How to add a subject line to text messages on iPhone and iPad

We’re all used to subject lines in emails. That single line of text lets you know what the email is about. But did you know that you can use subject lines in the Messages app on your iPhone and iPad too?

Adding a subject line to a text message can be used for the same purpose as it is in an email. While it might not be something you use when texting with your best friend 50 times per day, it could be useful when sending text messages for business purposes.

In addition, the subject line in a text in the Messages app automatically bolds the text for that line. So, you can also use it to make specific text stand out.

If this sounds like something you’d like to start using, here’s how to add subject lines to texts in the iOS Messages app.

Text Message Subject Line iPhone

Enable and use the subject field in text messages

  1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Scroll down and select Messages.
  3. Under SMS/MMS, turn on the toggle for Show Subject Field.
Show Subject Field in Messages iPhone

Now when you open the Messages app and select an existing or new conversation, you should see the Subject line field in the text.

Subject Line in Messages iPhone

When you enter the Subject, the text will be bold, and your recipient will see it that way as well, on their mobile device in addition to Mac.

Subject Line in Messages Mac

Whether you want to assign your message a specific topic or just make a bold statement, you can use the text message subject line field in Messages.

Did you know about this feature already and find it handy, or was this a surprise to you that you now plan to use? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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