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Text messages have become increasingly important nowadays, especially because they carry a lot of data, most of which could be personal or confidential, or could be official or some information which is important. Well, with the increasing importance of text messages and the amount of information they carry, text messages have now become vulnerable to being spied on. Well, spying sounds easy, but to be really able to spy on text messages, needs some robust applications and software. With number of software applications available in the market, the choice to make for you could put you in a state of dilemma.It is never easier than to make a choice after having known all the features of such software applications along with their pros and cons. So, here in this article, we have collated top 5 ways to spy on text messages.

1. SpyMyFone

SpyMyFone is one of the powerful tools for spying on text messages. It is a cell phone software application for spying. SpyMyFone can be downloaded and installed directly in a target compatible smart phone. Once the application is installed, it runs in background and becomes undetectable and in the process starts recording all the activities in the target phone. The extracted data from the target phone get uploaded to an online account in real time and once you are connected to the internet, you can view all the activities recorded. SpyMyFone can record call logs, browser history, read text messages on the target phone, track the target phone using GPS, read chat records, restrict incoming calls and can even record the surroundings. Installing SpyMyFone on the target phone is very easy and involves very few steps. So, it takes few minutes to install the application on the target phone.

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Pros:

  • SpyMyFone can monitor all incoming and outcoming text messages.
  • It can be used to monitor both iOS and android devices.
  • Easily accessible from any browser.
  • Extremely simple steps to install.
  • No jailbreak or root is required.
  • User-friendly control panel.

Cons:

  • Incomplete SNS monitoring
  • There is no SIM card change alert

Download Link: https://www.spymyfone.com

Price: $9.99 (special price for the monthly subscription.)

2. Highster Mobile

This is one of the best SMS trackers and software applications to spy on text messages. This software application has been in this domain for many years now and has stood out since its inception. Highster Mobile is a super text message spy along with allowing the user to retrieve new text messages from any phone, also allows the user to extract old and deleted text messages from the phone. This software application does this by reading the memory of the mobile device and extracting all the deleted or old available text messages which have not been overwritten. While extracting the messages, you do not need to have the phone in your possession and that’s what makes Highster Mobile an amazing application to go for.

The working of Highster is extremely simple fast. Just download the application, enter the license key and the phone number of the phone that has to be spied on and then login to your account.

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Pros:

  • Fast and powerful program
  • Simple working
  • No access needed and possession of the phone being spied on is not required

Cons:

  • Highster Mobile does not have the best of user panels.

Download Link: http://www.highstermobile.com/

Price: $69.99 with no additional charges

3. Auto Forward Spy

Auto Forward Spy comes next in the top 5 applications which can be used to spy on text messages for its user friendly interface. This is one of the best choices for both android and iPhone devices which are the most widely used operating systems. Auto Forward Spy allows the user to spy on the text messages in the target phone. Along with this, Auto Forward Spy also allows the user to view the browser history of the targeted phone and take photos remotely. Moreover, the application allows doing all this without even having the phone in your possession. Auto Forward Spy also allows call recording, tracking via GPS, monitoring and recording email, accessing contacts, monitoring social media, remotely observing all the activities, etc. The software application is very easy to install and use without any hassle.

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Pros:

  • This application works well for both Android and iPhone devices
  • Auto Forward Spy does not require any jailbreak
  • The phone can be monitored and controlled remotely. So, no possession of the phone required
  • The application is extremely easy to download and use

Cons:

  • The application does not include Geo-Fencing
  • Auto Forward Spy does not control and monitor Viber and BBM

Downloading Link: http://auto-forward.com/

Price: $69.99 with no additional charges

4. Surepoint Spy

Surepoint Spy is another extremely easy to use phone spy application. Similar to the other applications, Surepoint Spy also does not require jailbreak as there is no-jailbreak solution that works pretty well. This application does have many useful features like spying on text messages, monitoring call logs, viewing photos and videos, taking photos remotely, browsing history, etc. This application allows monitoring across different devices and can track the target device using GPS. Surepoint Spy can extract iMessages and text messages from all iPads and iPhones. One of the best features of Surepoint Spy is that you do not need to have the device in your possession to fetch data from it or monitor. What this application just requires is internet connection to view the data extracted from the target phone, which is displayed in your user account.

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Pros:

  • This software can be used for all kinds of purpose like monitoring teen, employee and family.
  • The user interface is extremely simple
  • Real time control panel to monitor

Cons:

  • GPS location at times does not update as quickly as it should
  • Download Link: http://surepointspy.com/

    Price: $69.99 (one time fee)

5. TheOneSpy

TheOneSpy is one powerful spying application with a very broad set of useful features. This application can help spy on text messages on the target device. Moreover, this application allows monitoring several cell phones with one license. TheOneSpy extracts all the data from the target device and silently provides access to all the data on the target phone. This application also allows listening and recording the surrounding of the target of the target device and tracking the target phone location.

spy on text messages

Pros:

  • It offers multiple device installation
  • Demo version available for potential customers
  • Fully fledged traditional mobile tracking features

Cons:

  • No option for remote control apart from remote monitoring
  • Jailbreak required for iPhone devices to use this application

Download Link: https://www.theonespy.com/buy-now/

$55 (3 months package)

So, these are 5 ways in which you can spy on text messages without even having the target phone in your possession.

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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