How to Make a Message Unread on iPhone

Searching for methods on marking a message as unread on iPhone? Read this guide about how to unread a message on iPhone.

Joy Taylor Last Updated: Aug. 18, 2020
iPhone Message

iPhone Message

Q: How to unread a message on the iPhone? I will get text messages from clients, and I don’t want to reply to it at the time but don’t want to forget it. So, I prefer to mark messages unread on the iPhone. Is there any way that can make it? Does anyone know?

Marking a message as unread may not be an essential demand for all iOS users; after all, when receiving a text, most users will check it instantly. However, in some cases, some users prefer to have the option of marking a message as unread on the iPhone. Highlighting messages to remind them to check it again.

Actually, there is no “mark as unread” option for iPhone currently, that is mean you can’t mark a message as unread on iPhone just like mark emails as unread. Some users suggest to jailbreak, but not all iPhone users want to jailbreak their device. So, here in this article, we introduce you to a workaround that may helpful for you.

Also Read: How to Download Text Messages from iPhone to Computer >

How to Unread a Message on iPhone

You can check them by forwarding the text to yourself and adding a tick to the text. That check would indicate either read or Unread. Follow steps like:

Step 1. Press on a text message and tap “more”.

Step 2. Make sure it’s marked with the blue dot on the left. Then tap the forward arrow in the lower right corner.

Step 3. Enter your number in the “to” at the top.

Step 4. Place the cursor on the text. Switch to the emoji keyboard and add the tick icon. Tap Send. Now you have a duplicate that is unread on your iPhone.

Bonus Tip: How to Transfer Data from iPhone to Computer

There are many types of data stored in our iPhones. Like me, I have a 64GB iPhone 6, but my phone storage almost full. So, why not move some vital data to the computer for preservation. Using iTunes to backup the iPhone is really a good way, but it doesn’t give the ability to check and preview backup directly.

Hence, in this part, we will introduce an alternative way – using AnyTrans, which can enable you to transfer kinds of iPhone data to a computer for a backup, and allows you to check data in a specific folder.

AnyTrans is a profession iOS data management tool with powerful functions like:

  • It enables you to selectively backup iPhone data to computer with faster speed.
  • Supports transferring almost all types of iPhone data including music, pictures, ringtones, playlists, videos, messages, etc.
  • It allows you to transfer data in many directions, for instance, among multiple iDevices, between iTunes and device, between device and computer, from device to iCloud, between iCloud and computer, and so on.
AnyTrans Overview

AnyTrans Overview

If some of your important messages were accidentally deleted from iPhone and you want to get them back, head to the full guide about iPhone messages recovery to have a check.

The Bottom Line

Hope this guide can give a hand on how to unread a message on the iPhone. If you have other solutions, please share it with us by leaving comments. By the way, if you want to transfer data from iPhone to the computer, do not forget to give a try on AnyTrans.

Joy Taylor

Member of iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS & Android related issues.