How to Monitor Android Devices

A step by step guide on how to use PanSpy to monitor Android phones or tablet without rooting.

Or learn how to monitor iPhone or iPad alternatively.

What you need to get started
A PanSpy account

Used to access PanSpy app and use all features.

Physical access

Access to the target device to get authority.

Android monitoring app

Installed and activated on target Android device.

How to Spy Android Phones or Tablet PCs?

Generally, it takes only three main steps to make it:

1. Create an PanSpy account

In order to receive and get easy access to the login credentials and app download links, we recommend you to use an authentic email address to sign up PanSpy. Of course, to activate all features on monitored device, you may consider to upgrade to our Premium or Ultimate subscription. Please check our pricing plan and choose your preferable one.

2. Install PanSpy app

After successfully create an PanSpy account, you need to follow the Setup Wizard to finish the following setup process. To identify the owner of the target device, you need to provide necessary information including your child's name and age. And of course, you must select the operating system running on the target device since the following settings are different between Android and iOS device. Click on the Android icon to proceed.

Navigate to your target Android device. Firstly, tap "Settings" and scroll down to find "Security settings" on the device, then enable the "Unknown Sources" option and click "OK" on the popup.

Secondly, on the setup wizard page, find the app download link. And visit the download webpage with the browser on your device to download the apk file, you may find the apk on notification bar or download folder on your device after download process completed, tap the apk file to install it on your device.

Lastly, start the app and login your PanSpy account (To move forward, you must agree the User Agreement). And then give the app permission to access all data on target device. Please note that once you finished all process and started the service, the app icon will be hide automatically.

3. View monitored data

After finished the setup process on target device, you need to turn back to your computer (or device) to view the monitored data. You can always access the data on our dashboard or using the control panel app (The app download link would be sent to your registration Email or you can find it on the setup wizard page as well). For the first time you enter the dashboard or control panel, it takes some time to sync all data from monitored device. All supported features are listed on the panel so that you can click each category to view the data. To sync latest data from target device, simply click the refresh button. And you should be noted that PanSpy will fail to sync newest data if the monitored device is powered off or disconnected to the internet.

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