How to Email a Text Message from an iPhone


Your iPhone has a lot of different ways for you to share information with other people. Whether you want to make a phone call, send a text message, write an email or make a video call, all of these things can be accomplished rahter easily on the device.

But when you want to transfer information from one medium to another, such as sending a text message in an email, then method for doing so is not always immediately obvious. Fortunately there are a few different options for sending text messages as emails on your iPhone.

 

Sharing Text Messages Through Email on an iPhone in iOS 7

There are actually three different ways to do this with the tools available to you on a default iPhone. Which option is best for you will depend on your situation. You can see all three of the options below. Note that the last two methods will assume that you already have an email account set up on your iPhone. If not, then you can follow the instructions in this article to add an email address to your device.

 

Emailing a Text Message as a Text File

 

Step 1: Open the Messages app.

open the messages app

 

 

Step 2: Tap and hold the text message that you want to email, then touch the More option.

locate the text message to share

 

 

Step 3: Touch the Forward icon at the bottom-right corner of the screen.

touch the forward icon at the bottom-right of the screen

 

 

Step 4: Type the email address into the field at the top of the screen, then touch Send above the keyboard.

how to send a text message as an email on the iphone

 

 

Copy the Text Message and Paste it Into an Email

 

Step 1: Open the Messages app.

open the messages app

 

 

Step 2: Tap and hold the text message that you want to share, then touch the Copy option.

locate the text message to share

 

 

Step 3: Press the Home button under your iPhone screen, then launch the Mail app and select the email account from which you want to send the email.

open the mail app

 

 

Step 4: Touch the Compose icon at the bottom-right corner of the screen.

touch the compose button at the bottom-right of the screen

 

 

Step 5: Type the email address into the To field at the top of the screen, tap and hold inside the body field, then select the Paste option. You can then enter a subject and send the email.

touch the paste button

 

 

Take a Screenshot of the Text Message and Email It

 

Step 1: Open the Messages app.

open the messages app

 

 

Step 2: Browse to the text message that you want to email.

 

 

Step 3: Press and hold the Home button under your screen, then press the Power button at the top of the device while still holding the Home button. Note that you need to press the Power button quickly after you start holding the Home button, or Siri will launch. There will be a white flash that indicates that the screenshot has been taken.

 

Step 4: Press the Home button under your screen to return to your Home screen, then launch the Mail app.

open the mail app

 

 

Step 5: Open the email account from which you want to send the message, then touch the Compose icon at the bottom-right corner of the screen.

touch the compose button at the bottom-right of the screen

 

 

Step 6: Enter the email address into the To field, enter a subject for the email, then tap and hold inside the body of the email message and select the Insert Photo or Video option.

touch the insert photo or video button

 

 

Step 7: Select the Camera Roll.

open the camera roll

 

 

Step 8: Select the screenshot image that you just made, then touch the Choose button at the bottom-right of the screen.

choose the screenshot

 

 

Step 9: Touch the Send button at the top right of the screen to send your email address with the screenshot image.

 

 

Do you want an easy way to share a text message with a different person? Learn how to forward a text message on the iPhone.

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