How to for Beginners: Dial a Phone Number from a Text Message on Your iPhone

Posted in How To, iPhone on 03/08/2017 by Chris Hauk

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New users of the iPhone will find the device offers a nicely integrated suite of apps with features that allow you to save a few steps when performing everyday tasks. One great timesaver is the ability to make a call directly from a text message that contains a phone number.

How to Dial a Phone Number from a Text Message on Your iPhone

1.) If you receive a message with a phone number in the Messages app, simply tap the underlined phone number and you’ll be presented with a dialog asking if you want to “Call.” or “Cancel.”

How to for Beginners: Dial a Phone Number from a Text Message on Your iPhone

2.) Tap the “Call” button, and a phone call will be placed to the phone number. Easy-peasy.

3.) If your iPhone has 3D Touch, Force Touch the number, (Press and then press a bit harder), and you’ll be presented with additional options, as seen below:

How to for Beginners: Dial a Phone Number from a Text Message on Your iPhone

This feature makes it easy to place a call to a phone number in a text message without the need to find pen and paper to write it down, or to copy and past the number, after finding the icon for the Phone app.

For more tips and tricks that can help you make better use of your Mac, iOS device, Apple Watch, or Apple TV, be sure to visit the “How To” section of our website.


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Chris Hauk

MacTrast Senior Editor, and self-described "magnificent bastard," Chris Hauk owns Phoenix Rising Services and writes for everyone's favorite "bad movie" website, Big Bad Drive-In.

His first Apple product was an iPod Classic 9 years ago, and he has since added a MacBook Pro, a number of iPads, iPhones, and multiple Apple TVs to his collection.

He lives somewhere in the deep Southern part of America. Yes, he has to pump in both sunshine and the Internet.