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  THE GOOD - Great for...


THE GOOD – Great for beginners! No access needed. No possession needed. OTA (over-the-air) link allows for remote connection without possession. Gets all Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat messages. No rooting required. 

THE BADIf you don’t care about Geo-fencing or stuff like that you won’t be missing anything.

THE BOTTOM LINE –  Best of all, you’ll save time, save money, and get immediate results. Excellent for the average person looking to do some “surveillance” work.


auto forward spyAuto Forward is a cell phone spy and monitoring program that allows you to safely and discreetly monitor virtually any cell phone or mobile device. The app is compatible with all Android devices and all iPhones and iPads, including the iPhone XR, XS, XS Max, X, 8 Plus, 8, 7 Plus and 7 and all iPad models. This review will give you all the information you need, both good and bad, so you may decide if Auto Forward Spy is right for you. 

For the price tag, Auto Forward Spy is one of the best deals you will find for a cell phone spying app on the internet or anywhere else for that matter. The program cost only $29.99 with no additional charges for upgrades. This is a very attractive feature for anyone who wants to monitor a phone for an extended period time as it keeps the app up-to-date with the latest OS and iOS releases for all devices.

Auto Forward also offers and Extended Download Warranty which enables you to monitor as many phones as you want for an additional $29.99. This is real money saver and an upgrade we highly recommend!


Works on all Androids and iPhones

Auto Forward Spy performed flawlessly when extracting data and content from the Android phones and iPhones we used to test it. We tested various phones from various manufacturers with the latest OS and iOS versions installed and Auto Forward worked superbly on all. In test environments a secure and solid remote connection was established and maintained allowing us to view virtually everything that was happening on the monitored device no matter the distance or terrain.

It easily extracted the deleted text messages from the phone that were thought to be irretrievable. The software captured the new text messages, calls, Facebook data, Twitter posts, website pages visited, GPS, all the photos and all of the videos. Within only a few minutes after activation I was seeing this stuff on my cell phone.


The Process

“I used the OTA (over the air) method to download the app and then entered the phone number of the phone i wanted to spy on.”

After the purchase was complete I received an email which had my username, license key, password and download link. I used the OTA (over the air) method to download the app and then entered the phone number of the phone I wanted to spy on. This was a very simple process and took only about a minute or two to complete. Access to the target phone was necessary to install the app, but after that, there was no need to have the phone in my possession.

There are three basic steps to using this app:

1. Download – Use the OTA (over-the-air) link to download the app.

2. Activate – Enter the license you get from Auto Forward to activate.

3. Monitor – From your cell phone, tablet or computer view texts, calls, GPS and all available information from the target phone.

The entire process took less than a minute to complete.



How Auto Forward works

After the app was downloaded it pulled out text messages, calls, GPS, photos, videos and pretty much everything else that was in there and uploaded it to the Auto Forward secure servers. From there all I had to do was login to my account using the username and password they sent me and I was able to see all messages and data from the phone. I used my cell phone to log into my account but, you can log in using any mobile device or computer. Fantastic!

The software comes packed with every feature you will need to monitor any cell phone or tablet and there are no packages to choose from. You pay one price, one time and get every feature you will need.

Auto Forward features

    • Text messages – An exact copy of every message sent or received (Even if they have been deleted from the phone).
    • iMessages – All iMessages sent and received from iPhone or iPad(Even if they have been deleted from the phone).
    • Calls – Phone number dialed or received. Call duration.
    • Social Media – Facebook, SnapChat, Instagram, Twitter messages posts.
    • Emails – Content, sender and receiver of all email messages.
    • GPS – Real-Time location to within 50ft of the actual location.
    • Photos – All photos
    • Videos – Videos residing on the phone
    • Web browser – See every website visited on device with active links.
    • Remote locking – Lock the device if stolen or misplaced.
    • Remote uninstall – Uninstall from any location by sending an SMS to the phone.
    • Stealth camera – Remotely take a picture using the camera of the target phone.
    • Profanity Alerts – Will alert you when certain words are used on the phone.
    • Social Media – Facebook, Twitter, Skype, Instagram, SnapChat, BBM, etc.
    • Installed apps – All apps currently installed on the device.
    • Running apps – All apps currently running on the device.
    • Diagnostics – Battery life, WiFi connection and status, Bluetooth status, IMEI number.


Supported phones

Android: Works with all Android devices in all countries including those made by; Samsung, LG, HTC, Huawei, Motorola, Sanyo, StraighTalk, TracFone and more! Works with all cell phone service providers. 

Apple: Works with iPhone XR, XS, XS Max, X, 8 Plus, 8, 7 Plus, 7 and all other models. Works with all iPads.

“The method I used did not require that I jailbreak the iPhone. Auto Forward comes with several options and this one is included when you buy. It is very useful if you choose not to jailbreak.”


Auto Forward Reporting

Text message listing screen

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GPS Tracking

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Summary of Auto Forward Review

For the average person looking to keep tabs on their children, employees or whomever, Auto Forward will get the job done. Its quick installation combined with its superior functionality and reporting interface make it a great investment. Not to mention that only have to buy it once and you can use it forever! Who can argue with that? Excellent choice in my opinion. 5 stars!


Pat Stanley

Pat Stanley

Cell phone spy software enthusiast and researcher. With over 8 years in the business I can offer the most comprehensive analysis and recommendations for virtually any program on the market.