Showing posts with label Messaging. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Messaging. Show all posts

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge: How to Use Priority Senders Feature in Messages App in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

If you usually use your Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge to communicate with a lot of people using messages, it may be time consuming for you to find a conversation from a specific contact in the Messages app. Fortunately, this app has a feature named priority senders that you can use to place your favourite or important contacts at the top of the conversation list so you can easily reach them whenever you need.


How to add contacts to the priority senders list in the Messages app?
You can do so by using the following steps:
  1. Open the Messages app.
  2. Tap More at the top right and then select Add priority senders(this option will be available if you have not added any contact to the list yet).
  3. Tap Enter number to enter the phone number manually, or tap Contacts to pick up the required contacts from your contacts list. As the example, we'll select Contacts.
  4. Select the required contacts you want to add to the priority senders list and then tap Done button.
  5. The selected contacts have been added to the priority senders list.
  6. To add more contacts to the priority senders list, tap in the list and then follow the on-screen instructions.


How to edit the priority senders list in the Messages app?
If needed, you can remove and rearrange contacts in the priority senders list by using the following steps:
  1. Open the Messages app.
  2. Tap More at the top right and then select Edit priority senders.
  3. To remove contacts from the priority senders list, tap the required contacts you want to remove from the list.
  4. To change the order of the contacts in the list, drag and drop the required contact. 
  5. Tap Done button to save the changes.


How to use the priority senders feature in the Messages app?
You can do so by using the following steps:
  1. Open the Messages app.
  2. Tap the required contact icon in the priority senders list to open your conversation with the selected contact and then do the required action, e.g., send a message, read a message, forward a message, etc.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge: How to Use Auto Delete Old Messages Feature in Messages App in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

If you send or receive a lot of messages but have no time to manually delete old messages to clean up the Messages app or free up some space, you can enable the auto delete old messages feature in this app to have your Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge automatically deletes old messages when the maximum number of text, multimedia, and chat and file sharing messages has been exceeded.


How to use the auto delete old messages in the Messages app?
You can do so by using the following steps:
  1. Open the Messages app.
  2. Tap More at the top right and then select Settings.
  3. Tap More settings.
  4. Slide the ON/OFF switch next to Delete old messages to the right to enable this option. When the switch turns , means the auto delete old messages feature is enabled and your phone will automatically delete the oldest messages when the text messages are over 1000 messages, multimedia messages are over 100 messages, and chat and file sharing messages are over 5000 messages.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge: How to Enable and Use Split View Feature in Messages App in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

If needed, you can turn on the split view feature in the Messages app in your Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge to have your phone divides the screen in this app becomes two so you can view the conversation list and the messages within the selected conversation at the same time while holding your phone in landscape view. It comes handy if you often need to easily move from a conversation to another to read/reply/forward a message because you don't have to tap the Back key each time you do so.


How to enable or disable the split view feature in the Messages app?
You can turn on or off this feature by using the following steps:
  1. Open the Messages app.
  2. Tap More at the top right and then select Settings.
  3. Tap More settings.
  4. Tap the ON/OFF switch next to Split view to enable or disable this option. When the switch turns means the split view feature is enabled.


How to use the split view feature in the Messages app?
See the following steps as the example of using this feature:
  1. Hold your phone in landscape view and then open the Messages app.
  2. Your phone will display the conversation list at the left side and the messages within the selected conversation at the right side.
  3. To open other conversation, tap the required conversation at the left side you want to open. The messages within the selected conversation will be displayed at the right side.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge: How to Enable and Use Pop-Up Display Feature in Messages App in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge has some features that are designed to help you quickly know when you receive new text messages so you won't miss any important ones, one of which is the pop-up display feature. When this feature is enabled, your phone will show new messages in pop-ups that stay on top for about 20 seconds while you're on any screen outside the Messages app, except for the lock screen, so you can easily know or read the message as soon as it arrives and then take the necessary actions, e.g., call the sender, quickly reply the message via pop-up, view the message in the Messages app to use other messaging features, etc.


How to enable or disable the pop-up display feature in the Messages app?
You can turn on or off this feature by using the following steps:
  1. Open the Messages app.
  2. Tap More at the top right and then select Settings.
  3. Tap Notifications.
    If the notifications is off, tap the ON/OFF switch to turn it on. The switch turns when it's enabled.
  4. Tap the ON/OFF switch next to Pop-up display to enable or disable this option. When the switch turns means the pop-up display feature is enabled.


How to use the pop-up display feature?
Use the following steps as the example of using the pop-up display feature:
  1. When the preview message feature is disabled.
    When an incoming text message arrives while you're on any screen outside the Messages app, except for the lock screen, your phone will show a pop-up window to notify you about the message. If needed, you can do further actions with these steps:
    • Tap View to open the message in the Messages app.
    • Tap Close to close the pop-up.
  2. When the preview message feature is enabled.
    When an incoming text message arrives while you're on any screen outside the Messages app, except for the lock screen, your phone will show you the sender and a short preview of the received message in pop-up. If needed, you can do further actions by using these steps:
    • To read the whole message, scroll down the message in the pop-up. Or, you can tap View to read the message with more conveniently in the Messages app.
    • To reply the message, tap Reply button. Enter your message and then tap Send button.
    • To close the pop-up, tap Close button.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge: How to Enable and Use Preview Message Feature in Messages App in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

If you often use your Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge to communicate with others using text messages, you can set your phone to show you the sender and a preview of the received message on the lock screen, notification panel, and pop-up to help you easily know if it's an important message so you can quickly take the required action as soon as you read the preview, such as calling the sender or reply the message.


How to enable or disable the preview message feature in the Messages app?
You can turn on or off this feature by using the following steps:
  1. Open the Messages app.
  2. Tap More at the top right and then select Settings.
  3. Tap Notifications.
    If the notifications is off, tap the ON/OFF switch to turn it on. The switch turns when it's enabled.
  4. Tap the ON/OFF switch next to Preview message to enable or disable this option. When the switch turns means the preview message feature is enabled.


How to use the preview message feature?
See the following steps as the example of using this feature:
  1. When the screen is locked(please note that this feature works if you set the notifications on lock screen setting to show content).
    When a text message arrives, your phone will display the sender and a short preview of the received message on the lock screen. If needed, you can take further actions with these steps:
    • Swipe down the message preview on the lock screen.
    • Tap Call to call the sender or tap Reply to reply the message in the Messages app.
      If you're using a screen lock type with secure lock settings, e.g., PIN, password, pattern, fingerprints, or direction lock, you need to perform your current screen lock method before the selected action can be done.
  2. When the screen is not locked and pop-up display feature is enabled.
    When a text message arrives while you're on any outside the Messages app, your phone will display the sender and a short preview of the received message in pop-ups. If needed, you can take further actions with these steps:
    • To read the whole message in pop-up, scroll down the message in the pop-up. Or, you can tap View to read the message with more conveniently in the Messages app.
    • To reply the message, tap Reply button. Enter your message and then tap Send button.
    • To close the pop-up, tap Close button.
  3. When the screen is not locked and pop-ups display feature is disabled.
    When a text message arrives, your phone will display the sender and a preview of the received message on the notification panel. If needed, you can take further actions with these steps:
    • Swipe down the top of the screen to open up the notification panel.
    • Tap Call to call the sender or tap Reply to reply the message in the Messages app.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge: How to Enable Vibration when Receiving New Text Messages in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

There are some conditions where you may need to set your Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge to vibrate when receiving new text messages, as the example, when you're carrying your phone in your pocket while you're in a noisy environment where you may difficult to know the messages just by hearing the notification sound, or when you're in a place where you're prohibited to make any noise so feel the vibration can help you easily know when you have new text messages so you won't miss any important ones, etc.


How to enable vibration when receiving new text messages?
You can do so by using the following steps:

  1. Open the Messages app.
  2. Tap More at the top right and then select Settings.
  3. Tap Notifications.
    If notifications is off, tap the ON/OFF switch to turn it on.
  4. Slide the ON/OFF switch next to Vibrations to the right to enable it. The switch turns when it's enabled.
    FYI, this option won't be available when the sound profile in your phone is set to silent.
  5. Now, your phone will play a short pulse of vibration when receiving new text messages.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge: How to Change Message Tone in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

By default, your Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge will play the default notification sound when receiving new text messages to help you easily know when you have new ones. When needed, you can change the message tone to the desired one if you're bored with the current one or if you don't want to miss any text message from your favourite contacts.


How to change the message tone?
As the example, we'll do so by using two different methods: from the Messages app and from the Contacts app.

Method #1: From the Messages app
You can use the following steps to change the notification sound when receiving text messages from all contacts except those who have been assigned to the different message tone:
  1. Open the Messages app.
  2. Tap More at the top right and then select Settings.
  3. Tap Notifications.
    If Notifications is off, tap the ON/OFF switch to turn it on.
  4. Tap Notification sound.
  5. Select the required sound you want to use.
  6. The selected tone has been set as the message tone.


Method #2: From the Contacts app
You can use the following steps to assign the different tone for a specific contact so your phone will play the selected sound when receiving text messages from the selected contact:
  1. Open the Contacts app.
  2. Tap the required contact whose message tone you want to change.
  3. Tap Edit to edit the selected contact.
  4. Tap More to access more options available of the selected contact.
  5. Scroll the screen to the very bottom and then select Message tone.
  6. Select the required sound you want to assign for the selected contact.
  7. Tap the Back key to return to the previous screen.
  8. Tap Save button to save the changes.
  9. The selected sound has been set as the message tone for the selected contact.