How to Spy on Viber Messages Without Having Access to the Phone
Every other person these days is using instant messengers to communicate with one another. IMs like Viber are commonly used because they make communication easy. Apart from exchanging messages, you send images, videos, voice recordings, make video calls, send stickers and doodle messages. That’s why our teens are very fond of such apps. If your teen excessively uses Viber and that makes you concerned about who they are talking to, you might be interested to monitor their Viber usage. As parents, we have to watch out for our kids and sometimes, it involves checking their phone.
But what if you want to monitor the Viber conversations from a remote location without accessing their phone? Here are 5 ways you can spy on the Viber messages of another person.
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1. Spy on Viber Messages via Pumpic
To use Pumpic for spying on the Viber messages, you must first install it on the target device. Installation does not take much time. You will need physical access to the device and simply open the download link to download and installed the app. This, however, is not required in case of iOS because you only have to configure the iCloud backup and pair your device with Pumpic to start monitoring.
Pumpic has a dashboard that lets you see everything stored on the target device. It is just like the control panel of a website having different tabs, letting you navigate through the phone.
The step-by-step guide below explains how you can spy on the Viber Messages:
Step 1: Log into Pumpic’s web account by entering your login credentials. That’s how you will get to the dashboard.
Step 2: Choose ‘Messenger’ from the menu and a drop-down list will appear. Choose ‘Viber’ and now you will land on the Viber Messages Log.
Step 3: Select the contact that you want to read Viber conversation for to open up the chat between them and the target device. You can also see the time and date stamps with each message.
In case you want to access the photos sent or received via Viber or audio and videos messages then they will be saved in the phone’s gallery. By choosing the ‘Gallery’ menu from the dashboard, you can find them and see what kind of multimedia is being exchanged between the Viber Contacts and the device owner.
Pumpic will give you all the information you need to keep tabs on your kids and find out how they are using the Viber application. Other than spying on Viber messages, you can also track Viber call logs and photos shared by contacts. These photos can be accessed through the phone’s gallery.
Viber spying on Android
To use Pumpic for spying on Viber messages, the Android device must be rooted. The app gives you the time and date stamps of all Viber messages. If you want to spy on the Viber photos only, there is no need to root the device.
Viber spying on iPhone
You can only use Pumpic to spy on the Viber messages on an iPhone if the device is Jailbroken.
Pumpic has two editions – Basic and Premium. The Basic Edition costs $8.33 a month whereas the Premium Edition costs $12.49 a month. For spying on Viber, you will have to choose the Premium Edition.
Pumpic is compatible with all latest Android and iOS devices. Check out its computability table to see if you can use Pumpic to spy on the device you like:
2. Spy on Viber Messages via iKeyMonitor
The second option at hand is to use iKeyMonitor for monitoring Viber messages. You can use it to spy on Viber messages on both iOS and Android devices. This app also lets you monitor keystrokes entered in Viber, all the text and received text messages, photos sent via Viber and date and time stamps of the messages. However, there are certain limitations that prevent you from using all these features.
Viber spying on Android
iKeyMonitor’s Viber spying feature only works on rooted Android devices. You can only spy on the sent and received Viber messages.
Viber spying on iPhone
You can use iKeyMonitor to spy on Viber messages but that requires jailbreaking. Along with that, you can check the time and date stamps of those messages, too.
To spy on Viber messages remotely, you must first install iKeyMonitor on the Android device or use iCloud credentials to pair the iCloud with the app, if it is an iPhone. The Viber messages can be accessed from a remote control panel.
iKeyMonitor costs $59.99 a month. It’s only available in one version for Android and iPhone.
Check out this table to see if iKeyMonitor supports the device you want to monitor:
3. Spy on Viber Messages via mSpy
mSpy is another app you can use to spy on the Viber messages on Android and iPhone. With this app, you will get to read all the sent and received messages on Viber. You can track the date and time times of these messages too. mSpy requires you to root and jailbreak your Android and iPhone devices, respectively, to spy on the Viber messages.
mSpy has two versions – Basic and Premium. The Basic Version costs $29.99 a month, whereas the Premium Version costs $16.66. For Viber spying, you will have to buy the Premium Version.
4. Send yourself conversation backups
If you are only interested in reading the Viber chat history not the latest or future messages, then you can send yourself the conversation backup via email. This will only contain text though.
It will just 2 minutes of your time. Although you will have to access the monitored device for a little bit, you will be spying on the Viber chats later on once you would have emailed yourself the chat logs.
Keep in mind the backup does not send contact lists, images received, outgoing photos and videos, file content sent via Viber or any unsent messages.
Here is what you need to do. The process is the same in both Android and iPhone. Since you aren’t installing anything, rooting and jailbreaking are not required. Now follow the steps below:
- 1. Open Viber on the monitored phone.
- 2. Go to Menu > Settings.
- 3. Tap on Calls and Messages.
- 4. From the options, choose Email Message History.
Depending on the number of messages on the Viber account, this could take a while. Once the processing is complete, a file will be created and it will be ready to be sent via email. You simply have to enter your address to receive the backup.
You will receive a ZIP file in the email. There will be multiple spreadsheets in the file linked to each contact. The text conversations will be inside the spreadsheet. If there was any photo or video sent, the spreadsheet will say “Photo Message” or “Video Message.”
5. Spy via Viber’s database
Like any other messenger, Viber keeps a log of the message history on the device in a separate file. You can create a backup copy of this file and restore the user’s chat history in your own device.
However, this method of spying is not as straightforward as it looks. You will need moderate technical skills for that. So here is what you have to do. You must reach the database of the Viber messages on the person’s phone. Note that, the monitored device must be rooted or jailbroken for this purpose. Other than this, you will need a root explorer app to find the right paths on the monitored device and get to the folder that contains a log of Viber chats.
What’s the best method to spy on Viber messages?
If you want to remotely access the chats, Viber call logs, and photos, then go for Pumpic. Whether you like it or not, you will have to root or jailbreak the monitored device to access their Viber messages. The same applies even if you are using mSpy or iKeyMonitor. Since spying on Viber messages requires you to use the Premium Version of the spying app, both mSpy and iKeyMonitor are costly. Pumpic, on the other hand, would cost you only $12.49 a month to use this feature. Along with being the most affordable option of spying on Viber messages from a remote location, it is highly compatible with hundreds of makes and models. Plus, it works on iOS devices, too.
If you don’t want to install any third-party app on the device you would like to monitor, then simply email yourself the backup of the Viber conversations. Make sure you remove the traces of the email, otherwise, the owner of the device will know.
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