Friday, March 11, 2016

Debunking The Myths Around Remote Installation Of Cell Phone Monitoring Software As Well As Legal Bottle Necks

You probably have come across cell phone tracker software providers online purporting to install cell phone spy technology remotely without the need to have physical access to the target phone. This is a lie and a means through which scam websites have used since time immemorial to swindle unsuspecting and ignorant customers. If you notice this, it’s highly advisable that you avoid such providers and give their services a wide berth. We are going to debunk the myths as to why remote cell phone monitoring software installation is a long shot.



For starters, let’s understand that there are really no special features required in order to install cell phone spy technology. The requirements are pretty basic and most of the time, all is needed is for a given mobile phone to be compatible with the application to be installed, the operating system of your phone (IOS, Blackberry OS, android OS, Symbian OS, Windows Phone OS) to be compatible with the application you seek to install and lastly, the mobile device should be able to connect to the internet.

With that understood, let’s take a look based on the operating systems as to why remote cell phone monitoring installation is an exercise in futility and a long shot by all means.

Android Devices – Rooting
In simple terms, rooting refers to the process through which a person is able to gain administrative access to a phone running on android OS hence making it possible for them to make unlimited changes to its operating system. In essence, it is important to root your mobile device if it’s running on android OS prior to installing cell phone monitoring software. This is highly recommended but is not compulsory. You cannot do rooting remotely and hence it is correct to say that remote installation is a tall order, an impossibility so to speak.

IOS Devices – Jailbreaking
Well, if you have never heard of this term as relates to iPhones or iPads, you might be forgiven for thinking that it entails breaking out of jail literally. However, jail breaking simply refers to the process of removing restrictions from an iPhone imposed by its manufacturer Apple to enable you install third party applications. As a matter of fact, you can only install applications that have been verified by Apple. As such, installing third party applications such as cell phone monitoring software requires you to jail break your iPhone before the installation can be successful. In light of this, remote installation is a tall order and as such you need to desist from purchasing from providers who insist that they can do installation remotely.

Now that we’ve tackled the issue of remote installation, the question that is uppermost in the minds of many people is whether installation of cell phone spy software is legal or not. Well to set the record straight, installation of spy technology is only legal if you are installing it on a phone that you rightfully own or if you take the necessary measures to inform the owner of the phone that you are monitoring their phone.


As relates to installation on a kids phone, it is perfectly legal since you have the right to keep tabs on their phone and track their activities. As an employer, it is legal to track company issued mobile phones provided that you had warned employees prior to issuing the phones that the mobile phones will be monitored. If you have reservations on the legality of cell phone monitoring installation, the best course of action would be to consult a lawyer. To learn more, click here.


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