What Is DDI Utilities?
DDI Utilities is a unique app available now for both iPhone and Android devices. The app itself allows its users to back up all their information in a single, secure location. So regardless of whether your phone was destroyed, lost, or stolen, you can be sure that you don’t lose any of your information. While the DDI Utilities app was designed to be used for data backup, I found it can also be used as a cell phone spy.
The app itself along with its online dashboard are both easy to use. Simply download the software onto the device you would like to backup or monitor. Once the installation is complete, you can view all the information from that device on any computer or smartphone. Even data that has been deleted is still accessible through the DDI Utilities dashboard. The software is also completely undetectable, so you won’t have to worry about anyone noticing it while they use their phone. And for those of you wondering about any differences between the iPhone and Android versions of DDI Utilities, I’ll be reviewing the software on both platforms for your convenience.
DDI Utilities is compatible with all recent Apple devices and software. While I was personally able to test the iPhone software on one of Apple’s newer devices (the iPhone XR), the DDI website shows all iterations of the iPhone, from the iPhone 5 to the iPhone XR, are compatible. In addition to this, all versions of iOS software ranging from iOS 7 to the most recently released iOS 12 are compatible with DDI Utilities.
On the Android side of things, all phones made by the major smartphone manufacturers will support DDI Utilities. This includes devices made by Samsung, LG, HTC, Google, and Motorola. For software compatibility, all Android software dating back to Android 3.0 – Honeycomb through to Android 9.0 – Pie is fully supported.
The Installation Process
One of the only differences I found between the Android and iPhone versions of DDI Utilities is in the installation process. For example, if you’re an iPhone user, you can download DDI Utilities without having access to the device. All you’ll need is the login information to that device’s iCloud and you can begin installing the software. On the other hand, if you’re trying to download DDI onto an Android device, you will need to have the phone in front of you to complete the installation. That being said, once the software has been installed, you can view the information on the phone from anywhere. Furthermore, installation on both the iPhone and Android versions of the app is simple enough that anyone can do it.
Android vs. iPhone
If you want to backup (or spy on) an Android device, start by purchasing the Android version of DDI Utilities. Afterwards, you will receive an email from DDI with a unique link attached to it. Simply text this link to the Android device you wish to monitor and click on it. After clicking the link you will be asked to validate your software. Enter the license key that you received in the previous email and you’re all set. Simply log in (using the information from the email) to the DDI Utilities dashboard from any other device to view all the information being stored on that Android phone.
Like Android, downloading DDI Utilities on an iPhone is also a straight forward process. The key difference here is you don’t need the iPhone in front of you to install the software. Instead, all you’ll need is the username and password for that device’s iCloud account. Once you have that login information, you can remotely download the software onto the device. After it’s installed, you can view all the information on that iPhone from the DDI Utilities dashboard.
DDI Utilities Dashboard
I found the DDI Utilities dashboard to be very intuitive and easy to navigate. The first thing you’ll notice about the homepage is how much information it gives you about the phone. A quick glance will show you just how many calls, texts, and photos are currently on the device. Another great feature is the “Latest Location” map at the bottom of the page. This shows the phones last active GPS location on an interactive map. So if you happen to be using DDI Utilities to spy on your significant other, this map could be a useful way to catch a cheater in the act. The navigation bar on the left-hand side breaks down information from the phone into categories. So if you’re looking for something in particular, simply click on a category to learn more.
The call log is great for seeing every call being made to and from the targeted device. Even missed calls as well as rejected calls can be viewed here. You’ll also see other important information such as the time and date of the call, the call’s duration, and of course, the phone number.
Just like with the call logs, the SMS category contains a ton of useful information. On the left side, you’ll see a record of every text message conversation on the device, including ones that have been recently deleted. Simply click on any of these conversations to view further details such as the messages being sent, along with the date and time stamps.
All-in-all I found DDI Utilities to be an incredibly flexible app. Whether you’re trying to back up important information in a safe and secure location, or you’re trying to catch a cheater by monitoring their phone activity, this software excels in both situations. Installation was quick and easy to perform on both my iPhone XR and Samsung Galaxy Note 9 devices. The price is also reasonable, at $69.99 with no monthly fees or subscriptions. So if you’re looking for a great way to back up your device or you want to monitor your child’s phone activity, DDI Utilities is a great option.
Check out their website at: ddiutilities.com