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Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Enable and Use Assistant Plus Feature in the Stock Messaging App in Android 5.0.1 Lollipop

Assistant menu is a feature in Samsung Galaxy S5 designed to assist those with dexterity issues or those who want to easily navigate their phones using one hand. This feature also has an option that will let you display contextual menu options when you're using the stock Messaging app so that you can easily access to some frequently used options or features in this app, e.g: compose a new message, delete messages or conversations, add recipients from your contacts list, etc.


How to enable the assistant plus feature for the stock Messaging app?
Assuming that the assistant menu feature is enabled, you can enable the assistant plus feature for the stock Messaging app by using the following steps:
  1. On any screen, tap the assistant menu icon and then select Settings to quickly go to the settings menu for the assistant menu feature.
  2. Tap Assistant plus.
  3. Slide the ON/OFF switch to the right to enable this option. The switch turns green when it's enabled.
  4. Check the box next to Messages to enable this option.
  5. The assistant plus feature for the stock Messaging app has been enabled.


How to use the assistant plus feature in the stock Messaging app?
You can use the following steps as the example of using the assistant plus feature in the stock Messaging app:
  1. Open the stock Messaging app.
  2. While you're viewing the conversation list, tap the assistant menu icon and you'll be provided with these additional contextual menu options:
    • Search : tap this option to search a specific message.
    • Compose : tap this option to create a new message, in other word, you can use this option to replace the compose button function.
    • Delete : tap this option to delete some or all conversations.
  3. While you're viewing messages within a conversation, tap the assistant menu icon and you'll be provided with these additional contextual menu options:
    • Call : tap this option to call the contact of the selected conversation.
    • Delete : tap this option to delete some or all messages within the selected conversation.
  4. While you're composing a new message, tap the assistant menu icon and you'll be provided with this additional contextual menu option:
    • Add from contacts : tap this option to add contacts from your contact list as the recipient.

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