How to monitor my child’s text messages?
Posted: Oct 18, 2020
There are a number of ways to monitor your child’s phone activities on iPhone. Apart from manually checking their phone, you can also utilize applications to get access to their text messages and other information. Consider this as a step to protect them, at least up to a certain age.
Way 1. Use iCloud Message Syncing
One way of monitoring your child’s message is by using Apple’s cloud message sync feature. It works on iPhone running iOS 12 and above. If the iCLOID message syncing is enabled, you can easily read messages from your child’s phone. The only downside of this method is that, you need to know your child’s Apple ID and password. To get child’s text messages on iPhone, you can follow the steps below:
Step 1. On your child’s phone, go to Settings and tap on the name of device user
Step 2. Under iCloud, move the slider in Messages
Step 3. Sign in the same iCloud ID on another iPhone and view all messages
This method is easy to use but only applicable if you know your child’s Apple ID and password. Please note that do not use your personal Apple ID as your child can find out you are monitoring their device.Way 2. Use Text Message Forwarding
Text message forwarding is another way to monitor your child’s text message. Every message sent or received by your child will be accessible by setting up this feature. Follow the step-by-step instructions to track text messages:
Step 1. Go to Settings and find Messages
Step 2. Under Messages, tap on Send & Receive
Step 3. Sign in to an Apple ID you will use for monitoring
Step 4. Go back to Settings again then find Messages
Step 5. Tap Text Message Forwarding to enable this feature
Step 6. Select your own device to receive text message from your child’s iPhone
Step 7. Enter the verification code when prompted
The limitation of this method is that your child may turn this feature off. To prevent your child from changing the settings, you might set a restriction passcode. You can visit Settings> General> Restrictions> Enable Restriction> enter a passcode> select Don’t Allow Changes.Way 3. Utilize SMS tracker with Chamspy
If you want to avoid getting caught when monitoring your child’s text message, you can utilize a third-party SMS tracker. Here we would like to introduce the Chamspy. Compared to the previous two methods, Chamspy enables you to read all sent&received text messages on your child’s phone without being found. It is compatible with iOS 9.4x and above. Follow the below steps:
Step 1. Register your account with email
Step 2. Add the iCloud details of target device and disable the two-factor authentication
Step 3. Log into your account on any browser and track text message
This powerful tool empowers to view all sent and received messages. Even if a message is deleted, you still can get access to it. You can also view media files, contact number, name and pictures. Thus, parents can know what kind of message your child is exchanging and who he/she is chatting with. They can identify potential dangers like sexting, cyberbullying and phishing from this SMS tracker.