Can text messages to my phone also be sent to email as lent out phone like to keep track of messages and calls as I am footing bill

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Can text messages from my phone also be sent to my e-mail as I lent out the phone to a close friend and would like to keep track of messages and calls as it seems I am to be footing the bill.
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Joseph Glass

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Dinh, Mobile Master

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Hi Joseph,

I guess your questions was about forwarding your incoming text to email?

If so, with Android phones, I believe you could do it with 3rd party apps like SMS backup+ or something else.

For iOS, things are complicated, you could chose to forward it SMS automatically to ios devices that using the same Apple ID. However, you would have to select individual sms manually to forward incoming texts to email.
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Joseph, just a small legal advice on that, I'm not sure that's quite legal concerning everyone's privacy rights. 
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Would the original poster also want to snoop on contents if the device in question was a laptop? Not a pleasant issue for either side.

Think in terms of loaning out your SIM + phone almost being like handing over your ATM card.