"I've been concerned with what my daughter has been doing on her phone recently. She has become too secretive and I'm worried plus she is always texting. How do I monitor what she is doing and read her messages?"
It is not advisable to spy on other people but if you have real concerns about what someone is doing on their phones, the information they are sending and receiving, then there are a few ways you can see someone else's text messages. In addition to parental monitoring purpose mentioned in the above question, there are many other situations where you need to read other's phone text messages, like monitoring employee's activities, catching a cheating spouse, etc. There are ways to get the job easily done even without having their phone, and the steps are discussed below.
Option 1. Read Someone Else's Text Messages Through iTunes Backup
Is it possible to view text messages on someone's iPhone without accessing it? The answer is a big Yes! This is done using an efficient and secure iTunes and iCloud backup extractor called iMyFone D-Back (compatible with iOS 15 beta 4/3/2/1). It can be used to read iPhone data that is stored on backup files. Due to the fact that Apple recommends making a regular backup of iOS devices, you will be able to check most of text messages using D-Back. Below is a step a step guide.
Step 1.First, download and install the iMyFone D-Back on your PC/Mac. After that, launch the software, click on 'Recover from iTunes' and select 'Start'.
Step 2.Select 'Messages' as the type of data you want to read.
Step 3.Choose the iTunes backup you want to access and click 'Scan'. Wait for the process completes, and you will be shown the available text messages from your iTunes backup.
If you want to, you can also export the scanned text messages to computer for later review. This is how iMyFone-Back works to see someone's text messages. More than that, this app also allows you to check instant messages from WhatsApp, Line, Viber, Skype and more. As you can see from the steps, the whole process doesn't require the use of the target iPhone.
Option 2. See Someone Else's Text Messages Through iCloud Backup
If the text messages you want to track is stored in iCloud backup, don't worry, as iMyFone D-Back also supports extract data from iCloud. For this feature to efficiently work, you will need to have the same Apple ID and password, then follow the steps below.
Step 1.Launch iMyFone D-Back, select 'Recover from iCloud Backup' this time and click 'Start'.
Step 2.Select the files you wish to read - 'Messages' and then sign in your iCloud account (iMyFone does not retail personal details such as this). The iCloud backup made for iOS 15 beta 4/3/2/1 is also supported.
Step 3.You will be shown all your backup files and then, you can select which you will like to scan.
Step 4.Once the scanning is done, you can read all the messages from iCloud. If you want to save some of them, just select the files and click 'Recover'. Your files will be downloaded in a few minutes.
For iPhone users, there is a shortcut to read someone else's iMessages, by signing in the same Apple ID on your device. Apple's unique file sharing system will make it possible to receive text messages meant for others. However, this little trick only works for people who are very close to you because you have to know his/her account and password and gain access to the target device to set up text messages forwarding. If you want to read someone's text messages without having their phone, we still think the best way is using iMyFone D-Back. It can read someone's text messages without installing software on their phone or even having access to it. The steps are also very easy to follow.
How to Read Someone's Text Messages without Having Their Phone (Android Only)
For Android users, it's not that easy to access someone's text messages, unless you are using an SMS tracker app. When you are looking for these apps online, there are too many options available, and it's hard to make a decision especially when most of these tracking apps require purchasing. We have gathered up some user comments, and according to them, a good SMS viewer app should include the following: ease of use, quick installation, versatility, stealth mode and inexpensive price. After the careful comparison, we found KidsGuard Pro is a satisfied result.
Some important features of KidsGuard Pro are listed below:
Click here if you want to try the live demo of KidsGuard Pro and know better about its messages tracking feature.
How Do KidsGuard Pro Function to See Text Messages on Android Phone
Step 1.First of all, create a KidsGuard Pro account from its website and get a premium plan.
Step 2.Go to www.clevguard.net on the target device you want to monitor. From there you can download KidsGuard Pro assistant app.
Step 3.Install this app and sign in with your account. Follow the on-screen prompts to complete configurations process. After you set it up, the app will start working. Kindly note the app icon will disappear from home screen to prevent the target device knowing it.
Step 4.Start reading texts of others from the web dashboard of KidsGuard Pro.
Till now, KidsGuard Pro has been chosen by thousands of users and many tech sites like AlternativeTo and NewsDigitali also recommend it. So you can rest assured and give it a try.
By reading this article, now you should have a clear idea about how to read someone's text messages on iPhone and Android. And the best thing is above methods don't require having their phone. If you have any problems related to text messages tracking, let us know in the comments.
Is it possible for someone to read my text messages from another phone?
Yes, it's definitely possible for someone to spy on your text messages and it's certainly something you should be aware of – this is a potential way for a hacker to gain a lot of private information about you – including accessing PIN codes sent by websites used to verify your identity (such as online banking).
Can you pull someone's text messages?
Federal law prevents companies from producing these documents without a court order or subpoena. Text message records must be obtained from a party's cell phone provider. An attorney can obtain a court order or subpoena to get the records directly from the service provider.
How can I get the same text messages on two phones?
To get setup for mirroring messages, you first need to install FreeForward on both your primary and secondary Android phone. In the app, choose one to be the phone that forwards messages to the other; this is your primary handset number that everyone is familiar with.
Can you access text messages without your phone?
Read Android messages and text using the web (PC/Mac) Next, we have Google's answer to viewing text messages on a computer - Messages by Google. Messages by Google enables you to view your Android text messages through any device which uses an internet browser, and even send text messages using that device!