Sending a text with an attachment

Apple iPhone 8 on iOS 16.0.0

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Compose and send a standard SMS message with your device's text messaging app. You can send a text message to an individual or a group.

  1. Step 1/12

    From the Home screen, tap the Messages icon.

    The indicator is towards the bottom.
  2. Step 2/12

    Tap the Compose icon.

    The indicator is in the top right.
  3. Step 3/12

    Enter a contact's name.

    Note: You can also enter a phone number that is not in your contacts.

    The indicator is towards the bottom.
  4. Step 4/12

    Select the contact.

    The indicator is towards the top.
  5. Step 5/12

    Tap the return key.

    The indicator is in the bottom right.
  6. Step 6/12

    Compose your message.

    The indicator is towards the bottom.
  7. Step 7/12

    Tap the More Options icon.

    Note: Depending on the length of the message, you may not need to tap the More Options icon.

    The indicator is towards the left.
  8. Step 8/12

    Tap the Apps icon.

    The indicator is towards the left.
  9. Step 9/12

    Tap the Photos icon.

    The indicator is towards the left.
  10. Step 10/12

    Select a photo.

    The indicator is in the bottom left.
  11. Step 11/12

    Tap the Send icon.

    The indicator is towards the right.
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    Step 12 of 12:

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