How to mark messages as unread on iPhone

With iOS 16, you can mark messages as unread so that you can reply to them at a later date when you have the time. This is especially helpful for people who open messages and forget to reply. If you mark messages as unread, an indicator will appear next to the message and the notification badge on the Messages icon will also reflect the change.

How to mark messages as unread on iPhone

Learn how to mark messages as unread on iPhone

Before you start, make sure that your iPhone is running iOS 16. Learn how to install the latest software update here if you have not done so already. Note that the ability to mark messages as unread on iPhone for both iMessage and regular text messages.

  1. Open Messages on your iPhone.
  2. Find the message you want to mark as unread.
  3. Swipe to the right to access the Mark as Unread option. Repeat with as many conversations as you want. how to mark messages as unread on iPhone

The message will now be marked as unread, displaying a blue dot to the left of the contact’s avatar. You can also swipe right on the conversation if you want to mark it as read. how to mark messages as unread on iPhone

We hope this guide helped you learn how to mark messages as unread on your iPhone. If you have any questions, let us know in the comments below.

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