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Spy On Your Boyfriend, Girlfriend or Children's Text Messages and Emails from a Cellphone

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Yes I want to know who my girlfriend has been talking too?

Who has my girlfriend been talking to on the phone?


This might require you to access your girlfriend's phone or SIM card only for one SMS message. Please find out whether the privacy laws apply in your area.

A lot of carriers offer a free service where you can open up a link in your browser, enter a code that is either stored on the computer or will be sent to the girlfriend's phone, and access the detailed calls and messages data. You can then see what numbers she has sent a message to or called to. Some carriers offer the service where you call them, name the user of the phone and say a password. After that, you will be told what numbers have been dialed recently.

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There are spyware and malware applications and services and spy technologies too.

My son and I have an iPhone 4 and I would like to get his texts without him knowing, we have the same apple ID, is that possible?

Text messages my son sends and receives


You have a couple of options for spying, though it doesn't seem that your shared Apple ID is going to be important. You can try using a couple of different apps to spy; the one you choose will depend more on whether your phone is jailbroken (choose this), or not jailbroken (choose this). Jailbreaking a device will grant you a bit more control over it, and will allow you access to an entire app ecosystem that is not available to non-jailbroken devices, but could void your warranty. The non-jailbreaking option relies on the cloud backup feature for iOS devices, and will not require that you download an app to the phone in order to spy. The app for jailbroken devices is an undetectable installation that operates independently of the iOS cloud backup. Both have pros and cons, though there's always the chance that your child might turn off cloud backup at some point, making the non-jailbreak option perhaps a less assured method of keeping an eye on them.

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Both will forward you the text messages your son receives, as well as a variety of other information you might be curious about. Just install the app you want to use to your son's device and you'll be all set. Note that, as with most spy apps, both of the apps will cost you a bit of money.

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How do I look at my daughter's text messages if I have her apple ID and password?


It doesn't look as though there's an option to receive texts from her device using just an Apple ID and password. You can use that same Apple ID on a different iOS device, which sometimes will sync the activity of the two devices together, but that would also mean she might be able to see your activity on her phone.

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You could instead try installing an app like one of these to her phone to get access to the messages: Not jailbroken; Jailbroken.

More questions and answers on this topic can be found here: How can I track my girlfriend's phone texts and listen to calls remotely

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Spy On Your Boyfriend, Girlfriend or Children's Text Messages and Emails from a Cellphone

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