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3 Ways to Read Someone's Text Messages without Installing Software to Their Phone

By FonePaw | Oct 14 , 2019

In today's digital world, most of us use cell phones to make phone calls and send text messages. It seems that most people's secrets can be found in their cell phones.


You may be afraid that your child is hanging out with the wrong crowd or your significant other is having an outside affair. Then you may often wonder how to read text messages without them knowing. without installing software on their phones.


Here are 3 useful ways that can help you read someone's text messages without having their phone and without installing software on their phone.




Intercept text messages from another phone with spy app(iOS)

If the target cell phone is an iPhone, you can use Cell Phone Spy Software, one of the best spy apps that can intercept text messages on the iPhone from another phone without installing any software on the iPhone.


This trustworthy spy app allows you to invisibly track and monitor your target phone remotely. It can help parents who care about their children and want to protect them from inappropriate content on the Internet as well as spouses if they suspect their partner is cheating. It works on the background so that the target phone owner would never know that you can read their text messages.


Major possibilities provided by the Cell Phone Spying Software:

  • Reading the content of text messages;
  • Listening to records of incoming and outgoing calls;
  • Tracking GPS location of the target device;
  • Monitoring instant messengers like Skype, WhatsApp, Facebook, and others;
  • Restrict or block the use of applications and instant chats, visiting websites and so on.


Cell Phone Spy Software


In order to use Cell Phone Spy Software to read someone's text messages secretly, you need to get the Apple ID and password of the target iPhone, then follow the steps below to spy on someone's text messages without accessing the target iPhone.


Step 1: Create an account on the official Cell Phone Spy Software website, then purchase and install the software.
Step 2: Enter the license key to activate your account.
Step 3: Select the target device with the target phone's Apple ID and password
Step 4: Read text messages, view call logs, GPS location and other activities taking place on the target phone from the control panel of the spying software.


Read someone's text messages for free using iCloud/iTunes

When an iPhone user saves messages to iCloud or back up iPhone to iTunes, you can read their text messages/iMessage in iCloud or iTunes backup without having their phone. This is a free way to enable you to read someone's text messages from another phone.


1. Read text messages using iCloud
To read someone's text messages from iCloud, you need to have the Apple ID and password that the person is using on his or her iPhone. Then you can sign into the Apple ID on your iPhone or Mac; if Messages in iCloud has been enabled on the target phone, you should be able to read the messages from the target phone on your iPhone as Messages on iCloud can be synced across all Apple devices that have been signed in to the same Apple ID.


iMessages on Mac


If on the target iPhone, it is set to save text messages on its phone memory instead of iCloud, you can't read the text messages from another phone even if you have signed in to the same Apple ID. However, you still can intercept the text messages from the target iPhone with its iCloud backup. Try to restore the iCloud backup of the person's iPhone to your iPhone with his/her Apple ID and password, or use an iCloud backup extractor software to view the text messages inside their iCloud backups.


Step 1: Download and run FonePaw iPhone Data Recovery on a computer.

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Step 2: Choose Recover from iCloud Backup File, then sign in to iCloud account with Apple ID and password on the target phone.
Step 3: After that, you'll see all the backup files of the target phone. Select one backup and click Download to download the backup from iCloud.
Step 4: Then you can view text messages, call history, WhatsApp messages, etc. on the target phone without the owner even noticing.


Read Text Messages of iCloud Backup


2. Spy on SMS using iTunes
iPhone users might have made backups of their phone with iTunes on computer. The iTunes backups also contain text messages of the iPhone. If you have access to that computer, you can also read someone's text messages without their phone.


  • Install an iTunes backup extractor on the computer that has the backups of the target phone.
  • Select Recover from iTunes Backup File.
  • Choose an iTunes Backup, then click Scan.
  • Read the text messages, call logs, etc. of the target phone.


Read WhatsApp Messages of iTunes Backup


Spy on text messages from Android device

If the target device is an Android device, installing a spy app on the phone is a must to read the text message from the phone, but you can disable the app icon and notification of the spy app on the target device so that the owner won't know they are being spied.


Among the Android phone monitors, Mobile Spy is a great choice for parents. It logs activities like SMS, calls history as well as GPS location. You still can read messages without the phone owner knowing because Mobile Spy logs the activities and insert them into your account. Then you can view the activities using any web browsers in near real time.


Here's how to use it to spy messages from Android device.


Step 1: After purchasing Mobile Spy, register your account and you'll receive an email containing your license key.
Step 2: Download and install the software onto the target phone.
Step 3: Log into your account to read text messages from the target phone in real time.


Although there are many ways you can read someone else's text messages without them knowing, I really hope you never have to use any of these ways. If you have to, hopefully, this article can be of any help to you.


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