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

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge: How to Enable and Use Easy Call and Message Feature in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge has some features that will let you easily make a call or send a message to your contact, one of which is the easy call and message feature. When this feature is enabled, you can easily make a call or send a message to a contact while you're viewing your contacts list in the Phone/Contacts app, in the call logs, in the frequently contacted list, and in the conversation list in the Messages app simply by swiping left or right across the required contact.


How to enable or disable the easy call and message feature?
You can turn on or off this feature by using the following steps:
  1. Open the Phone app.
  2. Tap More at the to right and then select Settings.
  3. Tap the ON/OFF switch next to Swipe to call or send messages to enable or disable this option. When the switch turns , means this feature is enabled.


How to use the easy call feature?
When the easy call and message feature is enabled, you can use it to easily make a call to a contact by using the following steps:
  1. Open the Phone app and then tap the Contacts tab, or open the Contacts app.
  2. Swipe across a contact from left to the right.
  3. Your phone will automatically call the selected contact.


How to use the easy message feature?
When the easy call and message feature is enabled, you can use it to easily send a message to a contact by using the following steps:
  1. Open the Phone app and then tap the Contacts tab, or open the Contacts app.
  2. Swipe across a contact from right to the left.
  3. Write your message and then tap Send button to send the message to the selected contact.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge: How to Send a Scheduled Text Message in Messages App in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

If you need to send a message in the future without you have to worry that you'll forget to send it at the right time, as the example when you want to send birthday wishes for a friend via message right in the middle of the night, you can use the schedule message feature in the Messages app to have your Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge sends the message automatically to the selected contact at a specific time. But, you have to remember that the scheduled message won't be sent if your phone is off or the network is unstable.


How to send a scheduled text message in the Messages app?
You can do so by using the following steps:
  1. Open the Messages app.
  2. Tap at the bottom right corner of the screen to compose a new text message.
  3. Enter the phone number in the Enter recipients field, or tap to pick up the required contact from your contacts list.
  4. Write your message in the Enter message field.
  5. Tap More at the top right and then select Schedule message.
  6. Set the date and time for the message to send and then tap Done button.
  7. Tap Send button to set the message to be sent at the specified time.
  8. The message will be labelled with as a sign that it's a scheduled message.
  9. If needed, you can do the following actions before the scheduled message is sent:
    • Send the message: you can send the scheduled message right now by tapping  next to the scheduled message and then tap Send now. A pop up window will appear to tell you that it's a scheduled message but you can send it now. Tap Send now button to continue sending the scheduled message right now.
    • Delete the message: you can delete the scheduled message so it won't be sent by tapping  next to the scheduled message and then tap Delete message. A pop up window will appear to inform you that the scheduled message will be deleted. Tap OK button to continue deleting the scheduled message.
    • Edit the message: you can edit the scheduled message, such as edit the message or date and time, by tapping  next to the scheduled message and then tap Edit message. Once done, tap Send button to set the message to be sent at the specified time.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge: How to Adjust Font Size in Messages App in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

When needed, you can adjust the font size in the Messages app in your Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge to a bigger font for better reading if you have difficulty in reading with the current font size, or to the smaller font if you'd like to have more space to display more messages.


How to adjust  font size in the Messages app?
You can do so by using two different methods: by using the font size option and by using the Volume key.

Method #1: By using the font size option
  1. Open the Messages app.
  2. Tap More at the top right and then select Font size.
  3. Slide the font size adjustment bar to the left for smaller font or to the right for bigger font. You'll be provided with the preview when adjusting the font size so you'll get an idea how it might look like when a font size is selected.
  4. Alternatively, you can use your phone's font size in the Messages app by sliding the ON/OFF switch next to Use device font sizes to the right. The switch turns when it's enabled.
    FYI, if you enable this option, the font size in the Messages app will be changed automatically each time you change your phone's font size.
  5. Tap Done button to save the changes.
  6. The selected font size will be applied in the Messages app.


Method #2: By using the Volume key
While you're composing a new message, viewing conversations list, or viewing messages within a conversation in the Messages app, you can easily adjust the font size by pressing the Volume down key for smaller font or pressing the Volume up key for bigger font.

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.