Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Send a Text or MMS Messages

Although the Samsung Galaxy S3 comes with a bunch of useful features and advantages, of course you will also use this phone's basic capability to make a call or send a messages. Moreover, the phone comes with easy call and easy text features that will facilitate you while doing both of these activities.

See also: How to Use Easy Call and Easy Text Features on Samsung Galaxy S3

In addition to use the easy text features, you can also use a regular method to send text messages or MMS messages using this great phone.

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How to send SMS or MMS messages?
As written on, all you need to do is following the easy steps below in order to send a messages using your phone:
  1. Open Messaging app.
  2. Tap on Compose to create new messages.
  3. Enter recepient number or you can tap on Contact to find the number you want to send a message.
  4. Tap on the contact you want.
  5. Tap Done.
  6. Tap on Enter messages.
  7. Here you can type your messages.
  8. Tap on the Send button to send this messages as text messages.
  9. Or if you want to make it as an MMS message, you can press the Attach button then tap on the required options such as picture, album, image etc.
  10. Tap on the Send button to send your MMS messages.
  11. Finish. Your SMS or MMS should be send to the recipient number that you entered before.

Well, it's easy, right? Once you know on how to send SMS or MMS using Galaxy SIII, now you can send your messages to the contact you want. So, try this useful tips then share your experience here through the comment below :)


  1. "No network Connection"
    Mobile data is disabled. This message will be sent when mobile data is enabled

    I have never been able to send pictures from my phone only had it a month.

    1. Hi There,
      I apologize in advance, I do not quite understand your question intent. If you mean how to enable the data connection, then you can go to Settings-> More settings-> Mobile networks-> enable Use packet data to enable data access over mobile network.

      Hope it helps :)

    2. What are the mms apn settings you have mine doesn't seem to work no matter what I try. I have an at&t smasung galaxy s3 gophone. Please help!

    3. Hi Jessia,
      Thanks for coming here. You may want to try this one:
      Name: AT&T
      APN: wap.cingular
      Proxy: (Blank)
      Port: 80
      Password: CINGULAR1 (ALL CAPS)
      Server: (Blank)
      MMS Proxy:
      MMS Port: 80
      mms Protocol: wap 2.0
      MCC: 310
      MNC: 410
      Authentication type: (Blank)
      APN Type: (Blank)

      Hope it helps :)

  2. How do you change pictures that you send or receive from mms to mms>

    1. Hi Jeff Puckett,
      Thanks for write me a comment.
      Try to tap and hold the picture until a pop up menu is displayed on your screen. Here you can get the option.
      Hope it helps :)

  3. Hi I would like to see more colors and different backgrounds in the text messages and a way to see how many texts u have sent and received thank u very much.

    1. Hi Wally Gator,
      Thanks for coming.
      Kindly visit our post about change bubble message shape and color here:
      and post about change message background style here:

      In Samsung Galaxy S3, the messages are listed as conversations. So, when you open up Messaging App from app drawer then select conversations from certain sender, you will see the sent and received message as a conversation.

      Hope this helps :)

  4. Everytime I try to send a voice recording in a message it says its too large to send. How can I send a voice recording in a message?

    1. Hi Briana Espejel,
      Thanks for coming.
      Try to open Voice recorder app. Tap the Menu key then select "Settings". Tap "Limit for MMS" and then select "On". Now, try to record a voice and then send it via Messaging app.
      Hope this helps :)

  5. I send a group SMS containing text and my clever Samsung S3 routes it as an MMS! What is going on? Someone please help!

    1. Hi Charles Okobia,
      Thanks for coming.
      I've just tried to duplicate your issue and I noticed that when I added multiple recipients (either group or multi-select contacts) and one or more of them are contacts with email address then the message turned into MMS. So, try to take a look at your message and then see whether there's a member on group you've sent the message is an email address.

    2. I suspected that to be the problem too, but is this a bug? Why can't members in the group with ordinary phone numbers not receive an SMS?

    3. Hi Charles Okobia,
      Thanks for coming back here.
      CMIIW, I think it's not a bug. But, it's maybe more about the phone needs to change it to MMS to be able to send it to the contact with email address.

    4. That will e acceptable except it changes it to MMS even for those with phone numbers!

    5. Well, Charles, I think this phone doesn't already have an ability to separate the SMS you sent to a group based on contact type(phone number or not). It'll send the same message format to all recipients.


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