How Our Family Trip to Bali Was Saved from Ruin by Spying on My Kids iPhones

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Living in the cold weather of Minnesota is monotonous and without a lot of activities. Persistent dry and cold spells can make anyone queasy. And that’s why I make sure that my family takes a short break every year to warm up our souls and bodies. Wanderlust is in our blood and Asia’s islands and beaches on our wish list, because of the tropical climate. But traveling thousands of miles away from home requires extensive planning. Therefore, I always make sure we are travelling with every possible item that could help us on our vacation.

Last year, we went to Phuket, Thailand for the family vacation. Phuket’s blue lagoons and amazing sunsets make the whole experience a little surreal. Because there were so many things to do – like scuba diving, snorkeling, visiting Hindu Temples, shopping, etc. – taking care of my kids was the biggest challenge.

Bali

And this year, we visited Bali, another spot that had been on our list for a while. The food and transportation is cheap and you can rent a guesthouse for as low as $50 and as high as $1000. You can enjoy scuba diving, boat trips, etc. for under $100. Apart from the expensive air fare, everything was perfectly affordable, and only if Bali had a better internet connection, I would have moved with my family there—it was that beautiful!

But I had to make a few changes to my holiday planning this year. Both of my sons are in high school and so I had to acquiesce to their request for personal cell phones. I wanted them to make the most out of their new gadget while staying safe at the same time. So I set up a smartphone contract with my kids and told them I will monitor their cell phone usage. For spying on the iPhones of my kids, I got myself XNSPY, an app that my best friend had been using on her kids’ cell phone for about a year.

XNSPY

Normally, we used to stick together, the whole family, whenever we would go for a vacation. But this time, my kids requested time and again that they should be given some time alone to explore their holiday destination. Previously, I never thought It was a great idea, but this time, I had to finally realize that my kids have grown up and they don’t really like being helicoptered. Also, I never had XNSPY with me before, so l let them move around the new place on their own.

How did XNSPY help us?

One day, I set out to have the famous Balinese massage while my kids went to do some shopping as they wanted souvenirs for their friends. As we’re staying in Kuta, Kuta Beach was the closest and the biggest street market. I dropped my kids there and went for a massage. The exhilarating massage was so blissful that I couldn’t resist the urge to have another session back-to-back. My kids, however, got free earlier than me and started wandering around. It was then I received a call “Mom, we are lost!” I was aghast, but quickly opened the XNSPY’s control panel on my smartphone’s browser and searched for my elder son’s location. The app gave me access to my son’s real-time location. I was relieved. I quickly took a cab and followed their route. They had gone a little off-track and couldn’t get back. This could have gone brutally wrong because my kids got scared A LOT!

XNSPY for iPhones

I believe every parent should have this app for their kids’ iPhone. XNSPY isn’t just a GPS tracker, but it can also track:

  • Social media activity like chats, call logs and multimedia from Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Viber, Line, Skype KiK, iMessage.
  • Text messages, call logs, emails, internet browsing history, calendar entries and even scribbled notes.
  • Parents can use this app’s remote control features to lock or factory reset their kids’ iPhones.
  • You can also take a live screenshot with this app off the monitored smartphone.

XNSPY is affordable and that’s why I decided to use it in the first place. I got myself the premium package that cost me $12.49 per month, while the basic one starts from $8.33 per month. Having this app installed on your kids’ iPhones can make parenting a lot easier for you. You should really give it a try!

XNSPY is also available for Android devices.

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