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How to Hack a Phone to Read Text Messages Without Having Their Phone

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Have you ever found yourself in the position of needing to know who someone is texting with?  Or what they might be saying? 

Don't worry.  Your're not alone. 

In this day and age EVERYONE from little children to grandparents use SMS text messaging for communication.  And while the vast majority of these messages are just us humans being social, there are plenty of times when that isn't the case. 

Sometimes people text when they're not supposed to, such as on the job (or while driving!).  Sometimes it's used by a cheating spouse, girlfriend, or boyfriend.  In fact there are thousands of reasons why you might need to know who and what someone is texting.

So we're going to dive into how to hack someone's text messages without having their phone in your hand.  This tool allows you to view or forward all of their texts to your phone or computer.

More on that later...

Why Remotely Hack Someone's iPhone or Android

As we mentioned at the beginning of this article there are lot's of reasons why you would want to be able to look at someone's text messages online or on  your phone.  Let's take a look at some of the top uses.

Catching a Cheating Spouse, Girlfriend or Boyfriend Using a Hidden SMS Tracker

An unfortunate reality of such easy digital communication is that it can help people cheat on their spouses or significant others.  If you find yourself in the position of needing to know who your husband or wife is texting with and you don't normally have access to their phone, there is a solution.

In fact, not only can you see their current conversations including the other person's contact information, you can even see their deleted text messages.  All of this is stored in your online dashboard for you to access at any time you wish.

Monitor Your Childs Text Messages Without Them Knowing

One of the most frequent questions we get is how can I monitor my child's text messages without them knowing.  mSpy is a very elegant solution for this.  Not only can you keep tabs on their SMS texts, iMessages, and Facebook Messenger, you can even monitor their Snapchat messages, pictures and videos.

Spy on Whatsapp Messages

In addition to all of the location tracking and text monitoring features, mSpy allows you to view chat messages from many of today's most popular chat apps. This includes Whatsapp.

Simply login to your control panel and select WhatApp from the list of apps. You'll be able to see sent and received messages as well as view who sent what and who said what.

You'll also have access to any images or videos that are sent using the Whatsapp platform. 

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Monitor Snapchat Images and Videos

Snapchat is another popular social media sharing application. It's great for sharing messages, images and videos. But just like SMS texting apps it can be used abused. Monitoring Snapchat allows you to see exactly what the phone's owner sees. All messages, videos, and images are available for you to browse.

All of this is easily accessible from the online dashboard. Here is some more information about how to monitor Snapchat.

Monitoring the Location of a Phone

In addition to keeping track of text and social media messages, monitoring software like mSpy allows you to keep track of the physical location of the phone.  This too can be accomplished without installing software on the target phone. 

This feature is very powerful, allowing you to setup safe zones for your kids, track employees that aren't where they're supposed to be, or even track your boyfriend, girlfriend, husband or wife if you suspect them of cheating.  If you want to learn more about tracking capabilities check out this link.

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Hacking a Phone to Intercept & Read Someones Text Messages

The process of intercepting text messages from another persons phone requires a special software package commonly referred to as a cell phone spy app.  The amount of data you can look at using so-called "spy" software is astounding. 

In addition to reading their texts, you can see who they've called, their Facebook messages,  their Snapchat, the phone's current location, pictures, and lots, lots more.  Most of these spy apps work on both iPhones and Android devices.

Our Favorite Spy App is mSpy.   You can learn more about it here.

Retrieve Messages Without Installing Software on Their Phone

People of all ages use text messaging to communicate. If you want to find out what's going on behind your back, this is one of the best methods of getting the information you need. mSpy allows you to read someone's text messages without installing software on their phone. You will be able to see who sent them, and at what time. This also includes iPhone messaging.

More importantly it will archive messages that have been deleted from the phone. This gives you the assurance that you'll see EVERYTHING.

OK.  One of the trickiest parts of this whole process is typically getting software installed on the phone.  Many people, especially those with something to hide, jealously guard their phones 24/7.  Some spy apps don't necessarily have to be installed on the target phone to get the information you need.  HOWEVER there are a few things you WILL need. 

First and foremost if you're spouse, girlfriend, boyfriend, child, or whoever has an iPhone or iOS device you will need their iCloud credentials.  Typically this is the email address and password they use for iTunes.  Without this you will need physical access to the phone.

Secondly, they must have automatic backups enabled.  This is what tells the iPhone to sync all of it's data with the iCloud.  Even if you have their credentials, if this setting isn't turned on, you'll never be able to get updated information.

There a couple of spy apps out there that give you all these capabilities without installing software, but by far our favorite is mSpy.  mSpy offers both an app an iCloud backup solution and a package that IS installed on the phone.

From Your Phone

A nice feature of this particular software is that it will allow you to monitor another phone from your phone.  Simply login to your dashboard and you'll be able to view everything from the target phone.  The dashboard is highly intuitive and easy to use.  The dashboard works on any type of smartphone.

From Your Computer

Sometimes checking things on your phone can be a pain due to the limited amount of screen space.  mSpy also allows you to login to your dashboard remotely using your computer.  It's web based so it will work on both Windows and Mac machines.  The dashboard on your computer offers all of the same functionality as from your phone.

Want to learn more about mSpy?  You can demo their software right here.

Remotely Hack an iPhones or iOS Device

How does this software work?  Here's a quick overview.  Most phones nowadays get backed up to the cloud.  This backup includes most of the data from the phone inlcuding:

  • call logs
  • contacts
  • text messages
  • location data
  • and more...

So to start tracking the phones data you'll need to know the iCloud login credentials AND ensure that regular backups are enabled.  This ensures that all data is available for download to YOUR phone or computer when you're ready to view it.

Hacking an Android Device with Touching It

Since Android devices do not connect to iCloud there is no way to access these phones without first installing the software on the device.  This means you WILL need physical access to the device.  To get full access to everything on their phone you will most likely need to root the device.  This allows the spy software complete access to all messaging apps, phone logs, and more.

Can You Hack Someone's Phone With Just Their Number?

While it would certainly be convenient, there is no way to hack someone's phone just by having their phone number.  Monitoring software needs to either reside on the phone or in the case of an iOS device you can secretly download their iCloud backups to see the data from the target phone. 

As far as I know the only people that can get access by just using the phone number is the NSA.   🙂

Can Someone Hack YOUR Phone Without Touching It?

Everyone's phones are vulnerable to hacking.  If you share your phone's password with someone they can then download and install an app that would allow them to see what you do.  Or if you own an iPhone and use the same username and password everywhere someone might be able to download your backups from the iCloud. 

For this reason it's a good idea to keep you usernames and passwords secret except from those you trust the most.  This should keep your information as safe as possible.

If you're looking for a more budget priced software package we also recommend Highster Mobile.  You can find our review here.

About the Author Jason

Jason is a work from home dad who has a passion for DIY projects, yard work, and SEC Football. His background is IT, but he's always fancied himself as a part-time ship welder, landscaper, and short order cook. During the week he can be found on his laptop 10 hours-a-day, but on the weekends he escapes to the local DIY Cave to play with REAL toys.