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    Reading and sending messages

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    The Messaging application shows your messages as conversations, which means that all messages to and from a particular person are grouped together. To send multimedia messages, you need the correct MMS settings on your device. See Internet and messaging settings.

    Messaging overview in Sony Smartphones
    1 Go back to the list of conversations
    2 View options
    3 Sent and received messages
    4 Send button
    5 Attach a file
    6 Attach a location
    7 Attach a sound clip
    8 Take a photo and attach it
    9 Attach a photo saved on your device
    10 Text field

    To create and send a message

    1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal, then find and tap Icn sony app messaging.
    2. Tap Icn sony conv new message.
    3. Tap Icn sony key menu, then tap Add recipient and select a contact from the Contacts list. If the recipient is not listed as a contact, enter the recipient's number manually and tap Icn sony browser add.
    4. When you are finished adding recipients, tap Done.
    5. Tap Write message and enter your message text.
    6. If you want to add a media file, tap Icn sony menu attachment and select an option.
    7. To send the message, tap Send.
    TipIf you exit a message before sending, it gets saved as a draft. The conversation gets tagged with the word Draft:.

    To read a received message

    1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal, then find and tap Icn sony app messaging.
    2. Tap the desired conversation.
    3. If the message is not yet downloaded, tap and hold the message, then tap Download message.

    To reply to a message

    1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal, then find and tap Icn sony app messaging.
    2. Tap the conversation containing the message.
    3. Enter your reply and tap Send.

    To forward a message

    1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal, then find and tap Icn sony app messaging.
    2. Tap the conversation containing the message that you want to forward.
    3. Touch and hold the message that you want to forward, then tap Forward message.
    4. Tap Icn sony key menu, then tap Add recipient and select a contact from the Contacts list. If the recipient is not listed as a contact, enter the contact's number manually and tap Icn sony browser add.
    5. When you are finished adding recipients, tap Done.
    6. Edit the message, if necessary, then tap Send.
    TipIn step 4, you can also tap To and enter the recipient's phone number manually.

    To save a file contained in a message you receive

    1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal, then find and tap Icn sony app messaging.
    2. Tap the conversation you want to open.
    3. If the message has not been downloaded yet, tap and hold the message, then tap Download message.
    4. Touch and hold the file you want to save, then select the desired option.

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