Stealth video+audio to monitor owner of iPhone6ioiofdi

My teen kid self-harms : using pen-knife to make hundreds of tiny cuts on upper wrist, thigh & harbour
thoughts of suicide which despite visiting a couple of psychiatrists & psychologists still persist.

Finally after being warded under tight-surveillance psychiatric ward for 2 weeks with a much stronger
anti-depressants, it improves but the lead psychiatrist cautions that it's not completely gone & close
surveillance is needed.  Thing is both parents are working: parents drive teen to school & hand over
to teachers: the teachers agree to watch closely during classes but during recess or trips to toilets,
surveillance may not be possible.

The kid hogs onto the iPhone all the time & it comes with 4G data plan, so it's a good way of
monitoring/tracking how the kid is doing

When at home, domestic helper can help watch but she has to watch the autist sibling who is very
noisy.  The only device that is constantly glued to this 'depressed' teen is iPhone6.  Is there any
software that we could install that could stealthily monitor her via the phone's front camera?

The 'depressed' teen is affected by the sibling's wailings, shoutings & cryings, so the psychiatrist
felt it may be a good idea to onboard the 'depressed' teen in the school's hostel (which is only
10 minutes walk from our house) when the condition stabilized.  Mum & dad will still need to
be able to monitor teen for signs of distress, so such a software/tool which could send videos
& audios of the teen who could concurrently use the phone (including taking photos/videos
though whatsapp, watching movies & phone calls take up >98% of the usage) will be ideal

If the software (or we can add on another software) that transmits the whereabout of the
kid (sort of GPS), that will be an added bonus as the kid ever "disappear" for half a day
without telling parent

The softwares should have sort of authentication which the parents need to enter so that
not anybody could connect to it.  If possible, it should allow 2 concurrent connections
for both parents to connect/view/monitor the teen at the same time.

Best that the software don't show up on the iPhone's  "desktop"

Doesn't sound ethical but kid is under-aged.  At least kid hogs to the iPhone all the time
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Dan CraciunIT ConsultantCommented:
Some years ago I've seen FlexiSpy actually working:

Not sure how it works now.

From online reviews I see mSpy is an app specially targeted for your needs, but it's very pricey:


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sunhuxAuthor Commented:
I see that mSpy does keylog plus transmit out the Whatsapp but I don't see
that it could stealthily take a video of the kid (showing expression of the
kid;  sort of stealth facetime of the kid is what I need).

Does FlexiSpy do "stealth facetime" (parents could see the kids face & hear
the kid) without the kid realizing it
sunhuxAuthor Commented:
At the bottom of Flexispy, it says "iPhone requires Jailbreak.
Android may require rooting." : so do I have to jailbreak the
iOS for Flexispy to work?

Yep, what I need is a stealth one direction "Skype" or "Facetime":
parents see the kid but not the other way round
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Dan CraciunIT ConsultantCommented:
Here is the list of things mspy can do on a non-jail broken iPhone:

For taking pictures remotely, you'll need to jailbreak the phone:
sunhuxAuthor Commented:
is there anything that we buy just once-off rather than pay periodically that you know of?

don't like the idea of jailbreak in case I corrupt the iOS & become unsupported
Dan CraciunIT ConsultantCommented:
I don't know any once-off service. And on any such service you would need to pay for the newer version when iOS gets updated.

If you don't jailbreak your phone then it won't allow you remote control except for the basics. Definitely no remote cam.
Kyle SantosQuality AssuranceCommented:
Is there anything your cell phone provider can recommend?  As the account owner of the phone you, should have some way to access the activity on the phone, what sites are accessed, texts sent / received, etc?
sunhuxAuthor Commented:
Our cell phone provider only offers which site to be blocked; nothing much.
Yes, I'm the account owner ie I bought the phone & subscribe for my kid
sunhuxAuthor Commented:
Has iOS jailbreaking been known to cause any apps or the iOS to malfunction?
Will iTunes & iCloud still work with a jailbroken phone?

Do I need to take a backup (or any other precaution) before jailbreaking?
sunhuxAuthor Commented:
Btw, mSpy did not say it requires the iOS to be jailbroken, it's only FlexiSpy that indicates this requirement
or did I miss it?
Dan CraciunIT ConsultantCommented:
mSpy will have some limited use even when the phone is not jailbroken. But it needs jailbreak to unlock full capacity.

Yes, you should take a backup before attempting to jaibreak your phone.

Every app will still run after jailbreak. You'll need to be careful, as after jailbreak you will be able to install anything you want, even if it's not in App Store.
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