This blog post tells you if you can track iMessages on phone bills. It explains to you the difference between iMessage and a normal text message. It also explains how to enable iMessages and how to back up your data.

How to track iMessages on the phone bills?

You cannot track iMessages on the phone bill, as iMessages are sent over mobile data or wifi. You can just track the data usage or information about data utilization of different apps. You can not track or see iMessages on phone bills.

Can you see text messages on the phone bill?

No, you can’t see the body of text messages on the phone bill. The bill shows the history of calls and text messages. It shows only the numbers that you have texted but it doesn’t show the body of text messages, types of text messages.

What can you see on your mobile phone bill?

The T-mobile phone bill shows the following major things.

●      Calls made by the user.

●      Data consumed for a month.

●      History of text messages, which includes the numbers that you have texted and not the contents. It also shows the dates related to text messages.

Can you see text messages and iMessages on the mobile phone bill?

The history of text messages is shown on the phone bill because these messages are sent using the cellular network. So you are getting the details of numbers that are texted and the minute’s information.

But the messages sent by using instant messaging apps are not shown on the phone bill. So if you use iMessage, WhatsApp, Telegram, Facebook messenger, google voice, etc to send the messages then it will not show up in the phone bill.

How is iMessage different from a text message?

  • iMessage is a special feature specific to iOS devices.
  • You can use send iMessage as well as SMS/MMs by using the same “Messages” app.
  • The iMessages appear in blue bubbles and text messages are in green bubbles.
  • iMessages use the internet for sending and receiving messages, whereas text messages use cellular data.
  • iMessage is the facility only for iOS devices, you won’t be able to send an iMessage to a non-iOS device.

How to enable iMessage?

  • You need to link your Apple ID to be able to use the iMessage service, simply go to settings and sign in to your Apple account.
  • As the same Messages app is used for sending text messages (SMS/MMS) and the iMessages you need to go to settings and enable it.
  • Go to settings, tap on Messages
  • At the top, you will see iMessage, turn on the option.
  • The Message app will be able to send and receive iMessages when your device is connected to Wifi or when the mobile data is on
  • In absence of the internet, the messages will be sent as text messages.

How to backup your data 

Keeping the backup of your data to the cloud is one of the convenient methods. But it is subject to privacy issues. This method preserves the photos, videos, information data, and call history also.

For Apple devices following steps are used.

●      Open the” Settings app”

●      Open your Apple account and log in to your account.

●      Select the “iCloud option”.

●      Select the text message/ iMessage option.

●       Visit the iCloud website to view the saved messages.

To keep the backup of your data to Google Drive following steps are used.

●      Select the settings from the home screen.

●      Choose the system and then select backup.

●      Click on the ” backup to Google Drive ” option.

Use external devices

You can use the hard drive of your computer or an external hard drive for backup of the data. You can also make use of network-attached storage. The following steps are used.

●      First, install “POWER MANAGER”

●      Connect your phone to the laptop through a USB.

●      Select the “TOOLS” then select “BACKUP AND RESTORE”.

●      Select the “FULL BACKUP” option and then choose the location to store the data.

Make use of third party app

  • You can also make use of a third-party app to keep a backup of your data. Some of the well-known third-party apps are IExplorer, phone view, Any Transe, etc.
  • Every third-party app has its privacy conditions; some third-party apps allow you to make a PDF file of your backup data. 

Conclusion:

This blog post explained to you why you can not track the iMessage on a phone bill. It also gave you information about setting up the iMessage and using the same app for sending iMessage and text messages. 

Frequently asked questions (FAQs ):  How to track iMessages on phone bill

Are iMessages showing up on the phone bill?

The T-mobile bill shows details of text messages which are sent using the cellular network. But iMessage is an instant message service and it makes use of the internet to send messages. Thus if you want to prevent the messages from showing up on the phone bill, you can use the iMessages option.

What are the possible solutions to retrieve text messages?

The best possible solution is, always keep a backup of your data. To keep the back of data, Different techniques can be used.

         ●      Back up the data to Google drive.

         ●      Use external devices.

         ●      Make use of a third-party login app.

Can parents control data or minutes used?

The parents cannot read the contents of messages sent or received by children. But you can add family allowances to your T-mobile family plan. With the help of this, you can set the limit for the number of text messages and minutes allocated to each family member. So you will get control over the amount of data and minutes used by family members for the entire month.

How to keep a backup of your data to Google Drive?

To keep the following steps are used.

● Select the settings from the home screen.

● Choose the system and then select backup.

● Click on the option” backup to Google drive “

For Apple devices following steps are used.

● Open the” Settings app”

● Open your Apple account and log in to your account.

● Select the “iCloud option”.

● Select the text message option.

● Visit the iCloud website to view the saved messages.

What are the possible solutions to retrieve text messages?

The best possible solution is, always keep a backup of your data. To keep the back of data,

Different techniques can be used.

● Back up the data to Google Drive/ iCloud

● Use external devices.

● Make use of a third-party login app

References:

Can bill payers see text messages?

https://moviecultists.com/can-bill-payer-see-text-messages

Can You Keep Text Messages From Showing Up On Phone Bill

https://www.seniorcare2share.com/can-you-keep-text-messages-from-showing-up-on-phone-bill/

Are IMessages Traceable On Phone Bill?

How to track iMessages on a phone bill: Will that be possible?

September 14, 2021

How To Find Old iMessages and View iMessage History, Last updated: June 23, 2018

https://techboomers.com/learn/how-to-find-old-imessages#to-find-old

How to Get Text Message Records from iOS/Android Phones, James Davis

Nov 29, 2021, • Filed to log in Manage Device Data • Proven solutions

https://drfone.wondershare.com/message/get-text-message-records-from-ios.html

 How to Get Cell Phone Text Message Records, By Techwalla Team

https://www.techwalla.com/articles/how-to-get-cell-phone-text-message-records

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John has 22 years of experience in financial services. This spans across financial research, financial services (As a qualified mortgage broker and underwriter), financial trading and sales at global investment banks. While working as a publishing research analyst, he covered European bank credit and advised institutional clients on investment strategies at both JP Morgan and Societe Generale. John has passed all three levels of the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) programme.

John has 22 years of experience in financial services. This spans across financial research, financial services (As a qualified mortgage broker and underwriter), financial trading and sales at global investment banks. While working as a publishing research analyst, he covered European bank credit and advised institutional clients on investment strategies at both JP Morgan and Societe Generale. John has passed all three levels of the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) programme.