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How to Spy on WhatsApp Without Rooting With Xnspy?

If you want to spy on WhatsApp without rooting, you don’t need to be a coding expert, nor do you have to read extensive technical guides. With an app as robust as XNSPY, you can read WhatsApp messages and also view multimedia files.

WhatsApp claims that its end-to-end encryption is strong enough to protect personal files so that they can’t access them either. However, XNSPY can bypass this security feature and spy on WhatsApp without rooting. In this post, we'll look at how Xnspy does all this and whether there are any other ways to spy on WhatsApp Android without rooting.

How to spy on WhatsApp without rooting?
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What is Rooting on an Android?

Imagine not living within the operating system’s constraints, not being restricted to its permissions, app controls, or other OS restrictions; security features that keep the operating system safe. This is what rooting is. This process is often long, complicated, and risky for users.

If you root your device, you get privileges to modify the software code and install other software that the manufacturer would've previously not allowed. The disadvantage of rooting is that it can make your device vulnerable to malware and can brick a phone if not done properly.

While certain apps only work on rooted devices, Xnspy isn't one of them. Today, we'll discuss how you can get started with monitoring phones without the need to root your Android phone first.

Can You Spy on WhatsApp without Rooting?

If you’re not tech-savvy and prefer a convenient solution to spy on WhatsApp, you don't need to root the device in most situations. All you need is a spy app that can track the WhatsApp activity of the target phone. However, you will need physical access to the device to install the app.

Most websites claim that you can track everything on phones without needing access to them. This is a scam, so don't fall for it. It's possible to spy on WhatsApp without rooting the device, but for extensive spying, you will need to root the device.

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Why Should You Spy on WhatsApp?

WhatsApp is today's leading instant messaging app. It has a user base of approximately 2 billion and is the most commonly used platform. You can use it to send messages, make calls, and exchange multimedia files.

But as we trust the platform, can we trust the people using it? Not quite. Here’s how WhatsApp spying can be useful:

Parental Control

Kids are inquisitive, secretive, and defensive about their cell phones. They want to have all the "deets" at their fingertips as they continue to explore and experiment online.

Little do they know how quickly and fast their bubble can explode. Every other day there are headlines about cybercrimes, grooming, and whatnot on the news, enough to worry parents every day.

Kids don’t appreciate nosy parents, but parents can protect their kids by staying one step ahead of everything. Spying on WhatsApp calls and text messages will help them curb any threat when it comes to their children’s safety.

Employee Monitoring

Many organizations in the past have suffered from employee negligence. Bad actors, or if I may so bluntly say, "rotten apples," can cost a company its reputation and money.

Threats are usually caused by dissatisfied and disgruntled employees, but also because of external hacking and malware attempts.

Most secret conversations take place over WhatsApp. It’s in an employer’s best interest to watch employees’ WhatsApp chats so they protect confidential information and avoid data breaches.

Other than that, spying on WhatsApp will allow them to see whether employees are working or wasting time on the job.


Find Out Their Secrets With These 3 Methods for WhatsApp Spying Without Rooting

We understand your reasons for spying on WhatsApp without rooting. You want a mobile spying solution that won’t require you to go through the tiresome process of rooting.

Luckily, there are 3 ways you can spy on WhatsApp without rooting. Let’s explore them.

Method 1: Use a Spyware

Spyware is an application that can be downloaded onto a phone or computer to gain remote access to the files stored on that device or computer. This is probably the most convenient method to spy on someone’s WhatsApp without having to go through the long rooting process.

However, there are two downsides to using spyware. First is that you’ll always need access to the device whose WhatsApp you want to spy on because you need to install the spyware manually. There’s no way you can get the spyware downloaded to a phone remotely.

Secondly, while you might not need to root a phone to install the spyware, you might need rooting specifically for spying on WhatsApp. This goes for literally every spy app out there, with a slight exception for the one discussed below.


If you want to spy on the WhatsApp of an Android phone, chances are you will have to root it. Pretty much all monitoring apps support WhatsApp spying on rooted Android devices.

When you use XNSPY, rooting is still a prerequisite for spying on WhatsApp, but you can still view WhatsApp photos and even most of the chats without rooting your Android device.

Xnspy recently introduced a new feature called “Keystrokes” which can help you get enough WhatsApp details to spy on someone.

With rooting, Xnspy allows you to spy on WhatsApp chats and view their time and date stamps, photos, and call logs.

So it’s a pretty straightforward route for someone who has no issue rooting an Android device. But if you don’t want to go down that road, there’s still a lot to gain.

How to Spy on WhatsApp Without Rooting with Xnspy?

Spying on WhatsApp without rooting with Xnspy allows you to spy on WhatsApp photos only. However, with the new Keystrokes feature, you can get almost all of the sent texts plus most of the received WhatsApp messages.

To do that, you must first subscribe to Xnspy and download it on the target phone. That’s the only time you will need access to the target device.

Wait for 24 to 48 hours for the app to transfer data from the monitored phone to your Xnspy web account.

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To Spy on WhatsApp Photos

Follow the steps below to start spying on WhatsApp photos without rooting:

Step 1: Log into Your Account

Visit and enter your login credentials.

Xnspy dashboard
Xnspy dashboard

Step 2: Choose “Photos”

A screen will appear with a menu on your left-hand side. This is your Xnspy’s online Dashboard or Control Panel. Choose ‘Photos’ from that menu. This will open up the phone's photo gallery.

Step 3: Go to Search

To find the WhatsApp photos, click on the search icon at the top right corner of your screen.

Xnspy dashboard
Xnspy dashboard

Step 4: Choose “WhatsApp”

Choose ‘WhatsApp’ from the drop-down menu and click ‘Search’.

Step 5: View All Photos

After this, all the photos shared via WhatsApp will be displayed.

Xnspy dashboard

To Spy on WhatsApp Texts

If you want to spy on WhatsApp chats and call logs via Xnspy, you will have to root the Android device. Rooting an Android device is pretty easy and quick. You can learn more about that here.

  • On your XNSPY Dashboard screen, choose Key logger from the side menu.
  • The key logger includes monitored keystrokes from not just WhatsApp but Skype, Messenger, Facebook, and Viber, too.
  • All messages come with an app badge indicating where they came from.
  • You can also use the filter option to reveal WhatsApp keystrokes only.

The above keylogging method will get you all the typed texts, whether they were sent or not, from the monitored device. However, for the received WhatsApp messages, that's not the case.

Xnspy can fetch the incoming WhatsApp messages, but only those that make it to the lock screen notification.

WhatsApp messages received while a person is using their phone don't make it to their Xnspy online account. This may sound tricky, but all of this is happening at the backend. On the front end, everything looks easy and convenient. And you still get enough WhatsApp chats and all of the photos to connect the missing dots.

Currently, there’s no other app out there that can do better than Xnspy when it comes to spying on WhatsApp without rooting.

If you want something easy, it’s there in Xnspy.

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Method 2: Mac Spoofing

This method is widely used, but only by the techies. Mac spoofing is free and fully discreet. However, as part of the prerequisite, you still need the device whose WhatsApp you want to spy on through Mac spoofing.

The other thing about this method is that it’s extremely hard and the results are not guaranteed.

Not because there are some loopholes in the process, but rather the intricacy of the procedure that many people fail at.

What’s Mac Spoofing and What Does It Do?

Every internet-ready cell phone has its own unique ID, which is assigned by the manufacturer of the device. It's like a social security number for your cell phone and is called a Mac address.

No two cell phones ever have the same MAC address. But if someone could successfully create a clone of a device's MAC address, it could pretty much get around the security barriers of that device.

It’s the equivalent of masking your own phone’s MAC address with that of another person, hence the term “Mac spoofing.”

Once you successfully clone the Mac address, you uninstall and reinstall WhatsApp on your phone.

When you do this, the newly downloaded WhatsApp will be the clone of the target person's WhatsApp account, so all those messages sent and received on their phone will get to you, too.

How to Spoof a Phone’s Mac Address?

Mac spoofing works not just on Android devices but also on iPhones, PCs, and Mac computers.

Though this process doesn't require rooting of the target device, your Android device needs to be rooted.

The first step is to get the Mac address of the Android device whose WhatsApp you intend to spy on. For this, go to Settings > About Device > Status > Wi-Fi MAC.

Once you have the Mac address, follow these steps:

  • Uninstall WhatsApp on your phone.
  • With a rooted Android device, you can download apps like BusyBox or WifiSpoof to mask someone’s Mac address on your phone.
  • Reinstall WhatsApp on your phone after changing its Mac address.
  • You'll have to activate WhatsApp on your phone. Enter the target person's phone number and not yours. Be mindful that this will send an activation code via SMS to both devices, i.e., yours and that of the target. Make sure you still have their phone so you can delete the activation code text from it.
  • Reset your Mac address to the original.

This process, if done successfully, will let you get all the WhatsApp messages of the other person in real-time.

However, the part where you spoof the Mac address is tricky. Also, it requires your Android device to be jailbroken, if not theirs.

We recommend you go for this procedure if you know some computer geeks.


Method 3: Try WhatsApp Web

It's the easiest method, and it’s free. The only thing is that you will surely get caught unless you are lucky.

We'll tell you the reason once we tell you how you can spy using WhatsApp Web.

  • Take the person’s phone whose WhatsApp you want to spy on.
  • Open on your PC's web browser and scan the QR code. You will need to go to "WhatsApp web" within the target person's WhatsApp app to scan the QR code.
  • Once done successfully, you can return the phone and leave the PC turned on. All the WhatsApp messages from the phone will immediately sync.

But there's a serious downside to this, especially if the monitored device is an Android. With WhatsApp Web active, there will be constant notifications in the drop-down notification center of the monitored Android device. However, with an iPhone, it's a lot safer because there's no constant notification.

The other issue is that you’ll need to scan the QR code over and over again.

WhatsApp Web

If you want to access someone's WhatsApp from your phone using WhatsApp Web, this is how you can do it.

  • Install Chrome on your Android phone.
  • Open a new window in the Chrome browser.
  • Open
  • Tap on the 3-dot icon in the top right corner of the screen.
  • Tap the “Request desktop site” option.
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Our Verdict on the Best Way to Spy on WhatsApp Without Rooting

We have discussed the three best ways to spy on WhatsApp without rooting. The best thing about all these three methods is that they are all different, not just in how well they do the job but also in their ease of use.

We believe you don't have to pick one only, but if you need to, that would be the use of spyware. Let us tell you why.

Your Secret’s Safe

When planning to spy on someone’s WhatsApp, you want to keep it a secret. You don’t want anyone to find out, especially the person whose WhatsApp you are spying on. Of all these three methods, Xnspy and Mac spoofing, both are foolproof solutions.

Tech, Don’t Wreck

Mac spoofing, as we discussed, is not a fully-working solution. If you aren't a tech expert, you will probably end up wrecking something. It could be your phone or the person you're spying on.

See Eye to Eye

Xnspy is not just about spying on WhatsApp. With this app, you can do a lot more; we'll take a look at some of the top features of the app down below.

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Features Highlight – XNSPY

Xnspy is fully-fledged spyware for Android smartphones. The wide array of spying features lets you focus on more than just the WhatsApp of a person. With Xnspy, you can do the following and a lot more than that:


View Location History

Xnspy gives you a location history for every place visited by the monitored user. Each location comes with a date, time, and, of course, an address stamp.


All Stored Multimedia

Any photo or video downloaded to the phone's storage will also be available for you to review on your Xnspy account.


Social Media Monitoring

You can spy on WhatsApp and other social apps, including Facebook, Viber, Skype, Kik, and even Tinder.


Remote Controls

When you have Xnspy on a phone, you can even use the remote control gestures to lock a phone, wipe its data, take screenshots, and record calls/surroundings.

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Frequently Asked Questions

question General Questions

  • Although WhatsApp is protected with end-to-end encryption, (which means its security is strong enough against vulnerabilities), it's still possible for someone to track WhatsApp message history from another phone if they have installed a spy app on the target phone to track its activities. Users might not know they’re being spied on if the spy app installed on their phone operates in stealth mode.

  • Hacking someone's WhatsApp account using their phone number is an easy method. It was previously impossible to use a single WhatsApp account across several devices, but since WhatsApp now allows that, you can easily hack any WhatsApp account you want to.

    To hack someone's WhatsApp account, you will need to install the app and enter the target user's phone number. You will get a prompt asking you to enter your PIN. The code will be sent to the target user's phone.

    Once you have logged in, you can view the contents of the phone. The major downside of this hacking attempt is that the intended victim will be notified of your login and will be able to detect it.

  • If you root your device, you have the power to use the device as you please. To spy on a rooted device, many spy apps, including Xnspy, will let you access whatever it is you want to see, including call logs, messages, social media, web browsing history, location history, photos, and multimedia.

    You have no restrictions or limitations since rooting has given you developer-level access to use and customize the phone to your liking. If you're not tech-savvy or you prefer a convenient method of spying on a phone, then you can do so without rooting the device.

    This, however, will give you access only to a limited number of features. You might be able to view photos and some text messages. If the app you're using monitors keystrokes, you might be able to track messages and see details.

  • You might be able to tell if someone is tracking and monitoring your WhatsApp if you head to the app, tap the three dots in the corner, and select WhatsApp Web. If your screen shows a pop-up that says "currently active," then you're being monitored because it's likely that the person logged into your account using a browser.

    It can also be possible that someone has installed a spy app on your phone to track your WhatsApp. Though most apps operate in stealth mode, you might suspect you're being spied on if your battery drains faster than usual or your phone has started lagging.

  • Yes, it is possible to hack WhatsApp without a code. Once Xnspy is installed on the target user's phone, you can track their WhatsApp activities from the user dashboard. In instances where you don't have physical access to the phone or the phone has two-factor authentication enabled, you won't be able to access WhatsApp.

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