Maybe you suspect that your teen is in trouble, and they won't open up to you. Perhaps your husband or boyfriend is cheating on you, and you want to find proof. Whatever the case, tracking the messages on their cell phone could be a good way to see what they're up to.
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Things you need
- Mobile spy software
- Computer with Internet
Select a mobile phone spy software. Phone Stealth, Mobile Spy and FlexiSpy are the three most popular software programs on the market today. These will not only allow you to track and read text messages, but you can also listen to conversations, keep track of calls and follow the location of the phone as well. As of 2010 these programs cost anywhere between £12.90 a month to £195 for the year, depending on what your needs are.
Download and install the program. Although each set-up will be slightly different depending on which program you have chosen, the basics are still the same. You will need to have physical possession of the target phone and use it to log on to the Internet. After you purchase the software you will receive a download link. Go to that link and download the software to the phone and begin the installation process. Input the key code given to you when you sign up for the service. After you've entered it, you will need to restart the phone.
Set up the phone. Go into the menu and tell the program what details you want it to send you. If you want, you can just keep track of text messages, but you can also keep records of the target phone's incoming and outgoing calls and it's GPS location. If you want the program to run in the background invisibly so that the target doesn't know it's there, you will also have to come up with your own secret code to reveal the program once it is hidden.
Log in and track the phone activities. Once the software is installed, the target phone will send you its activities regularly, at intervals that you determine. This information is stored on a password-protected website that you can log into from any computer or web-enabled phone.
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