Recovery is a famous feature about data protection and safety. Generally recorvery means recovering the lost data from flash or other drive using the tools and softwares. This could be for recovery of a deleted file, formatted disk or even from a damaged disk. But in case of Recovery features in Spy applications for mobiles they are limited to very few. This is because primary functionality of Spy applications are monitoring activities of mobile and person.
Recovery features of spy apps may include Wiping the mobile remotely to protect its data and files from unwanted use. This is to protect the privacy of data. It will wipe the whole mobile by removing every chat, message, call log and media files. It will also wipe all the application including the spy app which is initiating the wipe operation.
Other Recovery features are locating the device on map with live gps data so you can view the phone moving on map, this could be very helpful in panic times or when the phone is stolen or lost. When the kid or employee is not moving towards the expected location. Many Spy Apps provide Geofencing in which you can set geographic areas entering and exiting of those could be a concern for you. Spy apps send notification to person repsonsible for monitored device or person whenever any in/out of geofencing is made by device.
Besides of Location and wiping other Recovery features could be like pulling real time copy of Text Messages, Call Log or Phone Book. Viewing from Mobile Front and Rear camear, Recording Surroundings or listing to live surroundings.
Even in rooted mobiles applications could provide more intersting features like viewing live mobile screeen, mobile screenshots, rebooting device, pulling social media chats etc.
Many Apps like SpyBrad can also provide feature to request a silent callback from monitored mobile which could be helpful when the person having mobile is not responding to calls and you want to listen what is happening there.