How to forward iPhone Messages

Do you ever want to forward a text message you’ve received? Here are the steps to send that text message to a friend.

Prerequisites: Comfortable using Messages on iPhone

Difficulty Level: Member | Nerd | Platypus

Estimated Time: 5 minutes

Expected Outcome: Able to forward a Message to a friend

Tools Required: iOS device (iPhone, iPad, iPod); Fingers or some other touch device; some courage

How to forward messages on iPhone and iPad

You can forward any iMessage — or SMS or MMS — to anyone else in your contacts.

  1. Launch Messages from your Home screen.
  2. Tap the conversation that contains the message(s) you'd like to forward.
  3. Tap and hold the message you'd like to forward.
  4. Tap More....
  5. Tap on the forward button in the lower right-hand corner.
  6. A new message will populate, pre-filled with your forwarded text. Just fill in the recipient and send it on its way!

Tap the conversation, tap and hold the message, tap More..., tap the forward button

Keep in mind you can forward more than one message at a time. Just tap all the ones you want to forward before you tap the actual forward button!