Highster Mobile Spy App Review: Does It Work? Everything You Need to Know

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Do spy apps work? Can you rely on them to effectively monitor someone’s online activities? Are they worth it?

These are just a few of the questions you need to explore before buying any spyware app. While companies that make them might upsell their capabilities to drive sales, the reality is many hardly leave up to their selling points, leaving consumers skeptical about these apps.

Well, we decided to test one of them to see if they do what they claim to. We started with Highster Mobile and purchased two versions of the software to test out. Our findings were surprising.

In this Highster Mobile review, we take an in-depth look into the software and its features to determine whether or not you should give it a chance. Read on.

What is Highster Mobile

highster dashboardDo you have an errant employee at work whose productivity seems to be affected by the amount of time they’re spending online? Do you suspect them of foul play like stealing clients, understating company revenue or worse, leaking corporate secrets to competitors?

Do you have a teenager who seems to spend copious amounts of time online and need to know that they’re safe from potential predators? Or maybe you’re suspicious of your partner’s infidelity and need to know for sure.

Whatever your motivation might be, Highster Mobile has become a household name in cell phone spyware. If the 500,000+ software downloads are anything to go by, this app has grown in popularity in a little less than a decade.

How to use the app

To start using the app on Android OS devices:

  • Purchase a subscription
  • Download and install the app to the target device using the over-the-air link
  • Enter the phone number of the target device when prompted
  • Enter license key received in your email following payment
  • Log in to your c-panel to start remotely monitoring the device

To use it on iOS devices:

  • Purchase a subscription
  • Log in to your online c-panel
  • Enter the target user’s iCloud credentials
  • Let the spyware sync with the information in the user’s device
  • Monitor all phone activities remotely

Pros & Cons of the spy app

+ Lightweight

+ Easy to use UI

+ Feature-rich at an affordable price

+ Multiple Android device compatibility

+ Highly responsive customer support

+ Remote no-jailbreak installation in iPhones

+ Under-a-minute installation in Android phones

+ Continuous remote monitoring even with number change

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How it works on Android smartphones

Before we get into the nitty-gritty, one thing we like is how easy it is to use the app. Installation on our HTC U11 (sorry Samsung fans) took just under a minute which was quite impressive.

According to their official website, you’ll need approximately 45 seconds to install it on Android devices. So, we used a timer to clock the entire process to verify this assertion. We found that it took 51.17 seconds to complete the installation. The fact that it took under a minute is a plus in our books.

How does Highster Mobile work on iPhone

The real gem of Highster Mobile lies in how it works to spy on iPhones. Other spy apps we tested required that you jailbreak the iPhone to install it. And, we all know what happens when you that.

But, the folks at Highster figured out an ingenious way for the app to work with iPhones without voiding the warranty and getting users locked out of their iCloud. It uses a no-jailbreak system that allows you to access the target’s iPhone activity without ever having physical access to the phone.

All you need is the target’s Apple ID and password, and you’re in! We were floored to find out it works.

Compatible devices

highster mobile compatibilityOne thing we like is that Highster Mobile runs on virtually all versions of Android. Our HTC U11 runs on the latest version – Android 9 Pie – and it worked just fine. We also tested it on a Samsung Galaxy S9+ (there you go Samsung fam) running on an older Android 8.1.0 Oreo version, and it worked as well. It works with all mainstream Android OS phones, namely and supports Apple devices as well. We tested it on an iPhone 8 which as you know isn’t spanking new but worked just fine with the software.

Pricing plan

Highster Mobile subscription packages are reasonably priced, given its features. Users can choose between two plans:

  • The Basic package at $29.99 (one-time payment).
  • The Pro package at $69.99 (one-time payment).

The $10.00 /mo. difference between the two bouquets all boils down to how many features are supported.

The Pro plan allows you to monitor:

  • Calls
  • Text messages
  • Messaging apps like WhatsApp, Telegram, Instagram Direct, Facebook, etc.
  • Photos and Videos on the target phone
  • GPS locations
  • Browsing history

…and lots more

The Basic Plan essentially has all the features of the Pro plan except that you won’t be able to:

  • Monitor messaging apps
  • Restrict calls
  • Block websites
  • Block apps
  • Use Keylogger
  • Use the geo-fencing feature

If you think about it, an additional $10.00 /mo. is a small price to pay in comparison to all the benefits you reap.

Highster Mobile free trial

Unfortunately, there’s no free-trial offer that comes with the app. However, given that the Basic plan comes at an affordable $29.99 for the entire month, it’s worth testing out. Besides, we can tell you for free that it works.

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Customer service

customer-serviceCustomer support is the lifeline of any online (and offline) service. We tested their level of responsiveness by dialing the number listed on their website. At first, we wanted to see if anyone would answer.

We’ve done this a couple of times before with different software companies that are notorious for never picking up! That didn’t go so well.

However, we were pleasantly surprised that they picked up and on the second ring! What’s more, their representative’s product knowledge was quite good, and he adequately answered every question we had.

Though, we did find it peculiar that they don’t have a Live Chat feature. Nonetheless, they do have a pretty effective ticketing system, and their Troubleshoot page is full of helpful resources.

The final word

Having spent the past couple of weeks using Highster Mobile, we can say beyond a shadow of a doubt that it works. It is, by far, one of the best performing apps we’ve come across.

We were able to remotely view messages, call logs, and browsing history even after deleting it from our phones. The only downside was that GPS didn’t sync in real-time, but after a few minutes, it updated location coordinates.

All in all, we recommend trying it out. It won’t disappoint.


  1. Christy says

    May 18, 2020 at 8:25 pm

    If I do not or can not get physical access to the phone will I be able to get the software installed without him knowing?
    Will something unusual pop up on his phone that he does not recognize?

    • Admin says

      June 3, 2020 at 11:33 pm

      You can’t install software without physical access, but you CAN install software without him knowing. Get something like mSpy, because Highster Mobile isn’t always hidden.

  2. Saffa says

    March 2, 2020 at 12:50 pm

    Hello can you use this to hack an iPhone with just their number

  3. Gadiel Ayo says

    February 28, 2020 at 8:37 pm

    Is it possible to access into target phone activities without installing any software?

    • spyadmin32 says

      March 13, 2020 at 9:58 am

      For any spying to happen you will need physical access to the phone to at least set up the software.

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