How to convert a message into a checklist in Apple Notes

Do you ever have a list that you’d like to turn into a checklist? My wife will often text me a list of items if I am running to the grocery store (I know a shared Apple Reminders list is probably more straight-forward, but sometimes iMessage ends up being the most convenient method). I hate having to continually look at the iMessage to see which items I’ve picked up already.

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To work around this, you can copy and paste the list into Apple Notes, and then turn it into a checklist.

To do this, copy and paste the list from iMessage to Apple Notes.

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Next, highlight the entire message and tap the Check icon in the keyboard shortcut bar.

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Now you have a simple shopping list that you can check off as you shop.

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