How to Read Someones Text Messages Without Their Knowledge


We live in the era of technology – the boundaries of physical distance have been blurred in this era, thanks to the rise of various telecommunication mechanisms. However, with every new technology come some of its side effects. Communication technologies (i.e. text messaging) developed for good purposes are also being used by people to cheat on their bosses/partners, or to exploit someone’s children. The fortunate part is that technology itself also provides the tools to combat its side effects. There’re applications available in the market that can be used to track the text message conversations happening on any phone. You can use them to read the messages on someone’s phone without their knowledge. Want to know more on this topic? Then bear the length of this article!

Set your goals (clearly)

Before you purchase a program that allows you to keep track of texts coming to someone’s phone, determine your goals clearly. You should have a clear picture in your mind of what you want to accomplish by taking this step, and how you can accomplish that. For example, if you want to figure out whether your spouse is cheating on you or not, there’s a good chance that you’ll need a program that allows checking deleted messages because most people cheating on their spouses delete their text messages regularly.

Similarly, if all you want to know is where your kids are going in their spare time, there are applications that can alert you of messages whenever a plan is being made (by detecting the mentions of time or place). If you want to keep a check on the messages coming from a particular number on the phone of other person, there are programs available that provide you this feature too. Therefore, it’s important that you get clear about your goals from the beginning itself.

Top 4 apps to read someone’s text messages

Once you’ve your goals outlined clearly you can easily select an app that allows you to accomplish them. Let’s take a look on some of the top programs that can be used to read someone’s text messages without their knowledge:

  • mSpy: This one focuses almost exclusively on parental control, so the features have been designed completely for that particular use case. It works with both iOS as well as Android platforms, and tracks the messages coming to all popular messaging apps. The interface is very simple, and pricing starts from $29.99 per month.
  • XNSpy: This software is aimed at parental controls and employee monitoring. It works well with all popular messaging platforms, and it can also monitor the media being shared in messages. The best part is that it doesn’t require root privileges to work. It works on both iPhone and Android devices, and its price starts only from $8.33 per month.
  • TeenSafe: The name of this program is enough to tell you that this one is also focused on parental controls alone. It allows you to see all the texts that came to and were sent from the phone – even those which have been deleted. However, it’s available for iPhone only.
  • FlexiSPY: FlexiSPY is a complete monitoring program that can track anything and everything happening on a smartphone, tablet or even a PC. Naturally, tracking messages comes as a part of the package. It allows you to set some customized alerts for texts coming from any particular number, or set some alerts based on any particular “hot words” appearing in the messages. The best part is that they can also deliver a phone of your choice with their software secretly pre-installed on it to your doorstep. You can then give that phone to anyone whose activities you want to monitor. It works with iPhones and Android smartphones, and its pricing starts from $68. Yes, it’s a bit costlier than other offerings mentioned on this page, but it’s also the most powerful one so it justifies the price totally.

Steps to read someone’s messages

Once you’ve chosen an app that can help you accomplish your desired purpose, the next step is to install it on the phone of your target person. Don’t worry – the app won’t show anywhere in the app drawer, as all these apps come with the ability to work in stealth (hidden) mode.

After installing the app on the device of your target, log in to it with your account. Set up message tracking inside the app, and hide it. The methods of doing these two tasks  will vary depending on the app you choose, and you’ll have to refer to the instructions of your app itself to figure out these two small things.

The next step is to open your account of the tracking app in your PC’s browser. Once you sign in to the web dashboard of your tracking app you’ll be able to view all the messages coming to and going form the phone of your target. You’ll also be able to change the settings of tracking app installed on your target’s phone from your computer itself – no need to mess up with the phone again!


So that is how you can read the messages coming to and going from any particular smartphone without the knowledge of phone’s owner. Just don’t use the methods outlined here to turn into a Big Brother type of person who keeps snooping into everyone’s private life, because it’s not a good thing to spy on people. Use these methods only when they’re the need of the hour. All the best!