How to Quote Text in Your Email Reply on iPhone and iPad

If you are using iPhone Mail app for official purpose, you need to quote text while sending reply to any mail. This information helps you send reply by quoting the text.

Email on your iPhone is one of the frequently used apps because you receive many mails; constant notifications of mails force you to check the app often. And therefore, it is better to have hands-on information on how you can make the most of email app on iPhone and iPad.

Many emails require your complete attention and you have to act upon by sending replies. But there are instances when you have to quote a certain portion of the text sent by sender of the mail. So before sending you reply, you need to select that text and send it back.

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How to Quote Text in Email Reply on iPhone and iPad

How to Quote Text in your Email Reply on iPhone or iPad

Step #1. Launch Mail app on your iPhone/iPad.

Either you will be landed on Mailboxes screen or you will find yourself on Inbox. If you are on Mailboxes screen, tap on Inbox.

Step #2. Now tap on any email you want to send reply to.

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Tap on Email You Want to Reply on iPhone

Step #3. Tap and hold the text you want to quote.

Tap on any Word in Email on iPhone

A bubble pops up and magnifies the text. Now you can see a word selected with gray background and two drumsticks at both sides of the word. This will allow you to drag the inverted drumstick to select the text you want to quote.

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Step #4. Drag the second drumstick and select the text.

Select the Text in Mail on iPhone You Want to Quote

Step #5. Now tap on Reply icon from the bottom menu.

A menu will swipe up with options: Reply, Forward, and Print. If your mail has images, you will be asked to Save Images.

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Quote Text in Email Reply on iPhone or iPad

In the reply mail, you can see the text you have selected. You can write something and tap the Send button from top-right corner.

Quote Text in your Email Reply on iPhone or iPad

That’s it.

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Dhvanesh Adhiya
Dhvanesh Adhiya is the founder and editor-in-chief who takes care of audio, visual, and textual contents uploaded on He is passionate about wonderful apps that change the way your iPhone interacts in your life.
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