We all know that there are plenty of ways for pranksters to have fun with their friends. They range from harmless jokes to downright mean pranks. But have you ever thought about using technology to play a prank on your friends? From creating fake phone calls to sending fake messages, there are many hilarious ways to fool your friends into thinking they're talking to someone else. In this guide, we will share some of the best iPhone message prank ideas we've found for you so you don’t have to!
But before we give you all of our hilarious iPhone message prank ideas, make sure you take note of these things first:
Choose the right words for your prank
Yes, it's easy to go out and prank someone or send an email or a text to them. However, this is also very dangerous. Some examples of the most dangerous pranks include fake bomb threats, dirty bomb threats, guns, etc. All of these are illegal. For instance, you can be arrested and pay up to 5 years in jail if you prank a person who has federal authorities in their address (like the FBI).
Be careful not to be too mean
It's easy to be too mean. A classic example is a mix-up over a password, which results in a message like, "Why don't you get herpes? You're not exactly sexy either." Or maybe you want to prank someone to see how far you can take the joke without causing permanent damage or making someone cry.
On the other hand, the same prank can be sent in a completely sincere and friendly manner. The biggest difference is tone, so consider the tone of your message before you send it.
Make sure you somehow get their permission
Be sure you get permission before you prank someone. Just like getting into someone's contact list, prank messages may not work if you are going to do something so horrible that they would never want to speak to you again.
Know your audience
What is the expected reaction you're going for? Is it funny? Is it threatening? Is it a request? You can get an idea of the humor and emotion associated with a given situation by knowing the intentions of the person receiving your message. That is, don't just assume that a teenager will find a prank message funny. If you're pranking your boss, that's the last thing they'll want to see!
What is the recipient likely to respond to? Does he/she speak another language? What if they're a parent? It is essential to try to convey the message in a way that the recipient is likely to understand. A poorly written message, however funny, will probably go unheard. Be mindful of length and structure so that it's clear what you're saying and how to interpret it.
Now that you’re all set. Here are the best iPhone message prank ideas you can do to annoy your friends the next time you decide to send them a text!
If you can’t put it into words, GIF it!
Texting your friends can be anxiety-riddling, especially when you're not sure what to say. But now there's a clever way to prank them! Just reply with a GIF, and they'll stare at their phone, waiting for you to text back. What’s fun about this iPhone message prank idea is that they’ll be waiting for you to finish typing your message when in fact, it is just a GIF all along!
You can download this ‘still typing’ GIF here.
‘I am a bot’ iPhone Message Prank
Creating a texting prank is no small feat, but it's totally worth it. Craft a message that can easily be mistaken for a bot and wait for your friend to text you. Once the jig is up, don't forget to laugh!
You may copy and paste these messages:
“Hello, this is AT&T. Your subscription to unlimited SMS and data is going to expire soon. We suggest you send $50 to *insert your number here* to renew your plan as soon as possible. Thank you!”
“Thanks for reaching out to Baskin Robbins and joining our customer loyalty program. To stop getting hourly text messages from us, please respond with STOP to 6783. We’re looking forward to sharing facts with you all day, everyday about our 31 amazing flavors! Standart text message rates may apply.”
Lyric iPhone Message Prank
Want to prank someone? Instead of the same old text, send them lyrics! Pick any song, preferably with some questions or short sentences, and start texting one line at a time.
"If I could rearrange the alphabet, I would put U and I together" (A Great Big World)
"I should have brought my bathing suit. I should have brought my sunglasses. Should've brought my suntan lotion" (Owl City)
You Might Be Interested: What Is A Lyric Prank Call?
‘Do not respond to their texts’ iPhone Message Prank
This might be the loneliest (and honestly, cruelest) iPhone message prank to have ever existed. The idea is simple, you simply won’t reply to any of their texts for quite some time to make them think if you’re mad at them or if they did something bad to make you not respond to them at all.
Thinking of taking it a step further? How about you leave them on read? evil stare
And that was it for Ownage Pranks’s guide on how you execute a fun and harmless iPhone message prank to your family or friends. Just in case you’re not fond of prank texts, you can always download our prank call app. By using our app, you can do seamless prank calls because our app uses AI to make it seem like your prank victim is talking to a live person, when in fact, it is just a pre-recorded script. We won’t spoil you with the other fun details so make sure you give it a try itself.
Remember to keep your pranks safe and harmless, prankster. As always, happy pranking!