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Any spy software for IOS?

dealgate 6,369 1,085 November 6, 2015 at 09:23 AM
I want to monitor everything my daughter does on her iPhone. Emails, chats, where she goes on the Internet, what she watches on youtube. Does anyone know of a low cost package that does this? I found one company but the price is ridiculous.

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I want to monitor everything my daughter does on her iPhone. Emails, chats, where she goes on the Internet, what she watches on youtube. Does anyone know of a low cost package that does this? I found one company but the price is ridiculous.
It would generally require a jailbroken device to do that.

You can restrict various things you might not want her to do using restrictions built in to iOS
http://www.imore.com/how-use-pare...mate-guide

For more restrictions, you can use OpenDNS's free family shield by switching the DNS server. For more control, logging, and settings she can't change OpenDNS Umbrella is a good option, but it's kind of pricey for your needs. It's $37/yr/user for the lowest tier and there appears to be a 10 user minimum. You could always call them...

Some of these services including umbrella iirc, deploy mobile device management profiles to the device.
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I want to monitor everything my daughter does on her iPhone. Emails, chats, where she goes on the Internet, what she watches on youtube. Does anyone know of a low cost package that does this? I found one company but the price is ridiculous.
Use parental controls on the device. If you don't trust your kid to be safe or smart with an iPhone then don't get her one instead of erecting china-level espionage.
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Use parental controls on the device. If you don't trust your kid to be safe or smart with an iPhone then don't get her one instead of erecting china-level espionage.
LMAO - she knows she will be monitored. 11 year old girls cannot be trusted. Do you have any kids with smartphones? Confused
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LMAO - she knows she will be monitored. 11 year old girls cannot be trusted. Do you have any kids with smartphones? Confused
nope, no kids Smilie I think the point I was driving at was if I feel that someone can't be trusted with an item, they shouldn't have the item. there exist kid-safe browser apps that might also send history to the parent. theoretically you can disable safari in parental controls and force that browser on your kid.
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nope, no kids Smilie I think the point I was driving at was if I feel that someone can't be trusted with an item, they shouldn't have the item. there exist kid-safe browser apps that might also send history to the parent. theoretically you can disable safari in parental controls and force that browser on your kid.
lol - I can assure you today's kids can get around any app. Internet browsing is on the bottom of the list of things that need monitoring.

The below video comes to mind....

https://youtu.be/uFQfylQ2Jgg
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Not sure how I will broach this topic when my kids are old enough. At this point in the game I still believe 11 is too young for a smartphone for my kids -- I just don't see a positive experience by getting them one at this age.

You essentially have two camps at this point.

Camp 1) Don't really do anything unless you find something out. This is the path of least confrontation and the hope of no major incidents.

Camp 2) Don't trust the kids and install spy control.

Once you have kids, all doubt will be removed whether or not the "trust them" comes into play. That doesn't mean all kids are bad, but their agenda does not align with yours when it comes to communicating with friends and others.

I guess I keep coming back to what is the appropriate age to allow unfettered communication? Mine is not 11 as I'm certain you will invite a few particular issues with a female of that age.

Google News had the following article just a bit ago on my screen.
http://www.seattlepi.com/news/cri...615134.php

Young, unprepared kids, will sext and do other things.

I wish I had a good answer for how to handle this but I've got plenty of time to think about it. Plus I've got boys, so there is that...

Good luck to daughter-dads!
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Not sure how I will broach this topic when my kids are old enough. At this point in the game I still believe 11 is too young for a smartphone for my kids -- I just don't see a positive experience by getting them one at this age.

You essentially have two camps at this point.

Camp 1) Don't really do anything unless you find something out. This is the path of least confrontation and the hope of no major incidents.

Camp 2) Don't trust the kids and install spy control.

Once you have kids, all doubt will be removed whether or not the "trust them" comes into play. That doesn't mean all kids are bad, but their agenda does not align with yours when it comes to communicating with friends and others.

I guess I keep coming back to what is the appropriate age to allow unfettered communication? Mine is not 11 as I'm certain you will invite a few particular issues with a female of that age.

Google News had the following article just a bit ago on my screen.
http://www.seattlepi.com/news/cri...615134.php

Young, unprepared kids, will sext and do other things.

I wish I had a good answer for how to handle this but I've got plenty of time to think about it. Plus I've got boys, so there is that...

Good luck to daughter-dads!
The problem is when all of their friends have them and you don't want your kid to be the odd one out.
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The problem is when all of their friends have them and you don't want your kid to be the odd one out.
Are the rest of her friends' iPhones spyware-laced too?
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there was 2 mentioned on Yahoo news. Naturally I can't find the link now
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lol - I can assure you today's kids can get around any app. Internet browsing is on the bottom of the list of things that need monitoring.
do tell, what exactly do you want monitored outside of internet? text messages & phone calls? you don't need a smartphone to do those things - of the things you listed e-mails use internet, youtube uses internet, where she goes on the internet uses.. guess what? the internet, chats can be SMS.. or internet chats again! without a dataplan/wifi, your monitoring effort is almost reduced to 0 (just make sure your kids can't afford a $5 pre-paid phone)
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There is no good answer for what you want. I went thru it. 11 yr old doesn't need a smart phone, just get one for text and phone calls, no data. At about 14 you'll have different problem and a smartphone will be something you can't avoid. Have her do any computer internet in a common place in the house when you can see what is being done.
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Are the rest of her friends' iPhones spyware-laced too?
Since you don't have kids, your opinion on this it totally invalid.
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There is no good answer for what you want. I went thru it. 11 yr old doesn't need a smart phone, just get one for text and phone calls, no data. At about 14 you'll have different problem and a smartphone will be something you can't avoid. Have her do any computer internet in a common place in the house when you can see what is being done.
Sadly that box is already opened. I can monitor what she does on the PC at home as I have monitoring tools on my home network and restricted Internet access. It is the phone use that I can't easily monitor. There are plenty of tools that do what I want, but they are very expensive like $30 a month and so on.
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Since you don't have kids, your opinion on this it totally invalid.
That was a question, not an opinion bud. The logical next step from that question, if the answer was yes, would have been "why don't you talk to those parents, see how they're handling it and what they're doing?". You're making it personal for some unknown reason.
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