I need to view the messages on my wifes old phone. Please read and help.

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Aug 12, 2017
So I'm going to be completely honest here, and maybe to my detriment. I may get deleted or hammered with criticism, I don't know.
But I need to seek some answers.

So I think my wife has been having an affair, I don't know 100% but I found a very damning email after I became suspicious. I'm not looking to hurt her, I'm just looking for answers.

I want to find out for sure before I ask her as she could still at this point deny it and twist the email. I also want to find out
how far it has gone and for how long. I don't want to hurt her, I still care about her, I just need answers.

I have her iCloud and iTunes password and her email password, but don't know her pincode.

She bought a new iPhone 6 yesterday and the old one is still in the house and not been restored. She may do that tomorrow or may give the
phone away but until she does, I have a chance to get to it.

Is there a way I can view the text messages on there without her knowing? I want to find out for sure and then give her the
opportunity to come clean on her own terms, making it as easy as possible for her. If she doesn't then I have proof
and we will need to talk and try and come up with a solution, even if that means divorce, I am prepared.

I have seen this trick to use siri, will that work?

I have heard about DFU recovery that I could do on her old phone. Will this send her a notification to her new phone to say that I am
doing it? She could then delete messages and I don't actually want her to know I am doing it.
Is there anyway of getting passed the two part authentication code thing? Or finding out if she has the two part authentication on or off?
If it is off then I can do it on my PC.

Any ideas?

I'm really desperate to know and this is tearing me apart.

Any help is very much greatly appreciated.


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Dec 12, 2008
Sorry for what you're going through. I wish you the best. We won't be able to help you with this, though. The subject matter is too controversial. Thread locked.
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