By Lucille J Cronk, for Chiprang.com Undoubtedly yes! It is certainly possible to monitor or track an Android phone. Thanks to the various...
By Lucille J Cronk, for Chiprang.com
Undoubtedly yes! It is certainly possible to monitor or track an Android phone. Thanks to the various Android monitoring apps that track, monitor, and log different phone activities the moment they take place on the phone! The beauty of these apps is that they monitor the phone activities in an invisible mode. This means that the user of the Android phone is unaware of the installed monitoring app which is secretly logging the activities. Therefore, these apps are mostly used by parents to monitor the phone activities of their kids, and employers to monitor the phone activities of their remote or suspected employees.
How do Android monitoring apps work?
Once you install an appropriate Android monitoring app on the target phone, it begins to work in the background in an invisible mode. As soon as the phone user performs any activity, the app tracks it and records its details in logs. Then, at regular intervals, the app uploads these logs to a remote server over an encrypted medium of transmission by using the phone’s Internet connection. The monitoring apps of Android can track and log:
· Incoming and outgoing calls, e-mails, and text messages along with the timestamp
· Web sites browsed and bookmarks made
· Messenger chats
· GPS location
· Social networking activities
· Apps downloaded
· Photos and videos viewed or downloaded
· Accessed apps such as phone book, notes, memos, and to-do list manager
These apps are quite powerful enough to even retrieve the deleted call, e-mail, and SMS details. This is because they do not depend on the phone’s database to track and log the activity details. This is another cool feature of the mobile monitoring apps for Android.
How do you get to see the logs?
Once the installed app uploads the activity logs, you can then view them through the online account that you had created at the time of registration on the app’s official Website. After you log in, you can actually view the logs in an organized manner. For example, you can see the logs related messenger chats in the category of Messenger Logs. In this way, you can view the logs related to the activities that the user has performed some minutes ago on her or his Android phone. Well, this gives you the benefit of remote monitoring without accessing the target phone.
What more can you do through your online account?
Most monitoring apps for Android not only allow you to view the phone activities, but also enable you to control the activities in real time. Well, you can remotely:
· Block apps
· Listen and intercept to an ongoing call
· Access the live phone screen
· Lock or unlock the phone
· Wipe off the recent call history, photos, videos, apps, SMSs, and Internet history
· Retrieve the SIM card information
· Uninstall the monitoring app
The last four activities are usually done by sending a command through a silent SMS command to the phone. Although the above stated features are offered by many monitoring apps such as Mobile Spy, FlexiSpy, and StealthGenie, the feature of access to live phone screen is only offered only by Mobile Spy app.
So, it is now evident that you can track and monitor an Android phone easily and remotely, without accessing the phone, except for installation purpose.About the author: Lucille J Cronk is a blogger who loves to write on mobile spy technology and other cell phone technology apps. She has her own blog on Cell Phone Spy. To know more, do visit her website.