Read and send SMS and MMS messages

Open a new message

As a default, whenever a new message arrives, you will receive a notification in the Status bar displaying the Messaging icon .

To open a new message:

  1. When you receive a Messaging notification in the Status bar, open the Status bar by dragging it down with your finger.
  2. Touch the message in the Notifications panel to open it.

Another way to open a new message:

  1. Touch the Messaging icon on a Home or All Apps screen.
  2. Touch the message in the list to open it.

NB: Unread messages are bold.

Reply to a message

  1. Open the message you want to reply to.
  2. Touch the "Type message" field, and an onscreen keyboard will appear.
  3. Touch the letters on the onscreen keyboard to type your message.
  4. When you are finished, touch the "Send" icon to send your message.

Send a new text message (SMS)

  1. Open the Messaging app .
  2. If Messaging does not open in the main view, touch in the top left corner until you return to the main view.
  3. Touch the "New message" icon in the bottom left corner.
  4. In the "To" field, start typing the name or the phone number of the person you want to text.

    If the person is added to your contacts on your phone, a list of matching contacts will appear as you type - touch the contact in the list to select it.

  5. Use the onscreen keyboard to type your message.
  6. When you are finished, touch the "Send" icon .

Send a multimedia message (MMS)

The procedure for sending MMS messages is the same as for any text message (SMS) (described above). The only difference is that you attach a picture, video, audio, etc. to your message.

  1. Open the Messaging app .
  2. Start creating your new message as described above.
  3. To attach a file to your message, touch the "Attach" icon in the upper right corner.
  4. Touch the desired attachment option:
    • Pictures - attach an existing picture
    • Capture picture - take a new picture
    • Videos - attach an existing video
    • Capture video - record a new video
    • Audio - attach an existing audio file
    • Record audio - record a new audio file
    • Slide show - combine several existing pictures in a slide show

      TIP: When you are viewing a contact's details in the People app or in the call log in the Phone app , you can send a message to the contact directly from here - simply touch beside the contact's details.