TheOneSpy Review

TheOneSpy Review

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  • Price
  • Features
  • Compatibility
  • Customer Support
  • Stealth

The need for spying software is growing and it is possible to find many options in the market. TheOneSpy is one of the solutions that you can rely on when it comes to monitoring your kid’s mobile device to ensure that they are not accessing inappropriate content or talking to people that could put them in danger. It is also a good option for businesses that need to keep an eye on the work devices used by employees. TheOneSpy has a great selection of features and a very practical dashboard that is easy to manage. With this application, you will be able to find out exactly how your children are using their devices and you will know if you need to take action to protect them at any time.

Features

TheOneSpy offers an extensive selection of features and its dashboard keeps things simple so you can always find out what is happening on the device that you are monitoring. Apart from allowing you to check SMS messages, call logs and photos, TheOneSpy supports many convenient features such as real time GPS tracking, access to social media activities and Instant messaging conversations, as well the option to listen to the phone’s surroundings. You can also listen to actual call as the application records them by default. It is also possible to send a SMS message from the target device, which can be handy when you need to get information from a suspicious contact.

With TheOneSpy, you can also send commands to the device remotely, which lets you delete the spy app from the phone if needed, or record device’s surroundings. You just need to send a command via SMS to the device that you are monitoring. The activities on the phone are known as “Events” and TheOneSpy tracks and saves these events, even if the target device is not connected to the internet. The information is stored on the device until it can connect again to the internet and then the events tracked are uploaded so you can see them on your dashboard.

TheOneSpy uploads events in real time to the dashboard by default, but you can change the settings to make sure that the events are uploaded after a specific interval, which could range from every 15 minutes to every 24 hours. Since real time tracking can consume a lot of battery life, the user of the target phone could notice the sudden drain of battery usage. Therefore, it is advisable to set the event upload to take place every 15 or 30 minutes as this won’t take a toll on the battery life.

With the standard package that TheOneSpy offers, you get 500GB of stored data on your dashboard. You can upgrade to increase this amounts. In terms of security, it is worth noting that all the data transferred by TheOneSpy is secured using AES/PKI encryption and the website is protected by the HTTPS protocol. This prevents man in the middle attacks that could affect your data. TheOneSpy is not only practical as a spy app, but it can also turn your device into a baby monitor or nanny cam.

One thing to keep in mind is that the device doesn’t support multiple devices at the same time. You can switch the device that you are monitoring by moving the app to a different device. This requires you to change your account information to allow tracking on the new device. You also will need to re-install the application on the other device that you want to monitor. If you need to monitor multiple devices simultaneously from the same account, you will need to get a separate license for each device that you want to monitor. This means that if you have a large family and want to keep an eye on all your kids, you will need to make a hefty investment.

List of features supported

  • Call History
  • SMS
  • Record and listen to calls
  • View, send or receive SMS messages through the target device
  • Pin Messages
  • Multimedia
  • You can see photos and videos captures using the device’s camera
  • Access to media received via MMS
  • Access to all photo albums stored on the device
  • TheOneSpy also lets you see the browsing history.
  • See all bookmarks
  • Remote Access
  • Use Parental Control to prevent access to specific websites
  • See all the apps installed on the device
  • Send commands to the device using the dashboard
  • Pause or resume monitoring
  • Record device’s surrounding
  • Listen live with the mic bugging option
  • Activate the camera to capture videos or take photos
  • Get access to calendar and check the entries
  • Track GPS location and see location history
  • Check travel routes
  • Read emails
  • Read sent/receive emails
  • Read Gmail, see email contact list
  • Get notifications when the SIM is changed
  • Geo-Fence alert
  • Get alerts when they enter a prohibited location
  • TheOneSpy supports a variety of video, image and audio formats including MP4, AVI, WMV, WMA, MIDI, 3GP, ASF, JPEG, GIF, BMP, PNG, RAW, MP3, WAV, MIDI and AAC.

While it is important that you keep in mind the legal regulations in your location, in general, you can only use a monitoring app on a device over which you have legal rights. In the case of parents, it is assumed that they purchased the devices that their kids use and they can monitor children under 18 years old. Companies can only monitor the devices that they own and that they give to employees for work purposes and it is likely that they have to inform them about the use of monitoring software. Still, it is worth noting that TheOneSpy works in stealth mode, meaning that it can’t be detected. It doesn’t interfere with the phone’s performance and it can be deleted remotely if needed.

Keep in mind that if you want to monitor an iPhone, you have to jailbreak the device to be able to use TheOneSpy.

Compatibility

While it is possible to run TheOneSpy on an iPhone, the device has to be jailbroken first. The process is not too complicated, but you need to follow the instructions carefully since it voids the warranty. Some people don’t feel comfortable jailbreaking the device, but if this is not done, you won’t be able to use TheOneSpy to monitor the iPhone. It is also important to note that you will need to have the device in your hands in order to update the app. Although there are jailbreak alternatives available, they have limited functionality. If you want to achieve a high level of monitoring, it is worth considering jailbreaking the device. Just make sure that you look for a detailed guide and follow the instructions. TheOneSpy works with iOS 4 and above and it supports the iPhone 3G and above. It is also possible to install it on iPad Air, 2, 3 and 4.

If you want to monitor an Android device, rooting is not necessary, although you can get more out of TheOneSpy if the device is rooted. When the Android device that you want to monitor is rooted, you can experience greater control and access to more features. It is also worth keeping in mind that in order to enable the feature that stops the Super User Notification to be displayed when TheOneSpy is running, it is necessary to carry out a restart after the installation. TheOneSpy supports all versions of Android from OS 1.5 and it works with all brands and providers. TheOneSpy can also be used to monitor BlackBerry devices running OS version 5.0 and above.

Support

TheOneSpy offers outstanding support and a detailed FAQ that offers useful information about the application. You will find many valuable resources to understand better how the app works and to fix any issues that may arise. It is also possible to reach out to the customer support whenever needed as they are available 24/7. They are professional, knowledgeable and will even help you through the jailbreaking process.

Plans

There are different packages available and the prices vary depending on the platform and the selection of features that the plan you select supports. The most basic plan is called Lite and it costs $18 per month. The xLite is the second option and it costs $35 per month, while the Premier is the most complete solution and the monthly cost is $50 USD.

Conclusion

TheOneSPy is an effective option to monitor your children’s or employees’ devices. The application works well and it offers all the necessary features to get a clear idea of what is going on. Although the price is high and iOS users will need to jailbreak the device, TheOneSpy is worth considering and it offers excellent customer support.

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