How to Forward Messages on iPhone, iPad, and Mac: Beginners Tip

Sharing an SMS or iMessage from your iPhone, iPad, and Mac is as simple as it can ever get. But if you aren't familiar with it, dive in to know how it's done the right way!

Many a time, when we receive a funny or a sensational message, we like sharing it with our friends and loved ones. At times, we also have to pass on some essential attachments to our colleagues at work. And this is when sharing option becomes the need of the hour.

Forwarding a text message from iOS or macOS device is quite simple but may not be known to everyone. In this upfront guide, we are going to show you how it’s done the quick way. So, follow along!

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How to Forward Text Message or iMessage on iPhone and iPad

Step #1. Launch Messages app on your iOS device.

Launch Messages app on iPhone Running iOS 12

Step #2. Now, open a group or individual conversation.

Open Group or Individual conversation in iMessage

Step #3. Next, touch and hold the text message you wish to forward.

Touch and Hold the Message you wish to Forward in iMessage

Step #4. Next up, tap on More.

Tap on More in iMessage

Sticky note: When you select a message and hit More, it will be tick-marked. If you wish to choose multiple messages, simply hit the tiny circle to the left of them. They can be sent at one go.

Step #5. Up next, tap on the forward button at the bottom left corner of the screen.

Tap on Arrow to Forward SMS or iMessage on iPhone and iPad

Step #6. Finally, you need to enter the name of the recipient and hit the send button.

Enter the recipient and Tap on Up Arrow button to Send iMessage on iPhone or iPad

That’s it!

Sharing a message from Mac is equally simple. Keep reading…

How to Forward an iMessage on Mac

Step #1. Launch Messages app on your Mac → head into a conversation.

Step #2. Now, click on the message you wish to forward. It will be highlighted.

Step #3. Next, you need to right-click (or hold Control and then click) on the Empty area in the message. Then, select Forward in the menu. Note: If you do not click on the Empty area, forward option won’t show up.

Forward Message on Mac

Step #4. Up next, enter the name of the recipient and send it as usual.

Forward iMessages on Mac

That’s pretty much it!

Have Your Say…

Apple’s Messages app is fully featured and boasts some really cool features that make conversation a pleasing experience. For instance, you can use the screen and bubble effects to express your feelings in a fun way. Besides, there is also a way to create your own Memoji to spice up the mood of the communication.

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