Creating and Sending a Message:

  1. While viewing any of the home screens, tap the "Messaging" icon
  2. Tap the "Compose" icon depicting a sheet of paper and a pencil
  3. Tap the "Enter recipient" field to enter a recipient manually. Alternatively, tap the "Contacts" button to select the recipient from your contact list
  4. You can add multiple recipients, and you can separate them using a semicolon ";"
  5. Tap the "Enter message" field and write your message
  6. When ready, press the "Send" button

Adding an Attachment to a Message:

  1. While composing a message, press the "attach" icon depicted as a paperclip
  2. Select one of the following options:
    • Images: tap this to select an existing picture located in your "Pictures" list
    • Take a picture: by tapping this you can temporarily exist the message, capture a photo and add it to your message
    • Video: allows you to select an existing video from the Videos list and add it to your message
    • Record video: allows you to temporarily exit the message and record a video to attach to the message
    • Audio: by selecting this option you can attach audio file to your message
    • Record audio: enables you to record a small audio clip and attach it to the message
    • S Memo: you can add an S Memo that you have created previously
    • Calendar: add events from your calendar
    • Location: using this option, you can attach a thumbnail of a map showing your location
    • Contacts: select an existing Address Book entry and tap "Done"

Adding Additional Text to a Message:

You can add text to a message, containing phone numbers, events from your Contacts, Calendar or a Memo, and more. To do so:

  1. Open the messaging app and start composing your message
  2. Tap the "Menu" key and select "Add text"
  3. On the "Add text" screen, select one of the following:
    • S Note: you can insert text from an existing S Note
    • Calendar: allows you to add a name, date and time of an event in your calendar
    • Location: enables you to add an address to your message, alongside a link to the location on Google Maps
    • Contacts: using this option you can add the name and phone number of one of your contacts
    • Text templates: enables you to use pre-defined sentences and phrases

Message Options

You can access a wide range of options before and while composing a message. Here's what you can do.

Message Options Before Composing a Message:

  1. Tap the "Messaging" icon located on the home screen
  2. Before composing a message, press the "Menu" key to access the following options:
    • Search: allows you to search through your messages
    • Delete Threads: allows you to delete message threads
    • Draft messages: shows you the list of drafted messages
    • Locked messages: displays the locked messages
    • Scheduled messages: shows the scheduled messages folder
    • Spam messages: displays the messages located in the spam folder
    • Settings: tap to access more Messaging settings

Message Options While Composing a Message:

  1. While writing a message, you can press the "menu" key to reveal the following options:
    • Insert smiley: allows you to make use of emoticons
    • Add text: using this option you can copy text from contacts, calendar or a memo and add it to your message
    • Add to Contacts: allows you to add the recipient to the contacts list
    • View contact: select this to view information on the recipient
    • Add slide: allows you to add a new page to the message
    • Add recipients: tap to add additional recipients
    • Scheduling: using this option you can assign the current message for scheduled delivery
    • Add to spam numbers: by selecting this option you will tag the recipient's number as spam
    • Remove from spam numbers: remove the number from the spam list
    • Discard: deletes the current message
    • Translate: by tapping this you will launch a "Translate" pop-up menu. You can use this feature to translate messages

Deleting Messages

Deleting a Message Thread:

  1. Open the "Messaging" app
  2. Tap and hold a message and select "Delete thread"
  3. Tap "OK" to confirm

Deleting Multiple Messages Threads:

  1. Tap "Messaging" on the home screen / app drawer
  2. Tap the "Menu" key and select "Delete threads"
  3. Select each message that you wish to delete
  4. Tap "Delete" an tap "OK" to confirm

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