How to send a text on an iPhone

In this interactive demenstration you will learn: How to text on an iPhone

Step 1: Open the app.

Locating the app


When unlocking an iPhone you are presented with what is called the "Home Screen". Is a page that usually holds the most frequently used apps on the phone, and it is also where you are most likely to find the Messages app.


This is the iPhone's Messages app, on the next page locate and click on the Messages app.

True or False?

  • iMessage and SMS texts are in the same app?

Step 2: Finding a recipient to send a text to.

How to find a particular recipient to send a text to...

Conversations Screen

This is the conversation screen, this is the first screen that you will see when you open the messages app. 

This screen displays all of your on-going texting conversations.

New Message

This is the new message icon located in the top right corner of the conversations screen in the Message app.


1. Open the Message app (Demonstrated in left-most image)

2. Press New Message icon. (Middle image)

3.Type the name, phone number, or email address of the person or persons you want to send the message to (Right-most image) 

Step 3: Send the message...

Sending the message.

Steps to send a message:

Step 1: Once you open a new message begin typing the name, phone number, or email address of the intended recipient. After each recipient press the "return" button. (Left-most image)

Step 2: Once you have entered all of the recipients you wish, click in the box containing the grey text "Text message." or "iMessage" (the difference depends on the recipient's phone)

Step 3: Type your message. The iPhone will automaticly check spelling, and change words accordingly. If the system cannot determine what you are tryong to say, you will be notified accordingly.

Step 4: Click the send button (right-most imsge)


You have just sent an iPhone text message!