Android Keylogger – Best Keylogger App for Android

Mobile Spy Android Keylogger Overview

The mSpy Android Keylogger is an application that can be installed onto a mobile phone that you wish to monitor. This device is great for those individuals that are paying for a mobile phone plan and feel like either their children or their employees are abusing their calling and texting privileges or are concerned that they are using their phones for inappropriate activities.

spy android keyloggerThis Android keylogger will allow you to see how your kids or employees are using their phones. Do your kids text when they are driving? Do you have employees sharing confidential information about your company? Are the phone logs being erased? None of this will matter once the mSpy Android keylogger app is installed because it does not use the internal logging system of the phone.

The features of mobile keylogger software will allow employers to enforce the mobile phone policy. As an employer, if you have provided your employees with a mobile phone to use for work purposes only, it is important to make sure that they are using their phones for just that purpose.

An administrator of the office can be placed in charge of putting the mobile keylogger software on to each of the company phones. One account can keep track of several employee phones. The software will keep track of text messages, GPS locations, and call information, and much more. The program runs silently and logs are sent directly to the private mspy account that has been created.

For parents, knowing what your teen is up to is very important. mSpy will allow you to keep track of your teen wherever they are. Even if your teen is deleting messages and calls, the software will still keep track of it and record it into your mspy account.

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How To Choose The Best Android Keylogger

When it comes to choosing the best Android Keylogger there are several features that should be considered. The most important thing to consider is whether or not the keylogger is compatible with the phone that it is to be used on.

The type of keylogger that is chosen will also depends on what type of monitoring functions that you need. Companies may want to consider a program that will allow you to monitor more than one phone at a time. A parent on the other hand will just need to monitor the phone of their child/children.

The best keylogger for android will be able to run completely in stealth mode. After it is installed it should not show up in the start-up icons or anywhere else on the phone that is being monitored. In addition, it should be able to work independently, meaning that it does not use the phone’s history of calls and messages for the reports. This means that even if the user deletes the history, you will still be able to get the information from the phone. With mSpy, you can do all these things and more.

Other important features to consider when choosing the best android keylogger are:

  • Access to all text messages
  • Website monitoring
  • Location tracking
  • Remote control

mSpy Key Features

Both parents and employers have the right to be concerned about how mobile phones that they pay for are being used. MSpy offers a unique way to find out exactly how the phones are being used.

Some of the features of this program include:

  1. Smartphone Interface: the program is loaded into the phone that you are going to monitor. It will remain silent unless you activate the program to change the settings.
  2. Online Control Panel: mspy secretly records and uploads all phone’s activities to the control panel. You can log in to your account from any phone web browser or personal computer and view your child’s phone call history, text messages, GPS, website history, and more. In addition, you can perform control commands remotely and to get information from the phone instantly.
  3. Website Log: every website that is visited is recorded
  4. Gmail log: you will be able to see Gmail messages along with date, to/from addresses, subject and full text.
  5. Phone Usage: every activity performed on the android phone is recorded along with the amount of time spent on each.
  6. Video and Photo Log: all videos and photos taken with the phone are recorded
  7. Call History Logging: the software records all inbound and outbound calls
  8. Text Message Logging: each text message that is sent or received by the phone will be recorded.
  9. GPS tracking: the GPS coordinates are captured by the software and displayed on a map. This allows the user to know exactly where the phone is at all times.
  10. YouTube: the software will record all videos watched on YouTube through the phone
  11. WhatsApp Logging: mSpy will log all WhatsApp Chats sent and received on the monitored android phone.
  12. Messenger Chat Logging: records messenger logs from Snapchat, Facebook Messenger, Skype, Google Hangouts, and LINE.
  13. Keylogger Monitoring Feature (New): mspy has added a new keylogger feature that allows you to view the keystrokes typed on your child’s or employee’s Android smartphone or tablet. From your online control panel, you can see a date/time stamp, which app was being used at the time, and all keystrokes typed into that application. This feature is also available for iPhone and iPad.
  14. Keyword Tracking: when mspy detects the keyword typed in a web address, text message, email, instant messenger or elsewhere, an alert is reported and emailed to you.
  15. Unlimited Device Change: you can only have mspy installed on one device at a time but you can change the device anytime you want without having to purchase another license.

In addition, you will be able to see all of the contacts that are entered on the phone and each new contact that is added. The amount of time that is spent on social media sites will also be recorded.

Here are some screenshots of mspy online control panel

Log Viewer keylogger panel Text Messages Log Call Log

Photo Video Log Application Blocking facebook log

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HOW MUCH: Starting at $16.67/mo. The software license can only be used on one device at a time. After purchasing the software you’ll receive an email containing your license key, login information and detailed instructions.


How to Use mSpy

MSpy is easy to use. This software service allows you to monitor any type of smartphone in real time. The system will record the activity of anyone that uses your iPhone, Android device or computer.

  • The first step is to buy the software. When you order the software you will need to acknowledge that you own the device that you are going to set up the program on. The software should not be used for illegal purposes. If you are qualified, simply go on to the order page and finish the sections and sign the agreement. You will then put in your information for billing and complete your order.
  • The second step is to download the mobile spy software. Once your order is completed you will be sent a registration code to your email. This code can be used to register the account. You will create a username and a password for the account that the phone logs will be stored in. There is also going to be a link for downloading the program. There will be instructions on how to complete the installation based on the type of phone that you are going to be monitoring. Once the software is downloaded onto the mobile phone, you will then need to use the installer file. The software will be installed in full stealth mode. There is no icon of the software that will appear on the phone or any other piece of information to show that the software has been installed onto the phone.
  • The third step to use the mspy android keylogger is to adjust the settings of the program. The software is hidden from the android phone user. You will be responsible for notifying the phone user that it is being monitored. There are key sequences that can be used to bring the interface up. The settings can be changed using this program.

There are instructions within the order email that will tell you how to get the interface up. You can then select which connection will be used to upload logs as well as the types of activities that are going to be monitoring. Once the monitoring has been set up it will continue to be active from then on. All activities that are conducted on the phone will be recorded and then quickly uploaded to the account that you have set up.

Your account can be accessed from any type of web browser that you have access to. Simply bring up the login page and then enter the username and password that you chose when creating the account. All log entries are split into categories located on the left hand side of the screen. Click on what you want to look at and begin viewing.

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(mSpy supports Android OS version 4.0 and above)


MSpy offers help and support through an online support center. It is possible to speak with an online chat representative or to call technical support if you are having trouble with the software.

If you’re not sure what version of Android your phone is running, you can determine what type of operating system your phone is using by going to the settings menu and then clicking on the about phone tab. Scroll to where the firmware version field is located, which is the system that is on the phone.

It is possible to remove the mobile spy software from your device when you want or need to. In order to uninstall the program you will go to the settings menu on the phone and locate the field labelled applications. In the applications menu you will click on the manage applications and find the appropriate entry, either the GPS settings, Android Toolkit, or Update Service for the mobile spy software. Click on the right one and then click the uninstall tab.

If you have any other questions or issues with mspy you can call the support number or create a support ticket.

63 thoughts on “Android Keylogger – Best Keylogger App for Android

  • June 10, 2013 at 1:45 pm


    Will I be able to remotely install the software on a phone without having access to it?


    • June 12, 2013 at 7:51 am

      Hi Vastu,

      You need to download the app directly into the phone that you want to monitor. There is no way to remotely install this software.

      Once you have installed the android keylogger, you will be able to monitor the phone from anywhere in the world.

      Best regards,
      John |

  • June 26, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    If the account is about to expire, will the phone user see a notification to “upgrade or purchase product” again to continue with the program? As stated in the Overview, “In the applications menu you will click on the manage applications and find the appropriate entry, either the GPS settings, Android Toolkit, or Smartphone for the mobile spy software. Click on the right one and then click the uninstall tab”. Does this mean the user will be able to see this if he/she happens to do this on the phone?- specifically on the Android Samsung Galaxy S3.

  • June 26, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    What happens to the location feature if the phone user disables the GPS and WiFi feature on the phone? Will it pop-up on their screen to show an error and ask the user to turn-on the GPS again?

  • June 27, 2013 at 6:52 pm

    Hi Eric,

    MSpy won’t display anything on the screen from the monitored Android phone when your account is about to expire (or cancel your subscription). Keep in mind the application works in stealth mode and no one will know he is being monitored… except you.

    When you install the app, you will notice the name of the application shown does not say mSpy. The name was changed to better camouflage it in the Application list on the phone as not to arouse suspicion that the phone is being monitored.


  • July 1, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    Will this be able to record Viber or whats App calls and text messages?

    • July 3, 2013 at 4:02 am

      Yes, with the WhatsApp Messenger logging feature you can read all incoming and outgoing WhatsApp messages. You can also monitor all the text messages on the target phone.

      • July 22, 2013 at 10:58 pm

        But doesnt it Need to be rooted?

        • July 25, 2013 at 5:58 am

          Rooting is not required, but you need to do it if you want to use Messenger Chat and WhatsApp logging features.

          • July 27, 2013 at 10:27 am

            so the whatsapp logging feature DOESN’T WORK unless you root it. I don’t want to root my phone, It’s too fucking complicated and you can mess it up if you don’t know what you’re doing. Is there any other way to log whatapp messages without rooting ?

  • July 1, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    Question 1: Can one product be used on both a phone / tablet (android) and also on a mac notebook computer or would I have to pay for two licenses? Question 2: Will I be able to retrieve login and password information entered into the monitored device?

    • July 3, 2013 at 5:07 am

      1. You can only have the software installed on one Phone / Tablet at a time. If you want to use Mobile Spy on a phone and a tablet you will need two licenses.

      2. Mobile Spy doesn’t have this feature but SniperSpy can do it. When you purchase a 12 month license of Mobile Spy, you will receive SniperSpy Mac remote monitoring software for FREE.

      • July 27, 2013 at 11:42 am

        but sniper spy works only for PC right ? it doesn’t work for android

        • July 28, 2013 at 8:53 am

          Yes, SniperSpy is only available for PC and Mac.

  • July 8, 2013 at 1:20 am

    Q1: The photos taken in stealth camera mode, still exists in phone or not?, the user can find out if the photos exists in phone. same with the stealth audio also. Please confirm

    • July 17, 2013 at 9:41 pm

      It does not exist in the phone. The Stealth Camera feature enables you to take secret pictures from the targeted phone without allowing the user know that pictures are being clicked from the phone’s camera. It is totally stealth and hidden.

  • July 15, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    Could I monitor Facebook activity and Facebook private chat, and will I be able to see the log-in password. Also, will I be able to see Viber messages?

    • July 17, 2013 at 10:04 pm

      1. You can read Facebook private chat that was sent or received from the phone, but you can’t see the log-in password.

      2. At the moment the application does not have the function to record Viber messages.

  • July 17, 2013 at 3:02 am

    Good evening. If the target phone user switches off the GPS, will this program continue to be able to monitor the phone’s location?

    • July 17, 2013 at 9:31 pm

      Locations are uploaded when a GPS signal is available. Mobile Spy can get a location ONLY when the GPS receiver in the phone can receive a location. If no location can be found, then no data can be uploaded. Also, if your service provider charges for GPS services, make sure your phone plans have this feature in order for GPS locations to be captured.

  • July 17, 2013 at 10:28 am

    Will it monitor any key stroke pressed like normal logger?
    secondly will it record skype calls and messages

    • September 28, 2013 at 5:13 pm

      I’m interested because there’s a social gaming app that has a built in chat feature. Because the chat is in-game, there’s no log…so to determine what’s being said in the in-game chat, it would have to log keys.

      Is there an answer to this?
      If no, is there a recommended solution?

  • August 15, 2013 at 11:38 am

    will this record facebook comments and messaging via the phone?

    • August 21, 2013 at 2:31 am

      Yes it will record Facebook comments and messages from the monitored phone.

  • August 20, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    Will I be able to view websites visited on opera mini? Also, is there a keylogger option available?

  • August 27, 2013 at 6:19 am

    Will it record if the user is using incognito ? And when a picture is taken , will the screen flash or flicker ? What if the phone has an anti spyware on it , will your program still work ? Thank you

    • September 23, 2013 at 4:22 pm

      1. Logs will not uploaded if you use incognito mode.

      2. The screen wont flash or anything.

      3. Mobile Spy works as a hidden process and due to such spy nature, it is possible that few antivirus software may detect it as malicious or give warning against it. You can simply ignore the notification and add the software into its ignored/exception list for the smooth working of Mobile Spy.

  • September 1, 2013 at 10:02 am

    Can this program be detected by anti-virus programs like lookout or avg?

  • September 5, 2013 at 1:18 am

    How big is the program? and how long does it take to install on an android phone?

    • September 23, 2013 at 3:22 pm

      The app is about 5.7 MB, and the installation process takes only a few minutes.

  • September 6, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    Does this monitor KIK messages so that I know what is being sent?

  • September 12, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    Can the app be removed from the screen and can i use this keylogger on a Samsung S3 and…..what does ROOT mean?

    • September 23, 2013 at 2:59 pm

      1. Once installed, the keylogger icon automatically hides or disables from the phone screen. If in case, the keylogger icon is not invisible, then reboot your Android phone. The keylogger icon hides away.

      2. Yes you can. It works well with Samsung S3 smartphone.

      3. For Android phones, rooting the phone means to gain administrative rights on the file system of your phone or in other words get master admin rights. The Mobile Spy will work on both rooted and non rooted versions of your phone however with rooted phone you will be able to monitor more activities like Facebook, Whatsapp, Twitter and Gmail on the device.

      Hope this helps.
      John |

      • October 15, 2013 at 12:29 pm

        So… root means turn the phone off and then on? And how do I gain administrative rights?
        Thanks for answering.

        • October 18, 2013 at 2:39 am

          If you want to know more about how to root an android device, check out this post (everything you need to know about rooting your android phone).

  • September 23, 2013 at 4:34 am

    Could it monitor incognito mode for web and youtube.

  • October 11, 2013 at 11:50 am

    If it’s not rooted does it log keys typed as in whatsapp conversation.
    I’m a bit lost with downloading instructions I’m afraid .
    Thanks Kevin

    • October 18, 2013 at 3:22 am

      The whatsapp monitoring feature works with rooted Android phone only.

  • October 22, 2013 at 4:56 am

    Will this monitor all social media apps; ie Instagram, Twitter?

    How about “KIK”?

    • November 3, 2013 at 1:46 pm

      It monitors social media messenger apps such as Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp, but it doesn’t support Kik Messenger at this time.

  • October 26, 2013 at 9:23 am

    If it doesn’t log in Incognito mode then its so not worth that much money per month. My husband is a computer nerd, like so much that he will not purchase a device unless Asus built it and it ends up being 4X the price of the so-called name brand devices like HP or Samsung. His devices come so secured and freakn complicated that ill never know if my suspicions are correct or not.

    Anyone with even basic computer sense knows to use Incognito Mode for your dirty stuff so how are us wives of the tech nerds gonna find out anything??!!! I’m desperate (36 weeks pregnant) and heartbroken and can’t even sleep over all this so does anyone know of ANY app/ site that could help me? I’m positive he’s using some kind sexting app too so even some tricks or ways of finding those profiles would help.

  • October 28, 2013 at 11:50 pm

    Can you see skype messages.

  • October 29, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    Is the license transferable between devices if a device is lost or broken? How many devices can you transfer to during the license period?

    • November 3, 2013 at 2:56 pm

      You can transfer your license to another device (if required), simply uninstall the software remotely from your control panel, and then install it to the second phone. Actually it can be installed on as many devices as you like but can only be running on one phone at a time.

  • October 30, 2013 at 4:24 am

    I am really interested in buying one license for my kid who is going to college. I’m just concerned about one thing. What happens when there is a factory data reset done? Does this remove everything from the phone and you have to install it again? I’m asking because he does it quite often.

    • November 3, 2013 at 4:08 pm

      Yes you are right, if he does a factory reset, it will reset the phone back to its default settings, and all the data and software not factory installed will be lost so you have to install it again.

  • November 6, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    I would like to test this out before I install on the target phone. Is it possible to buy a license and install on my phone first and then once I’m satisfied on how it works, transfer that license to the target phone? Thanks

    • November 7, 2013 at 5:32 am

      Yes, and it’s simple. Once you are sure everything is working correctly, you can uninstall it from your control panel -> “My Devices” section, and then install it to the target phone.

      • November 7, 2013 at 5:19 pm

        Will it work for Samsung S3 Android too? I dont have Control Panel on an Android. Thanks

        • November 7, 2013 at 9:39 pm

          Sorry for the confusion Zia! Web Control Panel is the Mobile-Spy remote control panel that is accessed by you. You can change logging settings & uninstall the software from your control panel, and all recorded logs of the monitored phone are displayed there. And yes, it works with Samsung S3 smartphone too. Thank you for stopping by.

  • November 20, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    just got an LgG2 phone with android 4.2.2 and chrome browser. added Spector soft key logger and found out it was not working because of the latest browser. It needed AOSP browser. my question will this work for latest android browser, android 4.2.2? I’m reading along the blog about “rooting”, does it need to be rooted?

    • December 26, 2013 at 2:46 am

      It works well with android 4.2.2.

      If you want to monitor more activities like Facebook, Whatsapp, Twitter and Gmail, then I would recommend you to root your device. Otherwise, it is not necessary.

  • December 22, 2013 at 12:54 am

    Will the software record BBM chats on a Samsung using Android 4.1 Jelly Bean?
    Or will it simply record keys logged when using BBM but not the incoming messages?

  • December 22, 2013 at 9:57 am

    I am interesting in buying your software but just to make sure if it records password keystrokes when one is using to sign in gmail account without the need of rooting the device such as Samsung note 3 or Samsung S4?

    • December 26, 2013 at 3:40 am

      Thank you for your interest!

      At this time, the Mobile Spy software can’t do that, but SniperSpy can. However, SniperSpy is only available for Windows and Mac computers.

  • December 29, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    How much data (bandwidth) does the program use per month in order to report back the information to the web?

    • January 7, 2014 at 6:14 am

      It’s not using much data (about 50-100 MB a month)

  • January 9, 2014 at 5:37 am

    Do I need to root the phone in order to read private facebook messages? Thanks.

    • January 20, 2014 at 10:16 am


  • January 19, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    Does your program allows you to view facebook messages… and is your program a keylogger for cell phones?

  • January 29, 2014 at 5:16 pm

    When will there be a software keylogger for logging strokes typed in incognito mode? That is truly what everyone is waiting for. I have read thousands of comments from people asking about this.

  • March 27, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    Could you please provide more details on how this app works on rooted phones

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