iKeymonitor

iKeymonitor includes both jailbreak and no-jailbreak editions for your choice. Even though the later one has some limitations, you can use it to check most of the data on the iPhone you want to monitor. This app also offers a free iPhone spy trial. You can have a test to see if this app exactly works like it advertised.


  • Track SMS messages on the target iPhone.

  • Check call history and contact list.

  • Geo-fencing feature is provided.

  • Monitor calendars, notes, reminders, photos, videos

Step-by-step Guide to Spy on iPhone without Jailbreak

Almost every spy app for iPhone without jailbreak works the same way. All you have to do is getting the iCloud credentials and a good iPhone spy app, and then you can start monitoring remotely from the control panel. But not every app mentioned above are simple and effective for users. Here we'd like to take Monimaster iOS as an example. It is one of the best iPhone spy app without jailbreak and the operations are quite easy to follow. So, without further ado let's have a look at the operating procedure of MoniMaster iOS.

Step 1: First, you need to download and install MoniMaster on your computer and then launch it.

Step 2: Select using iCloud credentials to spy on iPhone. Then enter the correct Apple ID of the target. Tap on the "Verify" option to load all the information regarding the device.

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Step 3: After that, every iCloud backup will be loaded including the time, name and data size. Select the backup file you want to read and click "Next".

analyze the data

Step 4: You will then have the preview of the data uploaded from the target iPhone. You can also export to computer if necessary.

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MoniMaster iOS provides an extremely efficient way to track and monitor data that is vastly appreciated by the users. If you install this app on the target's computer, there is another option to scan iTunes backup. This can also help you check iPhone data without jailbreak.

Bonus Tip for Non-iOS Users: Best Android Phone Monitoring App

Although these particular applications are only designed for iOS devices, Android users should not worry either. There is also a long list of apps with similar capability designed for Android devices as well. But the list is just too long for general users who do not work in favour of them. So, we took the privilege of testing out quite a few applications but in the end, KidsGuard Pro came to be our final choice. This app is just amazing, obviously does not require rooting and also packed with a wide range of monitoring features like social media monitoring, location tracking, calls and SMS tracking, keystroke recording, etc. This app is definitely worth every penny.

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There are only a handful of applications available that are capable of spying on iPhone without jailbreaking and we selected the best of them for our top 5 list. But our top pick is obviously MoniMaster iOS and we highly recommend it. If you are also looking for a similar application for Android mobiles, then KidsGuard Pro would be the best choice.


By Cody Walsh

Posted on Aug 09, 2019 ( Updated: Aug 09, 2019 )

An experienced technology blogger and editor who has spent more than a decade writing about software, gadgets, and computing etc all over the Internet.