Hilarious Text Pranks to Drive Your Friends Crazy 

Jacob Shelton
Updated June 14, 2019 71.6k votes 27.5k voters 1.3M views 20 items

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The only reason to have friends is to prank them mercilessly every single day. And thanks to modern technology, there are so many ways to mess with your loved ones. So many, in fact, that you’re totally missing out if you’re not pranking everyone in your contacts list (and even strangers) with any free time that you have. And what's a great way to fool your friends? By sending a prank text, of course!

The text pranks on this list range from very easy to the somewhat difficult, but not because you have to know how to code or do any research, you just need to be dedicated to the prank. If you aren’t sure how to prank people with texts, this list is basically a step by step instruction manual for how to lose friends and make enemies. And if you’re an avid prankster in need of some new ideas, these hilarious text pranks will drive your friends crazy.

One of the most appealing things about text message pranks is the level of absurdity that you can reach before anyone realizes that you’re messing with them. The best funny texting pranks are the ones that start out harmless and then go full on crazy within a few keystrokes. Of course, there are a few drawbacks to pranking your friends and family. You could be written out of a will, or worse, pranked back. Try to keep that fact in mind while you peruse this list of funny text pranks to play on your friends.

Make Your Parents Say Yes
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A great way to mess with your parents is to change the shortcuts in their phone to phrases that will help you throw that rager you've been dying to have. 
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Send Cat Facts
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"Cat Facts" is a modern classic text prank where you pretend to be a service offering facts about cats. The key is to never relent to the person you're contacting. To everyone but the person being messaged this is the funniest thing in the world. 
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Crash Your Friend's iPhone
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If you want to turn all of your friends with an iPhone into one angry mob, just send them that weird string of code that shuts down their phone. Don't worry though, it doesn't seem to do any long term harm to the device.
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Change Your Friend's Contacts to Star Wars Characters
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If you have any Star Wars fans in your life (which you definitely do) change all of their contacts to the names of Star Wars characters. You get extra points if you make the character names to correspond to the special people in your life. 
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