How To Use Messages On Sony Xperia Tablet Z

How To Use Messages On Sony Xperia Tablet Z
How To Use Messages On Sony Xperia Tablet Z

Learn how to use Messages on your Sony Xperia Tablet Z. You can send and receive text messages from your device using SMS (Short Message Service). If your subscription includes MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service), you can also send and receive messages that contain media files, for example, pictures and videos.

The number of characters you can send in a single text message varies depending on the operator and the language you use. If you exceed the character limit, then all your single messages are linked together and sent as one message. You are charged for each single text message you send. When you view your messages, they appear as conversations, which means that all messages to and from a particular person are grouped together.

To send multimedia messages, you need the correct MMS settings on your device. See Internet and messaging settings.

To create and send a message

  • From your Home screen, tap Apps icon, then find and tap Messaging icon.
  • Tap Add message icon.
  • Tap Add contact icon, then select the desired recipients from the Contacts list. If the recipient is not listed as a contact, enter the contact's number manually and tap + add icon.
  • When you are finished adding recipients, tap Done.
  • Tap Write message and enter your message text.
  • If you want to add a media file, tap and select an option.
  • To send the message, tap Send.

Note: If you exit a message before sending, it gets saved as a draft. The conversation gets tagged with the word Draft:.

To read a received message

  • From your Home screen, tap Apps icon, then find and tap Messaging icon.
  • Tap the desired conversation.
  • If the message is not yet downloaded, tap and hold the message, then tap Download message.

Note: You can also open messages from the status bar when Messaging icon appears there. Just drag down the bar and tap the message.

To reply to a message

  • From your Home screen, tap Apps icon, then find and tap Messaging icon.
  • Tap the conversation containing the message.
  • Enter your reply and tap Send.

To forward a message

  • From your Home screen, tap Apps icon, then find and tap Messaging icon.
  • Tap the conversation containing the message you want to forward.
  • Touch and hold the message you want to forward, then tap Forward message.
  • Tap Add contact icon, then select a recipient from the Contacts list. If the recipient is not listed as a contact, enter the contact's number manually and tap + add icon.
  • When you are finished adding recipients, tap Done.
  • Edit the message, if necessary, and tap Send.

Note: In step add contact, you can also tap To and enter the recipient's phone number manually.

To delete a message

  • From your Home screen, tap Apps icon, then find and tap Messaging icon.
  • Tap the conversation containing the message you want to delete.
  • Touch and hold the message you want to delete, then tap Delete message > Delete.

To delete conversations

  • From your Home screen, tap Apps icon, then find and tap Messaging icon.
  • Tap Menu icon, then tap Delete conversations.
  • Mark the checkboxes for the conversations that you want to delete, then tap Bin delete icon > Delete.

To save a sender's number

  • From your Home screen, tap Apps icon, then find and tap Messaging icon.
  • Tap Contact filed > Save.
  • Select an existing contact, or tap Create new contact.
  • Edit the contact information and tap Done.

To save a file contained in a message you receive

  • From your Home screen, tap Apps icon, then find and tap Messaging icon.
  • Tap the conversation you want to open.
  • If the message has not been downloaded yet, tap and hold the message, then tap Download message.
  • Touch and hold the file you want to save, then select the desired option.

To star a message

  • From your Home screen, tap Apps icon, then find and tap Messaging icon.
  • Tap the conversation you want to open.
  • In the message you want to star, tap Star icon.
  • To unstar a message, tap Star icon again.

To view starred messages

  • From your Home screen, tap Apps icon, then find and tap Messaging icon.
  • Tap Menu icon, then tap Starred messages.
  • All starred messages appear in a list.

To search for messages

  • From your Home screen, tap Apps icon, then find and tap Messaging icon.
  • Tap Search lens icon.
  • Enter your search keywords, then tap the confirm key.

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