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How Can I Read My Boyfriend’s Text Messages Without Touching His Phone?

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Do you suspect your husband or boyfriend is cheating?

What if there was a way you could intercept and read text messages from your boyfriend’s phone without him knowing?

What if you could track his phone, see who he’s calling and more?

Imagine the peace of mind you’d get from KNOWING what’s going on…

I’ve been in your shoes. Sometimes the only way to protect yourself from getting hurt is to spy on your boyfriend, husband or partner.

In this post I’m revealing the only reliable way to monitor his text messages (and more), often without installing software or ever getting a hold of his phone.

Here's what you'll learn below:
  • How to read your boyfriend/husbands text messages WITHOUT physical access to his phone so you can know for sure what’s going on
  • Exactly what you’ll need to make it work on Android or iPhones so you can discretely find out who he’s texting with TODAY
  • What you need to know to AVOID getting caught spying
  • A FREE way to see who he texts

How Can I Read My Boyfriend’s Text Messages Without Touching His Phone

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When I started noticing red flags in my personal relationship I realized I had no choice but to spy on my partners mobile phone to see their text messages.

It wasn’t easy.

And I wasted a lot of time and money (over $100) on worthless solutions.

There are plenty of companies out there they make it sound really easy. But phone security is really good.

So you need to know a few things for it to work. And that’s exactly what I’m going to show you.

The hardest part of reading your boyfriend’s text messages is getting your hands on their phone. Even someone with nothing to hide rarely let’s their phone out of their sight.

But if they do have something to hide, they never let their phone out of their sight.

But don’t worry, I’ll show you a solution that doesn’t require installing any software or even having physical access to the device (this will only work on one type of phone). This way he won’t even know his phone is being tapped or monitored.

More on that below…

Read Your Boyfriend’s Text Messages Without Him Knowing

So I’ve got some good news and bad news.

The good news is that there are handful of reliable surveillance apps that let you see just about everything on your boyfriend’s phone without touching it.

In addition to seeing his phone text sms messages, spying apps can help you catch your boyfriend cheating by giving you access to the following:

  • social media messages like Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp, and even Tinder
  • GPS location of his phone
  • phone call logs
  • pictures and media files

In SOME CASES you won’t even need access to the target phone to do this.

Now for the bad news.

Some phones require at least a couple minute of physical access to install the spying app.

Keep reading to see which method you’ll need.

iPhone and iOS Spy Software

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If your boyfriend or husband uses an iPhone you’ll be able to read his text messages without installing software. This iPhone text message hack is VERY powerful.

Even though Apple has made iPhones incredibly secure, there is a way to spy on your boyfriend’s smartphone without installing any software on the device itself.

If they’ve setup their phone to backup to their iCloud account, all the information you could ever want will be stored in it.

My favorite spy app for iPhones is called uMobix. You can learn more about uMobix here.

Here’s what I like about the uMobix app:

  • works by monitoring their iCloud account so you don’t have to get your hands your boyfriend’s iPhone
  • see messages from social media like Facebook, Whatsapp, Instagram, and even Tinder so you won’t miss anything
  • no technical knowledge required – EXTREMELY easy to use so you can start discretely monitoring TODAY

All you need to know to start spying on your boyfriend is his username and password for his iCloud account. uMobix will pull all the target iPhone data into a web app that you can access via your control panel. This allows you to hack text messages without access to the phone.

In my experience people use the same email address and password for their iCloud credentials as for anything else.

Android Phone Spy Software

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Unfortunately the method above ONLY works with iOS (Apple) devices. If your boyfriend’s phone is an Android, for example, things become a bit more difficult.

Androids don’t use an iCloud backup. So if you need to track an Android device you will have to install an app directly on the phone.

And of course, this means you’ll need a couple minutes of access to the target phone.

My favorite spy app for Androids is SpyIC.

SpyIC’s app offers all of the following:

  • see all your boyfriend’s text messages without him knowing
  • track your boyfriend’s phone location and even see his location history
  • simple installation so you only need a couple minutes access to your boyfriend’s Android phone
  • no rooting required – most spy apps for the Android operating system require rooting, SpyIC does NOT


If you want to see who your boyfriend is texting you will need a couple minutes to install an app.

Once you’ve signed up for a subscription plan they send you a step by step guide on how to install the app on the target device. The app icon can be set to be hidden from the user.

How to See Your Boyfriend’s Text Messages Without His Phone

If you suspect you have a cheating boyfriend you have to protect yourself.

The first step is installing one of the spy apps recommended above.

Once you’ve installed the spy app you will be given a link to an online dashboard where you will be able to monitor your boyfriend and his phone messages without his knowledge.

The monitoring app will pull data from his phone and upload it to your dashboard at regular intervals so long as his phone is connected to cell service or wifi.

This means that most of the time within minutes you’ll be able to see all of your boyfriend’s text messages. You’ll even be able to see deleted text messages.

FYI, I often get the question how can I sync my boyfriend’s phone to mine.  This is an entirely different topic.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the most common questions I get when people are considering using a app to track a phone or read the text messages of their partner.

How To See Who My Boyfriend is Texting for Free?

There are some free methods available for tracking your boyfriend’s text messages.

One of the easiest is if you’re on the same phone plan. Companies like Verizon keep text messages history from all the phones on your account.

To view them you simply need to log into your account and look in the “Usage” section.

Unfortunately you won’t be able to see what’s written in your boyfriend’s text messages. But you will be able to see who he’s texting and when the text was sent or received.

How Can I Forward My Boyfriend’s Text Messages to My Phone?

While it used to be pretty simple to setup text forwarding on both iPhones and Androids, companies have since made it more difficult.

You can find apps out there that will allow you to do this, but they usually require purchase. Essentially these apps allow you to forward your boyfriend’s text messages as email to your address.

Can You Spy on a Smartphone Without Installing an App?

The quick answer is… it depends.

As I mentioned above, you can spy on an iPhone without installing an app. But you will need the user’s iCloud credentials. For Android phones you’ll need to have physical access to the target device for a few minutes to install a spying app.

Can I See My Boyfriend’s Web Browser History?

Absolutely. These apps will allow you to see all the websites they’ve visited, even if they clear their browsing history. This is the case with both an iPhone or Android phone.

Can You Spy on Your Boyfriend With Just His Number?

While you will see lot’s of articles showing how this can be done, I’ve never found a reliable method. All of the sites I’ve visited are basically worthless.

It is possible to track a smartphone by phone number, but this only provides the physical location, nothing else.

iCloud Password Recovery Method

If you don’t know your boyfriend’s password for iCloud you can submit a new one via Apple’s password recovery feature. But you will need to have access to his email to do this.

Once you know his password you can start using the phone monitoring app.

Are Phone Tracking Apps Legal

It depends on where you live. In the United States you have the right to monitor a phone with spyware apps so long as you own the phone. The data privacy laws here in the US are quite strict so consult a legal advisor if you have questions.

The tracking software is intended for legal use only. Downloading installing and using can result in severe monetary and criminal penalties.

About the Author

Jason has over 25 years in the information and internet security industry. He is passionate about smartphones, gadgets, and technology. He also got a solid background in programming and software.  This includes Python, C++, app development and more.

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