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Message Surveillance for child

tjkusa 28 10 July 10, 2016 at 05:01 PM
Hi, I was wondering if anyone out here knows of a way to see messages sent from an iphone. I am trying to check my little brother's messages, and he is in the age where he wants to act completely independent while still living under my parents roof. He'd know if an app was installed. I do have his username and password for iCloud, if it helps. I am trying to find a way where I do not have to pay for a 3rd party apps like spywares. I appreciate all the help.

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There isn't really anything that works on a non-jailbroken phone and those options are kind of sketchy. If the phone is up to date you aren't going to succeed in jail-breaking it.

There are also many different messaging apps including some that look like a calculator until you type in a code.

You can however deploy a mobile device management profile that prevents certain apps from being installed.
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Do not spy on your kids. If you can't control your kids, then don't give them smart phone.
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I love the posts by people that obviously don't have kids. ROFL!

I have this issue too and haven't found an effective way so far. I do have fingerprint and password access to the iPhone however and I do check from time to time. That was a condition of getting the phone.

FYI: Children have NO rights, if you think otherwise, perhaps you should not have kids?
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Do not spy on your kids. If you can't control your kids, then don't give them smart phone.
The user did not come here for parenting advice. Based on your posts in general, we can assume you are a teenager yourself.
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FYI: Children have NO rights
I'm sure that style of parenting always goes over well...

Legally, they do have some rights but they are limited. Fingerpirnt / password access to the phone are a good idea. I think you can deploy mdm / configurator settings that prevent changing the passcode.

Basically if you give a kid a new iphone your options are pretty limited. If you give them and old outdated one, you've got a lot more options.

This first one is a little out of date but still worth reading:
https://newrepublic.com/article/1...-your-kids
http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/p...tsheet.pdf
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Hi, I was wondering if anyone out here knows of a way to see messages sent from an iphone. I am trying to check my little brother's messages, and he is in the age where he wants to act completely independent while still living under my parents roof. He'd know if an app was installed. I do have his username and password for iCloud, if it helps. I am trying to find a way where I do not have to pay for a 3rd party apps like spywares. I appreciate all the help.
In the first place, I think you should discuss this with your parents and not just spy on your brother.

In the second place, I don't think parents should spy on their children. It is better to have a clear policy that you WILL read their text messages, and they know this. That way, it is not an invasion of privacy.

Third, if you want to monitor their messages, you have to limit which apps they use on their phone, because SnapChat and other platforms send messages which self-destruct after being sent/received.

Four, if they send text messages from one iPhone to another iPhone, you can receive all of those messages via Apple's Messenger App for OS X, if you have a Macintosh.
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Third, if you want to monitor their messages, you have to limit which apps they use on their phone, because SnapChat and other platforms send messages which self-destruct after being sent/received.
Of course there's nothing stopping them from going to the grocery store and buying a cheap $10 smart phone to use with snapchap.
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I love the posts by people that obviously don't have kids. ROFL!

I have this issue too and haven't found an effective way so far. I do have fingerprint and password access to the iPhone however and I do check from time to time. That was a condition of getting the phone.

FYI: Children have NO rights, if you think otherwise, perhaps you should not have kids?
wait, they have no rights?

damn. time to get me some kids...
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