How to Forward a Text Message on iPhone

 How to Forward Text Messages from Your iPhone

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Can text messages be forwarded? Why, yes, they can! If you’ve ever accidentally sent a message to the wrong person or wanted to pass a message you received from one person on to someone else, you can easily forward texts from the Messages app. When you forward a text message on iPhone, you can also add your own comments before sending it on. This is a great way to forward pictures you receive in messages that you want to share with friends. Here’s how to forward a text message on iPhone.

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To forward a text:

  • Open the conversation in Messages containing the text you want to pass on.

  • Double tap or press and hold on the the body of the message.

  • Tap More and all the messages will shift to the right. Small circles will appear to the left of each text, with the message you've tapped on already selected.  Tap on the circle next to any additional messages you want to forward.  

  • Once all the messages you want to include are selected, tap on the bottom right arrow and a new message will open. There will be nothing in the new message to indicate it it is a forwarded message, so you will have to add a few words to let your recipient know.

  • When your message is ready, enter your recipient's contact information and press send to forward.

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Violet is a freelance lifestyle writer. She loves spending time with her husband, enjoys going on adventures, and is an Apple enthusiast.