How to Pin Conversations in the Messages App to Find Them More Easily in iOS 15

Make it easier to find your favorite threads in Messages with iOS 15.

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The Messages app in iOS 15 allows iPhone users to pin their most important contacts and group texts to the top of the Messages app, making it faster and easier to send a text message to the people you message the most. You can pin up to nine text threads, and if you change your mind, it's just as easy to unpin contacts in Messages. We'll walk you through both!

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Why You'll Love This Tip:

  • No more searching for buried conversation threads; pin your favorites to the top of the screen in Messages instead.
  • Keep track of plans made in group messages by pinning the conversation.

How to Pin Messages on iPhone

When you pin a contact in Messages on iPhone, the conversation thread with that person stays at the top as an icon so that you can easily tap into and read the conversation at a moment's notice, without having to search iPhone messages to find what you're looking for. If you like learning about hidden iPhone tricks and features, try signing up for our free Tip of the Day newsletter! Here's how to pin contacts in Messages on iPhone:

  1. Open the Messages app.

    pin contacts messages iPhone
  2. Find and long press the text message (not the contact icon) from the person or group you'd like to pin.

    Pin messages to the top on iPhone
  3.  Tap Pin in the menu that appears.

    Pin contacts in Messages on iPhone
  4. Your contact will now be pinned to the top of your Messages list.

    pin contacts messages iPhone
  5. If you want to unpin your chosen contact, long press the icon you want to remove, then tap Unpin.

    Pin messages to the top on iPhone

Now you know how to keep messages at the top of the Messages app on iPhone!

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Leanne Hays

Leanne Hays is a Feature Writer at iPhone Life, and has written hundreds of in-depth how-to and troubleshooting articles. She's a former Associate Editor for iPhone Life magazine, and has written for the Iowa Source, as well as web content for education marketing. Leanne has an associate's degree in education, with a focus on curriculum development, as well as a bachelor's degree in science. She has over nine years of experience with SEO, social media management, and web development and writing. Despite years of web work, Leanne is by no means an early adapter; she's only owned a smartphone for five years, which makes her highly sympathetic to the learning curve of new iPhone owners. She enjoys making reader's lives easier and putting her education experience to work by walking them through the most practical ways to use Apple devices, step-by-step.

In off-work hours, Leanne is a mother of two, homesteader, audiobook fanatic, musician, and learning enthusiast.