There are many apps or applications littered around the web which try to convince you that they’re the best when it comes to SMS tracking. However, not all the apps are that good. Some are even worse, while some are nothing more than a piece of code that does nothing. So if you want to know more about the best apps which are good at their job and track SMS’s without any lags then keep on reading this post.

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SMS Tracker: What is it?

SMS tracker is basically an application made for mobile use that helps you to track and record every incoming and outgoing text message from a smartphone. This kind of applications were basically conceived when smartphones came into existence because smartphones gave quite a lot of liberty to the phone owner. With liberty at hand, parents wanted to ensure that their kids are not doing anything fishy, that’s why this monitoring app came into existence.

So without further ado, here’s a list of the best 6 apps to track iPhone SMS or iMessages; all the apps are up to date and are functional as of 2014.
P.S: The apps are mentioned in the random order.

mSpy is a cell phone spy tool that lets you closely monitor an iPhone in addition to other smartphones too. mSpy lets you track all the sent and received text messages from the iPhone.

What you get? You get complete text messages content, with details such as date and time information, recipient’s or sender’s information as well as whether the text was incoming or outgoing. You get other monitoring features with this app as well.

Free or Paid? Paid.

Available for? iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry.

RioSpy lets you view all the text messages that get sent or received in the monitored iPhone. Also, you get to monitor all activities of the iPhone that you’re monitoring. It’s a real time monitoring app that stays invisible.

What you get? You will get to read all the SMS’s – received, sent and even the ones that have been deleted from the monitored iPhone. These messages will be accompanied by the date and time details along with the information about sender and recipient.

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Free or Paid?  Free for 48 hours, but otherwise paid.

Available for? iPhone and Android.

StealthGenie is quite famous among the users. It’s considered one of the most trusted software when it comes to spying an iPhone. So if you want to track iPhone messages then use this app.

What you get? Similar to the previous apps (and other apps yet to be mentioned below) this gives you access to the sent and received messages from the iPhone. Therefore, you can easily keep a track of all the messages in sync, with time and other details.

Free or Paid? Paid

Available for? iPhone, Android & BlackBerry

PhoneSheriff Investigator
With PhoneSheriff Investigator, you can keep a close watch on the text messages of the iPhone which you intend to monitor. This app is best for Parents; they can monitor their kids easily. To install this app on your iOS device you dont have to jailbreak it.

What you get? You get the option not only monitor the text messages, but any multimedia message that gets exchanged via iMessages will also get reported to you including the multimedia content.

Free or Paid? Paid

Available for? iPhone, iPad, Android, BlackBerry, Windows, and Symbian

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Mobile Spy
Like PhoneSheriff, Mobile Spy is also one of the best tools for parents to keep an eye on their teens iPhone text habits. Install it on their iPhone and get reports on the text messages they send or receive.

What you get? All the messages, either incoming, outgoing or deleted one’s get recorded with exact date and time details. You will be able to read all the chat.

Free or Paid?  Paid

Available for? Android, iPhone, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile and Symbian

What you think about these apps? should parents use such type of apps to keep an eye on their teens? share your views and suggestions in the comments below.

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This article is contributed by Kanika Batra and posted by Rizwan Ahmad Author and founder of, He is a tech blogger from India and he loves to share his thoughts by writing articles on this site to the different topics related to technology world,
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