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Manage Message Conversations

Text and multimedia messages that are sent to and received from a contact (or a number) are grouped into conversations or message threads in the Messaging screen. Text or MMS conversations let you see exchanged messages (similar to a chat program) with a contact on the screen.

Read a Text Message

  • Do one of the following:
  • On the Messaging screen, tap the text message or conversation to open and read it.
  • If you have a new message notification, pull down the status bar to open the notification panel. Tap the new message to open and read it.

To return to the Messaging screen from a conversation, tap Back back key.

Note: If a message contains a link to a Web page, tap the message and then tap the link to open it in the Web browser.

Note: If a message contains a phone number, tap the message and then tap the phone number to dial the number or add it to your contacts.

View a Multimedia Message (MMS)

  1. From home, tap Apps all apps icon > Messages messages icon.
  2. On the Messaging screen, tap a multimedia message or conversation to open it.
  3. Tap the attachment to open it.
  • If the attachment is a vCard contact, it is imported to your phone’s contacts list. For more information, see Contacts.
  • If the attachment is a vCalendar file, you can choose the calendar where you want to save the event. For information on using Calendar, see Calendar.
  1. To save the attachment to device memory or an SD card, touch and hold the attachment, and then tap Save attachment on the options menu.

Note: When Auto retrieve in MMS settings is disabled, only the message header is downloaded. To download the entire message, tap the Download button at the right side of the message. For details, see Messages Settings.

Note: If you are concerned about the size of your data downloads, check the multimedia message size before you download it.

Reply to a Message

  1. From home, tap Apps all apps icon > Messages messages icon.
  2. On the Messaging screen, tap a conversation to open it.
  3. Tap the text box at the bottom of the screen, enter your reply message, and then tap Send send message icon.

Note: To reply to a text message with a multimedia message, open the text message, tap More options messsages menu icon > Add subject, or Attach. The text message is automatically converted into a multimedia message.

Protect (Lock) a Message

You can lock a message so that it will not be deleted even if you delete the other messages in the conversation.

  1. From home, tap Apps all apps icon > Messages messages icon.
  2. On the Messaging screen, tap a conversation.
  3. Touch and hold the message that you want to lock.
  4. Tap Lock on the options menu. A lock icon is displayed at the side of the message.

Delete Conversations

  1. From home, tap Apps all apps icon > Messages messages icon.
  2. On the Messaging screen, tap More options options icon > Edit.
  3. Select the conversations you want to delete.
  4. Tap Delete and then tap Delete to confirm. Any locked messages will not be deleted.

Tip: You can also delete a conversation while you are viewing it. While viewing a conversation, tap More options messsages menu icon > Delete, and then tap Delete to confirm. Any locked messages in the conversation will not be deleted unless you select the Include protected message checkbox.

Delete a Single Message

  1. While viewing a conversation, touch and hold the message that you want to delete.
  • If the message is locked, tap Unlock on the options menu and hold the message to display the options menu again.
  1. Tap Delete on the options menu.
  2. Tap Delete to confirm.

View Contact Information from a Message

When you have received a message from someone in your stored contacts, you can tap the contact’s picture or icon in the conversation to open a menu of options. Depending on the stored contact information, you can view the contact details, place a phone call or send an email message to the contact, and more.