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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 support.bell.ca, 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 :)

Comments

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

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

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    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 :)

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    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!

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

      Hope it helps :)

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

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    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 :)

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  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.

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    1. Hi Wally Gator,
      Thanks for coming.
      Kindly visit our post about change bubble message shape and color here:http://inside-galaxy.blogspot.com/2013/07/samsung-galaxy-s3-how-to-change-text.html
      and post about change message background style here:http://inside-galaxy.blogspot.com/2013/07/samsung-galaxy-s3-how-to-change-text_3.html

      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 :)

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  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?

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    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 :)

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  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!

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    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.

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    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?

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    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.

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

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    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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  6. Anyone know if you can send a whole text message of conversations to your email at one time instead of having to do each one separately? Same person just many texts back and forth. I need to save them as I will probably need them. However they want to do a back to the factory restore which wipes out everything that you can't save to the sd card.

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    1. Hi Fourells,
      Thanks for coming.
      - Forward the entire text conversation
      If you don't mind using third-party app, you can try using Textra SMS app. This app lets you to select individual messages within a thread/conversation and then forward the selected messages to another contact or share them via email.
      - Backup text messages
      You can backup all of your text messages using Kies (and restore them if needed) or other backup apps that you can get in the Play Store.

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  7. How do I forward the entire conversation?

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  8. ok I need to have a factory reset which will delete my text messages. Here is exactly what I need to do if possible. I need to get one of my text person's texts to MY email address so I can print them out. I will need them for court. The people who sold me this phone do NOT know how to do this and it's a long conversation. How can I get ONE long conversation to my email?

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    1. Hi Fourells,
      Thanks for coming back here.
      Try using Email my texts app. Get it from the Play Store. This app lets you to email the conversations(plus the detail message e.g: sender, the date and time) in a neat print out.

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  9. I have a problem with sending mp3 songs by mms

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    1. Hi Kamil Bielenda,
      Thanks for coming.
      That song may exceed the limit of the audio file that is allowed to be sent by mms, it's usually no more than 295KB. So, try sending the song using other methods, e.g: email, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi direct, etc.

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  10. Hi. I have a question about my Samsung Galaxy S3. I have tried to send video messages via text and it keeps saying the file is to large. I have also tried through e-mail. Still says the same thing. Is there any way to change the settings on the phone to send longer video messages via text?

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    1. Hi Chrystal Tjarnberg,
      Thanks for coming.
      As far as I know, there's no option/setting in Messaging app that will let you to adjust the video size, but you can change the recording mode in the Camera app settings to "Limit for MMS" so that it'll automatically stop recording video when the limit for MMS is reached.
      FYI, Messaging app allows you send a video up to 295KB while email app(depends on your email provider) allows you send a video between 25MB up to 28MB.
      So, you have to try checking the video size first, then you can take the next step:
      1. Convert the video so that it can be sent via text or email.
      2. Change the recording mode and then record the video again.
      3. If you don't want to use #1 and #2, you can upload your video to Youtube or other video-sharing websites.

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  11. I don't know if this page is still active, but I'm giving it a shot. Whenever I receive an MMS, it displays as though it's a video, with play, rewind, and forward options. The picture appears small instead of filling the screen. Nothing I do increases the picture size. Is it possible to somehow change the settings so that picture messages fill the screen?

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    1. Hi Elaine,
      Thanks for coming.
      I don't know why you have those buttons within the MMS. Usually, if the mobile data in your phone is not enabled or if you don't enable the auto-retrieve option in the stock Messaging app settings, the MMS will have a download button that can be used to manually download the picture within the MMS.
      However, if you want to view the picture within the MMS in full screen, you just need to single tap the picture. While if you want to save the picture, long tap the picture and then select the option to save it. The picture will be saved in the Download folder in the internal storage.

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  12. I have a friend who just got a new Samsung s3 through straight talk. When sending text messages it now send in several messages like 1/2 and 2/2 instead of one single message. Can this be fixed to receive messages as one single message. Help!

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  13. i have a Samsung s3 i want to send mms message but it can't send but mms massage has sent from here but can't receive there why? i am in trouble i need your help.

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