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How To Use Messages - Samsung Galaxy S4 Active
How To Use Messages - Samsung Galaxy S4 Active

Learn how to use messages on your Samsung Galaxy S4 Active. This section describes how to send and receive different types of messages. It also includes the features and functionality associated with messaging.

  • From the main Home screen, tap Messaging icon > Compose.

Note: The main Home screen initially contains the Messaging icon. If you delete it, or if you want to access Messaging from another Home screen, you must tap Apps icon > Messaging icon.

  • Tap on the Enter recipient field to manually enter a recipient or tap Contacts icon to select a recipient from your Contacts. You can also select the recipient based on Groups, Favorites, or Logs.

  • If adding a recipient from your Contacts, tap the contact to place a checkmark then tap Done. The contact will be placed in the recipient field.

Note: For the Group option, if the number of recipients is less than 10, all members in the group will be added. You will need to delete any unnecessary members in the list by selecting the trash can icon and deleting unwanted entries.

Note: Enter additional recipients by separating each entry with a semicolon (;) then using the previous procedure.

  • Tap the Enter message field and use the on-screen keypad to enter a message. For more information, refer to "Enter Text."

  • Add more recipients by tapping the recipient field.

  • Review your message and tap Send icon.

Note: If you exit a message before you send it, it will be automatically saved as a draft. It also includes the features and functionality associated with messaging. While composing a message, press Menu key to reveal additional messaging options.

Add Additional Text

It also includes the features and functionality associated with messaging.You can copy text such as names, phone numbers, and events from your Contacts, Calendar or a Memo.

  • While composing a message, press Menu key > Add text.

  • At the Add text screen, select one of the following:

    • S Note: allows you to insert text from an existing S Note.

    • Calendar: allows you to add the name, date, and time of a calendar event to your message.

    • Location: allows you to add an address and the link to the location on Google Maps.

Add Attachments

To add an attachment to your message, tap Attach files icon and select one of the following options:

  • Images: allows you to tap an existing image from your Pictures list to add it to your message.

  • Take a picture: allows you to temporarily exit the message, take a photo with phone's camera, and then add it to your message by tapping Save.

  • Video: allows you to choose an existing video from the Videos list, then add it to your message.

  • Record video: allows you to temporarily exit the message, record a video clip using the phone's camera, and then add it to your message by tapping Save.

  • Audio: allows you to choose an existing audio file from the Audio list, then add it to your message by tapping the circle to the right of the audio so that it turns green, then tapping Done.

  • Record audio: allows you to temporarily exit the message and record an audio clip using the phone's microphone. It is then automatically attached to the message.

  • S Memo: allows you to add an S Memo that you have created.

  • Calendar: allows you to add an event from your calendar. Select the desired event and tap Done.

  • Location: allows you to attach a thumbnail of a map showing your location.

  • Contacts: allows you to tap on an existing Address Book entry, then add it to your message by tapping Done.

  • Contacts: allows you to add the name and phone number of any of your contacts to your message.

  • Text templates: allows you to add pre-defined phrases and sentences. The information is added to your message.

  • Add text: allows you to copy text from your contacts, calendar, or from a memo to add to your message. This is a convenient feature for adding names, phone numbers, events, etc. to your message.

  • Add to Contacts: allows you to add the recipient to your Contacts list. This option only appears if the recipient is not already in your Contacts list.

  • View contact: allows you to see information on the recipient. This option only appears if the recipient is in your Contacts list.

  • Add slide: allows you to add a new page to a message.

  • Add recipients: allows you to add additional recipients.

  • Scheduled message: allows you to assign the current message for scheduled delivery at a designated time.

  • Add to spam numbers: allows you to tag a number as spam so that these messages can be directly delivered to your spam folder.

  • Remove from spam numbers allows you to unregister a number from the spam number list. This option only appears if the number was previously registered as spam.

  • Discard: allows you to delete the current message.

  • Translate: launches a Translate popup menu. Here you can both assign the sender's original language and assign a target language for the recipient (they will receive your message in the designated language). Other options include, Check Incoming messages only, and Include original text in outgoing message. Tap to create a checkmark.

  • All messages that contain the search string you entered are displayed.

  • Use the on-screen keypad to enter a word or phrase to search for, then tap Search key.

  • Tap Menu key > Search.

  • From the main Home screen, tap Messaging icon.

  • When you receive a new message, the new message icon will appear at the top of your screen.

  • Open the Notification Bar and select the message. For more information, refer to "Notification Bar."

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  • From the main Home screen, tap Messaging icon then tap the new message to view it. The selected message appears in the display.
  • To play a multimedia message, tap Play icon.

  • To pause playback of the multimedia message, tap Pause icon.

  • To scroll through the message (if additional text pages have been added), touch the screen and in a single motion, scroll up or down the page.