In the current digital age, you may feel a little outdated. Your child may seem more capable than you are with technology, and this may leave you a little worried about what they may or may not be hiding from you.
You may be surprised that it is possible to monitor deleted text messages and other content, so if you want to keep an eye on your child’s online activities you can do it confidently.
In this article we explain how spy software can be used to keep track of messages and call logs, even after they are deleted by your child.
Setting up Monitoring Software
In most cases, you will not be able to monitor your child’s messages if he or she has deleted them before you install monitoring software onto their phone.
Whilst you can use recovery software to retrieve some messages, this is not always a reliable method for retrieving deleted data.
If you need to recover messages that were deleted, you could learn more about how Dr. Fone works to recover smartphone data here.
If it’s not urgent that you recover previously deleted messages, but you would like to set it up so that future messages are saved, you should look into finding a suitable monitoring software.
Many of the top monitoring programs for smartphones can be used to keep track of sent and received messages. Even when a message is deleted, you will still be able to view these messages from the software’s dashboard.
Monitoring software can also be used to keep track of browsing history, call log data, and in some cases, even phone calls. You may want to read through our top suggested monitoring programs to find one suitable for you. Flexispy is currently one of the best option if you’d like to read your child`s text messages.
What Other Deleted Content Can be Monitored?
If your child is really tech-savvy, he or she may use other means to communicate with their friends. It’s possible that your child may use IM apps or even just communicate via email or Facebook to keep you off their trail.
Fortunately, many of the best monitoring programs now support IM messaging, and nearly all competent monitoring services can monitor and record sent and received emails.
You may need to research what apps can be monitored with each software, though. Unfortunately not all monitoring programs can monitor all IM apps, but some of the biggest software providers such as mSpy and Flexispy have IM monitoring capabilities.
Both of the aforementioned mobile phone monitoring programs can be used to monitor some of the biggest IM apps, including WhatsApp, Skype and Facebook.
What About “Incognito Mode” or Private Browsing?
Most modern mobile browsers now support an incognito mode. Designed to keep browsing data hidden from other users, this mode allows users to browse the internet without leaving a trace. Even though websites browsed in incognito mode or private browsing are not recorded in the browser history, monitoring software will still pick it up.
If you install a competent monitoring software, you won’t have to worry that your child is visiting online messaging websites or social networks on incognito mode under your radar.
If you would like to monitor deleted text messages or other data your child may be trying to hide from you, you should definitely read up on our reviews for the top 7 cell phone spy software available in 2015.