Who can be monitored by PhoneSheriff?
PhoneSheriff is a mobile monitoring software for monitoring your underage child's smartphones and tablet activity on a device you own and pay the bill for. It logs all call information, texts, websites opened, contacts, photos, see location in real-time and much more. For more details, go to PhoneSheriff Features.
Is PhoneSheriff Hidden?
There is a "Show Icon and Notification" setting which can be turned off by the parent when their monitoring activities require discretion. With the default settings, PhoneSheriff displays an icon on the device being monitored. When tapped, the icon shows a message which notifies your child they are being monitored. Notifications are also periodically displayed to the user in the form of a window which they must tap OK.
How do I install PhoneSheriff?
To install, access to the device is required, for at least 15 minutes. Note that this device must be internet-enabled (to be able to insert device activities to your account). After successful order completion, you will receive a Welcome Email to your registered email address along with instructions and a registration key purchased. You will then create your account using the registration key. You will then login to your account and view step-by-step instructions (with screenshots) to guide you through the installation.
How do I remove PhoneSheriff?
You can remove PhoneSheriff either directly from the monitored device or from online control panel. Please see the user guide link in the receipt email sent to you after your purchase for instruction on how to remove PhoneSheriff.
What is rooting? Is it required to install PhoneSheriff on an Android?
Rooting means to give your Android device full system (root) access to enable all of its features. After rooting, all limitations on downloading or modifying any application in the Android device are removed with administrative rights. Rooting your Android mobile phone is not required to install PhoneSheriff. It only adds a few additional features to root your device.
What device activities are logged?
PhoneSheriff logs all major device activities like Call History, Text Messages, GPS, Notes Logs, Contacts, Photos, Applications Installed, Websites Visited, Memos, Calendar Entries, and much more. Click here for more details
. PhoneSheriff also helps in filtering and generates alerts on profanity and tampering.
What are the SMS commands?
SMS commands are those commands that when sent from any mobile device to the monitored device triggers real time monitoring activities. For more details, refer to the user guide.
What are time restrictions?
Automatically lock the device during certain time periods of each day. You can choose to lock the entire device OR lock only the ability to make calls during the restricted time.
Does the monitored device require internet access?
Yes. To insert all mobile device activity logs to our online control panel, the monitored device does require internet access. However, the non-internet functions like SMS commands (Lock/unlock device, GPS location, device Wipe) will work.
I have more doubts.
For detailed information and questions, contact our Support
. You can find more helpful details on the support page. We will be glad to help you with clearing all your doubts and troubleshooting.
Online Control Panel
After registering and creating my account.
If you have not yet bought and added PhoneSheriff license(s), you can buy it from online control panel. Click on Login >>> Purchase >>> Add License. Add the license bought and click on Submit to verify. Type the build URL in the device browser and install PhoneSheriff.
Why and how to create a backup and/or restore?
Create a backup of the smartphone or tablet information to keep with you if in case the device gets lost or stolen. Restore factory settings on the device from the control panel. To create a backup, login in to the online control panel. Click on My Device>>> Check information back and factory re-settings.
What kind of alerts are generated in PhoneSheriff?
PhoneSheriff sends alerts to you when bad and rude words enter in the monitored device particularly through TEXTS and EMAILS. Below are the types of alerts.
Profanity Alerts: Alerts on usage of profane or abusive words entering the monitored mobile device.
Custom Alerts: Set your own list of unwanted words and get alerts.
Intrusion Alerts: Get intrusion alerts on the web panel when wrong PIN and SMS commands are tried repetitively on the monitored mobile device.
Geo-fencing Alerts: Get alerts whenever your child's geo-fencing perimeter is breached.
Is it possible to switch my license from one device to another?
One license allows you to monitor up to three devices. However if you need to move a license, yes, it is very easy to switch your license of monitoring one device to another. Just uninstall PhoneSheriff from the old device and install onto the new device. Then verify the new device from the online control panel to be monitored.
Can I use SMS commands from any phone?
Yes. You can use any other phone to send the SMS commands. The other phone does not need any special software or have PhoneSheriff installed on it to be compatible. It just needs to be able to send a regular SMS text message.
Can I switch SIM cards?
Yes. You can switch from an old SIM to a new SIM. But while using the new SIM, ensure to use the new mobile number while sending the SMS commands.
Will my service provider be compatible with PhoneSheriff?
Service providers like AT&T and Verizon may have some restrictions on your device for downloading and installing certain third-party applications. So, it is recommended to check with your carrier to ensure about any sort of limitation(s). Apart from this our software works with any device with an unrestricted Internet connection.
I have forgotten my account password.
Open the PhoneSheriff login page in your computer browser. Click on Forgot Password >>> Type email ID >>> Click on Send Password. Check your email ID for your new password. Later change it from My Account from inside online control panel.