Messaging Settings
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Messaging Settings

Manage messaging settings such as notification alerts, Advanced Messaging, message limits, restore default settings, and emergency/AMBER alert settings.

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To backup or restore messages, access the AT&T Messages Backup and Sync tutorial.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to:

• Access messaging settings
• Messaging settings options
• Enable/Disable Emergency Alerts

Access messaging settings

1. From the home screen, select the messages Messages app.

2. Select the menu Menu icon, then select Settings.

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Messaging settings options

Select the desired option to access the desired settings:

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 TURN ON/OFF ADVANCED MESSAGING: Select Advanced Messaging > Advanced Messaging switch.
 TURN ON/OFF ADVANCED MESSAGING READ RECEIPTS: Select Advanced Messaging > Share read status switch.
ACCESS SMS SETTINGS/VIEW MESSAGE CENTER NUMBER: Select More settings > Text messages. The Message Center number will also be displayed on the Text messages settings screen.
 ACCESS MMS SETTINGS: Select More settings > Multimedia messages.
Note: If Advanced Messaging is turned on and you are messaging another device using the most recent version of Advanced Messaging (2019) from AT&T you can share files up to 100MB, get read receipts, and see when someone is replying. To learn more, view Advanced Messaging or visit


 Enable/disable emergency alerts

1. From the Message settings screen, select Emergency alert history

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2. Select the menu Menu icon, then select Settings. Select the desired switches to enable or disable the desired alerts.

Note: Learn more about Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA).

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