Today, you may find many apps that claim to spy on text messages which are completely free of cost. But as a matter of fact, these apps barely execute what they are supposed to do.

Many of these apps have viruses which could cost some permanent damage to your software. So, if you are looking out for the best app to track text messages on another phone, you have come to right place!

Here is a guide to the 5 best spy app for android in 2018.


XNSpy is the very first on this list and is an android monitoring app. It is not only one of the best monitoring app but this also works as an iOS monitoring app. This app helps you to keep an eye on your employees when they use mobile devises that are issued by the company as well as keeps your kids safe. It will help you to track mobile activities such as outgoing and incoming text messages, call logs as well as emails. By using XNSpy, you will be able to listen to recorded calls and also record ambient surroundings. This app will also give an individual access to emails via the Gmail app and also will give you access to Instagram and Tinder. Additionally, you will also be able to read all the conversations that take place on various internet messengers such as Viber, WhatsApp, Line, Kik, and Skype as well as browser history. Furthermore, you will also be able to track the exact GPS location of your target person and access videos and photos and also take screenshots remotely. XNSpy also will give you access to the email addresses and contact list too and you will be able to block any unwanted contacts at any point of time. This app also gives you the option to block any apps remotely, make use of the inbuilt contacts, watch list words and use the places features too. To use all these features, you will simply have to install this app on the target device and you can then start monitoring all the activities from a browser based control panel.


IKEYMONITOR is the second best monitoring app on the list. Earlier, this was only an iPhone app but now it works on Android devises also. One can use this app to track the activities of your children, trading transactions and also safeguard your business from online dangers. This particular app provides many layers of security and is a very resourceful and reliable app. It allows you to access passwords, SMS, website visits, GPS locations, as well as take screen shots. One can also read all the email correspondences and also avert all kinds of illegitimate and undesirable behaviors.


Mobistealth is android monitoring software and is the third best on this list. Using this app you can closely observe what your children are doing and keep them away from porn, online criminals, cyber bullying and many other threats. This app is available for both android and iOS devices. Mobistealth provides some very useful features such as remote access to photographs, call logs, recording calls and browser history. Another additional feature of this app is that you can get the GPS location of the target user even though the target user has turned off his GPS.


If in case you are on the look for an app that is as good as the top three apps but also provides some kind of additional features then you should definitely give this app a try. Using TrackIt you can read the target users text messages without even installing the app on their phone. This is more of a data monitoring kind of app. This app is designed in a special way, that it enables you to get the precise location of the target device even though the GPS is turned off by the user. Another additional feature is that it provides you with email notifications and gives you a heads up for any incoming text messages and calls. Before subscribing to this app, it gives you a three day free trails that you can use.


This is yet another monitoring app that allows you to listen to the conversations that take place in the background of the cell phone. The first step is that you will have to install this app on the monitoring device and then you will have to set a pin. Secondly, you will have to configure the phone on silent mode and then hide the device you want to try. Suppose, you forget where you have secretly hidden the cell phone you will have to simply send an SMS to the phone and then it will call you back. There is a free version available of this app. So you could always try out the free version before you purchase this app.