How do I use text messages on my device?
Please note: that not all of the options below will be available on older devices
The icons and screen may differ slightly from the illustrations below depending on your device, operating system and theme.
You are not able to choose between SMS or MMS. Your messaging service will automatically switch to MMS if you are sending a picture message, or if your text message goes over the character limit, normal SMS length is 160 characters.
Please note: that if you exit a message before you send it, the message will automatically be saved as a draft.
To create and send a text message, you will need to:
Please note: MMS or Multimedia Messages may incur a charge from your network provider, or may not be allowed by your network provider depending on your contract. If you are having difficulty sending or receiving MMSs, you should check with your network as to whether they are included in your contract.
An MMS, or Multimedia Message is a type of message sent when attaching media to a text message. To send an MMS, you will need to:
To take a picture, press the capture button.
If you have selected Other, you will need to tap images or Gallery before selecting your image.
If you are experiencing problems sending an MMS, please contact your network provider.
To delete a text message, you will need to:
The below steps will show you how to use the inbuilt forwarding option on your device.
To block text messages, you will need to:
If you want to remove the number from your blocked list, tap Unblock number.
To block spam text message, you will need to:
For this example we will be using HMRCUK as a keyword
To remove a keyword or phrase, tap the minus icon
To check your text message spam folder, you will need to:
MMS messaging is provided by your network, and MMS messaging and charges differs by provider.
You can block MMS messages on your mobile phone by requesting that your network provider discontinue the service for you.
To delay sending a text message, you will need to:
Your message notifications will be set to default. To change your default message tone, you will need to:
You can set your Samsung Galaxy smartphone to send repeat notifications until you read your text or message. On later models, you can also set which apps and messages to set on repeat.
Please note: that using the inbuilt emoticons/smilies should not be chargeable when used in a normal length SMS (160 characters). If emojis from a third party keyboard are used these could turn your SMS into MMS which may be chargeable depending on network.
You can express yourself in fun and creative ways with My Emoji. Create an emoji that looks just like you!
You can capture photos and videos with My Emoji or share stickers of My Emoji with others.
The Live Message feature allows you to use the S Pen to create a short animated message. The feature is supported by most major instant messaging apps including Whatsapp, Facebook Messenger, WeChat, Line and more.
Click here to view the Samsung Smart Simulator: an interactive guide for everything from inserting your SIM card, to maximising battery life to using the S Pen.
To send a text message by voice, you will need to:
Please note: Available Bixby functions and features can differ by region and by device.
Before you can send a message using Bixby you will need to make sure that the Bixby Key and Bixby Voice has been enabled. More information on how to set up Bixby services, can be found here.
If you're experiencing unusual behaviour on Samsung mobiles, tablets or wearables, you can send us an error report or ask us a question in the Samsung Members app.
This allows us to a closer look at what is happening. The data is anonymised and only held for the duration of the investigation. Find out more about sending an error report through the Samsung Members app.
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