October 10, 2009

iPhone tip: How to forward MMS and SMS on the iPhone


Forwarding MMS and SMS messages on the iPhone is very simple.
  1. Tap Edit at the top of your messaging screen.
  2. Select the MMS or SMS message you want to forward.
  3. Tab Forward.
  4. Enter the recipient's name or tab the to access your contacts.

  5. Tab Send.
As a little bonus, before you click Send you can click the camera and add or take more pictures and add it to your message.

What other tips do you want to share about MMS?



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10 Responses to "iPhone tip: How to forward MMS and SMS on the iPhone"
  1. Anonymous said...
    November 11, 2009 at 6:12 PM

    It doesn't work with audio files. The "forward" option is greyed out. Where are these files saved?

  2. Cynthia Medina said...
    November 15, 2009 at 8:54 PM

    These steps are just for MMS. If you use the Voice Memos app you can share it using MMS. You can get to the audio files by tapping on the pause button, then tap the audio file, and tap the Share button. Then you'll have the option to select MMS but it can't be a big file otherwise it will tell you the file is too big.

  3. Anonymous said...
    December 30, 2009 at 11:56 AM

    how do you select several multimedia objects to send? I want to forward a MMS consisting of both an image file and a tiny sound file, but when I mark them for selection from Edit, the Forward option is greyed out, and my only option left from the menu buttons is to delete the files.

    Is it not possible to forward both the image and the sound file as a single MMS??

  4. Cynthia Medina said...
    December 31, 2009 at 6:02 PM

    My understanding is that you can only send 1 audio file in MMS at a time with nothing else. It's probably because of the file size. You can send multiple text or pics together though.

    Hope that helps,

    Cynthia

  5. Anonymous said...
    July 20, 2011 at 6:06 PM

    It's actually possible to forward mms picture with audio (no jailbreak required). You have to get the iTim Text App from the apple store. The itim app lets you receive mms pics with audio and view them with audio playing at the same time, as well as forward them. You can even add your audio to pics and send as mms with the app. Get the app from http://itimworld.com. I hope this helps :)

  6. Cynthia Medina said...
    July 22, 2011 at 12:39 AM

    Cool! This is an old post, but we certainly welcome new updates. Things change so fast that it's hard to keep up, and we welcome our readers comments and updates to help us with that. I'll look into the app. Thanks again :)

  7. Anonymous said...
    February 29, 2012 at 10:30 AM

    It would be great if Apple would upgrade iMessage for users to be able to send photo and audio on the same message- right now you are able to receive them, why not be able to send them?
    I have iTim, great application, however right now you cannot do group MMS.
    I miss my blackberry storm :-(

  8. Anonymous said...
    March 3, 2012 at 12:14 PM

    One drawback w iTim, will not do group mailings.
    Miss my blackberry storm.

  9. LULZINTOSH said...
    September 8, 2013 at 5:42 AM

    I want to forward over a 100 SMS to a contact but I don't want all the SMS to group up into a single SMS.
    What do I do?

  10. Cynthia Medina said...
    September 8, 2013 at 2:10 PM

    These are the two solutions I know of:
    1. You can use this free software to export your SMS http://www.wideanglesoftware.com/touchcopy/features/features_messages.php

    2. Or you can download SMS Export app from App store ($5.99), you still have to download some software to your PC or Mac for this to work though. The whole process is explained in the description of the app in the app store.
    Hope this helps
    Cynthia

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