There are a number of things that you can do with an email that you receive on your iPhone. You could read it, reply to it, delete it, or you could move it to another folder.
But you can also send that email to another person that might find it useful or interesting. Rather than trying to describe the contents of the email to that person, a much faster way to do it is to send a copy of the email, or forward it, to that person.
Email forwarding is a very common action for many email users, and it’s likely that you are already familiar with how to do it from the Web browser version of your email account.
But the iPhone Mail interface can be a little confusing as you get accustomed to it, and you might be having trouble finding all of the different buttons and controls that allow you to perform email actions.
You can forward an email from an iPhone 13 by opening the email, tapping the Reply button at the bottom of the screen, choosing the Forward option, then sending the email.
Our tutorial below will provide you with additional, in-depth instructions on completing this action so that you can start performing email forwards from your Apple smartphone.
How to Send a Received Email to Someone Else from an iPhone 13
- Open Mail.
- Choose the email message.
- Touch the Reply button.
- Select Forward.
- Complete the email and tap Send.
Our guide continues below with additional information on forwarding an email on an iPhone, including pictures of these steps.
How to Do an Email Forward on an iPhone 13 (Guide with Pictures)
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 13 in the iOS 15.4.1 operating system.
This guide assumes that you have already set up an email account on your iPhone and that you know the email address (or have the intended recipient stored as a contact on your phone) of the person to whom you want to forward the message.
Step 1: Open the Mail app on your iPhone.
Step 2: Select the email that you want to forward.
Step 3: Tap the Reply button at the bottom of the screen.
Step 4: Select the Forward option.
Step 5: Enter the email address into the To field, add any information to the email body that you want to include, then tap the blue Send arrow at the top-right of the screen.
Our tutorial continues below with additional discussion about forwarding iPhone 13 emails.
More Information on Forwarding iPhone Emails
When you forward an email from your iPhone, you can do many of the same things that you would do if you were replying to an email or creating a new one.
This means that you can add information to the email body above the content in the forwarded message, you can CC other people on the email, or you can BCC people.
The difference between CC and BCC is that when you CC people, everyone else on the email can see the address of the people in the CC field. If you put addresses in the BCC field then other people cannot see those addresses.
After tapping the “Reply” button at the bottom of the email message, you are going to see a lot of options. These include:
- Reply All
- Send Again
- Mark as Unread
- Move message
- Archive Message
- Move to Junk
- Notify Me
Your email account is going to handle a forwarded email much like it would handle any other type of email that you send. This means that you can go to your Sent folder in the Mail app to see the message there.
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