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Our mission at Spycasa is to provide the best quality information about security software for our readers, because they deserve the best.
Since we have tested FlexiSPY a lot, we will share all we have learned with you.
You might find this review a bit long, but keep in mind that FlexiSPY is not the cheapest product and we’re confident that users must be aware of BOTH the pros and cons before committing to purchasing FlexiSPY. We will also explain the differences between FlexiSPY and mSpy, another mobile monitoring app that we have used and tested extensively.
As a special bonus to our readers we will reveal an exclusive guide: how to get a discount when you purchase FlexiSPY (this information is at the bottom of the article).
Review of: FlexiSPY
Packed with powerful features
Probably the most expensive on the market
Ease of use
Powerful features require some learning curve
Quick and helpful support via phone, chat and email
- Exclusive functions like call recording and listening to calls live
- Gives full control over the cell phone on which it's installed
- 10 days money back guarantee
We Don't Like
- Requires jailbreaking if used on an iPhone
- The price is not cheap... but we teach you how to get a discount at the bottom of this review
Summary: FlexiSPY is the Lamborghini of mobile monitoring apps (also described as cell phone spy apps). Not cheap, not the easiest to drive but best in class and easily the most powerful of its kind.
It offers exclusive abilities (like listening to calls live and listening to phone's surroundings) and full control over the phone on which it's installed.
UPDATED June 2016:
FlexiSPY has introduced a Tinder spy feature which lets you see all the Tinder messages on the destination phone.
What is FlexiSPY
FlexiSPY is the Lamborghini of mobile monitoring apps (also described as cell phone spy apps). Not cheap, not the easiest to drive but best in class and easily the most powerful of its kind.
We are 100% confident to say that. After testing several mobile monitoring apps and reviewing them, it is clear that FlexiSPY is packed with the most features and abilities AND it works.
You don’t have to just trust us with this evaluation. FlexiSPY has been recently featured in the VICE on HBO TV series, where a renowned security expert demonstrated its powerful abilities. This episode was even mentioned by Edward Snowden on Twitter.
FlexiSPY has also been shown in the popular TV series Mr Robot, where one of the hackers was depicted installing it on a target’s phone.
It has also been described in the mass media as a frighteningly powerful software, and the experts all seem to agree on this.
Having said that, FlexiSPY is NOT for everybody. In the same way as a Lamborghini is not the best car for everybody. If you don’t need full control over a cell phone and don’t plan to use powerful features like call recording, FlexiSPY will be an OVERKILL for your needs. Many people need something a bit cheaper and easier to use for parental monitoring and in this case we definitely recommend mSpy app. More on the differences between mSpy and FlexiSPY below.
FlexiSPY allows full control over the cell phone or a tablet on which it is installed.
After you’ve installed FlexiSPY on a cell phone, you can login to your user dashboard and see absolutely EVERYTHING that happens on that phone.
You will be able to read all SMS messages, texts from apps like WhatsApp, Skype and Facebook Messenger(16 apps altogether), and emails.
You will be able to see all the locations where the phone has been arranged conveniently on a map.
You will be able to record calls (even WhatsApp calls), listen to calls as they happen and even listen to the sounds in the room where the phone is located (this magic works by activating the phone’s mic).
You will get all the passwords from the phone, like the email and Facebook passwords and more.
All the photos and videos taken by the device will be visible to you.
This is a very powerful set of abilities and it’s definitely the most comprehensive on the market.
What phones is FlexiSPY compatible with?
UPDATED July 2016
FlexiSPY is compatible with Android devices that run Android OS versions between 4.0.3 to 6.0.
Unsure about your Android OS version? Open the Settings app on your Android phone and click on “About phone” at the bottom of the settings. The Android version will be listed there.
Advanced FlexiSPY features such as monitoring WhatsApp messages, cracking passwords and listening to live calls only work on a rooted Android device. Full stealth mode also can only be achieved only on a rooted phone. Other features like location and SMS tracking don’t need root to work properly.
FlexiSPY’s provides an installation service: one of their technicians will root the Android phone for you over a remote connection, so you don’t have to worry about doing it by yourself!
FlexiSPY is compatible with all iOS versions up to iOS 9.1
Unsure about your iOS versions? On the Home screen tap on Settings > General > About and the iOS version will be listed there.
IMPORTANT: FlexiSPY will only work on a jailbroken iPhone
If you can’t or don’t want to jailbreak the iPhone, _mSpy’s no-jaibreak_ monitoring is the way to go for you.
FlexiSPY Stealth Mode
FlexiSPY is designed to be completely hidden on the phone. It works in stealth mode, so that it’s operation is not detectable.
FlexiSPY’s icon doesn’t appear anywhere on the phone, and when data is uploaded to your user dashboard it takes place in a discreet manner. Moreover, FlexiSPY also hides icons of the apps needed for rooting/jailbreaking: SuperSU and Cydia.
Full stealth mode is available only on rooted Android and jailbroken iOS devices.
There are two versions of FlexiSPY available: Premium and Extreme.
The major difference between them is that FlexiSPY Extreme can record calls, lets you listen to calls live and lets you listen to phone’s surroundings.
FlexiSPY Premium cannot do that, but it has all the other features: spying on all texts (from 16 different messengers), location tracker and all the other abilities that we have described in this review.
So, FlexiSPY Extreme = ALL FlexiSPY Premium features + listening/recording calls.
FlexiSPY Extreme costs $199 for 3 months subscription or $349 for a yearly subscription.
FlexiSPY Premium has less features so it’s more economical, starting at $68 per month.
In case that you’re not satisfied with the software or the phone is not compatible with it, you’re eligible to a full refund of your purchase in 10 days. Your refund is guaranteed.
Usually FlexiSPY doesn’t have discount codes, but we have an exclusive guide on how to get a discount for any FlexiSPY license at the bottom of this article.
FlexiSPY Support and Installation Service
The company provides full customer support available via phone, chat and email. Your support requests are guaranteed to be answered in 24 hours.
Additionally, the company website features video tutorials that guide you in detail how to use each and every feature of the software.
For some clients, the customer support and video tutorials are more than enough but others like to receive hands-on guidance.
If you need help to install the software on a phone, a comprehensive remote installation service is available for a small fee.
For extra $39, a technician will connect to your phone remotely (using a remote desktop connection), will prepare it for installation by rooting/jailbreaking it. Then they will install FlexiSPY and explain how to use it. After this session you will be able to use FlexiSPY successfully on your own.
FlexiSPY For Free?
It’s not possible to get FlexiSPY for free. Even if you could download and install the app, you’d still need an account in order to login to your dashboard. And it’s not possible to create an account without paying for a license.
However, FlexiSPY has a 10 day money back guarantee if you don’t manage to install the app or don’t find it satisfactory.
Existing FlexiSPY users login to their dashboard at https://portal.flexispy.com .
If you like to experience the dashboard, go the FlexiSPY website and click on View Demo.
The Demo is the actual FlexiSPY portal, so if you go there you will experience what it feels to use the actual monitoring software.
FlexiSPY vs mSpy
Since FlexiSPY and mSpy are the two leading mobile monitoring apps, users should be aware of their similarities and differences.
This topic deserves its own guide, but here is the gist of it.
As we have been stressing in this review, FlexiSPY excels at advanced and powerful features and at giving you full control.
Choose FlexiSPY if you need these powerful abilities:
- Call Recording
- Listening to calls live
- Listening to phone's surroundings (bugging the room)
mSpy has two advantages over FlexiSPY:
- Cheaper and easier to use
- Works on an iPhone without jailbreak
Choose mSpy if you need a simple tool for tracking text messages and phone usage.
List of FlexiSPY features
Now we ’d like to go over FlexiSPY features in more detail, so that you know exactly what you can do with this product.
FlexiSPY boasts the ability to “spy” on 16 instant messengers and of course on regular SMS texts.
The popular messengers tracked by FlexiSPY are:
- Facebook Messenger
- Tinder (see our guide on using FlexiSPY to track Tinder conversations)
Other messengers tracked are LINE, Hangouts, Yahoo, iMessage, WeChat (popular in China) and BBM.
The unique ability that FlexiSPY has is to present the tracked messages in an easy to read format, including all the emojis and even GIFs exchanged.
Moreover, FlexiSPY even logs and records voice calls made over popular instant messengers such as WhatsApp and Skype.
FlexiSPY grabs all media files taken by the device: photos, videos and audio memos.
Those are uploaded to your user dashboard where you can instantly see the thumbnails photos/videos and download the full thing at your convenience.
The Extreme version of FlexiSPY records passwords for apps (for example, Facebook app password), the phone’s lock passcode and email passwords.
That way you don’t have to wait for the messages to be uploaded to your dashboard. Instead, you can just login to the messenger app and log straight in.
From your online dashboard you can send a command to FlexiSPY to take a photo with the phone’s camera and upload it to your online account. This way, you can see exactly what the phone sees almost in real time.
FlexiSPY can record all incoming and outgoing calls and stores these recordings at your online account, so that you can listen to them later. You can configure the software to record calls with only specific contacts!
Listen to and Record Phone Surroundings
This is a very powerful ability - you can activate the phone’s mic and listen to the phone’s surroundings in real time and even record the phone’s surroundings for later examination.
This functions was demonstrated on the documentary TV series “VICE on HBO” featuring Edward Snowden.
FlexiSPY value for money?
FlexiSPY gives you access to an amazing amount of information: calls, texts, emails, locations and more.
In this sense, it is comparable not to other mobile monitoring apps, but to hiring a private detective.
On average, hiring a private detective in the US would cost about $50 an hour. You’d also have to pay all sorts of expenses. To get any sort of meaningful information from a PI you’d be looking at an expense of $1000 at the very least.
The most expensive FlexiSPY package, on the other hand, is $349 for the whole year.
From this perspective, it is a much wiser use of your money.
FlexiSPY is described as the premium mobile monitoring app and it indeed delivers this promise. The features work exactly like they’re supposed to.
Despite packed to the brim with powerful features, FlexiSPY is NOT for everybody. It is more expensive and more complicated than other apps like mSpy.
FlexiSPY also requires jailbreaking the iPhone, which you can avoid if you use mSpy.
We recommend using FlexiSPY ONLY when you REALLY need FULL CONTROL over the phone, otherwise go with a simpler and easier to use product.
How To Get a FlexiSPY discount
Unlike other software products FlexiSPY doesn’t offer regular discount codes.
Still, we’d like to help our readers to get a better price, so we have researched a simple way to get a discount on your FlexiSPY purchase.
When you go on the FlexiSPY website, click on the chat window at the bottom right corner.
If you have more questions about the software, you can ask their chat agent and then say that you’re ready to buy the product but you want to get a discount.
The chat agents will ALWAYS offer you a promotional code that you can use in order to get a discount for FlexiSPY.
Click on the promotional link and you will see a discount in your shopping cart.
You could even utilize your negotiation skills to get a better deal than what they initially offer 😉
We hope this FlexiSPY review was helpful and feel free to ask any questions in the comments. We are happy to help!
UPDATE July 2016:
A new "FlexiSPY frequently asked questions" article has been added.
Spycasa doesn’t condone any illegal usage of software like FlexiSPY. This is a very powerful mobile monitoring app and can only be legally used on a phone that you own in order to monitor children or employees of your company.