Highster Mobile Spy App: Everything You Need to Know

Highster Mobile review

Highster Mobile has been a popular spy app in the market in recent years. Its features and wide compatibility with Android and iOS devices are some of the factors that have contributed to this. It can be used to spy on the target user without their knowledge. However, how does it stand out in the sea of other spy apps in the market, and the ones that we love?

In this review, we are going to look at how this app works, its notable features, its pros and cons, and more.

What is Highster Mobile?

Highster Mobile is marketed as the best tool for parental control and employee monitoring. This cell phone spy software is compatible with Android and iOS mobiles and offers features such as monitoring incoming and outgoing phone calls, text messages, GPS locations, social media conversations, and more. Employers can also use it to tap the cell phones of their employees, apart from monitoring their efficiency.

Compatible Devices

One thing we like is that Highster Mobile runs on virtually all versions of Android. Our HTC U11 runs on the latest version – Android 9 Pie – and it worked just fine.

We also tested it on a Samsung Galaxy S9+ (there you go Samsung fam) running on an older Android 8.1.0 Oreo version, and it worked as well. It works with all mainstream Android OS phones, namely and supports Apple devices as well.

We tested it on an iPhone 8 which, as you know, isn’t spanking new but worked just fine with the software.

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Highster Mobile Features

Highster Mobile monitoring software

Text Message Monitoring

Highster Mobile allows you to monitor text messages to and fro, and this includes messages that are deleted by the target user. The app gives you details such as the name or the phone number of the contact, the dates and timestamps for each message, and any media files that might be attached to them.

GPS Location Tracking

Highster Mobile offers you the ability to track the real-time location of the target device by continuously relaying it on Google Maps. It gives you the coordinates and the time at which the target was at a particular location.

Phone Call Tracking

You can monitor all incoming and outgoing phone calls of the target user. This parental control app will also give you the timestamps for each call and the name or phone number of the person who was contacted.

Social Media Monitoring

This monitoring software also allows you to spy on conversations on social media applications like Facebook, Twitter, Skype, Instagram, and more. You can also spy on all the media files such as photos or videos sent on these chats.


Highster Mobile’s keylogger gives you information about all the text inputs the target enters on their device. This could include passwords, OTPs or secret codes, URLs, text messages, text copied to the clipboard, or more. This gives you an insight into what the target thinks and communicates.

Live Control Panel

Highster offers a clean but rather bland control panel from which you can access all the information gleaned from the target phone. You can also set time triggers, display options, track conversations, and more.

Browser History Monitoring

The Highster Mobile app also gives you access to the browsing history on the target Android phone or iPhone. You can see which URLs were visited, when, and how many times.

Stealth Camera

With the Stealth Camera feature on this cell phone monitoring solution, you can remotely use to activate the cell phone’s camera to spy on the user’s surroundings and take a picture if and when needed.

Media Files Logging

You can also view all the media files stored on the devices, and those that have been received, such as videos shared by other users via social media, which are then stored in the cell phone’s file explorer.

Other Key Features

Other than the key features mentioned above, Highster Mobile app also allows you to access emails, the calendar, the installed apps, and more.

How Much Does Highster Mobile Cost?

Highster Mobile Cost

Highster Mobile subscription packages are reasonably priced, given its features. Users can choose between two plans:

  • The Basic package at $4.99 per month
  • The Pro package at $6.99 per month.

The $10.00 /mo. difference between the two bouquets all boils down to how many features are supported.

Highster Mobile Pro Edition allows you to monitor:

  • Calls
  • Text messages
  • Messaging apps like WhatsApp, Telegram, Instagram Direct, Facebook, etc.
  • Photos and Videos on the target phone
  • GPS locations
  • Browsing history, among others.

The Basic Plan essentially has all the features of the Pro plan except that you won’t be able to:

  • Monitor messaging apps
  • Restrict calls
  • Block websites
  • Block apps
  • Use Keylogger
  • Use the geo-fencing feature

Suppose you think about it, an additional $10.00 /mo. is a small price to pay in comparison to all the benefits you reap.

How to Install Highster Mobile on Android

To start using this monitoring app on Android devices, follow the steps mentioned below:

  1. Purchase a subscription from the official website.
  2. Download and install the app to the target device using the over-the-air link.
  3. Enter the phone number of the target device when prompted.
  4. Enter the license key received in your email following payment.
  5. Log in to your c-panel to start remotely monitoring the device.

How to Install Highster Mobile Remotely on iOS Devices

  1. Purchase a subscription from the app’s website.
  2. Log in to your online live control panel.
  3. Enter the target user’s iCloud credentials.
  4. Let the spyware sync with the information in the user’s device.
  5. Monitor all phone activities remotely.

How to Install Highster Mobile Using Bluetooth

To install Highster mobile to the device that you want to monitor, you need to have physical access. One way to do this is by using Bluetooth.

You just need to → turn on the Bluetooth on the target device → transfer the downloaded file.

Overall, Highster Mobile spy app works wonders in helping you acquire the information you need anytime, anywhere.

How Does Highster Mobile Work on iPhone?

Unlike most spy apps in the market, Highster Mobile has excellent compatibility with the iPhone without requiring a jailbreak.

It uses a no-jailbreak system that allows you to access the target’s iPhone activity without ever having physical access to the phone.

All you need is the target’s Apple ID and password, and you’re in.

Highster Mobile Customer Service

Customer support is the lifeline of any online (and offline) service. We tested their level of responsiveness by dialing the number listed on their website. At first, we wanted to see if anyone would answer.

We’ve done this a couple of times before with different software companies that are notorious for never picking up! That didn’t go so well.

Unfortunately, Highster Mobile followed the same trend. Their customer service was NON-RESPONSIVE and several users have reported that the company hasn’t been issuing any refunds. Further, our users have also reported that the app has been visible on the target phones in several cases, defeating the purpose of using this app to spy on someone without them knowing about it.

Pros and Cons

✅ Lightweight

✅ Easy to use dashboard

✅ Feature-rich at an affordable price

Multiple Android device compatibility

✅ Continuously monitor even if the phone number changes

❌ Doesn’t offer geofencing

❌ Bland dashboard design

Can Highster Mobile be Detected?

while the company claims that the app is completely undetectable on a target device, several users have claimed the opposite, as a result of which we don’t recommend this app anymore.

Does Highster Mobile Require Jailbreak?

No, Highster mobile doesn’t require jailbreaking and can be used on an iPhone with a simple remote installation procedure that just requires the target’s iCloud credentials.

How Long Does it Take to Install Highster Mobile?

According to their official website, you’ll need approximately 45 seconds to install it on Android devices. So, we used a timer to clock the entire process to verify this assertion. We found that it took 51.17 seconds to complete the installation. The fact that it took under a minute is a plus in our books.

Does Highster Mobile Have a Free Trial?

Unfortunately, there’s no free-trial offer that comes with the app. However, given that the Basic plan comes at an affordable $29.99 for the entire month, it’s worth testing out. Besides, we can tell you for free that it works.

The Final Word

Having spent the past couple of weeks using Highster Mobile, we’ve come to appreciate the extent of the app’s tracking abilities, especially its remote features such as the Stealth Camera, which can be an effective tool for someone looking to spy on their girlfriend or boyfriend.

However, given the almost unresponsive customer support, the lack of refunds, and the visibility of the app on the devices of several users, we do not recommend this app anymore. Instead, we’d suggest you consider an app like mSpy or uMobix, which are far more reliable, and also reasonably priced.

Claire York author
Claire York

I am a journalist turned private detective researching most spy apps and their effectiveness. Apps, the internet, technology and cybersecurity have always been of interest to me. I turned this passion into a career after leaving my journalistic career at a well-known firm.

In overseeing all the important content development for this website, I go beyond what is being sold, detailed, advertised, reviewed, and trying to uncover everything there is to know about these applications.