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Send & Receive Messages

Create and respond to text (SMS) or picture (MMS) messages, add, save, and view received attachments and more.


In this tutorial you will learn how to:

• Access messages
• Compose & send a message
• Read & respond to a new message
• Delete a message

When a new message is received, the New Message icon New Message icon will display in the Notification bar.

Access messages

From the home screen, select the messaging app Messaging app.

Compose & send a message

1. Select the Start chart icon Start chat icon

2. Select the 'To' field, then enter the desired recipient.

Note: To create a Group Message, select Start group conversation then add the desired recipient(s) to the 'To' field.

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3. Compose and send a message using the following options as desired.

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ENTER MESSAGE: Select the 'Text message' field to enter the desired message.
ADD ATTACHMENT: Select the Add icon and follow the prompts to add an attachment.
SEND A MESSAGE: When finished composing a message, select the Send icon to send the message.

Read & respond to a new message

From the Messaging inbox, select the desired message thread.

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VIEW/SAVE AN ATTACHMENT: To view an attachment, select the desired attachment. To save an attachment, select the Save icon Save icon.

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REPLY TO A MESSAGE: Enter desired message in the 'Chat message' field, then select the Send icon.

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FORWARD A MESSAGE: Select and hold the desired message, then select the Menu icon Menu icon. Select Forward and follow the prompts to forward the message.

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Delete a message

From the desired message thread, select and hold the desired message then select the Delete icon Delete icon. Select Delete again to confirm.

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DELETE MESSAGE THREAD: From the Messaging screen, select and hold the desired message thread then select the delete Delete icon. Select Delete to confirm.

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By default, attachments will be saved to the Messaging folder in the Photos app. To view saved attachments, from the home screen select the photos app Photos app > Albums tab > Messaging.

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