Nann writes: With the new iOS 7 for iPhones I am unable to forward texts. I was able to do this in the previous version of iOS. Do you have any tips for this? Maybe I am doing something wrong.
Hi Nann! Nope, you’re not doing anything wrong; it’s just that the new way to forward text messages in iOS 7 is pretty well hidden.
Don’t worry, though—it’s pretty easy once you know the trick.
In previous versions of iOS, you used to tap the Edit button in the top-right corner of the screen, select the message you wanted to forward, and then tap the Forward button.
But in the revamped Messages app for iOS 7, there’s no Edit button once you open a message thread. Now what?
Well, here’s what you do: just tap and hold the message you want to forward.
When you do, a pop-up with two options—Copy, and More—will appear.
Tap More, select one or more messages, then tap the little Forward arrow in the bottom-right corner of the screen. (There’s also a little trash can on the left for deleting messages.)
The messages you selected will jump into a new text message, which you can send to whomever you’d like.
Want to see the exact time you sent a text message? Just tap and
hold a message, then immediately drag it from right to left; when you do, you’ll reveal “timestamps” for every message you sent in a given thread.
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