Snapchat’s Stories feature lets users share their daily experiences with a chosen audience. But sometimes, you may want to view these stories discreetly, whether out of curiosity or to protect your privacy on the platform. So, we’ve put together a thorough guide for iPhone or iPad users like you on how to view other users’ Snapchat stories without them knowing.
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How to View Snapchat Story without Them Knowing on iPhone
You can sneakily view someone’s Snapchat story in various ways, but unlike other apps, you won’t find this option in the app’s settings. Whether you’re using an iPad or iPhone, you’ll need to use workarounds to learn how to view Snapchat stories without them knowing.
There are in total three methods to view your friends’ stories on Snapchat, which are discussed below.
To view Snapchat stories anonymously on your iPhone:
1. Open the Snapchat app and ensure you’re logged in.
2. Tap on the Stories tab and swipe left to the end of the stories in the Friends section.
3. Pull down to reload the Stories menu.
4. Exit Snapchat and enable Airplane mode from the Control Center.
5. Reopen Snapchat and go to the Stories section to view the desired story.
Note: In order to view someone’s Snapchat Story, they need to be on your friend’s list. Otherwise, you will not be able to check their story.
Method 1: Enable Airplane Mode
In a world where the internet rules, it is quite easy to check up on someone through social media apps. However, the downside is the other person gets to know who saw their updates. The best method is to switch to Airplane mode. Switching to Airplane mode is the safest method to watch Snapchat stories anonymously online. It is a tried and tested method that works.
Note: Since not all versions of iOS offer the exact same features, some features mentioned in the article might not work for your iOS device. The following methods were tried on iOS 16.6. and Snapchat version 12.49.0.
1. Open the Snapchat app on your iPhone.
Note: Make sure you are logged into your Snapchat account.
2. Tap on the Stories tab from the bottom navigation bar.
3. From the Friends section at the top of the screen, swipe left to the end of the stories without opening any story.
4. Drag down the screen to reload the Stories menu.
5. Now, exit the Snapchat app and drag down the Control Center to watch stories anonymously online later.
6. Turn on the toggle for the Airplane mode option.
7. Now, open Snapchat again and go to the Stories section to see the desired story.
Now you can check anyone’s story, and they will not be notified about it.
Method 2: Create Another Snapchat Account
Alternatively, you can create a new, but anonymous, Snapchat account to see the story of a target user on this platform. However, you will have to ensure that you do not enter any personal information about yourself. The catch here is that you will be able to see someone’s Snapchat story without letting them know only if they are on your friend list.
So, you can create a fake Snapchat account and send them a friend request. After they accept your request, you can view all their stories from then on. Refer to our article on How to Make a Fake Snapchat Account to create one for yourself and anonymously view all Snapchat stories of that friend without them knowing on your iPhone or iPad.
Method 3: Use Mutual Friend’s Account
Another possible way to view someone’s Snapchat story, without them knowing on iPhone, is by accessing the stories from a mutual friend’s account. First, make sure your mutual friend is willing to assist and allow you to use their account to view someone’s story.
If you cannot access the desired stories from your mutual friend’s phone in person, you can ask the mutual friend to screenshot the story and share it with you.
Also Read: How to Tell If Someone Has Snapchat Plus
Through this tutorial, we hope you have gained insights into how to view Snapchat stories without them knowing on your iPhone or iPad. You can now enjoy a discreet Snapchat experience, keeping up with your friends’ stories without leaving any trace. Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below, and stay updated with our website for more informative content. We’ll see you in our next guide!