TheOneSpy is a good choice for monitoring your child’s cell phone, especially if they have an older model phone – it is compatible with BlackBerry devices as well as old and new iPhones and Android phones. This cell phone parental control software is simple to install and intuitive to use, plus it runs invisibly on your child’s phone.
With TheOneSpy, you can access your child’s phone remotely and change several settings. For example, you don’t need to physically hold the target phone to lock it and send text commands. You can even snap screenshots of whatever your child is viewing on their cell phone, and the images appear on your online dashboard shortly after.
This mobile phone monitoring software logs virtually all communication sent to and from your child through text messages and chat apps like Facebook Messenger. This is an invaluable tool that can help you protect your child from bullies and predators as well as make sure they aren’t sharing personal information. And you can use these features without rooting or jailbreaking the phone – something you have to do with other apps.
TheOneSpy tracks your child’s browser history, so you can see what they search for and look at online. You can also block them from downloading and using apps, including games and chat programs. In addition, TheOneSpy has time controls that can block internet access on your child’s cell phone or tablet during specified times of the day.
Another great tool in TheOneSpy is its surround recording. This lets you use your child’s phone as a recording device to capture the conversations they have in person. When you couple this with the app’s GPS location tracker, you have powerful information you can use to keep your child safe in real life, not just online.
However, TheOneSpy is missing some features. For example, it doesn’t have internet filters to block access to inappropriate websites. Though this feature is most commonly found in computer parental control software, some cell phone monitoring apps, including Norton Family, can also filter unsavory web content.