How to stop someone from reading your text messages on Android & iPhone devices?

How to stop someone from reading your text messages on Android & iPhone devices?

"Someone else is getting my text messages android, How to stop someone from reading your text messages on my android or iOS device?"

If you're also getting this question, don't worry. We have a couple of solutions to protect your privacy.

But, before getting started with a tutorial on "How to stop someone from reading your text messages on my android or iOS device?" first let's understand how someone can read your text messages?


How someone can read your text messages?

There are many ways to read text messages on android and iPhone devices. Others can read your personal text and WhatsApp messages if you're not taking care of your smartphone devices.

We're giving the medium from where others can read your text messages.

1. Broken or less-secured Wifi

Open or less secured Wifi is the most vulnerable network from where attackers or hackers can access & control your device.

They can do basic functions of mobile phones like Make a call, Access your data on the device, read text messages, etc.

2. Spyware or Trojan viruses

Spyware or trojan are types of computer/mobile viruses that Spy on your mobile/pc activities like tracking the device screen and uploading it to attackers device or server.

By using Spyware someone can read your text messages from Android or iPhone devices.

3. Directly from your Smartphone

This mode of reading data from your devices consists of accessing and reading data physically.

If you are a person who doesn't put a PIN or Passcode to their Smartphone's lock screen, then probably someone can read your text messages. 

4. Synched devices or services

If you are using iPhone and have synched your data like Phone numbers, text messages, notes & another important files, then others can access those text messages from another device.

iCloud can save text messages very safely, but let consider that someone has access to your iCloud. It will create a big privacy issue for you.

Google messages offer Web version where we can access Google text messages/SMS from the web platform when we have synched it with our Smartphone's Messages app.

Also, Whatsapp web can be accessed from another device where you have logged in and synched your WhatsApp. In such conditions, some can read your text messages.


How to stop someone from reading your text messages on android?

As there are many ways to read text messages on android and iPhone devices, we've to implement the solution for that each way. So, we'll take each technique one by one.

1. Don't use an Open or less-protected Wifi network

- Don't use any Untrusted Wifi network or Wifi which seems to be Vulnerable, as it may give your device's access or data to attackers.

Or you can use any 3rd party Wifi checker to identify which Wifi network is Secured to use.

This may help you to stop someone from reading your text messages on your android or iPhone device.

2. Keep updated your Security patches

- Make sure that your smartphone is updated with the latest security patches. Don't use any 3rd party Antivirus. Android and iOS both are powerful enough to protect your device from Any spyware attack.

Even after you wanted to use 3rd party antivirus software, go for big and reputed brands like McAfee, Quick Heal, or Norton, etc. They all are paid but are much better than Free ones.

3. Use PIN or Passcode for Smartphone

- Please Use a PIN, Fingerprint Lock or Passcode to protect your Smartphone's data. It will stop others to access your Smartphone.

By using this practice, no can open your smartphone and read your personal text messages.

Here is a small tutorial on how to apply a PIN or Passcode to your device.

a) Open settings app on your android device, now open Security section.

Use PIN or Passcode for Smartphone from reading your text messages

b) Under the Device security tab, add screen lock, Fingerprint, or Smart lock according to your choice.

4. Change Notification on local screen

- Even after applying PIN/Password, people can read your text messages. 

a) Open settings app on your android device, now open Display section.

Use PIN or Passcode for Smartphone from reading your text messages

b) Under the display, you'll find the Lock screen. Select it.

Use PIN or Passcode for Smartphone from reading your text messages

c) then select Notifications on lock screen and choose any from the last options.

Use PIN or Passcode for Smartphone from reading your text messages

This will hide notifications from your lock screen until you unlock the lock screen. Otherwise, anyone can read your text messages.

Show sensitive content only when unlocked or Don't show notifications at all

5. Logout from Synched devices

If you're logged in to any of the web-based messaging Software like Whatsapp web or Messages for web, first of all, log out from it.


How can I tell if someone is reading my text messages? 

- Unfortunately, you can't check or tell if someone is reading your text messages. There is no any option to monitor others.

But you can take precautions, so no one can read your text messages on your smartphones. Refer to this article for precautions that you need to take, to protect the privacy of your messages.


How is my girlfriend reading my texts?

If your girlfriend reading my text messages, then make sure that your girlfriend is

1. Not using any app to spy on you!

2. Not check your Phone when your phone is not near you.

3. Make sure that you have applied PIN/Password and Notification on lock screen filtration as we have mentioned in this article.

4. Check whether your girlfriend is using any application software which is synched with your device or not!


Our views

In this article, we've explained multiple techniques to stop someone from reading your text messages on your android & iOS devices.

By using these practices, you're text messages and other data will get protected from unauthorized & unwanted access.

If you have any questions regarding this guide, please let us know in the comment section.


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