New users of the iPhone will find the device offers a nicely integrated suite of apps with features that allow you to save a few steps when performing everyday tasks. One great timesaver is the ability to make a call directly from a text message that contains a phone number.

How to Dial a Phone Number from a Text Message on Your iPhone

1.) If you receive a message with a phone number in the Messages app, simply tap the underlined phone number and you’ll be presented with a dialog asking if you want to “Call.” or “Cancel.”

How to for Beginners: Dial a Phone Number from a Text Message on Your iPhone

2.) Tap the “Call” button, and a phone call will be placed to the phone number. Easy-peasy.

3.) If your iPhone has 3D Touch, Force Touch the number, (Press and then press a bit harder), and you’ll be presented with additional options, as seen below:

How to for Beginners: Dial a Phone Number from a Text Message on Your iPhone

This feature makes it easy to place a call to a phone number in a text message without the need to find pen and paper to write it down, or to copy and past the number, after finding the icon for the Phone app.

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