How to Track Cell Phone Text Messages Via Computer

By Stephen A. Powell

Storing text messages on your cell phone over a prolonged period of time leads to a lack of space. Full SMS text message inboxes can be difficult to manage, as old text messages that you do not delete cause clutter. Fortunately, you can use a third-party SMS client on the Internet to track, manage and store text messages that are independent of your cell phone.

Things You'll Need

  • Cell phone
  • Online third-party SMS client

Step 1

Sign up for an online third-party SMS management client, such as Google Voice. Google Voice is free to use and maintains an online record of SMS text messages that you may follow at any time.

Step 2

Connect your cell phone number with the online third-party SMS management client. Give the telephone number from your online third-party SMS management client so that you can follow the text messages you receive from your computer.

Step 3

Check your third-party SMS management client account regularly. SMS text messages sent to your phone will be stored there much like emails that you can check anytime you log on to your computer. You won’t even need to be near your telephone.