We've seen our share of iPhone monitoring tools in the past but nothing comes close to Mobipast for its simplicity, ease and perfection. If you and your kid have iPhones that are jailbroken, Mobipast is one of the easiest tools you can install to track and monitor locations, web activity, messages and a plethora of other things on your kid's iPhone.
Mobipast comes as an app that resides on your iPhone and a monitoring software that runs in the background (hidden) of your child's iPhone. Once you've setup the whole thing – which takes very little time and very little effort – you will be able to track and monitor the processes on your kid's iPhone.
Remote monitoring of your child's iPhone is a very delicate issue. Some parents feel strongly about it – against it – while some parents look for solutions in order to keep a check on their child's iPhone usage patterns. There are very little iPhone apps that help you monitor another iPhone remotely but in the world of Cydia (jailbreak), there are quite a bunch of such apps.
Out of the bunch, Mobipast looks every bit the kind of an app you'd warm up to, instantly. The ease-of-use with Mobipast – right from setting up the whole thing to using it – is amazing. We've had a test run with two devices and the smooth, seamless process is commendable. While the tracking reports get sent to the email ID that you configure, the monitoring software runs smoothly, completely hidden and inaccessible (unless someone opens Cydia and removes the repo).
The setup processes are clearly detailed on the website. Since the reports get sent to your email, there is no question of servers storing sensitive data.
But what exactly can be tracked? Here's a gist:
- GPS locations
- Internet / web history
- SMS, iMessage
- Notes and Keylogger
- Facebook, Whatsapp, Hangouts and Yahoo
For starters, that's quite an impressive list of things to track and incidentally, they're the most sought-after apps and features that parents usually want to monitor.
There are only two conditions to using Mobipast: you need jailbroken iPhones and you should install the monitoring software on your kid's iPhone manually (via Cydia of course). Full instructions are here.