It’s an incredibly dangerous world out there nowadays. All you have to do is turn on the news and you’ll hear some of the more horrific news stories that, as parents, make you feel sick at the bottom of your stomach.
Let’s face it, most kids have iPhones these days, and with so many people connected to the internet, it’s up to you to be mindful of what your children are doing and who they’re speaking to.
However, children like to have their privacy respected and checking their phone can cause quite a few family disruptions. To save you the hassle, here’s everything you need to know about monitoring your child’s iPhone.
Mostly, you’re going to want to be monitoring your child’s messages and calls. This is so you can know exactly who they are talking to. Of course, most of these messages and calls will be to their friends, but it’s vital that you know about any less than desirable characters that have your children’s number.
The chances are that you know who your child’s friends are by name, as well as their parents, so it’s important that you know if anybody you don’t know crops up. Likewise, location is a must for your child’s safety.
By knowing where your child is at all times, you can be sure they are where they say they are and are not in any danger.
You may also want to look into iPhone child monitoring apps that can monitor their social media usage and what apps and files they are downloading from the internet.
The most effective and most accurate way to monitor your child’s iPhone is by using an app. These can be discreetly installed onto your child’s phone, so they won’t even know that it’s there. These apps will then relay the call, message and location data back to another app, such as your desktop or your own smartphone.
One of the best methods to do this is using an app known as Spyzie. This is a leading app to monitor your child’s iPhone and has the broadest range of features by far. It’s also used by businesses to track how employees are using their work devices, as well as parents with their children.
Spyzie has all the call, message and location features you’d expect as well as the ability to monitor apps such as WhatsApp and your child’s browser history. You can even access the calendar, media folders and notes and reminder sections of the phone.
Be aware that you’ll need to purchase a premium account for all the features to be unlocked so you can use the full monitoring service. For iOS, you will only have the option of a premium subscription service whereas, with Android devices, you can choose between Premium and Ultimate versions.
The setup for Spyzie on an Android device is slightly different than the iPhone, a tutorial of which can be found here.
Setting up and using Spyzie has been made to be as easy as possible. All you need to do is sign up for an account using your usual login details, such as your email and set yourself up with a password.
Once you’ve signed up, you’ll have the ability to download the desktop software and the app for your own smartphone. Once this is all set up, you’ll be able to input your child’s iPhone data. This is also incredibly easy as you only need to follow the Setup Wizard.
When using the Wizard, you’ll have to input your child’s name. However, you can use a nickname if you prefer. You will also need to input the age of your child as well as OS version that your child’s iPhone is running. This can be found in the ‘About’ section of the settings menu.
Since your child has an iPhone, you’ll only need to verify the iCloud account that’s logged in on that phone, rather than downloading a separate app. You’ll also need to make sure that the iPhone is set up with Cloud backup and syncing services enabled for this to work.
After you’ve verified all the details, you’ll be all set up and ready to go.
Using Spyzie itself is also extremely easy. You can either sign onto the control panel on your desktop computer or use the app that you installed onto your own device. Once you’ve signed in, the control panel will automatically sync itself with your child’s device.
This will take a few seconds to a few minutes, depending on how much data needs to be synced. Every time you sign into the app, this syncing process will happen, so you can be sure that you’re only viewing the most up to date information.
However, it’s worth noting if your child’s device is disconnected from the internet, such as loss of signal, or the device is turned off, the app won’t work.
You can sign in as many times as you like, and even monitor your child’s iPhone while you’re on the move from your own personal device.
iPhone monitoring apps are the way forward when it comes to protecting your child while they are out and about in everyday life. Of course, giving your children freedom to hang out with their friends is so important, especially as they get older, but safety should always be number one.
Spyzie makes it easy for you to monitor your child’s iPhone without causing the hassles that come with having to check your child’s iPhone by hand which comes with the increased risk of them deleting things that they don’t want you to see. After all, it’s always better to be safe than sorry.