Steps To Becoming A Cell Phone Detective

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Cell Phone Monitoring

Steps To Becoming A Cell Phone Detective

Welcome future super sleuths. There is a mystery afoot and you need it solved. Maybe your employee is acting suspiciously and you need to get to the bottom of it, maybe you need to track or monitor your child’s activity online. Whatever the reason you have a burning question that you need to get to the bottom of. A person’s cell phone is the gateway into their life. Here are some tips you can follow to become a phone detective.

Why Monitor Someone’s Cell Phone?

There are many reasons to check on someone’s cell phone activity. If you are a parent, you may want to view your child’s phone activities to know what they’re up to and to ensure they’re safety. If you’re an employer, you may want to have access to their company-owned devices to make sure they’re doing their job and aren’t leaking company secrets.

Be Prepared For What You Find

Be prepared that what you find on your child’s or employee’s phone may shock you! Just take a deep breath and think of the best course of action to handle it, whatever the situation may be.

Swiping Their Phone

The easiest way to become a cell phone detective is to simply swipe your loved one’s phone discretely and go through it. There are several downsides to this option.

  • They have a password on their phone
  • You can’t access deleted texts or photos
  • You can only see so much before they notice their phone is missing
  • Getting caught is a real possibility and then they will go through greater lengths to hide their secrets

The Better Way To Become a Cell Phone Detective

There are apps for your phone that can help you track and monitor a target phone remotely. This software is easy to install and can be installed on the target phone quickly and you can monitor from your own device(s).

Download A Phone Monitoring App

One of the best cell phone monitoring apps you can download is Highster Mobile. It comes highly rated and is easy to install and doesn’t come with extra monthly fees. Just one payment and the whole app is yours.

These apps once installed allow you to track a cell phone remotely and gives you access to their text messages, Facebook messages, internet search history, phone call history, GPS locating and much more. The best part is the other person will never even know there is anything different about their phone.

Install on Your Phone and Target Phone

Once you have downloaded the app from the site, you must install it. It is very important that you follow the correct instructions for your phone down to a T or it will not work properly. With Android phones, you will need access to the target phone for a brief minute to install on it. With  iPhones, you can install just using their Apple ID and password.

Once installed you never have to touch the target phone again in order to get the information you want.

Start With Text Messages

With all of this information at your fingertips, it can be difficult to know where to start looking for the right information you need. One of the first places you want to start is with their text messages. Who are they texting? What are they texting them? You can find out a wealth of information about a person’s text message history. With an app like Highster Mobile, you can even find deleted texts.

Find out who they are talking to

With apps like Highster Mobile, you only get the phone number they are texting, not much information there. You can do a reverse phone lookup however. A reverse phone search allows you to type in a number and get information like the name and address of the person who owns that number. If your loved one is sending concerning messages to someone you definitely want to find out who that person is.

Look At Their Photos

With a cell phone monitoring app, you usually can look at photos, including deleted ones. With children, if you find questionable or inappropriate photos on their phone, you will want to talk to them right away about the laws and consequences of participating in risky behaviors.

Internet Search History

You can find out a lot about a person by their internet search history. You will be able to see what someone is searching for online and what sites they visit on their phone’s web browser. If your child is visiting adult or other inappropriate sites, you can find out about it.

– Social Media

Are they posting things they shouldn’t be on social media? Who are their friends? Is your child talking with stranger? These are a lot of questions that can be answered by using a phone monitoring software.

Social Messaging

Not everyone communicates solely via text. There are social messenger apps like Facebook messenger that allow you to talk to someone one on one. Finding out who your child or employee is talking to on social media can give you great insight into what is going on.


Make sure your child is going where they say they are going with GPS locator. You will be able to find out where they have been and where they are.

Data Backup

Another way to use a cell phone monitoring app like Highster Mobile is to use it as a backup in case your phone breaks or goes missing. You won’t have to worry about your photos, text messages or data on your phone because everything will be backed up.

Congratulations you have all the tools you need to be a phone detective. Use your new found powers wisely and get to the bottom of your next cell phone mystery.

Angelina Hall
Angelina is a work from home mom who wants to share her words of wisdom, thoughts, and knowledge to other parents.
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