Send a Mass Text Message from iPhone

Mar 20, 2012 - 13 Comments

Send a Mass Text Message from iPhone

Have an event or statement you want to broadcast to a group of people? Send out a mass text message to multiple recipients easily from the iPhone:

  1. Open the Messages app and tap the “New” message button
  2. Tap into the “To” field and enter the first recipient, then tap the (+) plus button and add other recipients from the address book one by one
  3. Type and send your text message as usual

Mass texting is convenient but the other benefit comes with texting fees, with AT&T at least, a single group text will count as one message rather than individual SMS’s. Of course, receiving replies will count against your standard texting plan as usual though.

Older versions of iOS had to have group texting manually enabled, but it is now activated by default in iOS 5 or later.

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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in iPhone, Tips & Tricks


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  1. Morgan says:

    It’s a great feature except that then when the recipients reply to the sender saying, “congratulations,” or whatever, everyone gets all the replies. (Unless, of course, if the person who replies really pays attention to what they’re doing)

  2. Russ says:

    Is there a limit on the number of people you can send?

    Can you send to a group from your Contact Groups?


  3. Bassano says:

    You guys are charged for receiving texts?


  4. s10ly5 says:

    Imagine you have over 20 people you need to include in your message… can’t apple just make life easier by letting you “check” the person you need to include in your group message? I know 3rd party app can!

  5. Ziggy47 says:

    The max number you can send to is 20……cheers….

  6. Joe says:

    U can not text more than 10 people using this method!
    AT&T doesn’t allow it.

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  8. Hans says:

    Thanks for the tip, I found this searching in google, but what I want to do is set up an iCloud Group and be able to select it and send a text message to that group without having to select each contact individually. is it possible?

  9. john says:

    i`m tryng to do the same thing send like bulk sms to at least 500 peoples at once any solutions? europe..

  10. Jason Bullrich says:

    One by one! This has already taken me 30 min and I’m not even halfway through the alphabet. Can’t you just edit and tick the recipients we want. You could on all the old Nokias 😔

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