Create and Send a Text Message - Apple® iPhone® 5C
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Create and Send a Text Message - Apple® iPhone® 5C

Note Notes:

  • This article is for creating and sending an SMS text message. Sending an iMessage is done in the same manner. For additional information on iMessage and SMS text messaging, refer to Determining Message Type.
  • To determine the device software version, refer to View Software Version.

Device Software Version iOS 7
Device Software Version iOS 8

 

Device Software Version iOS 7

  1. From the Home screen, tap Messages.
  2. Tap the New Message icon (located in the upper-right).
  3. Enter the phone number in the To field.
  4. To send a message to an existing contact, tap the plus symbol.
  5. Select the contact.
  6. Enter the message then tap Send.

 

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Device Software Version iOS 8

  1. From the Home screen, tap Messages.
  2. Tap the New Message icon (located in the upper-right).
  3. Enter the phone number in the To field.
  4. To send a message to an existing contact, tap the plus symbol.
  5. Select the contact.
  6. Enter the message then tap Send.
    • To add a sound, select and hold the microphone icon to record a voice message then swipe up to send.
    • To send a video, select and hold the camera icon, tap the record button to record the video message, then swipe up to send.

 

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Last Modified: September 15, 2014
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