How do I Send a Text Message on This Phone?

Did you just get a new phone and you don’t know how to send a text message on this phone you bought? You don’t need to get frustrated, it is alright to take your time while getting used to the phone. 

How do I Send a Text Message on This Phone

With your friend’s contacts on Messages, you can send and receive text messages on your phone. You can also start up a conversation or send a voice message if you wish. 

However, knowing the best way to go about it will save you some stress or going back and forth with it. Following the steps in this article will help you out. 

How do I Text a Message on this Phone?

To Start a Conversation

  • Activate the Messages app
  • Press the compose button
  • Put the names, phone numbers, or email addresses you want to message in the “To” field. Alternatively, you can choose from your entire contact list or your top contacts.

To Send a Message

  • Click the dialog box.
  • Type your message here. Tap Back if you want to go back and save it as a draft.
  • Tap Send when you’re finished.

Read Text Messages

  • Swipe down from the top of your screen and click New Message to read a recent message.
  • To read the chat again, you can also open it in Messages
  • Confirm each message read: Tap More, then mark every sentence as read.
  • You can play a recording or video: Pick up a conversation. Tap Play Play next to the recording or video.
  • To dial a number: pick up a conversation. Tap Call in the top right corner.
  • View past messages: Tap More to see more chats from your list.

Read Voice Message Transcripts

You can always listen to a voice message or read a transcript when you get one.

  • Activate the Messages app.
  • Open the chat window where you left the voicemail.
  • Tap View transcript at the recording’s top to view the transcript.

Forwarding a Message

After starting a conversation, you can forward it to a different contact.

  • Activate the Messages app.
  • Launch the chat.
  • Tap the message and hold it.
  • Press More, then choose Forward.
  • Select a contact.
  • Click Send Send.

Send a Voice Message

  • Click the dialog box.
  • Press the microphone once.
  • You should leave a voicemail.
  • Automatically saved as a draft, the audio message allows you to preview it before sending.
  • When you tap Send Send, a voicemail is sent.
  • Hit “Send”

Following these steps will help you when it comes to sending text messages with the new phone you just got.

These steps are not only for text messages only, you can always send a voice message, transcript, or even read messages provided someone has sent a message. 

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