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Want to spy on someone’s Viber? You can EASILY do it, here’s how!

When you enter a relationship, you expect mutual trust to be a given. And when you have children, you want to ensure their safety and trust them to make good choices. In real life, however, things don’t always work out like we want.

And so comes a time where you may wish to spy on someone’s Viber messages. Whether it’s your kid or your partner, the reasons are plenty:

  1. You suspect your partner is cheating on you and want proof.
  2. Your partner cheated on you before and you want to keep an eye on them.
  3. You don’t fully trust your kids with their own phone just yet.
  4. You found that your kid has been sending inappropriate texts and pictures and want to prevent that from happening again.

In this article, we will show you how to EASILY spy on Viber. We’ll tell you the truth, debunk myths and scams, and guide you towards real methods you can use to spy on Viber; no lies, no scams, no misleading information.

BEWARE of the laws regarding tracking covertly

Always consider your country’s or state’s law before attempting any type of spying on someone without their knowledge (unless it’s your underaged children). Do it at your own risk.

And if after all this you still have some questions, we have our very own Q&A section. Otherwise, feel free to drop a comment down below!

Want to spy on someone’s WhatsApp instead? Head over to our WhatsApp spying guide here.

First of all: You can’t hack Viber, no matter what anyone says

Viber, like all other popular messengers, has been improving its security systems for years now. The protection system it uses is called end-to-end encryption.

Essentially, this means that everything you send and receive (text, pictures, videos) can only be accessed by the participants of that conversation.

If that protection wasn’t there, you could intercept those texts/pictures/whatever before they arrived at their destination. Now, however, you can’t. Unless, of course, you use a spy app. See SPY APP SECTION for more.

Don’t trust any app, online tool, or “hacker for hire” because they are out to scam you

If you search for “Viber hacks” and so forth on Google and YouTube, you will see quite a lot of results.

These tools:

  • DO NOT work.
  • WILL take your money for no reason.
  • WILL spam your email address with viruses and/or other fake “hacking tools”.
  • WILL NOT allow you to “hack” or spy on Viber.

Below are some examples of these fake “services” and videos:

Here are two former YouTube videos about Viber hacking that were very popular, but were removed from YouTube for violating its policy (providing fake information):

Some will also tell you about methods that are either fake or have been fixed, such as:

  • Getting Viber messages, pictures, and texts from the target phone’s files.
  • Backing up Viber conversations in Google Drive and iCloud and then grabbing the files from there.
  • Using the same Viber account in a different phone.

The first two methods don’t work simply because Viber files are encrypted (which means they are protected and you can’t open them).

And Viber is limited to ONE PHONE ONLY. You CANNOT use the same Viber account in a different phone because it’s connected to the number.

Stay as far away as you can from them. Don’t touch them with a ten foot pole. We will show you some REAL methods you can use to spy on Viber. Jump to the methods section for more.

Wondering if you can read their Viber messages REMOTELY without PHYSICAL access to their phone?

No matter what some scammers might tell you, reading someone’s Viber messages remotely without any PHYSICAL access to their phone is just impossible.

With spy apps, you will be able to configure them in a way that you will only have to access the target phone once and then they will remotely monitor Viber messages.

HOWEVER, you will still need to have access to their phone AT LEAST once.

Anyone that tells you otherwise is lying and should not be trusted.

The only FREE way to spy on Viber is to take advantage of its own systems

What you’ll need

Access to their phone

A PC or a tablet

The Viber app for your tablet or your PC

An email address

Viber may not be hackable but you can still exploit its own services to spy on others. As many of you will already be aware, Viber can be used in tablets and PCs on top of mobile phones.

So the first free way to read someone else’s Viber messages is to get their phone and scan a QR code on your tablet or your PC.

This is what a QR code looks like:

The process is more or less the same but we will go through it in a lot of detail so there’s no confusion.

The other, more restrictive method is to email their Viber chat history (but not future ones) to yourself. Head on to that section now if you want to know more.

Here’s how to EASILY read their Viber messages online on your PC/Mac

You will need to have the target phone on your hands and be able to access Viber. So if the phone is protected by a password or a pattern, then you will need to know them so you can unlock the phone.

  • Level of difficulty: Easy
  • Chance of getting caught: Extremely low (As long as they don’t check if Viber is active on other devices. Look at this question for more).
  • Price: Free
  • Time required: Approximately 5 minutes

Now here’s what you need to do:

  1. Go to the official Viber Downloads page.
  2. Select your platform: Windows, Mac, or Linux. If you are on Windows 10, click on the Get it on Windows 10 button which will instantly open the Windows Store. In all other cases, just click on Get Viber.
  3. Regardless of your platform, the process is the same. Open the app to continue.
  4. Enter your phone number. It will say that a code will be sent to that phone. That’s not actually true so don’t worry about it.
  5. You will be asked to scan the QR code. To do that, open Viber on the target phone, open the menu, and select the QR Code option. Sometimes, the app might open automatically to the QR scan mode so you won’t have to do it manually.
  6. Scan the QR code on your PC using the target phone.
  7. You should now be able to see Viber messages on the PC app.

And this is how to EASILY read their Viber messages on your tablet

The same things apply here. You will need to have the target phone in your hands, unlocked, before you can do this.

  • Level of difficulty: Easy
  • Chance of getting caught: Extremely low (As long as they don’t check if Viber is active on other devices. Look at this question for more).
  • Price: Free
  • Time required: Approximately 5 minutes

And follow these steps:

  1. Install Viber on your Android tablet or your iPad.
  2. Open the app.
  3. Select Continue.
  4. Enter the phone number of the person you want to spy on.
  5. Allow whatever permissions Viber asks.
  6. Scan the QR code using the target phone.
  7. Viber should now sync in your tablet.

Can’t scan the QR code since your camera is broken?

If you can, jump to the next section.

Don’t worry, you can still spy on Viber even if your camera is not working. Click here to find out how.

Scanning the QR code isn’t the only way to activate Viber on a PC or a tablet. The following method works on PCs, Android tablets, and iPads in exactly the same way.

  • Level of difficulty: Easy
  • Chance of getting caught: Low
  • Price: Free
  • Time required: Approximately 5 minutes
  1. Open the Viber app on your tablet or PC.
  2. When the app asks you to scan the QR code, click on Can’t scan?
  3. You will see a screen like below. Just click on Copy to continue.
  4. What you just copied is a secret identification key. You must send this as an email or a message to the target phone.
  5. Once the email or message arrives on the target phone, tap on the link.
  6. Tap on Open.
  7. Select the Approve option.
  8. Tap on Yes.
  9. It’s done, you should now see their Viber messages on your tablet or PC.

Another free (but a lot more limited) option you have is to send yourself conversation backups by accessing Viber on THEIR phone only once

If you are just interested in reading up on their Viber chat history (but not future ones) then you can just send yourself an email which will contain conversation backups. Note that these will contain ONLY TEXT.

  • Level of difficulty: Easy
  • Chance of getting caught: Extremely low
  • Price: Free
  • Time required: Approximately 2 minutes

Keep in mind that you CAN’T send as a backup:

  • Contacts list
  • Public Accounts
  • Images you have received
  • Hidden/ secret chats message history
  • Outgoing photos and videos (those you have sent to others)
  • File content sent to you through Viber
  • Any unsent messages Group likes and settings
  • Conversation settings

You also can’t restore backup history to ANY devices with this method.

Here’s how to email THEIR message history to yourself

This process is the same in both Android phones and the iPhone.

  1. Open Viber on their phone.
  2. Open the Menu.
  3. Go to the Settings.
  4. Tap on the Calls and Messages menu.
  5. Select the Email message history option.
  6. Depending on how many messages and pictures that Viber account has, this process might take a little while. When it’s done, you will have the option to send the created file via email, so enter your address and send it.

The file you will receive is a ZIP file. Windows 10 and macOS can open these kinds of files without any extra software. If you are on another platform (like Windows 7), then download and install 7-Zip to open the file.

Inside that ZIP file you will multiple spreadsheets, each linked to one person. Inside the spreadsheet you will find the text conversations. If photos and videos were sent, the spreadsheet will simply say Photo Message or Video Message.

The final option you have is to pay for an app like mSpy, but you will need to have access to their phone, and it will need to be rooted or jailbroken

Spying apps like mSpy allow you to instantly monitor Viber messages, pictures, and videos on the target phone. HOWEVER, it has to be a rooted Android or a jailbroken iPhone.

For more information on those terms, look at our guide here.

With this method, you can even spy on Viber’s SECRET CHATS. This is the ONLY method that allows you to do this. Even if you sync Viber to a PC or a tablet (which we explained earlier), you will NOT be able to access secret chats.

Again, you will need to have access to their phones and if it’s not rooted or jailbroken, then you will have to do this yourself.

mSpy – An easy-to-use control panel with great 24/7 support

With mSpy, you can rest assured that any and all problems you run into will be dealt with by the excellent support team. The interface is also very easy to use so you can jump into it straightaway.

  • Level of difficulty: High (you must root/jailbreak target device)
  • Chance of getting caught: Low
  • Price: $69.99/month or $199.99/year (Premium tier needed, subscription renews automatically)
  • Time required: ~1 hour to root or jailbreak, 20 minutes for mSpy purchase/installation

Some things to do BEFORE you can install mSpy

Once again, I will urge you to understand that the target phone needs to be ROOTED or JAILBROKEN. There’s no other way.

mSpy offers a service called mAssistance where they can root or jailbreak your phone remotely. The cost for that service is $43.99.

Now here’s what you must do:

  1. Visit the purchase options page for mSpy. select one option from the Premium tier, and click on Buy Now.
  2. Choose whether you want to include Phone Support or the mAssistance services in your package. Make sure you enter a valid email address during the purchase.
  3. mSpy will now send you a link with login information to the Control Panel, something you will need to install mSpy and monitor Viber.

Installing mSpy on already rooted smartphone

Here’s how to install mSpy on an ALREADY ROOTED Android phone

  1. Open the Settings.
  2. Go to the Security options.
  3. Turn on the toggle for the Unknown sources option and confirm the warning.
  4. Now, login to the mSpy Control Panel and select “Android” as the target phone.
  5. Follow the setup wizard until you see a link where you can download the app. This is personalized so it will be unique to you. Don’t close this page yet.
  6. Go to that link, draw the shape in the box, download the app in the target Android phone and install it.
  7. Run the app and accept the license agreement.
  8. Activate it as a device administrator.
  9. Grant the superuser request.
  10. Choose whether you want to hide or keep the icon. It’s useless, so feel free to hide it.
  11. Go back to the mSpy Control Panel and keep clicking Next until you get a registration code.
  12. Enter that registration code in the target Android phone.
  13. Go to the mSpy Control Panel. In a matter of 20 minutes or less, you should be able to see incoming and outgoing Viber messages, images, and videos.
Viber chats and messages will appear in a dedicated section of the mSpy Control Panel
Viber chats and messages will appear in a dedicated section of the mSpy Control Panel

If you’d rather watch an installation video, we’ve got you covered:

A quick note: The video will tell you to go to a certain website to download the app. This method no longer works, so head over to the mSpy Control Panel to find your download link as I have detailed in the step-by-step guide above.

And this is how you install mSpy on an ALREADY JAILBROKEN iPhone

  1. Go to the mSpy Control Panel and select iPhone as the target device. You will find an installation guide here which I have placed in more detail below.
  2. Open Cydia.
  3. Go to the Manage tab.
  4. Tap on Sources.
  5. Tap on Edit and Add.
  6. Enter http://repo.mspyonline.com as the source and tap on OK.
  7. Tap on Return to Cydia.
  8. Select the Mtechnology LTD repository.
  9. Install the iPhoneInternalService.
  10. Tap on Restart Spring Board.
  11. Open the app you just installed and enter the registration code from mSpy.
  12. Your iPhone will restart, and that app will disappear.
  13. Go back to the mSpy Control Panel and wait for a while until Viber messages, pictures, and videos start to appear.

If all of this sounds confusing, just watch this video from mSpy instead:

Quick note: make sure to check the installation guide on the mSpy Control Panel too as things like the source might change from time to time.

Have questions? We’ve got answers!

We’ve got a list of Q&As here that we believe many of you will be thinking of. If your question is not covered here, feel free to leave a comment and we’ll get back to you with an answer.

And if your question is really good, we’ll feature it (with credit to you) right here!

Can I spy on Secret Chats?
Yes, but only on a jailbroken iPhone or rooted Android phone using a spy app like mSpy. There’s no other way to spy on Secret Chats.
Should I hire a hacker to spy on my partner’s/children’s Viber?
No, you absolutely should not. Hackers do exist, but they exist in the deepest corners of the web. You will not be able to find them easily, and no one who advertises themselves as a hacker on YouTube and such sites is legitimate.
Is spying on Viber legal?
It’s legal to spy on the Viber of your children. If you want to spy on your partner, you need their consent. Otherwise, you have to check the laws of your country.
Viber messages are not synced from the target phone to my PC/tablet. What can I do?
The first step is to reinstall the app on the tablet or PC. Then, make sure you wait for a while because sometimes it will not sync until a new message is sent/received.
Can I listen to Viber calls?
No, you can’t. With all of the methods we have detailed here, however, you will be able to access call history so you can see time, dates, duration, contact number, and so forth.
I have a lot of questions about jailbreaking/rooting. Can you offer any guidance?
Can I view someone’s Viber chats without installing any software on their phone?
Yes you can, by using the QR scan methods we talked about. The only time you will need to install software is if you want to spy on their Secret Chats too.
How do I know if someone is reading my Viber messages?

The easiest thing to do is to check if your Viber is connected anywhere else other than your phone. Here’s how to check:

  1. Open Viber on your phone.
  2. Open the Menu.
  3. Go to the Settings.
  4. Open the Account section.
  5. Tap on Desktop and Tablets.

You will now see whether your Viber is connected to other devices or not, along with other information like when your account was last used and in which location it was used.


The other thing you can do is look at the read receipts. If you see an opened message that you don’t remember reading, then maybe someone else opened that message instead.

I suspect my partner is reading my Viber messages. What can I do?
If you think that someone is spying on your Viber, here’s what to do.

First, follow the method I demonstrated above and see if they’re reading your Viber messages on their PC or tablet. If they are, tap on the Deactivate option while you are in that menu (see the screenshot from previous question for guidance).

Other than that, you can:

  1. Change your phone’s password.
  2. Never give them your phone again.
  3. Use Hidden Chats.

Have you managed to spy on Viber with the methods we showed you? Do you know another one that we didn’t mention? Let us know your questions and comments below!

Adam Pothitos

Adam Pothitos

Technology writer and psychology major.

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