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Using text and multimedia messaging

You can send and receive text messages from your device using SMS (Short Message Service). If your subscription includes MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service), you can also send and receive messages that contain media files, for example, pictures and videos.

The number of characters that you can send in a single text message varies depending on the operator and the language you use. If you exceed the character limit, then all your single messages are linked together and sent as one message. You are charged for each single text message that you send.

Note

To send multimedia messages, you need the correct MMS settings on your device.

Tip

When you view your messages, they appear as conversations, which means that all messages to and from a particular person are grouped together.

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 btn add contact, then select the desired recipients 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.
  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.

Tip

If 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.

Tip

You can also open messages from the status bar when Icn sony sym action sms appears there. Just drag down the bar and tap the 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 you want to forward.
  3. Touch and hold the message you want to forward, then tap Forward message.
  4. Tap Icn sony btn add contact, then select a recipient 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, and tap Send.

Tip

In step 4, you can also tap To and enter the recipient's phone number manually.

To delete 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 you want to delete.
  3. Touch and hold the message you want to delete, then tap Delete message > Delete.

To delete conversations

  1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal , then find and tap Icn sony app messaging .
  2. Press Icn sony key menu , then tap Delete conversations.
  3. Mark the checkboxes for the conversations that you want to delete, then tap Icn sony menu delete > Delete.

To call a message sender

  1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal, then find and tap Icn sony app messaging.
  2. Tap a conversation.
  3. Tap the recipient name or number at the top of the screen, then select the recipient name or number from the list that appears.
  4. If the recipient is saved in your contacts, tap the phone number that you want to call. If you have not saved the recipient in your contacts, tap Icn sony btn detail call.

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.

To star 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 you want to open.
  3. In the message you want to star, tap Icn sony infiniteview favorite btn.
  4. To unstar a message, tap Icn sony infiniteview favorite btn selected.

To view starred messages

  1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal, then find and tap Icn sony app messaging.
  2. Press Icn sony key menu, then tap Starred messages.
  3. All starred messages appear in a list.

To search for messages

  1. From your Home screen, tap Icn sony home apptray normal, then find and tap Icn sony app messaging.
  2. Press Icn sony key menu, then tap Search.
  3. Enter your search keywords, then tap the confirm key.
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