How to Forward a Text Message on an iPhone

Alyssa Bereznak
National Correspondent, Technology

Technology has made me lazy. Case in point: I loathe being forced to type out information that already exists somewhere on my phone.

That’s why I’m thankful for the little-known iOS feature that allows you to forward text messages. 

Here’s how you do it:

1. Find the text message conversation you want to forward.

2. Tap twice on your speech bubble of interest until a black bubble comes up that says “Copy | More…” Click on More. (Note: if you're tapping on a message with an email, phone number, or link in it, make sure you don't tap directly on that)

3. A bunch of circles will pop up on the left side of the screen, next to the speech bubbles. By default, your phone will add a check-mark to the circle next to the most recent text message. if you'd like to forward more than one, tap the empty circles next to the messages. Then tap the curved arrow at the lower-right corner of the screen.

4. You will be taken to a new screen with a new text message conversation. The recipient section will be blank. Fill it in, silly! Your text of interest is waiting to be sent. 

And that’s how you save yourself from a lot of annoying copying and pasting. You’re welcome!