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Samsung Galaxy S4: How to View, Reply and Forward Text Messages

The stock Messaging app is one of pre-installed app which has provided in the Samsung Galaxy SIV to facilitate their users to communicate with others by using text messages or multimedia messages. Despite of the flaws of this app, I personally prefer to use the stock Messaging app--and the other stock apps--because they usually ads-free and we can directly use them without having to install them first.

See also: How to Create and Send SMS or MMS in the Samsung Galaxy S4

Aside from sending messages, you can also receive text messages or multimedia messages by using Messaging app. You'll be informed if you have an incoming message with a new message icon (closed envelope icon) displayed in the status bar. Well, there are some options available when you have an incoming text message, such as read the message, reply the message to the original sender or forward the message to another contacts.



How to view a text message?
There are 2 ways that you can do to open your new incoming text message:
  1. From the notification panel.
    Swipe the top of the screen to the bottom and then tap the notification of a new text message to open it.
  2. From Messaging app.
    • Open Messaging app.
    • A new incoming text message from certain contact will be displayed at the top of the conversation list and labelled with number of new incoming messages.
    • Tap the conversation to open it.
    • The newest text message from the selected sender will be displayed at the bottom of the conversation.


How to reply a text message?
If you want to reply the message to the original sender, then you can do so by following the steps below:
  1. Open Messaging app.
  2. Tap the desired text message you wish to reply.
  3. Enter your message in the Enter message field.
  4. If necessary, you can attach file into your message by tapping the Attachment button, select file type and select the file you wish to attach.
  5. Tap Send button to send your reply.


How to forward a text message?
To forward a text message to another contact, kindly follow the steps below:
  1. Open Messaging app.
  2. Tap the desired text message you wish to forward.
  3. Long tap the desired bubble text message you wish to forward.
  4. In the Message options menu select Forward.
  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 Contact app.
  6. If necessary, you can add your own message by typing it in the Enter message field.
  7. If necessary, you can also attach files into your message by tapping the Attachment button, select file type and select the file you wish to attach.
  8. Tap Send button to forward the message.

By knowing the available options when you have an incoming text message, now you can easily read the message then if necessary you can reply it or even forward it to the desired contact as your wish.

Comments

  1. Tried these steps several times but all I get on the screen are delete or copy not forward

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    1. Hi Janet Douglas,
      Thanks for coming.
      From what I know, "forward" option is not available when we're in the easy mode. Thus, if you want to be able to forward text messages, you have to disable easy mode and use standard mode as your home screen mode.

      Delete

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