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The Best Call and SMS Tracker Apps in 2019

author_icon Cody Walsh time_icon Last updated Oct 14, 2019 02:12 pm tips_icon Track

There are lots of different apps available on the internet capable of tracking a call or even a text message, providing the users with all the details of the person who is calling or sending all the messages. These apps are very useful! Simply by tracking these call or texts on the target device you will get to know who the kids are talking to. So, some of the best call and SMS tracker apps of 2019 are detailed below to help you with your search.

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1. KidsGuard Pro [Most Popular]

Price: Minimum $8.32 per month

Compatibility:  Android devices

Time needed for installation: About 5 minutes

Difficulty of usage:  Very easy

KidsGuard Pro is one of the best call and message trackerapps available. It comes with features like call and SMS monitoring. After you have installed the app on the target device you can easily track any incoming or outgoing text messages or calls. The KidsGuard Pro app alsoprovides a lot of features like trackinglocations, call logs, browser history, multimedia files, app activities, notes etc. even a keylogger recording feature is also available. This is one of the few apps that are capable of even monitoring independent messaging apps like WhatsApp, Kik, Line, QQ, We Chat etc. So, the KidsGuard Pro app comes packed with various advanced options.

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What Can KidsGuard Pro Do:

  • Call Tracking

  • SMS Tracing

  • Location Tracking

  • Geo-Fencing

  • Chat Activity

  • Browser History

  • Keylogger

  • Social Media Monitoring(All major platforms)

  • Text Messages Monitoring

  • Summary Reports

    What we like

  • No need to root the target devices.

  • Buy one edition and offers all the features for tracking.

  • Clear and direct user guide, very easy on installation and setup.

  • Live demo provided to experience the product without any cost.

  • Has s very affordable price.

    What we don't like

  • Photos can only be uploaded in wifi connection.

  • For Android phones only.

2. Qustodio

Price: Costs $54.95 every year for 5 devices

Compatibility:  Android and iOS devices

Time needed for installation:  About 10 minutes

Difficulty of usage:  Easy

Qustodio functions very similar to the previous app and it is also capable of tracking calls and text messages very easily. It is one of the most popular apps capable of tracking SMS and calls. It supports both iOS and Android devices, so its user base is huge.Qustodio app also come with other pretty exciting features like monitoring social media activities, maintaining screen time, controlling apps and even games, blocking vulgar contents on the internet, location tracking and panic button.

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What Can Qustodio Do:

  • Call Tracking

  • SMS Tracing

  • Location Tracking

  • Chat Activity

  • Text Alerts

  • Time Management

  • Social Media Monitoring

  • Summary Reports

    What we like

  • Manage multiple devices from one control panel.

  • Useful web-filtering and time management feature.

  • Allow to block apps on target phone.

  • Free version available.

    What we don't like

  • A little bit expensive.

  • Some certain limitations with the iOS devices.

  • The user support system is not good enough.

3. FoneMonitor

Price: starts at $29.99 per month for the Premium and 39.99$ per month for the Ultimate version

Compatibility:  Android and iOS devices

Time needed for installation:  About 10 minutes

Difficulty of usage:  Easy

It is a very popular call & message tracker that is designed for iOS and Android devices. There are lots of monitoring and tracking features associated with this app, like you can get the exact GPS details of the target device very quickly. Also the texts can be read remotely. So, basically with the FoneMonitor app you will be able to screen every received or sent messages, there are also other stuff that you can monitor like calls, social media activity etc. You can also browse through the history of the target device and make the most out of the GPS tracking feature. Unfortunately, this app does not have an incognito mode, the owner of the target device can find out immediately that the device is being tracked.

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What Can FoneMonitor Do:

  • Call Tracking

  • SMS Tracing

  • Location Tracking

  • Geo-Fencing

  • Chat Activity

  • Browser History

  • Keylogger

  • Social Media Monitoring

  • Summary Reports

    What we like

  • No need to root and jailbreak of the target phone.

  • Useful keylogger feature.

  • Tracking location works great.

  • Easy-to-use interface.

    What we don't like

  • The app activity tracking feature is not so accurate.

  • The performance of this app will decrease after prolonged usage.

  • Lacks feature of filtering the web pages

4. FamiSafe

Price: $9.99 per month for a single device but if want it for a year then it will be only $59.99 and for 3 month package it will come at $19.99

Compatibility:  Android and iOS devices

Time needed for installation:  About 10 minutes

Difficulty of usage:  Medium

FamiSafe is one of the most reliable apps designed. It helps parents to keep an eye on their kids and surely it is an excellent SMS and call tracker. The app is equipped with tracking capabilities and Geo-fencing is also available. You can easily track calls and texts, and an additional web-filtering feature is also available. This app will simply provide the location of the target device very precisely, you can also block unwanted apps while your kid is studying or preparing for exams. You can set a time limit for the device and most of the features are customizable.

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What Can FamiSafe Do:

  • Call Tracking

  • SMS Tracing

  • Location Tracking

  • Geo-Fencing

  • Chat Activity

  • Text Alerts

  • Time Management

  • Summary Reports

    What we like

  • No need to root and jailbreak for the target device.

  • Allow to set screen time for the target.

  • User-friendly interface.

    What we don't like

  • Lack many important features about parental control, such as social app monitoring.

  • Cannot be hidden on target device.

  • The customer support is not good enough.

  • The location information update is not timely.

5. TheTruthSpy

Price: The standard plan is $21.99, the premium plan will cost a bit more like $25.99 and finally the Gold plan will cost you $30.99

Compatibility:  Android and iOS devices

Time needed for installation:  About 5 minutes

Difficulty of usage:  Medium

Another addition to this list is TruthSpy. It is a great app with lots of tracking features. You can track calls and text messages and also monitor independent messaging apps like WhatsApp, Linkedin etc. You can get the app very easily from its website, a free version is available but if you purchase the premium version then you will be able use all of its features. It is very safe to install this app as it is 100 % undetectable. You can read the contact history and even viewing the multimedia files. Even iMessage can be traced after it has been deleted.

thetruthspy

What Can TheTruthSpy Do:

  • Call Tracking

  • SMS Tracing

  • Location Tracking

  • Chat Activity

  • Text Alerts

  • Social Media Monitoring

  • Keylogger

    What we like

  • Free trial available.

  • Undetectable with hidden mode.

    What we don't like

  • Three editions with various plans,time-consuming to choose.

  • Has some recording problems with apps like Skype and Viber.

  • A little bit expensive.

  • The free trial is only 48 hours.

6. Highster Mobile

Price: $69.99 for a single time

Compatibility:  Android and iOS devices

Time needed for installation:  About 10 minutes

Difficulty of usage:  Medium

This app works on both Android and iOS devices, and it is a proper phone call and SMS tracker. This app was designed very delicately. It is easy to use and comes with a simple installation process. Highster Mobile app is capable of getting remote access to the target device. You will be able to get access to the messages, calls, GPS locations, Facebook messages etc. You will also get updates all the time along with a live Control Panel. It will keep you up to date!

highster mobile

What Can Highster Mobile Do:

  • Call Tracking

  • SMS Tracing

  • Location Tracking

  • Chat Activity

  • Browser History

  • Social Media Monitoring

    What we like

  • Works in stealth mode.

  • No rooting required.

    What we don't like

  • No Geo-fencing feature.

  • No monthly subscriptions.

  • No demo version available.

  • No free trial.

7. iKeyMonitor

Price: The full version costs $49.99. If you take the yearly package then you will get discounts.

Compatibility:  Android and iOS devices

Time needed for installation:  About 10 minutes

Difficulty of usage:  Medium

iKeyMonitor is also a call SMS tracker, you can even get access to the voice messages, and both received and sent ones. But this app is specifically designed for Android and iOS devices and that too, rooted or jailbroken as well! Other than simple call and SMS tracking you can also get access to the voice messages. Call recording is available and GPS tracking is also featured. It comes with a rare keylogger feature, so one way or the other you will be able to figure out what is going on with the target device. But the app is a bit on the expensive side and provides faulty translation.

ikeymonitor

What Can iKeyMonitor Do:

  • Call Tracking

  • SMS Tracing

  • Location Tracking

  • Screenshots

  • Browser History

  • Social Media Monitoring

    What we like

  • 3-day free trial available.

  • Supports multiple languages.

    What we don't like

  • No GPS location tracking and geo-fencing feature.

  • Need to root the Android device to activate some features.

  • The iOS device need to be jailbroken.

  • No remote control features.

  • A littlt bit expensive.

Conclusion

All these apps are great for tracking call and text messages from any target devices. But as you can see the KidsGuard Pro is on the top of the list and there are valid reasons for it. The app comes at a very reasonable price compared to other similar apps currently on the market. Go for it!

Features

  • Track the real time location and view location history on target device.

  • Check every outgoing, incoming or missed calls & SMS.

  • Monitor app activities and know which app is frequently used.

  • Remotely access the files on kid's phone, like contacts, call logs, messages, photos, keylogger, etc.

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By Cody Walsh

Posted on Mar 06, 2019 ( Updated: Oct 14, 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.