There may be many reasons why someone would need to receive copies of SMS text messages. One might be if you need to back up important information received via SMS, or maybe you are just trying to keep track of your teenager's activities. There are several methods of getting copies of SMS texts, but depending on the method you choose, it may take some time to accomplish.
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Request copies of your SMS text messages from you wireless service provider. Be prepared to give all of your account information for verification purposes.
Visit your service provider's website. Many companies offer online account management, which sometimes includes online access to phone and SMS histories.
Purchase a SIM card recovery stick. Remove the SIM card and insert it into the recovery stick attached to your computer. Follow the on-screen instructions to recover the SMS messages.
Contact your local court clerk for the procedure to issue a subpoena. You can also contact a lawyer to assist you. Depending on the reason you need copies of the messages, a judge may be able to order the wireless service provider to provide you with all SMS copies.