How to Track SMS on a Cell Phone
The Short Message Service (SMS) is a text message that is sent from one cell phone to another. Tracking a SMS can be tricky because it involves getting into the cell phone after the message has been sent. Luckily, there are programs that are easy to use that can help track the SMS of your choice.
Things You'll Need
- Third-party software
Tracking SMS on a Cell Phone Using Spybubble
Purchase Spybubble online, on Spybubble's official website (see Resources). Spybubble is a tracking application that tracks text messages as well as phone calls. This program is not free but it is sold for a one-time fee of $59.95, as of 2010. Once you purchase it, you will be able to begin the tracking process.
Create an Spybubble account on the company's website. You will need an account because the tracked SMS messages will be sent to your account for you to review. Once you purchase Spybubble, you will be sent to another page to create an account.
Download Spybubble onto your mobile phone. Your mobile phone needs to be web-enabled for the program to work on your phone. Type in the Spybubble's URL from your phone (see Resources). It may take awhile for the program to download onto your phone. Once Spybubble is installed on your phone, it will automatically start working. Also, there will no Spybubble icon on the phone, so it will not give any indication that it is attached to the phone.
Log on to your Spybubble account and view the SMS messages that are being sent and received. Every time a SMS messages is being sent and received, it will be logged into your online Spybubble account.
Tracking SMS on a Cell Phone Using My Mobile Watchdog
Purchase My Mobile Watchdog from My Mobile Watchdog's official website (see Resources). As of 2010, there is a monthly fee of $9.95 for the service. You will need to purchase the program before you can get access to it. During the purchasing process, you will type in the phone number of the cell phone you want to track. A link will be sent to the phone number that should be used to download the program directly from the phone.
Activate the My Mobile Watchdog software on the cell phone. You will have the option of activating the My Mobile Watchdog program directly on the phone. Once you activate My Mobile Watchdog, you can begin tracking the SMS messages. The application will automatically begin tracking messages.
Log on to you're My Mobile Watchdog account online and view the SMS messages that are sent and received on the cell phone you are tracking.
Tracking SMS on a Cell Phone Using Mobile Spy
Purchase Mobile Spy to begin tracking a cell phone's SMS messages, on Mobile Spy's official website (see Resources). As of 2010, you can purchase the program for $49.97. You will type in the cell phone number that you want to track. While you purchase Mobile Spy, you will sign up for an account to view the SMS messages. After you purchase Mobile Spy, a link will be sent to the phone for you to download.
Download Mobile Spy onto the phone. Once you click on the link that was sent to the phone, you will given a series of prompts to follow to download Mobile Spy successfully. Once Mobile Spy is downloaded onto the phone, it will begin to track the SMS messages that are sent and received.
Log into your Mobile Spy account to view the SMS messaging activity on that particular cell phone.