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Use Phone Mic To Spy And Record Audio and Listen In Real Time

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At times, you may want to keep a check on your kids, employee, or spouse by monitoring their phone’s microphone. It is particularly necessary in the case of minors, given the rising number of child abuse cases. Therefore, in this article, let’s have a look at how you can use phone mic to spy and record audio wirelessly.

Use Phone Mic To Spy On Others

Now, we aren’t going to use any of those fancy spying software available on the web. There are several free apps on Play Store that let you turn a phone into a microphone, post which, the audio can be streamed to other devices or recorded for later use.

While the primary purpose of these apps is to give presentations, announcements, or use your phone as a mic for a loudspeaker, you can also use them for spying your spouse and children, as described below.

Before we start, note that spying or eavesdropping on private conversations without seeking permission is illegal. So, use it responsibly.

Steps to Spy Microphone on any Android

1] Download and install the WiFi Ear app on the target phone as well as on your device. Yes, you need to have physical access to the smartphone you want to monitor the microphone on.

2] Now, open the app on both phones. On the target device, click on Use as Microphone. And on your personal phone, tap Use as Speaker.

Make sure that both phones are connected to the same WiFi network. If not available, you can also create a WiFi hotspot connection.

3] On your phone (that you’ll be using to monitor audio), tap Discover Microphone on Network, and it’ll automatically show you the other device named ‘WiFiEar’ connected to the network.

4] Tap on the device name to connect.

That’s it. You’ll now be able to hear the audio from the microphone of the target device. Use earphones or headphones to monitor audio in a better manner. Since it works on WiFi, it has a limited range; yet, it’s highly useful for monitoring other phones connected to your network.

If the app crashes or doesn’t connect, go to your phone’s Settings > Apps > WiFi Ear > Permissions and enable the toggle for the microphone. Also, if the app gets killed on the target device, add it to memory whitelist and disable battery optimization for the same.

Wrapping Up

So this was a quick guide on how you can spy on any phone’s microphone to monitor audio. Anyway, did the app work well for you? Do you have any other tools to recommend? Do let us know in the comments below. Moreover, feel free to reach out in case of any doubts or queries.

Also, read- 3 Ways To Use Your Android Phone As Speaker


Ritik Singh

Ritik is the Managing Editor at GadgetsToUse. He manages the website and oversees the content to ensure it's as informative as possible. He also heads the sub-sites in the network. Putting work aside, he has a great interest in personal finance and is also a keen motorcycle enthusiast.