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Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Create and Send SMS or MMS

Making a call is the most common method used by the phone's user to communicate with others. That's why, no wonder if most of smartphone including with the Samsung Galaxy SIV has provided Phone app and Contacts app as pre-installed apps to facilitate their users when they want to make a call.

See also: How to Make a Call in Samsung Galaxy S4

Aside from making calls, sending messages is another common method that is widely used to communicate with others by using the phone. Luckily, Samsung Galaxy SIV has also provided the stock Messaging app to allow the user to send text messages or multimedia messages.



How to send a text message?
FYI, by default this app will convert long message into the multimedia message. Well, below are the steps to create and send SMS:
  1. Open Messaging app.
  2. Tap Create new message icon to create new text message.
  3. Enter the contact's name or number in the Enter recipient field. All matching contacts will be show up, tap the desired one. Or, tap Contact icon to pick up the desired contact you wish to send a message with from Contacts app.
  4. Type your message in the Enter message field.
  5. Tap Send button to send your message.



How to send multimedia message?
Multimedia message or commonly called as MMS will allow you to attach non-text file into your message. You need to turn on mobile data on your phone to make it works. Well, here are the steps to create and send MMS:
  1. Open Messaging app.
  2. If necessary, tap the Menu key then select Settings. Make sure you have turned on Auto-retrieve option under Multimedia message (MMS) settings section.
  3. Tap the Back key.
  4. Tap Create new message icon to create new text message.
  5. Enter the contact's name or number in the Enter recipient field. All matching contacts will be show up, tap the desired one. Or, tap Contact icon to pick up the desired contact you wish to send a message with from Contacts app.
  6. Type your message in the Enter message field.
  7. Tap Attachment buttonto attach file into your message. There are some options available, such as:
    • S Memo: choose this option to attach memo.
    • Image: choose this option to attach picture.
    • Take picture: choose this option to take a picture by using Camera app and then attach the result into your message.
    • Video: choose this option to attach video file.
    • Record video: choose this option to record a video by using Camera app and then attach the result into your message.
    • Audio: choose this option to attach sound file.
    • Record audio: choose this option to record audio using Voice recorder app and then attach the result into your message.
    • S Planner: choose this option to attach S Planner event as .vcs file into the message.
    • Location: choose this option to attach your location.
    • Contacts: choose this option to pickup contact from Contacts app and then attach it into the message.
  8. Tap the desired file type you wish to attach and then select the file.
  9. The selected file will be attached to the message.
  10. Tap Send button to send your message.

For the record, given the settings of MMS is different between each provider, make sure you have entered the settings correctly. You can call your provider to ask them the right configuration.

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