Forwarding text messages

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by uk30000, Oct 5, 2008.

  1. uk30000 macrumors newbie

    Oct 5, 2008
    Hi Guys
    Had my iPhone a few days now but I am totally baffled by the text messaging feture. It seems to be in a conversational mode. This is all well and good but I can't figure out how to forward a text message. Can someone help me on this. Thanks
  2. iBaldy macrumors newbie

    Sep 24, 2008
  3. uk30000 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 5, 2008
  4. uk30000 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 5, 2008
    Mabye I am missing something here, but I have always been able to forward a text on my other phones and everyone I know can do the same on theirs.
  5. sammich macrumors 601


    Sep 26, 2006
    You can't forward text messages with the iPhone. This is just one of the many things that the iPhone can't do yet many other lowly phones can. We just live with it because we know the iPhone is awesome (except for those missing features).
  6. skubish macrumors 68030


    Feb 2, 2005
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
    Can't forward sms on the iPhone. Why? Because Steve decided we don't need to be able to forward sms.
  7. ajnicho macrumors 6502a

    Sep 24, 2008
    If you jailbreak your phone and install iRealsms, you can do everything you can on other phones, including forward sms
  8. uk30000 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 5, 2008
    Not sure I like the sound of jailbreaking my phone, I guess I'll have to get by without this facility. When I show my mates at work my iphone and tell them "Its the best phone in the world" I am going to feel a 1st class berk when they ask me to forward a text to them.
  9. dccorona macrumors 68020


    Jun 12, 2008
    no one has to know
    just type out the text yourself
    this is a secret only iPhone owners can know
  10. AiralynRose macrumors 6502a

    Jun 3, 2008
    Pittsburgh, PA
    i've never forwarded a text in my life, not on my iPhone or any other phone I have ever had. Do you really do it that much?
  11. imacdaddy macrumors 6502a

    Feb 2, 2006
    Well, I needed to fwd an SMS one time because my friend sent me directions to a restaurant which I needed to send to my other friend but couldn't. I couldn't reach my friend who sent me the SMS and my other friend without directions was in a meeting. I had to find a pen and paper to write down the directions and then typed a new SMS to send. That was such an inconvenience! :mad:
  12. ajnicho macrumors 6502a

    Sep 24, 2008
    I get loads of jokes via SMS and cant forward them on. Not my biggest gripe but one that could easily be implemented. I tried the iRealSMS trial, it works well but I dont think I'd pay for it. Not just to forward jokes.
  13. M. Malone macrumors 6502a

    M. Malone

    Mar 11, 2004
    Message forwarding is a big thing outside of the US. Also message status.

    Most carriers in europe and the rest of the world give you an SMS status after you sent it. The phone tells you if the SMS you sent has been delivered, which is a great feature I hope Apple adds into the iPhone along with SMS forwarding
  14. AppleFan360 macrumors 68020

    Jan 26, 2008
    I have never needed to forward a text message. Text messaging to me is very fluid. If I want to forward something important, I send a e-mail. If someone has a phone with SMS and no e-mail, they don't deserve my time. :) (Just kidding).
  15. Randman macrumors 65816


    Jul 28, 2008
    Jacksonville, Fla
    Copy & Paste would also work. I hope it comes sometime soon.
  16. iblastoff macrumors 6502

    Aug 2, 2008
    jailbreak and install the free bitesms app. now you can forward sms.
  17. redgaz26 macrumors 68020


    Mar 6, 2007
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5F136 Safari/525.20)

    really think about jailbreaking my phone for this feature and other cool stuff. Some of the screenshots on MR of jailbroken phones are awesome!
  18. uk30000 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 5, 2008
    In answer to AiralynRose
    Yes I do need it that much.
    Everyone I know forward their jokes to their friends. Since I have had the iphone I have missed this facility badly. A couple of my friends have said they would not get an iphone if you cannot forward jokes.
    I can't believe that you do not do this. I certainly could not recommend this phone to anyone who likes to send and recieve jokes.
    I guess we must be different me and you.
  19. b00st3d macrumors member


    Aug 16, 2008
    New Orleans
    if they would just implement copy and paste, you could just copy the text and paste it into a new sms...almost as good as forwarding the message! but alas, we still do not have copy and paste.
  20. macaco74 macrumors regular

    Jan 11, 2008
    convinced a friend of mine to go with the iphone instead of waiting for the blackberry bold and the inability to forward sms messages has been a gripe for him. That and being able to mark an SMS message as unread.
  21. Auzburner macrumors 65816


    Apr 11, 2008
    Syracuse, NY - USA
    I've wanted to fwd a text several times now, and it's not possible.
    Then I think, wait if I had Copy/Paste...
    Oh Well... :-(
    2.2 Fingers Crossed...
  22. shrewsburywolf macrumors regular


    Sep 21, 2007
    I like not being able to forward, it means people have stopped forwarding stupid pointless jokes to me!
  23. SeVeN macrumors 6502a

    Aug 8, 2006
    San Jose
    Lmao, that just made my day.
  24. midniter macrumors regular


    Feb 2, 2009

    Jailbroken iphone 3g...

    Nice hint... I have not tried iRealSMS... but I do use BiteSMS and I love it.

    I dont think biteSMS does forwarding SMS.... You can correct me if I'm wrong....

    My question is... can i install/run/keep iRealSMS and biteSMS ... or would they conflict with each other... for the default SMS app... can i use both without any problems :)

    I do want the call forwarding option... but I'm so used to biteSMS .. dont wana get rid of alltogether.

  25. lsvtecjohn3 macrumors 6502a

    May 8, 2008
    You bumped a three year old thread

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