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Read and Reply to a Message

Depending on your notification settings, the phone plays a ringtone, vibrates, or displays the message briefly in the status bar when you receive a new text or multimedia message. To change the notification for new text and multimedia messages, see Messages Options. A new message icon ( message notification icon ) also appears in the status bar.

  1. To open and read the message, you can:
  • Open the notification panel, and then tap the new message.
  • Tap home key > all apps icon > messages app icon Messages, and then tap the message.
  1. While reading the message, you can:
  • Reply with a text message. Tap the "Type an SMS message" box, enter your reply message, and then tap send message icon.
  • Reply with a multimedia message. Tap the "Type an MMS message" box, enter your reply message, tap add attachment icon to choose an attachment for your message, and then tap send message icon.
  • Call or save a phone number contained in the message. Tap the phone number, and then choose whether to call the number or add it to your contacts.
  • Open a link in the message. Tap the link to open it in the Web browser.
  • Send to an email address contained in the message. Tap the email address to send an email.
  • Check message details. Touch and hold the message (do not tap a link or a phone number) and then tap message details icon.

Forward a Message

  1. Tap home key > all apps icon > messages app icon Messages.
  2. Tap a contact (or phone number) to display the exchange of messages with that contact.
  3. Touch and hold the message, and then tap forward message icon.
  4. Select the recipient from the pop-up window, or tap New message to select another contact.
  5. Tap send message icon to send.

View and Save an Attachment from a Multimedia Message

When you receive a multimedia message, you can view and save files that are attached to it.

  • If there’s a media attachment such as a photo or video in a received message, tap it to view the content and tap save message icon to save.
  • If the attachment is a contact (vCard), tap it to view the contact information, and then tap add vcard icon to add to your contacts.

Note: If you are concerned about the size of your data downloads, you can choose to check the size and subject first before you download a multimedia message. On the Messages main screen, tap options icon > Settings > Advanced. Turn off the Auto-download MMS option.