Using "enter" key sends messages in Messages app


macrumors 68020
Original poster
Mar 28, 2008
Manchester UK
Apparently the enter key now sends the message in the messages app.

How do you now create a line break in your iMessage or has that feature been taken away from us?


macrumors 68040
Apr 12, 2012
there's a chance that person meant you can send using enter on a physical keyboard. however even in this case you'd still hope adding a new line and sending the message were both available - perhaps it's shift+enter for one of them?

the reason it might be this is because iOS 9 has introduced better support for physical keyboards, and not being able to send a message with a physical keyboard has always been a problem in previous versions i believe.


macrumors member
Dec 20, 2013
Hmmm. The first topic on this forum must be wrong then. You are using the iOS 9 beta?
iOS 9 does not have an enter key in the messages app. Just a return key. The key functions as normal by creating another line.
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