Messaging Settings
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Messaging Settings

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


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 account icon Account icon, then select Messages settings.


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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 Message settings screen, scroll to and select Advanced then select Wireless emergency alerts


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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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