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In a world that is highly revolutionising, there is a lot of information dispensed on phones and the internet. As much as some of this information is helpful, some of it too is destructing especially to children. Therefore, it is beyond a reasonable doubt to monitor your child's text messages just to beware of what's going on in their lives. The beauty is that you can track your child's messages without their knowledge. How do you this without raising any flags? Well, this article will tell you how to monitor your child's text messages smartly.

How Can I Monitor My Childs Text Messages on iPhone without Them Knowing For Free?

Apart from providing exquisite devices and services, Apple solves parent's challenge of keeping track of their child's messaging activities. The Apple texting iMessage tool enables parents to view their kid's iMessage for free. Apple iMessage tool works successfully when the text messages shared are both from iPhones. This feature is very reliable since it keeps track of all text communication and does not allow filtering.

To use Apple iOS iMessage app, certain conditions must be met. Firstly, you must ensure that both parties are iPhone users, either running in iOS 7, 8, 9 and so forth. Both the iPhone function and iMessage syncing feature have to be enabled.

Next, both iPhones must have an iCloud account setup. The Apple ID logged on your child's iPhone has to be the same as that on your iPhone. Finally, you must have the target phone at hand since you will need to complete the set up on both your phone and that of your child. With a reliable internet, follow the steps below to start tracking your child's messages:

You can begin by setting up your child's iPhone then yours. To do this:

  1. Click on "Settings" icon, then "iCloud" and log in with an active account. Note that you will use the same account to setup the parent's account. If the child already had an iCloud account, log out and log in using the new iCloud account setup.
  2. iCloud Setting

  3. Return to "Settings" and select "Messages." As you do this, ensure that iMessage is turned on and that your iCloud account is one under Apple ID. However, iOS 9 differs a little in that you will have to click on "Send &Receive" to view the Apple ID.
  4. Turn on imessage

  5. Next, verify that the child's default phone number and email (optional) are available under "YOU CAN BE REACHED BY IMESSAGE AT."
  6. iMessage Setting Details

  7. You also have to verify that it is only the child's phone numberthat is available under the "START NEW CONVERSATIONS FROM." Moreover, when setting up parent's account, you also need to verify that it is your number that appears under this icon. As for iPad Wi-Fi and iPod users, the phone numbers will not be displayed, but conversations will be originated from email.
  8. Finally, view the child's iMessage from your email, since the two accounts are synced.

Use the same procedure to set up the parent's account. However, the process differs a little in the second step, whereby you have to verify that both the parents and the child's number appear under "YOU CAN BE REACHED BY IMESSAGE AT."

It is crucial to test whether the procedure was successful or not. Therefore, let someone text your phone. The iMessage will appear on your phone but not in your child's. Secondly, let the same person text your child's phone. The text or iMessage will appear on both the child's and the parent's phone.

You can then go back and set up a restriction on the child's iOS account. This is to bar your child from the tampering with the iMessage setting.

Part 2: How Can I Track My Childs Phone without Them Knowing Using SpyMyFone?

SpyMyFone is an incredible monitoring app that is used to spy on virtually everything on mobile devices. SpyMyFone provides the ultimate tracking solution for all Android and iOS devices. With SpyMyFone, you can track call logs, SMS and app chats on your child's phone. It also works in stealth and does not require rooting or Jailbreaking. Once successfully set up, you can access any data you need to view on the child's phone.

You must have the target phone at hand and a premium account to start the process. Viewing your child's phone is easily achieved in three basic steps:

  1. Register an account with SpyMyFone

Use a legitimate email address to create a SpyMyFone account. Then log in by using the credentials provided in your email. To access advanced features, purchase a premium account from the various subscriptions availed at SpyMyFone's webpage.

  • Synchronize with a target phone.
  • This stage comprises of several setup parts that must be completed. You must also have the child's phone. You have to install the monitoring app on the android target phone and setup iCloud on iPhone. Moreover, you must put the name of the child on the setup wizard page and choose the operating system that runs on the child's phone. This is because android and iPhone devices work differently. So if the child's phone is iPhone, choose "iOS" and, "Android" if it is an android. To complete the set up on iPhone, you have to verify the iCloud ID and password of the child's phone. Then activate the iCloud syncing feature.

    On the contrary, on the target android phone, start by enabling "Unknown Sources" at the Settings icon. This allows the phone to install apps from non-marketable platforms.

    Next, visit the SpyMyFone download page and download the app to the target phone. After the process is complete, look for the APK file in the Downloads folder and install on the phone.

    Install SpyMyFone App

    Consequently, launch the installed application as you log in to your SpyMyFone account on your phone. The device administrator is activated by tapping on "Start." Note that, you should accept all requests displayed.

    As soon as the app is launched, the icon will automatically vanish.

    1. Start monitoring.

    After the setup process is complete, turn to your own phone to complete the last part. Visit the control panel dashboard at or control panel app. This link can be accessed in the email you used in registration.

    Next, be patient as data is synced from the child's phone to your control panel dashboard.

    Turn to the function menus that has a list of supported featured. Note that, you cannot access fresh data when the target phones data is inactive or powered off.

    To wrap it up, these methods can help any parent monitor their children's messaging activity and other interactions on their phones in a bid to keep them safe from the dangerous web. Simply settle for a method that suits you well but be careful not to raise flags!

    Reminders: All apps or tools introduced in this article shall be for legal use only. Please follow the Terms & Use and End User License Agreement (EULA) before trying any of them. Any consequences of improper use should be borne by users.
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