What Is SMS Tracker? How Does It Work?

Mobile Spy SMS tracking software is a sophisticated and integrated package that monitors the activities on a targeted smartphone. Behind the scenes there is more going on and this is amplified by the fact that the app on the target phone runs in stealth mode—undetected by the user. What are the major components in this system? How does it all work? How does a subscriber get started? Read more and you will find out.

Mobile Spy Control Panel

The Components of Mobile Spy

The major components of the Mobile Spy system can be categorized into four distinct classes. These are:

  • Target phone
  • Server
  • Internet cloud
  • Control panel

The target cell phone must be compatible with the downloadable Mobile Spy app. Mobile Spy supports most versions to include the current for iPhone, Android, Blackberry, Windows Mobile, and Symbian OS.

Every data snapshot of the activities on the target phone running the Mobile Spy app gets uploaded to a server. The logging of the target phone activities takes place on the mobile device at 30-minute intervals.

Critical to the successful logging and transmission of mobile phone information is a reliable internet connection provided by the cellular service carrier.

The fourth major component is the control panel that allows the Mobile Spy subscriber to view all information sent from the target phone. The control panel is software that can be accessed from a web browser running on any platform to include desktop PCs and other mobile smart devices such as iPads and tablets.

You log into the control panel from the login screen with your username and password. Upon successful login, you can view the logs that have been sent while the target phone has been monitoring. All of the various areas that you can view are listed along the left-hand side bar.

Installation and Configuration

Configuring Mobile SpyInstallation and configuration of the Mobile Spy’s sms tracker app is necessary before any of the system components can be operational. This involves:

  1. Agreement to Mobile Spy’s legal terms
  2. Registration and payment for the subscription
  3. Downloading the app for the mobile phone
  4. Installing and configuring the app

Once you as a subscriber agree to the Mobile Spy legal terms and pay for your subscription, you can download the sms tracker app to what will be the target phone that you will be tracking. A link will be sent to you for downloading.

After the app is installed, you won’t see any icons indicating how to access the app. Remember, this is full stealth. You will be provided a key sequence for pulling the app into the cell phone’s foreground for configuring settings.

Platform Specific Details

If you want to run Mobile Spy on an iPhone or iPad, you need to jailbreak the operating system. Mobile Spy requires root access to the operating system to install its app that is not available through iTunes.

For Android devices, rooting is not a requirement however for all features to work this step must be completed.

The Legalities

The first thing you must be aware of when installing Mobile Spy is that you cannot install it on any phone that you wish. You must be the owner or authorized administrator of the target phone.

To keep it simple, you can basically monitor your minor child’s phone as a parent or you can monitor a company phone issued to an employee who is your responsibility. Anyone else must give you express permission to install the app on their phone and track their activities.

Monitoring a phone where you do not have authorization or ownership is against U.S. Federal Law.

When Help is Needed

As with any technology, there are times when you need help. For this, you go to the Mobile Spy website where they have a robust set of help resources such as:

  • A knowledge base with frequently asked questions
  • Re-download your app software
  • Open a help desk support ticket
  • View product documentation

Or, if your questions cannot be answered from the support web page, you can contact their live technical support.

As you can see, there are many pieces that go together to provide you with the feature-rich Mobile Spy cell phone SMS tracking package. You get a robust set of tracking tools for an excellent price. Try it out today.