How To Use Messages - HTC One Max

How To Use Messages - HTC One Max
How To Use Messages - HTC One Max

Learn how to use messages on your HTC One Max.

Sending a text message (SMS)

  • Open the Messages app.

  • Tap add,

  • Enter a contact name or mobile number in the To field.

  • Tap the box that says Add text, and then enter your message.

  • Tap Send Message icon, or press to save the message as a draft.

    Note:

  • There is a limit on the number of characters for a single text message (displayed above Send Message icon ). If you exceed the limit, your text message will be delivered as one but will be billed as more than one message.

  • Your text message automatically becomes a multimedia message if you enter an email address as the recipient, add a message subject, attach an item, or compose a very long message.

Sending a multimedia message (MMS)

  • Open the Messages app.

  • Tap add,

  • Enter a contact name, mobile number, or email address in the To field.

  • To add a subject line, tap Menu > Add subject.

  • Tap the box that says Add text, and then enter your message.

  • Tap Attachment icon, and then choose an attachment type.

  • Record videos with minimum resolution so you can reduce the file size of your attachments. In Camera settings, tap Video Quality > MMS.

  • Select or browse for the item to attach.

  • After adding an attachment, tap ...to see options for replacing, viewing or removing your attachment.

  • Tap Send Message icon, or press > to save the message as a draft.

Note: Depending on the resolution of your photo or video attachments, they may be displayed as cropped thumbnails in your multimedia message.

Creating a slideshow

  • After you've added either a photo, video, or audio in the multimedia message youre composing, tap Attach > Slide.

  • Choose where you want to insert the next slide.

  • Right after adding a slide, do one of the following:

  • Tap Attach icon, and then choose to add a photo or a video.

  • Tap Attach icon > Audio to add music or a voice recording to a slide.

  • Tap Add text, and then enter your caption.

  • Tap to see options for replacing, viewing, or removing your attachment.

  • Tap Menu > Preview. Tap once on the preview screen to see playback controls.

  • When finished,tap Send Message icon, or press < to save the message as a draft.

Can't find your contacts' email addresses in Messages?

  • If only phone numbers are showing up when you're entering a contact name, tap .

  • Tap Menu > Show Email.

To always show email addresses, in Message settings, tap General > Show email address.

Sending a group message

Group messaging makes it easy to send a message to multiple contacts all at once.

You can choose to send a group SMS or group MMS.

Note: Group MMS may incur extra data fees.

  • Open the Messages app.

  • Tap add

  • Tap Contact icon, and then select multiple recipients.

  • To send a group SMS, make sure that Send as individual messages is selected. Clear this option to send your message as a group MMS.

Group SMS : Your message will be sent to the recipients as a text message and you will be charged by your mobile operator for each message sent. Replies of your recipients are sorted separately.

Group MMS : Similar to a group chat, sending a group MMS lets your recipients join the conversation you've started.

HTC One max also organizes message replies in a single conversation thread. If this is your first time to send a group MMS, you may need to enter your mobile phone number.

  • Tap the box that says Add text, then enter your message.

  • Tap Send Message icon.

Why can't my recipients see or join the group MMS I sent to them?

Check whether your recipients have enabled Group messaging on their mobile devices. Some devices or mobile operators may not support this feature.

How do I receive or block group MMS?

In Message settings, tap Multimedia messages (MMS), and then turn Group Messaging on or off.

Copying a text message to your micro SIM card

  • On the Messages screen, tap a contact (or phone number) to display the exchange of messages with that contact.

  • Tap the message, and then tap Copy to SIM. A SIM card icon is displayed.

Deleting messages and conversations

On the Messages screen, do any of the following:

Delete a message : Open the conversation thread with a contact, tap the message, and then tap Delete message. To delete multiple messages within a conversation, tap Menu > Delete messages > Delete by selection, and then select the messages to delete.

Delete a conversation : Press and hold a contact (or phone number), and then tap Delete.

To delete multiple conversations, on the Messages screen, tap Menu > Delete threads, and then select the conversations to delete.

Note: In the Messages settings, tap General > Delete old messages to auto delete old messages.

How do I protect a message from being deleted?

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

  • On the Messages screen, tap a contact (or phone number) to display the exchange of messages with that contact.

  • Tap the message that you want to lock.

  • Tap Lock message on the options menu. A lock icon is displayed.

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