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iPhone 3.0 Tip: How to Forward SMS and Delete Individual Message

Prior to iPhone OS 3.0, you are not allowed to forward a text message (or SMS). It’s really ridiculous that such basic feature, which is available on most mobile phones, cannot be found on iPhone. Finally, the latest version of iPhone OS brings you the ability to forward SMS, as well as, deleting an individual text message.

Though it takes Apple nearly two years to bring us this feature, the interface is well-thought and intuitive.

Let’s see how you can forward SMS and delete individual text message on iPhone 3.0.

First, launch “Messages” application and tap on any of the text messages. Next, tap on the “Edit” button on the top-right corner and iPhone will show you an interface to let you select individual message.

Select multiple SMS

You can select one or multiple messages and tap “Delete” to remove the text messages. Or you can tap the “Forward” button to forward the messages. The messages selected will be automatically inserted into the content of a new text message. If multiple messages are selected, they are combined as the new message content.

Forward SMS

This is a pretty simple feature but it saves you lots of efforts when forwarding a text message to your friends or co-worker. Probably, you are still considering the upgrade of iPhone 3.0 OS. But, to me, this single feature offers a very good reason for the upgrade.

This is the second post for the iPhone 3.0 Tips Series. You can also check out the first article about “How to Share Contact via Email & MMS”.

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0 Responses to iPhone 3.0 Tip: How to Forward SMS and Delete Individual Message

  1. emm October 5, 2009 at 8:02 pm #

    is there a way to do this on the first iPhone? I don’t have 3g, but I need to delete single messages.
    thank you

    • Simon Ng October 5, 2009 at 10:58 pm #

      @emm, you can just your iPhone to iPhone OS 3.0 and you can enjoy the feature.

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