How to Install WebWatcher: Quick Guide

how to install webwatcher

Online bullying is way more common than we think. About 42% of children have been bullied once online. One in four children has been bullied online more than one time (Source).

But bullying is one reason to keep a watch on your kids. Another reason why most parents want a watchful eye on their kids is untruthfulness. According to a study, around 96% of teenagers are not open with their parents. These young adults think that they know everything there is about the world. It’s a phase, we agree, but during this phase, lack of negligence can cause a lifetime of trouble.

In both cases, phone monitoring can help keep kids and teenagers safe from looming trouble. This article will explain how WebWatcher can help you do this and how to install WebWatcher for phone monitoring.

What Is WebWatcher?


WebWatcher is your key to keeping your kids safe. It is a discreet phone monitoring setup that will help you keep tabs on your child’s location, browsing history, text messages, screenshots, app usage, and notifications.

Here is a list of features that WebWatcher offers for parents who want to stay updated on their children:

  • SMS & MMS Texts
  •  Deleted Texts
  • Screenshots
  • Photos (camera roll)
  • Website History Call
  • Log History
  • GPS Location
  • Instagram
  • Facebook Messenger
  • WhatsApp
  • TikTok
  • Kik
  • Viber
  • Snapchat
  • Tinder
  • App Usage

How to Install WebWatcher on Android

Webwatcher Android

WebWatcher for Android can help you keep a check on your kid’s activities if they have an Android phone.

Here are the steps you need to follow to install WebWatcher on an Android phone:

Step #1: Disable Play Protect on target phone

The first step is disabling Play Protect on the target phone. To do this:

  1. Go to the Play Store on the target phone from the app’s menu.
  2. Tap on the profile photo on the top right to see the settings.
  3. Locate “Play Protect” and tap on it.
  4. On the Play Protect screen, go to the settings by tapping on the gear-shaped icon. This will be located in the top-left corner of the screen.
  5. Turn off “Screen apps with Play Protect”.
  6. Confirm these settings.

Step #2: Install the discreet WebWatcher Android app

Once Play Protect is disabled, the WebWatcher app can be installed without them knowing.

  1. Simply go to the browser and type this address:
  2. Download the app from this page.
  3. You might get a warning message about installing apps from unknown sources. To enable this, head to settings and turn on installation from unknown sources.

Step #3: Enter login details

  1. Open the WWChildApp and confirm that this is the child’s device.
  2. Enter the login details that you got after signup.
  3. Activate all the features including App Supervision, Web Supervision, Runtime Permissions (for location, text, and storage), Device Administrator, and Screen Capture.
  4. Click “YES” on the prompt “Do not optimize battery usage.”
  5. Lastly, click “Hide App” to activate stealth mode.

Step #4: Remove installed files

Although hiding the app will allow you to discreetly monitor the phone, it is important that you also remove the APK file you downloaded from the link. Simply go to My Files> APK files> Delete the installed file.

How to Install WebWatcher on iPhone

Webwatcher iPhone

For installing WebWatcher for iPhones the process is quite simple. The first step is signing up for the WebWatcher account.

To connect the iPhone to the WebWatcher iPhone account, you will need to plug in the iPhone to your MAC or PC via a USB cable. WebWatcher will lead you through a set of intuitive instructions that you can follow to set up WebWatcher on the child’s iPhone easily.

This method allows you to monitor iPhone activity without jailbreak or other risky methods.

WebWatcher Cost

The WebWatcher price depends on the type of device you want to set up for monitoring. Here’s a table that breaks down the price for each kind of device:

Device TypePer month for 3 monthsPer month for 12 months
iPhone/ iPad$19.98 /month for a 3-month subscription$10.83 /month for a 12-month subscription
Android (Tablet and phone)$19.98 /month for a 3-month subscription$10.83 /month for a 12-month subscription
PC$19.98 /month for a 3-month subscription$10.83 /month for a 12-month subscription
MAC$19.98 /month for a 3-month subscription$10.83 /month for a 12-month subscription
ChromebookN/A$3.33 /month for a 12-month subscription

How to Remove WebWatcher

If you wish to remove the WWChildApp from your phone, simply uninstall it from your phone.

If you want to remove WebWatcher from the target phone, locate it in Settings > Applications> “WWChildApp” > uninstall.

WebWatcher vs. mSpy

WebWatcher vs. mSpy

When it comes to digital monitoring, it’s hard to choose which platform to use. Here, we compare two contenders: WebWatcher and mSpy. Both platforms offer features that aim to provide users with comprehensive insights into activities. So, whether you’re a worried parent or an employer with work devices, read on to find out which is best for your needs.

Features Variety

Both WebWatcher and mSpy have a range of features. mSpy’s features are extensive and the platform is well-known for its range of monitoring capabilities. Users of mSpy have a complete overview of digital activities, including message monitoring, call log monitoring, browsing history, social media interactions, GPS tracking and geofencing, and a keylogger function.

WebWatcher, on the other hand, also has a robust suite of features. These include text monitoring, web history, and photo and video monitoring. There are also screenshot capture and keyword alerts, which means you can monitor devices for potential specific concerns geared to your needs. With WebWatcher, the number of features available depends on the device being monitored.

Both platforms aim to arm users with a wealth of information to help them ensure digital safety and security.

Ease of Use

mSpy and WebWatcher both prioritize user-friendliness. Their interfaces both offer streamlined navigation, which means you can monitor devices easily. mSpy’s design is particularly intuitive and its dashboard has a comprehensive overview of the activities on the devices. This means that users can check real-time data and information. This is accurate and up to date so you can be responsive and intervene in a timely manner.

WebWatcher’s interface is simple and user-friendly. It has an intuitive layout so you can go between the different features easily. It isn’t as customizable as mSpy, but it does offer efficient data retrieval and is hassle-free.


WebWatcher and mSpy both cater to a wide range of devices and systems. mSpy supports Android and iOS devices and it provides great monitoring across both platforms. For Androids, mSpy has a rooted and non-rooted configuration, which means it is flexible to differing needs. It also offers support for both jailbroken and non-jailbroken phones on iOS.

WebWatcher also offers multi-device support, and it works on Android, iOS, macOS, Chromebooks and Windows devices. Although reviews say it does take longer to get set up compared to mSpy.


There are competitive prices for both mSpy and WebWatcher. mSpy’s prices start at $48.99 for a single month and go to $27.99 if you subscribe for three months. There’s also an annual subscription, which works out at $11.66 per month, which is very reasonable.

WebWatcher’s pricing also caters for a range of user requirements. The subscription is based on the number of devices users want to monitor. One device costs $39.95 per month or you’ll pay $69.95 per month to monitor three devices. Five devices is $89.95 per month. There are also options for different lengths of subscriptions too, which also affects how much you’ll pay.

Features Variety4/55/5
Ease of UseGoodExcellent
No-Jailbreak SolutionYesYes
Pricing $39.95$48.99


Can WebWatcher be detected?

WebWatcher is a discreet app, and it won’t be listed under the apps on the target phone. However, if your child is looking for the monitoring app on their phone on purpose, it might pop up. However, you can be sure that it’s not visible on the screen while monitoring.

Do You Need Physical Access to the Target Phone to Set Up WebWatcher?

YES – WebWatcher for Android requires physical access to the device you are authorized to monitor. This means that if the target Android device has a password lock, you will need to have password access to install WebWatcher. Installation takes around 5 minutes.

WebWatcher for iPhone requires you to plug in the iPhone to MAC or PC for access. So, you can get through without needing the Cloud credentials.

Does WebWatcher work on iPhone?

WebWatcher is compatible with iPhone devices with iOS 8.0 – 14. You simply need to plug in the iPhone or iPad to your PC or MAC after signing up for WebWatcher to get access to the phone. Physical access to the device is required only once after which the app gets the device’s data on the PC or MAC and sends it over to the parent.


In this era when kids and teens are exposed to a lot of information, parents must keep a watchful eye on them. WebWatcher is the leading spy app for parents. It allows parents to keep tabs on their children’s activities, including their location, app usage, text messages, the photos they save (and those they don’t), screenshots, and call logs.

Howard Aguilar

Howard Aguilar, a tech expert with a decade in cybersecurity, advocates for digital safety. He simplifies digital experience with easy-to-follow guides. In addition to his advocacy, Howard rigorously tests applications to highlight their security features and vulnerabilities. His deep dives into app security not only keep users informed but also push developers towards creating safer digital environments.

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