How to Edit and Send Back iPhone Texts

APPLE finally lets you edit and undo text—but with a catch.

The feature isn’t technically coming until September, but there’s a trick you can use to do it now.

You will soon be able to edit iMessages and undo sending


You will soon be able to edit iMessages and undo sendingCredit: apple

Editing texts after sending is a rare feature – even WhatsApp doesn’t have it yet.

but Whatsapp has been offering no-send – retrieving an SMS from a recipient’s phone for a while.

Apple is finally catching up with the new iOS 16 update for its iMessage SMS system.

But you need to join the iOS 16 beta to try it out before September.

How to join the iOS 16 beta

First, consider whether installing an iOS beta is right for you.

Ultimately, this is still test software, so you may encounter bugs – sometimes very serious.

So if you only have one iPhone, it can be frustrating to use a new iOS.

That said, the iOS public beta is usually pretty stable, so you shouldn’t find too many devastating issues.

You should also make sure that you have backed up all your data before installing a new iOS.

To participate in the iOS betayou just have to go to the Apple website.

You can sign up for the iOS 16 beta here.

“New public betas for iOS 16, iPadOS 16, macOS Ventura, tvOS 16, HomePod software version 16, and watchOS 9 are coming soon,” Apple said.

“As a member of the Apple Beta Software Program, you can participate in shaping Apple software by testing pre-release versions and letting us know what you think.”

You’ll need to sign in and register your devices, which gives you a chance to test out the latest iOS 16 features once the public beta is live.

The beta will also include a special app called Feedback Assistant, which you can use to report any issues you find.

You need a valid Apple ID, and that’s it – there are no fees or compensation.

Installing the beta will also not affect your hardware warranty.

You can leave the beta at any time.

How to edit an iPhone text

Not all iMessages can be optimized or deleted: there is a time limit.

You only have 15 minutes to make changes to a text before the option expires.

Just press and hold the message to edit it.

Recipients are notified when a text has been edited.

However, it’s not possible to see exactly what changes were made – unless you’ve seen the message before and remembered what it said.

Also important is that both the sender and recipient must be on iOS 16 for the feature to work.

So even if you have iOS 16, you can’t undo or edit a text for someone who hasn’t upgraded yet.

You’ll get a warning that some people won’t see your changes in this case.

All must be running iOS 16 for the feature to work.

Unfortunately, when you use WhatsApp, there is no way to edit a text.

However, WhatsApp regularly adds new features and is already testing a similar hack.

So you might not have to wait too long to edit WhatsApp texts as well.

How to send an iPhone text

You can retract an iMessage on iOS 16 within the first 15 minutes by pressing and holding the text.

But don’t think you can do this quietly.

Just like WhatsApp, if a text has “not been sent,” a note will appear for both the sender and the recipient.

This prevents any confusion once text has disappeared.

With WhatsApp it is a very similar process.

Just press and hold the message and select “Delete for everyone”.

This option will disappear after too much time has passed, so be quick.

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