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If you’ve ever had the urge to snoop through your boyfriend’s phone, then you’re not alone. Sometimes there is no reason you may want to snoop, and it is just simple curiosity that leads you to scroll through his messages and call history. You may not be insecure about the relationship, but sometimes it’s just nice to have a look and be content with how the relationship is.
Those of you who have been cheated on during previous relationships may have your worries about your current relationship, so it’s perfectly reasonable that you may want to snoop through your boyfriend’s phone. Perhaps he works away from home a lot, or he’s been staying late at work? You may even just want to have a snoop to see if you can find out what he’s getting you for your birthday.
There doesn’t have to the malicious intent behind snooping through your partner's phone; it can sometimes just be because you want to know they’re OK and safe as they could be keeping something significant from you that is putting them in danger.
We’re going to help you out, to make sure you’re not snooping creepily and illegally. This is because it can be hard to know what you’re allowed and what you’re not allowed to do. Let’s look at ways on how to snoop through your boyfriend’s phone.
What Does Science Say?
It’s not just ladies who love a snoop, while 34% of women have admitted to looking through their partner's cell phone without their knowledge. Around twice as many men (62% admitted doing the same!).
So, if you’re contemplating it, you’re not alone. There is no need to feel guilty about it either; a study in the UK found that 89% of both male and females check up on their partner to ensure they’re not exchanging sexual or romantic messages with someone else.
Another study in the US found that out of 13,132 participants, 25% of women would look for essential details in their partner's phone if they suspected they were being cheated on. This percent was the exact same for males too. But, other studies have stated that it’s not always potential infidelity that leads people to snoop; it is sometimes lack of communication.
Is It OK or Illegal?
People often know they shouldn’t be snooping through their partner's phone, but they do it for their own peace of mind. It helps to improve the communication and conversation within the relationship. Yet, if you feel as though you want to snoop due to trust issues – just looking through their phone may prove not right enough evidence of not cheating. Talking to your other half will help you deal with any previous problems you’ve had.
It’s not OK, but it’s also not, not OK. This is because every situation is different and while some people may be able to justify why they want to snoop through their partner's phone. Others may just be doing it for themselves.
Researchers have even stated that sometimes it’s OK to snoop through your boyfriend’s phone, especially when you have serious suspicions. They also advise you talk to your partner afterward about what you find (if there is anything on the phone). It is not healthy to be in an untrusting relationship.
There is also the aspect of snooping through your boyfriend's phone on their browsing history, perhaps you don’t think they’re texting or messaging, but you’re worried about what they’re searching for online. If you think they may be doing something illegal on their phone (such as dealing drugs or involving themselves in criminal activity) then it’s morally OK to snoop.
When the law is involved, we must think about the consequences and how far you can go without the snooping being illegal. While it might be morally OK to see if your boyfriend is cheating or dealing drugs, it’s not always the case. Like the moral code, the law is dependent on the situation.
Infidelity isn’t illegal in America, and therefore you must think about the legal consequences of what you’re doing. Obtaining passwords and logging on without permission from the account holder could lead to arrest and criminal prosecution. But, this is very rare.
If you’re looking through for illegal activity and you find it, going to the police straight away is the best way not to get caught up in the illegalities of everything. Holding evidence from the law can result in something even more serious, so it’s always best to go to the nearest police station or call them up explaining the situation.
Quick and Easy Ways to Snoop
Now all the moral and illegal information is out of the way, we can get into the meat of how you can snoop. We would only advise you to be very careful and take necessary legal action if you find anything that shouldn’t be there.
Use a call tracking or spy app
There are hundreds out there. You can find out the numbers he is calling and those he is receiving too. On certain apps, you can also find out the phone location and the call time duration.
Find out his passwords
You could try his surname with a 1 or 0 at the end, or even try out a family members name. Sometimes people also have their passwords as their first pet or favorite color.
Use his phone when it’s unlocked
This is down to luck. If you find his phone unlocked one day, then it’s definitely your chance to have a quick peep. This isn’t illegal either as he has left it unlocked and anyone could have got hold of it.
Log on to their emails
It’s most likely you know their email password as it’s normally a place where nothing takes place. Yet, if you want to snoop but can’t get access to his phone directly, then all of his social media activity and internet messages should come through his email, especially if he’s using a site like Facebook or Twitter.
Ask to snoop
This isn’t a great idea if you’re wanting to keep your snooping a secret but sometimes being open shows, there is trust in the relationship. You can always ask your partner if you can snoop on their phone as you want to look at something on it.