What are the messaging options on my Samsung Galaxy Note 3?

Last Update Date : Jan 09. 2018

With the Messaging app open and on the list of messages, touch Menu .


The following settings are available for customising the Messaging application:

  • Search: Search your messages.
  • Delete threads: Select conversation threads to be deleted.
  • Draft messages: Open the draft folder to finish writing previously started messages.
  • Locked messages: View messages you have locked.
  • Scheduled messages: View the messages you have scheduled for sending at a specified time.
  • Spam messages: View messages received from designated spam senders.


General Settings Tab:

  • Delete old messages: When this feature is marked, your device will delete old messages when the limits set in the next two options below are reached.
  • Text message limit: Set the maximum number of text messages your device should keep in each conversation.
  • Multimedia message limit: Set the maximum number of multimedia messages your device should keep in each conversation.
  • Text templates: Add or delete the text templates available to you when creating new messages.
  • Bubble style: Change the conversation to bubble style.
  • Background style: Change the background of the conversation screen.
  • Split view: Mark the checkbox to turn split view on when you are holding your device in landscape orientation.
  • Use the volume key: Mark the checkbox to set your device to adjust the text size using your device's Volume key.
  • Add signature: When turned on, your device will add the signature to all outgoing messages for this account. Touch Signature text to edit the signature being added.

SMS/MMS Settings Tab:

  • Manage SIM card messages: Manage text messages stored on your SIM card.
  • Message center: Set your message center information.
  • Input mode: Select the message encoding format for text (SMS) messages.
  • Group messaging: When this feature is marked, your device will let you send a single message to multiple recipients.
  • Auto-retrieve: Set your device to automatically retrieve multimedia messages when they arrive.
  • Creation mode: Select the creation mode when creating an MMS message.
  • MMS alert: When composing a message, the device will alert you when you switch from a text message to a multimedia message.

More Settings Tab:

  • Push messages: Mark the checkbox to allow the network to send your device push messages.
  • CB activation: Allows you to receive CB messages.
  • Channel configuration: If CB activation is on, you can set your Receiving channel to All channels or to My channel (by adding your own channel).
  • Notifications: Mark this option to have your device notify you when you have new text or multimedia messages.
  • Select ringtone: Select the ringtone your device will use to notify you when new text or multimedia messages arrive.
  • Vibrate: Select the vibrate method on your device when new text or multimedia messages arrive.
  • Message alert repetition: Select the interval at which to notify you of a new unread message.
  • Preview message: Show a preview of the message in the status bar when the message arrives.
  • Emergency alerts: Select the emergency alerts you would like to receive.
  • Emergency notification preview: Play a sample emergency alert tone.
  • Alert reminder: Select how often your device should remind you that you have received an emergency alert message.
  • Spam settings: Mark this option to enable Spam filtering in your messages.
  • Add to spam numbers: Add or delete numbers in the Spam list.
  • Add to spam phrases: Add or delete phrases or words in the Spam list.
  • Block unknown senders: Mark this option to block messages from "Unknown" senders (messages that show Unknown as their return address).

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