With the constant changes to Apple’s mobile operating system, for some users, it appears that the “forward message” command has all but disappeared. We’ve seen a countless number of people ask others how the heck to find this option. I have only ever forwarded a message once in the three years I’ve been using iPhones and it was long before the option to do so was moved to where it is now.
This short tutorial applies to both regular text messages and iMessages on the iPhone 8 – it works the same for both.
- Open the “Messaging” app, then open the message thread you wish to forward.
- Tap and hold the message bubble for about two seconds. A “More” button will appear that you can select.
- Choose any other messages you would like to forward by checking the circle next to them. Once they are all selected, tap the arrow in the lower-right corner.
- Type a contact name or phone number in the “To:” field. Finish the message by modifying it as you see fit, then tap “Send” when you’re ready to forward the message.
That’s all there is to it! Happy texting!
Why is the forwarding arrow missing from my iPhone?
Try the steps outlined in the post “How to fix text Message Forwarding Issues on iOS 8.1” to solve the issue with the forwarding icon missing.