1. iMore Question's Avatar
    Hello,

    Sorry for the newb question but I've searched the threads and did not find an answer.

    I own a 5s - teenage daughter #1 has a 5s and the other daughter a 5. We're all run iOS8.3. As a responsible parent I want the ability to see my children's texts. I can see texts from the 5s but not the 5. Is doesn't appear I can add another number to view her texts. Am I missing something or is there a limit on the amount of phone numbers i can view?

    thanks in advance!
    05-19-2015 03:49 PM
  2. Ledsteplin said: Best Answer

    thanks for the prompt response Bigeric23!

    in my 5s under 'Settings' > 'Messages' > 'Send & Receive' lists my older teenagers phone number and I can see all her text. Can I add my younger one's phone number to this list or is there a limit?
    thanks again
    If you use 3 ID's on your phone, that's it. No one will be able to add another if you sell or trade.
  3. Bigeric23's Avatar
    Are you using a program? If so, what program? Also, just a thought: you could take her phone at random intervals and read the text messages.
    05-19-2015 03:54 PM
  4. RazrRob's Avatar
    thanks for the prompt response Bigeric23!

    in my 5s under 'Settings' > 'Messages' > 'Send & Receive' lists my older teenagers phone number and I can see all her text. Can I add my younger one's phone number to this list or is there a limit?
    thanks again
    05-19-2015 04:05 PM
  5. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    You're talking multiple accounts. Be careful with that. I think 3 Apple ID's are the limit on one device for ever. But if you can see her texts, she can probably see yours if you both have the same Apple ID. Why not try some trust? Kids need to be kids. You'll know if something bad is going on without the texts.
    vjh425 likes this.
    05-19-2015 04:07 PM
  6. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    thanks for the prompt response Bigeric23!

    in my 5s under 'Settings' > 'Messages' > 'Send & Receive' lists my older teenagers phone number and I can see all her text. Can I add my younger one's phone number to this list or is there a limit?
    thanks again
    If you use 3 ID's on your phone, that's it. No one will be able to add another if you sell or trade.
    vjh425 likes this.
    05-19-2015 04:10 PM

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