How to Change Text Message Background on iPhone 13

Alicia Santos

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In this article, we will guide you on how to change the text message background on your iPhone 13. Personalizing the appearance of your text messages can add a touch of uniqueness to your conversations. Let’s dive into the step-by-step process.

Step 1: Open the Settings App

To begin, locate and tap on the “Settings” app on your iPhone 13 home screen. The Settings app is represented by a gray icon with gears.

Step 2: Find and Select “Display & Brightness”

Scroll through the list of options and find “Display & Brightness.” This option controls various display settings on your iPhone, including text message backgrounds.

Step 3: Choose “Text Size & Style”

Once you are inside the “Display & Brightness” menu, look for the “Text Size & Style” option. Tap on it to proceed.

Step 4: Tap on “Text Background”

Inside the “Text Size & Style” menu, you will find different options to customize your text messages. Locate and tap on the “Text Background” option.

Step 5: Select a Background Color

You will now see a range of background color options for your text messages. Tap on any color that catches your eye to select it as your new text message background.


  • You can experiment with different colors to find one that complements your style and preferences.
  • If none of the provided colors suit your taste, you can tap on “More Colors” to access a wider range of color choices.

Step 6: Adjust the Opacity

After selecting a background color, you can adjust its opacity to make it more subtle or vibrant. Use the slider provided to find your desired level of opacity.


  • Increasing the opacity will make the background color more prominent, while reducing it will make it less noticeable.
  • Experiment with different opacity levels to achieve the desired effect.

Step 7: Preview and Save

Once you are satisfied with your chosen background color and opacity, take a moment to preview how it looks. A preview of your new text message background will be displayed on the screen.

Step 8: Tap “Save” to Apply Changes

If you are happy with the preview, tap on the “Save” button located in the upper right corner of the screen. Your new text message background will be applied instantly.

Congratulations! You have successfully changed the text message background on your iPhone 13. Personalize your conversations and enjoy a fresh look for your text messages!

We hope this tutorial has been helpful to you. Feel free to explore other customization options available in the Settings app to further personalize your iPhone experience.

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