iPhone Strikethrough Text
iPhone Strikethrough Text

Striking through text, commonly known as ‘strikethrough’, is a useful formatting option for highlighting changes, marking completed tasks, or simply adding a creative touch to your documents and messages on your iPhone. Here’s a detailed guide on how to do it.

Introduction to Strikethrough Text on iPhone

Strikethrough text is a visual cue that allows you to cross out words without removing them, maintaining the original context while indicating changes or updates.

Using Pages App for Strikethrough

The Pages app on the iPhone is a versatile tool for document creation and editing, including adding strikethrough to text.

  1. Open Pages App: Launch the app on your iPhone.
  2. Select Text: Tap on the text you want to strike through.
  3. Access Formatting Tools: Tap the “Paintbrush” icon in the top menu.
  4. Apply Strikethrough: Choose the “Strike Through” button in the formatting options.

Creating a Strikethrough in Emails

You can also apply strikethrough formatting in emails written on your iPhone.

  1. Start a New Email: Tap the new email icon.
  2. Type Your Message: Compose your email as usual.
  3. Highlight the Text: Double-tap the word or phrase you want to strike through.
  4. Choose Strikethrough Option: From the formatting menu, select the strikethrough function.

Using Third-Party Apps

Apart from the built-in Apple apps, numerous third-party apps offer advanced text formatting, including strikethrough. Explore the App Store for options like Microsoft Word or Google Docs.

Strikethrough in Notes App

The Notes app on your iPhone may also support strikethrough text. This can be particularly useful for to-do lists or making annotations.

Formatting Options in Messaging Apps

Some messaging apps on the iPhone allow text formatting. Check if your favorite messaging app supports strikethrough and other text formatting features.

Exporting Strikethrough Text

Once you have applied the strikethrough in Pages or Mail, you can export your document as a PDF, Word, or Pages file, retaining the formatting.

Accessibility and Use Cases

Strikethrough text can be a powerful tool for accessibility, helping users to better understand text changes or corrections.


Adding a line through text on your iPhone is a simple yet powerful way to communicate edits, completions, or just add a creative flair to your text. With these steps, you can easily apply strikethrough in various applications on your iPhone.


  1. Can I undo strikethrough formatting on my iPhone? Yes, you can undo it by reselecting the text and tapping the strikethrough button again.
  2. Do all apps on iPhone support strikethrough text? Not all apps support this feature. It’s best to check the app’s formatting options.
  3. Can I apply strikethrough to text in social media apps? This depends on the specific app. Some social media platforms have limited text formatting options.
  4. Is strikethrough available in iPhone’s default keyboard? The default keyboard doesn’t have a strikethrough option, but you can use it in supported apps.
  5. Can I customize the color of the strikethrough line? This feature is generally not available on iPhone apps. Strikethrough usually appears in the same color as the text.
Eric Chan

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