How to Read My Text Messages Online (iOS 12 supported)

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Question: "Is it possible for me to read my text messages online? I lost my phone and there is a lot of important information in my messages that I did not save. Please help."

Although most mobile service providers do not allow to read text message except through the phone, there are a few ways to get around their security system. If you want to work directly with the service providers it might take a lot of legal hassle and sometimes, money. With these options, read text messages will be a lot easier.

Use A 3rd-Party Software to Read My Text Message Online

With this software, you can read iPhone text messages online, such as the new text messages, unread text messages as well as the ones you deleted already. iMyFone D-Back works with iPhones, iPads and iPods touches. There are 3 ways to read all text messages and
recover deleted text messages you want from iOS device, iTunes Backup, and iCloud Backup. First, download and install the iMyFone D-Back on your computer.

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01 How to Read Deleted Text Messages from iOS Device Directly:

Step 1: Launch the software and connect your iOS device to your computer using a USB cable.

connect your iOS device to your computer

Step 2: Once your device has been detected, click 'Next'.

connect your device

Step 3: Select 'Messages' from the list. You can also read WhatsApp, Viber, Kik, Line, WeChat messages online with iMyFone D-Back.

select data types

Step 4: Once the scan is finished, all your messages will be shown, you can even read the deleted messages by choosing 'Show only the deleted files'.

Connect with iPhone and Scan

02 Read My Messages from iTunes Backup:

Step 1: Launch the software, click on 'Recover from iTunes Backup ' and select 'Start'. Choose the iTunes backup which includes the messages you want to read and click 'Next'.

Select iTunes Backup

Step 2: Then choose 'Messages' from the data list.

select file types

Step 3: You will be shown all the messages available from the iTunes backup.

all the messages will be shown

03 Check My Text Messages Online from iCloud Backup:

Step 1: Launch the software, select 'Recover from iCloud Backup' and click 'Start'.

Read Messages from iCloud Backup

Step 2: Now fill in the iCloud login details (iMyFone does not retail personal details such as this). Then you will be shown all your available iCloud backup files and you can select which you will like to read.

fill in the iCloud login details

Step 3: Select 'Messages'from the list.

Select the files you wish to recover

Step 4: A scan will start, once it is done, you can simply read all the existing and deleted messages from iCloud backup.

read all the existing and deleted messaegs from iCloud backup

Read Verizon Text Messages Online

As stated earlier, getting your text messages through your mobile providers could prove to be a hassle. You can go through the process if that is what you really want. However, you may not be able to get all the information you need. For example, if you use Verizon and you need your text message details, you will not be able to get the complete information. Verizon will only give you the date, phone number and time stamp of the messages, not the text content itself. To read Verizon text messages, you can follow these details:

Step 1: Sign into your My Verizon account online.

Step 2: To the left side, you will see a link to view your usage - click on that link.

Step 3: You will be shown your unbilled calls and text details.

Step 4: If you have further details, you will have to contact Verizon directly. Still, bear in mind that the information they can give you is very limited.

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Read someone’s text messages without them knowing

Another incredible method to read someone’s text messages without them knowing is by using Spymer, a parental control software which is ideal for spying on an iOS device – iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. You too can make the most of it read someone’s text message without touching their device or installing anything on it.

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Follow these steps to use Spymer to read someone’s text messages without them knowing:

Step 1: Download the free trial version of Spymer on your computer – different downloadable versions available for Windows and Mac OS.

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Step 2: Once the installation is done, open the set-up and initiate the Spymer Setup Wizard.

Step 3: In the first step of the set-up, enter the target individual’s name and age, and click the “Next” button to proceed.


Step 4: In the second step, enter the iCloud details of the person who’s messages you want to read and click the “Verify” button to move to the last step.


Step 5: Once the device information is displayed with the device name, data size, and time, select it and click the “Next” button to scan the data on the device.


Step 6: Once the iPhone scanning is complete, you will be able to see “Messages” in the left panel on the dashboard. Tick the option to check it and hit the “Export to Computer” button to save the device’s messages to your computer.