How To Copy And Share Text Messages From iPhone

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Text messaging is an integral part of the smartphone experience and being able to do it correctly is often one way to enhance communication. But a text message is more than just typed words and you can do so much more on your iPhone with written text including being able to cut, copy and paste the information to make sharing easier.

In this article, we are going to show you easier ways to copy and share text messages thereby enhancing the way you communicate.

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1 Steps on How to Copy and Paste Text Messages on iPhone

Copying can be helpful when you want to simply paste one text from a conversation to another location. It can be on the messaging app or another app altogether such as the Notes App. Follow these simple steps to copy and paste text from a message.

Step 1: Launch the message app on your iPhone and locate the message you want to copy.

Step 2: Tap on it hold for a few seconds. You should see a few options pop up.

Step 3: Select the “Copy” option.

Step 4: Go to the message filed you want to paste the text to, then tap and hold the empty space.

Step 5: Finally, select the “Paste” option.


2 Steps on How to Forward Text Messages on iPhone

You can forward any SMS, iMessage or MMS to anyone in your contacts. Here’s how to do it.

Step 1: Launch the messaging app on your device.

Step 2: Tap and hold on to the message you want to forward for a few seconds.

Step 3: Tap on “More”.

Step 4: On the lower right corner of the screen, select the “Forward” option.

Step 5: A new message will populate, pre-filled with your forwarded text. Just fill out the rest and send it on its way!.


3 Steps on How to Copy Whole Conversations from iPhone and Share Them

With iMyFone D-Back iPhone data recovery or iPhone data recovery for Mac, one can simply copy and share an entire conversation with a few clicks by utilizing the file recovery feature.

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The Best iPhone Data Extractor Software

  • Helps you recover lost photos, Text/Whatsapp/Wechat/Kik messages, contacts, notes, videos, call history and more.
  • Extract your current or lost data in four modes: Smart Recovery, Direct Recovery from iDevices, Recovery from iCloud backup, Recovery from iTunes backup
  • Allow you to preview and export the current or lost data in your iPhone or iPhone backup files

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iMyFone D-Back allows you to do this in several ways. You can recover from existing text message conversations on the iPhone, by accessing messages in an iTunes backup file or accessing the conversations from an iCloud Backup file. Here’s how to do it.

From the current conversations on the iPhone:

Step 1. Launch iMyFone D-Back software and choose Recover From iOS Device.

Launch iMyfone D-Back software

Step 2. Check/tick the “Messages” option and click on the “Next” button at the bottom right corner of the screen.

choose messages

Step 3. Connect the iPhone to your computer using a USB cable. After your device has been recognized by the computer, click on “Start” and wait for it to check through the messages within your device.

Connect the iPhone to your computer

Step 4. After the recovery process is complete, check the messages you just exported using a web browser because they will be saved in html formats. Note that the messages saved will be per conversation, which is where you can simply share using any of the sharing methods that support sharing of web pages (emails, social media, etc.).

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From the Stored Backup Files

Step 1. Launch iMyfone D-Back and click on either the “Recovery from iCloud Backup” or the “Recovery from iTunes Backup” option and then click “Start”.

Recovery from iTunes Backup

Step 2. By default, all of the file types will be selected. To save time, select “Messages” and then click “Next” to continue.

tick only the Messages option

Step 3. Select the backup file you wish to copy your conversations from, then click on “Scan”.

Select the backup file

Step 4. Locate the recovered file and then in the folder, click on the desired conversation which you want to share and share using any sharing method available. The recovered file will be in html format.

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iMyFone D-Back or iMyFone D-Back for Mac gives you the unique ability to export text messages in HTML format which can then be shared with anyone using the various sharing options available.

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