Skip to main content
AT&T Community Forums



2 Messages

Wed, Feb 20, 2019 1:01 AM

Can Parents View the Content of IMessage Texts Using the Companion?

Just want to clear up how the new Companion app works. I’m not sure if my parents can view the exact texts I send to who I send them or when I send them when using a third party messenger like iMessage. I would also like to know if they do check on my messages will I be notified of it like when they check my location or am I just left in the dark. Thanks


Accepted Solution

Official Solution

Brand User

Community Support


124K Messages

a year ago

Hello @Nathan0225,


We're happy to answer your questions regarding the Companion  app for AT&T Secure Family!


Secure Family's focus is family location, blocking web/app content on the companion device, and limiting data usage on the companion's device. While your parents can view your call and text log, they would not be given a receipt detailing the contents of your texts. 


Let us know if there are any other questions we can address for you today!


Bobbie, AT&T Community Specialist 

Still need help? Ask a question! Our 1.4 million members typically respond within 1 hour.

*I am an AT&T employee, and the postings on this site are my own and don't necessarily represent AT&T's position, strategies or opinions.



1 Message

a year ago

When They track me will I be notified through text message, or will I not be able to know? How do I turn off the ability to be notified when I leave a specified location?

Get started...

Ask a new question