Depending on your notification settings, the phone will play a ringtone, vibrate, or display 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 Text and MMS Options for details.
A new message icon () also appears in the notifications area of the status bar to notify you of a new text or multimedia message.
- To open the message, pull down the status bar to open the notification panel. Tap the new message to open and read it. For information on reading and replying to messages see Manage Message Conversations.