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How to Monitor Your Elderly Parents to Keep Them Safer with Their Consent

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Let’s say you’ve got to be engaged in your work and live 300 kilometres away from your elderly parents’ home with concerned about how they are going to cope on their own without willingness to have a nurse. Probably you would like there being technology which enables you to keep a virtual eye on your parents so that you can go in and have a look at any time and know where they are and how they are going. People have found that using a remote spy app has been very useful in monitoring their elderly parents. Here are several reasons why you should use a remote spy app on your elderly parents. Also detailed step-by-step explanations of how to use spy app both for iOS and Android to get it done are given here.

Part 1: Reasons to Use a Remote Spy App on Your Elderly Parents

  1. To Make Sure They Are Not Getting Scammed Online
  2. Most elderlies has no awareness of online safety which makes them so inclined to fall victim to scammers whether it is via text messages, email, social media or through apps. For example, when they receive an email saying they won a cash prize and must send a cash deposit to an address in order to receive their prize. For some elderlies who don’t know common tech practices, they may believe they really won a sweepstake and follow the sender’s instructions. It’s truly sad to see elderlies taken advantage of like this. If you monitor your parent’s call logs, emails, messages, social apps and more, this kind of situation can be prevented.

  3. To Keep Track of Where They Are
  4. Elderlies getting lost or forgetting where they are is very common as they are getting older and gradually weak in memory. So there always exists the worry that they may wander off somewhere and cannot be found sometimes. Wouldn’t you feel more at ease knowing where your parents are? Of course! Using spy app is a great way to know where your elderly parents are at all times! You can even set a Geo-fencing which enables you to receive a notification when they exit your Geo-fence.

  5. To Make Sure There’s No Emergency
  6. Can’t get in touch with your elderly parents? What if something happened? What if they have fallen and can’t get up? In this stressful and heart-wrenching situation, it’s crucial to make sure they have tried to text someone or call 911. Using spy app would come handy in this situation. By having access to their phone, you would be able to see their phone activities without them knowing. Then, you could see if your parents have made any emergency calls or text messages.

    If you have elderly parents you constantly worry about, monitoring their phone activity with a remote spy app is definitely beneficial. So next, let’s explore how to use mSpy and PanSpy to monitor your elderly parents.

Part 2: How to Use mSpy to Monitor Your Elderly Parents in iOS Device

mSpy is one of popular monitoring apps for iOS device which is also easy to use. Once mSpy is activated, you can log in to the online portal to access information collected from the target phone such as messages (texts, WhatsApp and other messaging apps), phone calls, browsing history, and GPS location. mSpy is easy to use but also has many advanced features including social media monitoring, keylogger, no-jailbreak version, parental controls and more. Simply follow the steps below to get it.

Step 1: Create a mSpy Account

Go to mSpy official website, find entry to enter your email. Then here comes the control panel interface which enables you to choose your plan.

mspy dashboard preview

Step 2: Set up It

The welcoming email from the billing department of mSpy contains the link to your personal web account (data storage) and login credentials. Simply follow the link and login to your account where you will have instructions on how to set it up.

Step 3: Start Monitoring Target Device on Control Panel

If you are monitoring an iPhone/iPad, you don't need to install any applications on the target phone, as mSpy would connect to the iCloud account. iCloud solution has a limited number of features, however it is compatible with all iOS versions. Please note, iCloud backup should be enabled on the target device and you should have the iCloud ID and password. Then you can log into mSpy control panel to start monitoring.

  • Price: mSpy Basic costs $29.99 per month; mSpy Premium costs $69.99 per month or $199.99 per year.
  • Part 3: How to Use PanSpy to Monitor Your Elderly Parents in Android Device

    PanSpy is one of the most famous cell phone monitoring apps for Android device which is pretty easy to use. All you’ve got to do is to create a PanSpy account, install the app on the target phone (the phone you are monitoring), and start monitoring target device on control panel. With this application, you’ll be able to monitor phone’s activity remotely through PanSpy online portal including Contacts, Call logs, Sent or Received SMS, Social Apps, Current GPS location, Incoming/Outgoing Emails and more. Simply follow the steps below to realize it.

    Step 1: Create a PanSpy Account

    Visit PanSpy official website on your browser (both desktop or mobile are available). Go to Sign Up button and click on it, which enables you to sign up with authentic email address to create a PanSpy account. You will receive a confirmation link from your email to activate your account later. After the confirmation, please follow the on-screen wizard to set up it.

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    Step 2: Select a Subscription and Install the PanSpy App

    We are now available for both Premium Edition and Ultimate Edition which support for 1-month subscription, quarter subscription and 1-year subscription. Find more pricing details here.

    After successfully subscribe the service, you will get a download link to download and setup the PanSpy app. So simply download and install the app on your parents' mobile device, login your PanSpy account, and follow the instructions given to set and give the app permission to access data on the target device. Once you finish all procedures and start the service, you are allowed to delete the app icon or keep it anyway on the screen.

    Step 3: Start Monitoring Target Device on Control Panel

    After finish the setup process on target device, please turn back to your computer (or your own mobile device) to view the monitored data. You can always access the data on the control panel. And 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 including Schedule Restriction Contacts, Messages, Locations, Photos, Social Apps, Brower History and more are listed on the left 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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  • Price: PanSpy Premium costs $24.95 per month; PanSpy Ultimate costs $34.95 per month/$64.95 for 3 month/$99.95 per year.
  • Summary

    Above, we not only explained the necessity of monitoring your elderly parents' phone but also gave elaborate explanation of how to use PanSpy and mSpy to start monitoring. Hopefully with these apps, elderlies will be much safer with the care of their children.

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    Reminders: All apps or tools introduced in this article shall be for legal use only. Please follow the Terms & Use and End User License Agreement (EULA) before trying any of them. Any consequences of improper use should be borne by users.