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.


In this tutorial, you will learn how to:

• Access messaging settings
• Use messaging settings options
• Enable/disable Emergency Alerts


Access messaging settings

1. From the home screen, select the null Messaging app.

2. Select the account icon Account icon, then select Messages settings.

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Use messaging settings options

Select the desired option to access the desired settings.
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 TURN ON/OF ADVANCED RCS CHAT FEATURES: Select RCS chats > select the Turn on RCS chats switch.

• TURN ON/OFF CHAT READ RECEIPTS: Select RCS chats > select the Send read receipts switch 

• TURN ON/OFF TYPING INDICATORS: Select RCS chats > select the Show typing indicators switch.

• AUTO-DOWNLOAD FILES: Select RCS chats > Auto-download files you receive over mobile data > select the desired file size

• SPAM PROTECTION: Scroll to and select Spam protection > select the Enable spam protection switch.

• AUTO-DOWNLOAD MMS: Scroll to and select Advanced > select the Auto-download MMS switch

• MMS GROUP MESSAGING: Scroll to and select Advanced > Group messaging > select the desired Group messaging option.


Note: If Advanced Messaging Chat Features is turned on and you are messaging another device using Advanced Messaging 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 Advanced settings screen, select Wireless emergency alerts.
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2. Select the Menu icon, then select Settings.

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3. Select the desired switches to enable or disable the desired alerts.

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

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