With text and multimedia messages, you can quickly contact your friends and family.

  1. Tap Messages icon Messaging > Plus icon.
  2. To add a contact as a recipient, tap Plus icon, or tap Add recipient to start writing a name or typing in a phone number. You can add more than one recipient.
  3. Write your message in the text box.

    Tip: To add a smiley, tap Smiley icon.

  4. To add an attachment, such as a photo or video, tap Attachment icon.

    Tip: You can also take a new photo while writing your message. Tap Attachment icon > Camera, take a photo, and tap Done.

  5. Tap Send message icon.

    If the item you insert in a multimedia message is too large for the network, the device may automatically reduce the size.

    Only compatible devices can receive and show multimedia messages. Messages may look different in different devices.

    You can send text messages that are longer than the character limit for a single message. Longer messages are sent as two or more messages. Your service provider may charge accordingly. Characters with accents, other marks, or some language options, take more space, and limit the number of characters that can be sent in a single message.