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How to Intercept Text Messages without the Target Phone for Free

author_icon Cody Walsh time_icon Last updated Jul 05, 2019 02:09 pm tips_icon Device Monitoring

Since the inception of mobile phones, text messages were widely used. It practically changed our way of communication. Even today, we use this particular service to communicate with our friends and families.

Nowadays, every smartphone comes with a pre-installed messaging app and except for that, there are a lot of instant messaging apps like WhatsApp, Messenger, and WeChat etc. So, text messages have become our main mode of communication and we spend a significant amount of time with it. We can text our friends, families and even unknown people too. This means that there is a significant possibility that something could go wrong. It might be a cheating partner or as parents, you want to track your kid's text messaging habits. So, it is no wonder that people are asking "how to read someone's text messages without having their phone". There is actually a lot of information available regarding this topic in this article below.

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How to Intercept Text Messages without Target Phone (Android)

Well, to start from the beginning; it is not really an easy task to intercept text messages without target phone. Still, this feat can be easily achieved with the help of professional apps designed specifically for monitoring. For an example, you can use KidsGuard Pro, the app is designed for cell phone tracking and it provides several wonderful features. One-time access to the target device is required in order to install such apps and upload data. However, after installation, there is no need for the target device any more.

It's easy to intercept text messages without target phone for free using KidsGuard Pro. And here's why you should choose it for tracking text messages:

  • First of all, the app stays completely hidden. The owner of the target device will not notice it.

  • You will be able to view incoming and outgoing messages remotely, along with their time and date stamps.

  • You will also know the name of the contact person.

  • It lets you search for sensitive keywords or phrases from the text messages.

  • It also keeps track of multiple instant messaging apps like WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Snapchat, Instagram, Viber, Kik, WeChat, Line, etc.

  • You can even export the text messages to a computer.

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Those only were KidsGuard Pro's most attractive features related to text message tracking. This great app can also help you to track call logs, find the current location, and monitor keystrokes, capture screenshots remotely etc. The best thing is you will only need the target device one time during installation and that's it! It is that easy to use. Whereas, a very complex app will be very difficult for users to handle.

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So, let's have a look at how to read someone's text messages without their phone with KidsGuard Pro.

Step 1: At the beginning, you must register an account with KidsGuard Pro with a valid email address.

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Step 2: After that, get hold of the target device and go to to download KidsGuard Pro Assistant.

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Step 3: Now, tap on the downloaded APK file in order to install the app. Simply follow the on-screen instructions to walk through the whole process.

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Step 4: After the installation, the app icon will disappear from the Home screen of the device. Now, visit the web control panel of the app, where you will be able to monitor text messages from the dashboard.

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This is the best way to intercept text messages if you are using an Android device. The app is fast and very convenient. You can try it free for 3 day before you buy.

How to Read Text Messages without Target Phone (iOS)

Apple also a way to intercept text messages without target phone for free online, but it is quite different from the one we just discussed previously.

The fact that all the iOS devices are connected to a cloud service provided by Apple, making it easier to intercept and read someone's text messages. The actual procedure is very easy.

If iCloud message syncing is enabled on the target device, all the messages sent and received by and from the device will be uploaded to the cloud. Here's how to intercept text messages over Wi-Fi on iOS devices;

Step 1: Go to Settings > iCloud on the iPhone and enable Messages option.

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Step 2: Next, go to the Mac and log into the iCloud account using the target device's Apple ID and password.

Step 3: After that, open messages app and check the Enable Messages in iCloud option on Preferences. Then you can click the Sync Now button if you want to immediately read the messages.

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This is how you will be able to view all the text messages stored on that cloud account. Unfortunately, this procedure is not without its flaws. Here are its limitations you should also know:

  • You have to figure out or somehow get hold of the Apple ID and password for that account.

  • If the user has enabled two-factor authentication, you also have to know the password for that device to get the code.

  • The message tab has to be enabled in iCloud.

  • You need to have enough iCloud storage, if not you either have to empty it or purchase more storage.


So this is how to hack someone's text messages without having their phone. The procedure for Android requires the use of a professional app called KidsGuard Pro. Unfortunately, iOS has to use the iCloud method to intercept texts. This method is effective but only to some extent and there are several limitations. But the only good news for the iOS users is that KidsGuard Pro will soon be available for iOS users as well. Meanwhile, for Android users, you can try out the 3 days free trial of this excellent tracking app.


  • Check all incoming and outgoing calls & SMS

  • Track the real time location and view location history

  • Monitor app activities and know which app is frequently used

  • Remotely access the files on the target phone, like contacts, photos, call logs,keylogger, etc.

  • Monitor social media apps like WhatsApp, Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, Viber, WeChat and more


By Cody Walsh

Posted on Jul 05, 2019 ( Updated: Jul 05, 2019 )

An experienced technology blogger and editor who has spent more than a decade writing about software, gadgets, and computing etc all over the Internet.