How To Copy And Share Text Messages From iPhone

Text messaging is an integral part of the smartphone experience. We send and receive text messages every day. It is common and frequent for us to share or transfer text messages for some purposes.

In this article, we are going to show you three easy ways to copy and share text messages thereby enhancing the way you communicate. And all the three ways can be used for iPhone running the latest iOS 10.3.

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1 Copy and Paste Text Messages on iPhone

Copying directly can be helpful when you want to simply paste one text from a conversation to another location. It can be on the message app or another app 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 and 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 field where you want to paste the text, then tap and hold the empty space.

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

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2 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 message app on your device.

Step 2: Tap on the message you want to forward and hold on 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 be created and pre-filled with your forwarded text. Just fill out the rest and send it on its way!

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3 Copy Whole Conversations from iPhone and Share Them

With iMyFone D-Port, one can simply copy and share an entire conversation with a few clicks.

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iMyFone D-Port iPhone Data Exporter

  • It helps you export 20 types of files including photos, Text/Whatsapp/WeChat/Kik messages, contacts, notes, videos, call history and more.
  • You can check iTunes backup without restoring it to iOS devices.
  • It allow you to preview and selectively export the data you want.
  • It supports almost all iOS devices and iOS 10/9/8/7, even the latest iOS 10.3.

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iMyFone D-Port allows you to do this in several ways. You can export the text messages from your iOS devices, or access messages in an iTunes/iCloud backup file. Here’s how to do it.

Export from iOS Device

Step 1. Launch iMyFone D-Port software and choose "Export from iOS Device". Then click "Start".

Launch iMyfone D-Port 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 "Scan", then the program will start to scan your device.

Connect the iPhone to your computer

Step 4. After that, you can choose the conversation to export. Once the exportation process is complete, you can check the messages on your computer using a web browser because they will be saved in HTML format. And xlsx format is also supported. Note that the messages exported will be per conversation. You can simply share using any of the sharing methods that support sharing of web pages (emails, social media, etc.).

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Extract from iTunes Backup or iCloud Backup

Step 1. Launch iMyFone D-Port and click on either the "Extract from iTunes Backup" or the "Extract from iCloud Backup" option and then click "Start". Here we take "Extract from iTunes Backup" as an example because the steps are similar. You need enter you iCloud account information if you choose "Extract from iCloud Backup" option.

Extract from iTunes Backup

Step 2. Select "Message" 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 exported file and then in the folder, click on the conversation which you want to share with any sharing method available. The recovered file will be in HTML/xlsx format according to your choice.

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iMyFone D-Port iPhone data extractor enables you to export text messages in HTML/xlsx format which can then be shared with anyone using the various sharing options available. And you don't have to worry even though the latest iOS 10.3 is running on your iPhone.

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