How do I get someone else's iMessages


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Sorry if Iv been asked this 1000 times but I really need to get this right.. Both my hudband and I have iPhones and iCloud accounts I am ios6 he is ios5. I need to see his text messages but I don't want him to know. I know his iCloud login details but I have some concerns! From reading some of your other posts I gather that on the new ios6 system if I log in to my husbands iCloud account he will receive a message on his iPhone "Mary's phone has been added to your iCloud account" I think I have got around this by changing my phones name in settings to my husbands name "Paul's Phone" so am I right in assuming now if such a message does appear on his phone it will look like his own phone has been added to his iCloud account.... "Paul's phone has been added to your iCloud account"
•Next there is the whole issue of actually getting to see his sent and recieved messages. I go into settings and under messages and where it says send and receive with my phone number as default I click in there then it gives the option to enter apple id for imessages so I put his email here??
•Then below where it says you can be reached by iMessage at and it shows a tic beside my phone number and below the option to add an email address what to I do here??
• Also after I change all these settings if someone sends me a message to my number (either mms or imessage) while I'm logged in as him will he see it???
• finally after logging in as him and adjusting all settings if I simply open the messages app should all his messages be there??
I really appreciate any help you can give in helping me do this without him knowing and sorry again if your repeating yourself.

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Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: How do I get someone else's iMessages
Is it illegal to configure a device to read your spouse's text messages if they don't know about it?
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: How do I get someone else's iMessages
Yes very much
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: How do I get someone else's iMessages
My son's phone number was recently "unchecked" on my iphone and I know longer get his imessages. If I "recheck" his number will he be notified? I'm not adding a new number, it's already there. I don't want him to know I can see them.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: How do I get my wife's iMessages
My wife and I share an iTunes account , lately she is acting funny and I suspect the worst...I want to check her iMessages without being caught. We haven't backed up either iPhone in a few months but she is using iCloud . Can I access it on our PC without her knowing ?
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: How do I get my wife's iMessages
no, you cannot.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: How do I get someone else's iMessages
i can see the i messages sent but not what the person replied?
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
does the iPhone Spy Stick really work?
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Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: How do I get someone else's iMessages

Hi,

I know someone had access to my iMessages.. Is it possible for them to get in any other way without my apple id or even password?

Thanks

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: How do I get someone else's iMessages
The only way someone can access your iMessages is if they have your account information (ID and password) and use it to configure a device, or if they pick up your iphone and read the messages.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: How do I get someone else's iMessages
Would they be able to see iMessages from months ago that i dont even have??? Is it not possible for someone to hack my phone or computer?
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Re: How do I get someone else's iMessages

If they got your iCloud ID and Password today and setup iMessage on their device, they would be able to see some old messages, but I'm not sure how far back (not very).. but, for them to do this, you would get a pop-up notification on your iphone and any other device that uses that iCloud account (Mac, iPod, iPad) telling you that a new device was configured to use your account - so, you would know.
Is it possible for someone to hack your iPhone? If it is a non-jailbroken iPhone, then technically it is possible to 'hack', but in reality, it's not possible - that is to say, it hasnt ever/does not actually happen. if your phone is jailbroken and you are installing apps from app stores other than the Apple store, then yes, it's very possible, even probable..

is it possible for someone to hack your computer? If it's windows, yes, very possible.. if it's a Mac, far less likely but still possible - UNLESS, you like to click on every email, twitter, or facebook link that you get that says things like "LOL! Is this you?! You have to watch this!" (and then, click a link to 'watch' it) - or if you click other similar unsafe links/emails..

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: How do I get someone else's iMessages
But the iMessages that someone took from me appear in a weird way. Instead of the normal iMessages that only has the date and hour on top, they appear on each message the person who sent it, hour and date.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
what exactly stores on icloud
Does icloud save everything on the iphone? Ie facebook messages and whatsapp messages? Even if the messages have been sent using a HTC one phone
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Re: what exactly stores on icloud

a backup of the phone either on iTunes or to the iCloud will have everything on the phone. But as far as individual apps storing data in iCloud, that will only happen if that app is specifically designed to do so. Last time I checked, neither the Facebook app or WhatsApp stored anything in iCloud.

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: How do I get someone else's iMessages
Can someone help me? I'm wanting to check up on my hubby's txt messages deleted and new while his phone is broken we share iCloud but no PC at the moment. How do I go about this my gut says something's not right but he deleted everything and I can't catch him out need proof before I make any decisions
Manny Moe (not verified)
Re: How do I get someone else's iMessages
you can't get or see TXT messages on iCloud. And you can't get or see iMessages from a computer.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: How do I get someone else's iMessages
So if I long into my I could account on someone else's device all their text and things will then start coming to my device? Correct?
William Wacker (not verified)
Re: How do I get someone else's iMessages
No. you must "configure" each Icloud service which is quite different than simply "log-on". and you will never get text messages, only imessages.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: How do I get my son's imessages?
We recently lost our son, due to suicide. He had an iphone 5, we suspect that he may have been using the imessage feature on his phone. Is it possible to log into his icloud account and review the last messages he sent? His iphone was misplaced by the police, so we are trying to get a court order to retrieve all of his phone data. If we sign into a different Iphone with his apple id and password, would we be able to retrieve any messages?
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: How do I get my son's imessages?
it might work depending on how old the imessages are but you would have to configure iMessage on a Mac or an iDevice to get the messages. you cant get imessages from the icloud website.
Darlene Kinsey (not verified)
Re: NEED URGENT ACCESS To find out my husbands email address
I need to find out my husbands email address because he is on several social dating sites & to access his information I need his email
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: How do I get someone else's iMessages
I have my boyfriends apple id and password. I just want to see his messages because he seems fishy about his ex. Im not the jealous type or anything I just dont trust him because he has cheated before but swears he never will again and he wasnt in his right mind.
Toby Martin (not verified)
NEED URGENT ACCESS TO iMessage

One of my friends has been cheated by a girl and is misusing the chat they have had over iMessage to blackmail him. Need urgent help to hack into the person's imessage and delete the messaged. Only information available is the persons phone number.

Please Help

This is also the case with whatsapp chat

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: NEED URGENT ACCESS TO iMessage
LOL what a bonehead!
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: How do I get someone else's iMessages
Can someone else who's sharing my iMessage account see my deleted messages? How does that work?
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Re: How do I get someone else's iMessages

When you delete an iMessage from your device, it does not get deleted from all other devices. So, if that message had already been received on the other device, it would remain there.
If the person just setup that device with your icloud account today, some, but not all older iMessages would be copied to it. It seems that how many get copied is hit and miss or random. That is to say, in the tests I've done, I cant figure out what determines if an old messages gets copied to a new device.

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: How do I get someone else's iMessages
So in order to see his imessages do I log in his iCloud on my iPhone or my iCloud on his I'm confused
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Re: How do I get someone else's iMessages

You have to pretend for a moment that you, are him, and that your phone, is one of his phones. He (you) will configure that phone with your (his) iCloud information in the Messages settings. Be sure that you let him know when you do it, because when you do, he (the REAL him) will get all sorts of popup notifications on his (real) iphone that another device with the name of "your phone's name/phone number" is now using that iCloud account.

As long as the phone is configured this way, all iMessages sent from this phone will appear as from him, and all imessages sent to that icloud account or other associated phone numbers on the iCloud account will come to that (and all) of the devices configured with that account.

It's confusing, because iCloud is designed to share MY (his) messages to all of MY (his) devices. It's not designed for another person to get into the mix.

Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: How do I get someone else's iMessages
Ok so please explain one more time what do I do to my phone first or what do I do to his phone first to make sure that my notifications does not pop on his phone?! Then what after that
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Re: How do I get someone else's iMessages
Anonymous Visitor wrote:

what do I do to his phone first to make sure that my notifications does not pop on his phone?! Then what after that

There is nothing you can do other than to ask him to let you hold the phone in your hand when the notification comes, and dismiss it.
After that - meaning after you have configured the phone with his iCloud account, and after the notification is sent, there is nothing else. At that point you're done.
But keep in mind that occasionally (some random amount of time that I have not yet been able to put my finger on, a few weeks or so) you will have to re-enter the iCloud password, and of course when this happens, that notification goes out to all devices - so be sure you let him know what you're doing.

I have mentioned this before, but will say it again... If being caught is an issue, then doing what you are attempting to do is like playing with fire.. with your eyes closed, unless you have a full understanding of everything, every step of the way. And if you are doing it without his knowledge, you are probably violating at least a few laws, so there's that too.

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