How to Text Yourself in iMessage on iPhone

Here’s how to text yourself on iMessage on an iPhone in case you want to send yourself a message or photo for later.

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It may sound like a weird thing to do–texting yourself on your iPhone. However, there are some legitimate reasons why you might want to do this. For example, you might want to quickly send yourself a note for later or save something like a picture that you can reference from another iOS or macOS device. Here’s how to text yourself in iMessage on an iPhone.

How to Text Yourself in iMessage on iPhone

To text yourself in iMessage on iPhone:

  1. Search for yourself in your contacts.
  2. Click on your search result.
  3. Tap the Message button.
  4. Type your message and hit the send button.
How to Text Yourself in iMessage on iPhone

If you’re having trouble, you’ll want to ensure you have iMessage enabled on your device. Go into Settings and then go to Messages. The first option should be iMessage, and you’ll want to ensure this is enabled.

Next, go into Contacts and make sure your information is filled out. Tap on the Phone icon on the bottom right of your phone. Navigate to the Contacts tab, and edit your card so that all your information is correct. Specifically, make sure you add your name and phone number correctly.

Once this is set up correctly, you can search for yourself in your contacts. Tap your name and then hit message, and start typing a message as you would with anyone else. You will receive the message you just sent, which means you’ll see two of the same message.

There you have it; that’s how to text yourself in iMessage on an iPhone. Of course, there are a dozen reasons why you might want to do something like this, whether to remind yourself of something or have a fake conversation to screenshot and show someone.

FAQ

Can I text myself on iMessage?

Yes, you can text yourself on iMessage by looking up yourself in your contacts and sending an iMessage.

Can I send a text to myself?

Yes, you can send yourself a text by texting your own phone number from your device.

How do you name yourself on iMessage?

You can name yourself on iMessage by going to the Settings app and tapping on the “Messages” section. From there, you can tap on the “My Info” tab and enter your name.

How do you make it look like you’ve texted someone?

You can make it look like you’ve texted someone by creating a screenshot of a fake text conversation or editing an image in Photoshop to include a fake text conversation.

How can I send myself a message in the future?

You can use the Reminders app to send yourself a message in the future.

How did I get a text from myself?

You can get a text from yourself by texting your own number from your phone. A scammer can also text you from a spoofed number that looks identical to your own. If you received a text from yourself but didn’t send it, it’s likely a scam.

What happens when you text your own number?

If you text your own number, you will receive the text on your devices linked to your number. It can be a good way to remind yourself of something or send yourself a photo.

Can someone send a text using my number?

Yes, if someone has your phone number, they can send a text message to your phone. It is also possible to spoof phone numbers, which may make it look like someone is texting from your phone number.

How do I hide my number when texting on iPhone?

There are a few ways to hide your number on your iPhone when you make calls. The first and easiest way to do this is by going into your Settings and tapping Phone. Next, tap Show My Caller ID and turn off the switch next to Show My Caller ID. This will hide your number for all calls. 

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