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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
• Use advanced messaging features


Access messaging settings

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

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

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Use messaging settings options

Select the desired option to access the desired settings

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ACCESS/EDIT MESSAGE NOTIFICATIONS: Select Notifications > Show notifications switch.
• ACCESS SMS/MMS SETTINGS: Select Advanced SMS/MMS settings, then adjust settings as desired. 

Enable/disable Emergency Alerts

1. Swipe down from the Notification bar with two fingers, then select the settings Settings icon

2. Select Apps & notifications, then select Advanced

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

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

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Use advanced messaging features

From the messaging settings screen, select Advanced Messaging.

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ENABLE/DISABLE ADVANCED MESSAGING: Select the Advanced messaging on/off switch.
ENABLE READ RECEIPTS: Select the Share read status switch.
SHOW TYPING INDICATOR: Select the Typing indicator switch.
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 att.com/advancedmessaging.

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