How to Send a Note by Text Message on the iPhone 5

The apps on your iPhone 5 occasionally integrate with one another, often in ways that you may not have originally considered. The also have some fun features that allow you to do things like send confetti to someone as a message.

Sure, you can copy and paste between certain apps, but that isn’t always a very easy task, particularly if you want to copy and paste a lot of text. Fortunately the Notes app integrates well with the Messages app, and you can send the text contained within a note as a text message.

Related: This article discusses the iMessage sent as text message notification and what it means.

Forward a Note as a Text Message on the iPhone 5

I like this feature because I can type out a long message or idea in the Notes app without needing to worry about accidentally sending it part way through. It also affords you the opportunity to kind of “save” a long text message that you might send more than once, so that you don’t need to retype it each time.

You can also read our guide on how to text an email on iPhone if you want to use your Messages app to send someone an email.

Step 1: Tap the Notes icon.

open the notes app

Step 2: Select the note that you want to send as a text message.

select the note to forward

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

how to send a note as a text message on iphone 5

Step 4: Select the Message option.

select the message option

Step 5: Type the name of the contact to whom you want to send the message into the To field at the top of the screen, then touch the Send button.

send the text message

There are ways to send information from other apps as text messages, too. Click here to learn how to send a Web page link as a text message.

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