Is it possible to forward someone’s text messages to your phone?

Oftentimes, the most important details to know about someone are hidden in text messages.

So, is there a way to forward someone’s text messages to your phone and be able to read them? Sure, the best option would be here to transfer all the messages from the target device to your personal mobile phone.

For a complete overview of the methods to do that, keep scrolling!

When You May Need Forward Text Messages?

Forwarding text messages is really useful for those who find new ways to control each aspect of their lives, including communication and business contacts.

When you know the details of the correspondence that is contained in someone’s text messages, you know what to expect and how to act in different situations. And that will be possible when you forward someone’s text messages to your phone.

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Moreover, forwarding messages of your children can be very beneficial. Thus, if they are communicating with strangers or sending inappropriate messages, you’ll be aware of that by keeping a record of their forwarded text messages at all times. As a parent, you have to take care of this sphere of your child’s life.

Another reason to forward someone’s text messages to your phone is the necessity to read your partner’s messages to know whether your s/he remains faithful to you.

How to forward a text message using the forwarding feature?

If you want to forward only a particular text message, you can do so in the following ways.

On an iPhone, you should launch Messages and find the message that you want to forward. Hold the bubble of that particular message, and two options will appear – “Copy” or “More…” Select the latter, and an arrow that points to the right will appear in the bottom right corner. Click it, and choose the phone number or contact you want to forward the message to. Finally, tap “Send”.

On an Android phone, open Messages, and locate the one that you want to be forwarded. Hold the bubble of that particular message, and you’ll see a  “Message Selected” dialogue. Now, you should click three dots at the upper right corner and select “Forward.” Choose the contact or enter a phone number, and tap “Send”.

How to automatically forward text messages from iPhone?

From your settings, you can enable iPhone message forwarding to another device. To turn on this option, go to “Settings,” then “Messages,” and then “Send & Receive”.

The “Text Message Forwarding” option is what you are looking for and should be enabled.

However, you have to be signed to another device via the same Apple ID and password, and you’ll have to confirm the device by entering the verification code if two-factor authorization for the Apple ID in question is enabled.

Additionally, you can find apps with some advanced features for message forwarding in the Apple Store.

How to automatically forward text messages on Android phone?

Android phones don’t have a built-in feature that could automatically forward text messages like that of an iPhone.

However, it’s possible to find free and paid applications that have advanced functions and use them.

Here are some examples:

  • PhoneLeash. This is an app that automatically forwards WhatsApp and text messages to an email or another phone. You need to log in with the phone owner’s name and email to use it. Also, the messages are not stored on PhoneLeash servers.
  • mySMS. Once you install this app on the target phone, it uses the Google Drive backups to automatically forward messages from the target phone to another phone.
  • Automatically forward SMS to your PC/phone. Apart from the fact that it is one of the most unoriginal names of the apps, it is also self-explanatory. You can use this Android app to forward texts from the target phone to another one or a PC. It uses SMS synchronization via Google Drive.
  • SMS Forwarder. This app also synchronizes and forwards text messages across devices (e.g., the target phone and your phone, or a PC).

How to Forward Someone’s Text Messages Without Them Knowing?

To avoid shortcomings that accompany the methods above – such as having to know someone’s password – you can use an alternative: spy apps. By using this software, you’ll be able to read  all someone’s messages directly from a Control Panel.

Also, they give you an insight into the time and date when the conversation took place as well as the number of the sender. Besides, it’s also possible to read the deleted text messages with certain spy apps.

They are also beneficial if you want to stay unnoticed because you can bypass the verification while they do their job collecting information silently in stealth mode.

mSpy software

mSpy is a popular tracking software provider, offers applications for different types of phones with different OS. With this app, you can read all the text messages from your target phone.

With mSpy, customers also can track devices, regardless of their jailbreak and rooting status is.

As soon as you install this app into a target device (with this app you can do that even remotely), you start to receive reports about the activities of the target device.

Overall, mSpy offers more than twenty-five spying features. More information you can find on the official page:


Hoverwatch is not less qualitative than mSpy, but it is compatible only with Android phones.

When it comes to message forwarding, Hoverwatch allows you to check all the text messages on an Android phone with their respective information, such as time, date, and contact name.

The distinguishing Hoverwatch feature is Keylogger. Its name is self-explanatory. With its help, you will literally know each click of the button made on the keyboard.

Visit their official website:


FlexiSPY – this spy app allows you to have all of the text message conversations forwarded to your Spying Control Panel. You can even read the deleted messages (and let’s face it: they are probably the ones you are looking for).

Additionally, it will display all the message data – time, date, and name or phone number. You can also set up certain keywords that will trigger the automatic deletion of text messages before they reach someone.

FlexiSPY has an advanced notification and warning system. So you will be always in charge of the hot events with a person under your surveillance. What is precious about this solution, is that it is suitable for several iOS and Android versions, even the latest ones.

Would you like to test how functional FlexiSPY is? Then just do it:

Forward Someone’s Text Messages Hassle-Free

Forwarding someone’s text messages can come in handy, especially in the event that you want to read your partners’ or kids’ messages. Reading their messages from another phone will offer the needed peace of mind that your children are safe and that your significant other is faithful.

Now you are aware of the possible methods you can use to perform this. What is more, some of them, like spy apps, even allow you to stay unnoticed.

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Comments (11):
    1. Hello David,

      In most cases cell phone tracking apps work secretly and a person does not know that he/she is tracked. But in any case you have to install a cell phone tracker on the target device, a physical access is required for that.
      mSpy spyware can be installed remotely if you choose mSpy Without Jailbreak with fewer monitoring features using iCloud credentials of the target device. Make sure it backs up on a regular basis (every 24 hours). Still, the access may become necessary if iCloud backup isn’t activated on the device. More detailes about mSpy and further questions, you can find here.
      Let us know if everything is clear to you or if you have further questions.

  1. What app can I use to see if my wife is cheating I want to see her text without downloading an software I have a iPhone she has a android I know but wanna make sure cause you can tell when your partner acts different after 9 years of marriage it’s crazy couldn’t even make it to 10 almost a decade but idk I’ve been looking for days everything say buy and download to computer I just wanna put the number in and be able to see.

    1. Hello Mike,

      If your partner has Android phone, then unfortunately remote installation is not available. You have to download the app on the target phone, you want to track.


  2. If your partner has Android phone, then unfortunately remote installation is not available. You have to download the app on the target phone, you want to track.

    1. Hello Krista,

      In order to read someone’s text messages on an Android phone, you need 10-15 minutes of physical access to this target device to install spyware and activate it.
      If the person, that you want to monitor uses iPhone, then the remote installation is possible. In this case, you should obtain the iCloud credentials of the target non-jailbroken iPhone. (Physical access might be required in case the iCloud backup isn’t activated on a monitored device or 2-factor verification is enabled).

  3. How can I get text messages from an iPhone? Do I have to download it on his phone? I have a Moto phone anyway. I can get a text message without having to touch his phone in desperate need.

    1. Tom Richardson

      Hello Sloan,

      If the target phone that you want to monitor is an iPhone, it is possible to read all text messages from it without accessing the device. For that, you need to obtain the iCloud credentials of the target non-jailbroken iPhone. (Physical access might be required if the iCloud backup isn’t activated on the monitored device or 2-factor/2-step verification is enabled).
      Among the suggested apps in my post above, the mSpy solution allows you to monitor the target iPhone without physical access to it.

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