How to Forward a Text on iPhone

iPhone brings out many innovative features to make our life much easier. One of these features is the ability to forward a text message to your other Apple devices like Mac, iPad and iPod touch. Such a nice feature enables you to continue your conversation with others without any interruption.

If you want to know the exact guide to turn on how to forward a text on iPhone, keep reading this article. We will discuss the detailed instructions to help you master this feature quickly.

How to Set Text Message Forwarding on iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch

Before getting started, you must ensure that your iPhone and other Apple devices are running on the latest iOS version. To see if an update is available, go to Settings -> General on your iPhone. Find and open Software Update under General. To get the newest iOS version, click on Download and Install if available.

While updating might not be required, it is still recommended since the new iOS version usually comes with some improvements and bug fixes. Once your iPhone is up to date, now it’s time to set up text message forwarding. Here are the measures you need to pursue:

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Step 1: Log in to Your Apple ID on All Devices

The first thing you need to do is to log in to iMessage with Apple ID on all devices that you want to use for text message forwarding. You will require to use the same Apple ID and passcode to sign in. You can make an Apple ID with your credentials from Apple’s website if you don’t have one already.

When you are logged into the iMessage with the Apple ID, the devices will be connected to share the messages.


Step 2: Switch on Text Message Forwarding

Now it’s time to toggle on text message forwarding on iPhone or other Apple devices from where you want to forward the message. To do this, go to Settings -> Messages -> Text Message Forwarding. If you want to turn it on an iPad or iPod touch, the option will be under Settings -> Messages -> Send & Receive. You will find the list of devices that are attached to the same Apple ID.

To turn on text message forwarding, simply tap on the switch next to the device for which you want to enable this feature. If your Apple ID is not showing in the Text Message Forwarding section, make sure that you have logged in with the correct Apple ID.

Step 3: Verify the Code on Your Other Devices

Once you have enabled text message forwarding, a verification code will be sent to your other devices (if you have two-step verification turned on). Enter the code on each device to complete the process. After that, all text messages from your iPhone will be forwarded to the selected devices.

Note that your iPhone needs to be connected to Wi-Fi or a cellular network to be able to send and receive text messages. If your iPhone is not connected, the text messages will be delivered to your other devices as soon as it connects to the network.

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How to Forward Text Messages to a Person

In addition to the previous method, you can also forward a text message manually to a contact on your iPhone. This can be done by pursuing these uncomplicated steps:

1. First, open the Messages app and locate the conversation with the text messages you’d like to forward.

2. Tap and hold on the text message you want to forward for a couple of seconds.

3. Select More from the pop-up menu.

4. Once you do so, you will see the forward icon (an arrow curving to the right) in the bottom-right of the screen.

4. Press the Forward icon, and the text message will be forwarded to a new text message window. Add the phone number where you want to send the message and tap the Send (upward arrow in the bottom-right of the message box) button.

Once you do so, the text message will be forwarded to the defined contact. Reprise this approach for each text message you want to forward. Keep in mind that you can only forward one text message at a time with this method. If you want to forward multiple messages, you need to select and forward each message individually.

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As you can see, text message forwarding is a pretty simple process that doesn’t take too much time. Once you have it set up, you will be able to send and receive text messages on all of your devices without any problems. We hope the write-up was helpful and you will be able to use this feature without any issues.

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