We all know how important it is to keep our text messages private. Unfortunately, there are sly ways that others can intercept our messages. But don’t worry – there are ways to catch anyone spying on your text messages.
For iPhone owners, start by looking to your family, friends, and roommates. It doesn’t take a tech whiz to intercept an Apple iMessage. There are two main ways for sneaky peeks: message forwarding and call and text forwarding.
To check if message forwarding is enabled, head to Settings > Messages > Text Message Forwarding. If you don’t see this option, go to Settings > Messages and turn off iMessage then turn it back on. Then, head to Send & Receive and check for any unfamiliar devices. If you see any, turn them off right away.
You can also use a code to check if your calls and texts are being forwarded. Open up the Phone app and tap on the Keypad. Then, dial *#21# and hit the green call button.
There are plenty of other ways to catch anyone spying on your text messages. Use two-factor authentication to protect your accounts, and make sure you use a password that’s hard to guess. You can also download a security app to protect your phone. Finally, always be alert for suspicious emails, texts, and messages. They may be phishing attempts to get your confidential information.
Following these steps, you can easily protect and keep your text messages private.