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The method on how to spy on someone through their camera phone has been lingering in the minds of many people. As a matter of fact, I know it also comes as a surprise to many people reading this article. Have we all used our camera phones to take the best shots in our day to day lives-right? However, did you ever know that you can turn your camera phone, or that of a friend into a spying gadget? If you didn’t, now you know. How is it done you may ask? The answer is simple; get a spying app that will function by monitoring different people through the camera.

To cut a long story short, I’m going to illustrate to you how to spy on someone through their camera phone with or without their knowledge. (PS: You can also spy on others with a best spy camera.)

How to Spy on Someone through Their Phone Camera

With a technology that keeps changing on a daily basis, you no longer have to spend your hard-earned money to purchase expensive spying apps to monitor someone through their phones. All you need to do is to download the IP Webcam especially if you are operating an Android device. Just follow these steps to turn your phone camera into a spying app.

Step 1: Download and Install IP Webcam

The IP Webcam is an Android app that must be downloaded from Play Store. Your first step should be to login to your account and download the app. Once downloaded, install the IP Webcam on your phone and launch it. You will be in a position to see the following interface.

Download and Install IP Webcam

Step 2: Select Monitoring Server

Once you have installed the IP webcam app on your phone, scroll down the interface and tap on the "Start Server" option. This option will initiate the live stream option on your phone.

Select Monitoring Server

Step 3: Open IP Address

The moment you select the monitoring sever, you will be in a position to see an IP address located below your screen. Copy this IP address on your web browser and press "Enter" or "Search" depending on your browser settings.


Open IP Address

Step 4: Initiate Live Stream

Once you have entered the designated IP address, you will be in a position to see the following interface on your PC.

Initiate Live Stream

Step 5: Select Preferred Visuals

With the new interface opened, select and click on the "Browser" option. This prompt demand will open the streaming option.

Select Preferred Visuals

From this point onwards, you can control each and everything that goes on in the target phone. There you have it. You can now spy on anyone using the IP webcam app. The images and videos produced will be live and of high-quality.

Step 6: Hide Live Spying

Since our aim is to spy, our next step will be to hide the spying process and live streams from the interface. To do this, tap on the "Actions" option and select the "Run in Background" option.

Hide Live Spying

Step 7: Click on the "Ok I get it" option.

How to Spy on Someone through Their Phone Camera

There you have it. You will now start monitoring the user of the phone and anyone around them at the comfort of your PC.

Alternative - Spy on Someone Online via SpyMyFone

When it comes to spying, of course, a good number of us will go after an app that is free for use with the hopes of saving some extra dollars. However, as it is always said, cheap is always expensive. You might go for a free to use spying app only for your tracks to be exposed due to the poor assembling of the app in question. It is for this reason that it’s always advisable to go for an app that even though it’s expensive or charging for its services, at least you are guaranteed maximum cover throughout your spying ventures. Without further ado, please allow me to introduce SpyMyFone: a one of a kind app that provides you with the utmost spying options which you can’t find in free to use apps. If you want to know how to spy on someone through their phone camera without their knowledge, follow these easy to understand steps and enjoy the best spying services from SpyMyFone.

spy camera

Step 1: Create a Free SpyMyFone Account

The first thing that you must do to enjoy the services offered by SpyMyFone is by buying this app. However, you can also register a free account to use several basic features.

Step 2: Download and Install the App

To spy an android phone, you must install a monitoing app on the target device. When you would like to spy an iPhone, all you need is the iCloud ID.

TIP: The process is made simpler thanks to the installation wizard, and hence you don’t have to be worried about any complex installation procedures.

Step 3: Start your Spying

With the installation process done, open the various features supported by the app to choose the one that perfectly suits you. The SpyMyFone app automatically integrates with the target phone and initiates the spying process.

Now there you have it. For you to spy on the target phone via its mobile camera, just log in to your SpyMyFone account and head to the control panel. From this point, you will be able to see what the target person is up to. For example, the screenshot below depicts the latest pictures taken by the owner of the phone.

spy camera

As simple as it is, that is how to spy on someone through their phone camera. If you have any questions concerning the use of SpyMyFone, feel free to take a look at these frequently asked questions.

Spy on Someone through Their Phone Camera using FlexiSpy

FlexiSpy is a parental control and cell phone minting tool that allows users to track activities of the target device. FlexiSpy can spy on the cell phone data like phone calls, messages, WhatsApp, media files on the target as well as other monitoring features. But it can also be used to spy on someone through their phone camera. For this, you need to use the RemCam feature of FlexiSpy to take pictures from the target device camera. Both Front camera and rear camera takes a picture when you enable this feature which are sent to you when the target device connects to the internet.

How to Spy on Someone through Their Phone Camera Using FlexiSpy

Step 1: To use FlexiSpy for spying on someone through their phone camera, you need to first buy a FlexiSpy subscription and the complete the registration process.

Step 2: After registering, install the FlexiSpy mobile monitoring app on the target device and activate monitoring on it.

Step 3: Next, log in to your FlexiSpy control panel.

Step 4: Then, click on RemCam and click on Camera button at the top right of the menu to access the spy camera app.

Spy on Someone through Their Phone Camera

Step 5: It will take a picture of both front and rear camera each which will be sent to you as soon as the target connects to the internet.

Step 6: You can download the pictures to your computer to view them later.

Spy on Someone through Their Phone Camera using AndroRat

AndroRat is another tool you can use to spy on someone through their phone camera. Basically, it is an Android remote administration tool which allows users to take full control of the target Android phone remotely using your computer. For this, you need to install a client-side application on the target device known as AndroRat and a server-side application on your computer.

How to Spy on Someone through Their Phone Camera using AndroRat

Step 1: First, you need to install Java from the official website and install it on your computer.

Step 2: Next, download the AndroRat from http://www.ethicalhackingtutorials.com/2017/02/17/download-AndroRat-full-version/.

Step 3: Create a dynamic host by going to noip.com and signing up. After that, click Add Host and enter a name for your host. Click on Save host when you are done.

Step 3: Now, download the Dynamic DNS Update Client (DUC) for Windows from https://www.noip.com/download?page=win.

Step 4: Find your gateway IP address by opening a command prompt and type ipconfig in the terminal. Press enter and you will be displayed your IP address. Copy this IP address as it will be needed to router port forward.  

spy camera via AndroRat

Step 5: Install the Router port forwarder on your computer and then open it. Click on Add button when it detects your router. Enter a name, select the protocol as TCP, and then select any port. Enter your IP address and click OK.

AndroRat spy camera

Step 6: Navigate to the AndroRat folder and then launch the AndroRat Binder to create a standalone app. Click on the Build option and enter your IP address and port number. Click Go when you are done to create an apk file.

spy camera via AndroRat

Step 7: Now, install the created apk on the target device and launch it.

Step 8: Open the AndroRat folder and launch the AndroRat server application. Open Server tab, click on Select Port and enter the port. Now, quit the application and then again open it.

spy camera by AndroRat

Step 9: Wait for it to connect to the target phone and then select it. Click on Client tab and then click on Open User Interface.

spy camera with other's phone

Step 10: Click on the Get Android Data tab to use the camera and microphone.

Spy on Someone through Their Phone Camera using DroidJack

AndroRat isn’t the only application that you can use to remotely control a target Android device. There is one another application that you can use to Droidjack to spy on someone through their phone camera. Droid jack provides an easy to use interface to monitor a target Android phone. To use Droid Jack, you need to have a Dynamic host, and DUC, Net-framework, and Java installed on your computer.

How to Spy on Someone through Their Phone Camera using Droid Jack

Step 1: Download Droid Jack on your computer and make sure to meet all the requirements mentioned above.

Step 2: Open the Droid Jack.rar and go to Generate apk tab to create an Android app.

spy camera DroidJack

Step 3: Now, install this app on the target Android device.

Step 4: At the devices tab, enter your port and turn on reception. Open the app on the target device and it will be connected to the computer console.

DroidJack spy camera

Step 5: Now, you will be able to access the target Android device and take pictures from the target device.

Spy on Someone through Their Phone Camera using DroidJack

Regardless of the spying app that you may want to use, the fact remains that your camera phone is your eye when you are in no position to see. As we have seen in this article, the methods employed on how to spy on someone through their camera phone solely depends on the user preferences as well as the target. It is my hope that you will be in a position to borrow a leaf from what I have illustrated in this article. If you want to share your past experiences, post a comment or inquire more information, you can always hit me up in the comment section.

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