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Text and Multimedia Message Options

You can set how your phone notifies you when you receive a new text or multimedia message, or set other messaging options.

  1. Tap home key > apps list icon > messages app icon Messages.
  2. On the All messages screen, tap more options icon > Settings. You can set the following options:
  • Notifications: Received messages
  • Received notification: Select this option if you want to receive a notification in the status bar when a new text or multimedia message arrives.
  • Play notification sound: If you want the phone to ring when a new message arrives, select this option.
  • Notification sound: Select a ringtone that is specific to new text and multimedia messages. Note that the ringtone briefly plays when selected.
  • Vibrate: Select this option if you want the phone to vibrate when a new text or multimedia message arrives.
  • Heads-up notification: Select to display the message preview without leaving the current app you’re in.
  • Notifications: Sent messages
  • Sent notification: Select this option if you want to receive a notification in the status bar when a message is sent successfully.
  • Failure notification: Select this option if you want to receive a notification in the status bar when a message is not sent successfully.
  • Play notification sound: If you want the phone to ring when a sent or failure notification is received, select this option.
  • Notification sound: Select a ringtone that is specific to sent or failure notifications. Note that the ringtone briefly plays when selected.
  • Vibrate: Select this option if you want the phone to vibrate when a new text or multimedia message is sent.
  • Display message on screen: Set your phone to show pop-up notifications (not just in the status bar) when your messages are sent successfully or not. You can also select None to disable this option.
  • Text Messages (SMS) Settings
  • Priority setting: Set the priority for outgoing text messages.
  • SMS characters: Select this option to correctly display special accented characters in SMS messages.
  • Multimedia Messages (MMS) Settings: MMS settings
  • Auto-retrieve: Select this option to automatically retrieve all your multimedia messages completely. When selected, the multimedia message header plus the message body and attachments will automatically download to your phone. If you clear this check box, only the multimedia message header will be retrieved and shown in the All messages screen.
  • Roaming auto retrieve: Select this option to automatically retrieve all your multimedia messages completely while roaming. Data roaming charges will apply.
  • Priority setting: Set the priority for outgoing MMS messages.
  • Maximum message size: Set the maximum file size of a multimedia message. The multimedia message will not be sent out if it exceeds the file size set here.
  • Attachment storage: Select the storage where you want to save multimedia message attachments. This is disabled for phones with no SD card.
  • Connection settings: View various connection settings such as the connection name and server address.
  • Multimedia Messages (MMS) Settings: Group Messages
  • Group Messages: Select to turn group MMS on or off. When you enable this, you will need to enter your phone number for group MMS.
  • General: Recipient list settings
  • Show sent message history: Include the sent message history when searching for a message recipient.
  • Show email address: Include email addresses when searching for a message recipient.
  • General: Message preview
  • Message preview: Set the number of lines of text to appear in the conversation on the All messages screen.
  • General: Storage settings
  • Delete old messages: Automatically delete older messages, except for locked messages, when the set limits are reached.
  • Text message limit: Choose the maximum number of text messages to store in each conversation thread. (This does not include locked messages.)
  • Multimedia message limit: Choose the maximum number of MMS messages to store in each conversation thread. (This does not include locked messages.)
  • General: Settings
  • Password: Set a password for the Secure box.
  • Save block message: Select to save blocked messages to the block box.
  • General: Signature
  • Use signature: Select this option to add a signature to all your outgoing text and multimedia messages.
  • Signature: Tap to compose your own signature.
  • General: Personalize
  • Lets you customize the message thread’s background image and color and texture of message bubbles.
  • General: Font size
  • Set the font size for message threads.
  • General: Callback number
  • Enable or change the callback number for SMS messages.