How to See Someone’s iMessages: 4 Easy Ways

Melissa E. Henry

iMessage is one of the world’s most popular messaging services — especially among teens. In fact, it’s so popular that teenagers  among their blue bubble peers (sorry Android users).

And because iMessage is an Apple product, you know it’s secure. That’s good from a privacy standpoint, but what if you want to know how to see someone’s iMessages? What if you need to see what your kids are saying on their iPhone, for safety reasons?

Remember, anyone can send them an iMessage. Or a text message. There’s no message request approval process. If a stranger knows your kid’s phone number or their iCloud username, they can message them.

And that’s hugely problematic, especially in a world filled with scammers, predators, creeps, and other people you don’t want associating with your child or teen.

And remember that Green vs. Blue bubble we talked about like two minutes ago? The color of their iMessage text bubble can actually lead to cyberbullying.

So is it possible to monitor your child’s iPhone to save them from harm? Is there a way to access someone’s iMessages? Can you find out if they’re chatting safely, with people you trust, and having conversations that are suitable for their age? Yes. In fact, there are four ways. And we’re going to walk you through each and every one.

Table Of Contents

Method #1: Get a Monitoring App, Like eyeZy

You know how to get someone else’s iMessages on your phone without them knowing, if you have another iPhone, iPad, or a Mac lying around. But what if you don’t? And what if you want a more advanced monitoring solution?

Then you need to check out eyeZy. The iMessage monitoring app is designed to let you see all their iMessages from any device of your choosing. That includes other iOS devices, Macs, Windows PCs, and even Androids.

Just purchase an eyeZy subscription and you’ll immediately receive installation instructions in your inbox. Simply follow the instructions, and you’ll be up and running in no time.

With eyeZy installed, you’ll have access to a fantastic tool called Social Spotlight. The tool lets you see everything that they’re saying in their favorite social media and chat apps. That includes iMessage, giving you access to all their iOS-to-iOS messages, plus regular text messages sent between iOS and Android devices.

Just head to your Control Panel, and you’ll be able to see every conversation. You’ll know who they’re talking to, what they’re saying, and when they said it. It’s almost like having their iMessages app in your hand, without having to hold their phone.

eyezy-banner-image
Make sure the conversations your kids are having in iMessage are safe!
Know what they chat about on the app and who they talk to.

Method #2: Sign Into iCloud on Another iPhone or iPad

If you have a spare iPhone or iPad lying around, you can access someone’s iMessages quite easily. If you know their iCloud credentials, simply sign into their account on your spare iPhone or iPad.

In a matter of seconds, you’ll have access to their iMessages. Whenever someone sends them an iMessage or text message, you’ll receive it on your device.

It’s important to note that with this method, being able to sign into iMessage without notification isn’t possible. That’s because they’ll receive a message on their device indicating that they’re now using iMessage on another device.

Method #3: Sign Into iCloud on a Mac

So, you want to read someone’s iMessage without them knowing, but you don’t have a spare iPhone or iPad lying around. We get it. But you’re not entirely out of luck. If you have a Mac, you can use the same method as above. Just sign into iCloud on your Mac, and you’ll have access to everything.

Once again, we need to point out that this method isn’t foolproof. They’ll also receive a message that they’re now signed into iCloud on a Mac.

Method #4: Use an Apple Watch

No iPhone, no iPad, and no Mac? No problem. Knowing how to see someone’s iMessages without their phone is easy if you’ve got an Apple Watch. Just pair your Apple Watch with their phone, and you’ll be good to go.

For this method to work, you’ll need to have access to their iPhone. And keep in mind that once the Apple Watch is paired with their iPhone, they’ll receive a notification that their iCloud credentials are tied to an Apple Watch.

But since you’ll have access to their iPhone during setup, you can simply clear the notification. If you’re quick enough, they’ll never clue in that you know how to track iMessages.

See Even More with eyeZy

eyeZy is filled to the brim with a ton of useful features. And there are way more things in Social Spotlight that you’ll love. If you want to go beyond just knowing how to read someones iMessages online and prefer to see whatever they’re saying wherever they’re saying it, Social Spotlight has you covered.

With the powerful tool, you’ll have access to their chats in WhatsApp, Kik, Telegram, Viber, Line, Snapchat, Hangouts, Skype, Instagram, Messenger, and even Tinder. Yup, Tinder. Once you know how to retrieve text messages on iPhone with eyeZy, you’ll know how to do the same thing with any other chat app.

eyeZy does way more than show you how to view iMessage history. You’ll also have access to several other monitoring tools, like Pinpoint to see their locations, Plans Breaker to see their events and notes and Files Finder to see their photos and videos.

The list goes on and on with such features as Phone Analyzer to see their contacts and phone calls, and even a keylogger and screen recorder, so you’ll always know what’s going on.

Melissa has been working in education for more than 10 years. As a vocational education teacher in the finance and marketing career clusters, she is experienced in explaining complicated things in simple words. On top of equipping her students with the needed skills, she also shares her knowledge online, delivering marketing-related educational articles and how-to guides for various digital tools.

Leave a reply:

Your email address will not be published.


eyezy-banner-image
See everything everywhere with eyeZy.
Parental app that keeps up with tomorrow's technology

Sign up to our newsletters
Back to Top