Messaging (SMS/MMS): Nokia Lumia 521

Learn how to send, delete, and block SMS and MMS messages on the Nokia Lumia 521. Find out more on this page:

 

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Block messages

Block messages or spam from a number

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Unblock messages from a number

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Manage messages

Add SMS service center number

To add or change the SMS service center number, follow these steps:

 

  1. From the start screen, tap the Messaging tile (messaging tile.jpg).
  2. Tap the More icon (...).
  3. Tap settings.
  4. Tap the SMS center number field.
  5. Enter the desired number.
    Note: The default number is +12063130004.
  6. Tap save.

 

 

Delete picture messages (MMS)

To delete picture messages (MMS), follow these steps:

 

  1. From the Start screen, tap the Messaging tile (messaging tile.jpg).
  2. Perform one of the following actions:
    • To delete an entire MMS conversation thread
      1. From the 'threads' screen, touch and hold on the desired conversation thread.
      2. Tap delete.
      3. Tap delete again.
    • To delete an individual MMS message
      1. From the 'threads' screen, select the desired conversation thread.
      2. Touch and hold the MMS message you want to delete.
      3. Tap delete.
      4. Tap delete again.

 

 

Delete text messages (SMS)

To delete text messages (SMS), follow these steps:

 

  1. From the Start screen, tap the Messaging tile (messaging tile.jpg).
  2. Touch and hold the message you want to delete.
  3. Tap delete.
  4. Tap delete again to confirm.

 

 

Save pictures received in a message (MMS)

To save a picture you received as a picture message (MMS), follow these steps:

 

  1. From the Start screen, tap the Messaging tile (messaging tile.jpg).
  2. Select the conversation thread containing the MMS message.
  3. Tap the picture.
  4. Tap the More icon (...) at the bottom-right of the screen.
  5. Tap save to phone.
    Note: The image will save in the Saved pictures folder inside the 'Albums' section of the Photos application.

 

 

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Send messages

Send a group text message (SMS)

To write and send text messages (SMS) to a group, follow these steps:

 

  1. From the Start screen, tap the Messaging tile (messaging tile.jpg).
  2. Tap New Message icon at the bottom of the screen.
  3. At 'To,' enter the recipient's phone number or a contact name.
  4. Enter or select additional contact names until all recipients have been chosen.
  5. In the text field, enter your message.
  6. Tap the Send icon.

 

 

Send a new picture or video in a message (MMS)

To take a new picture or video and send it as a picture message (MMS), follow these steps:

 

  1. From the Start screen, tap the Messaging tile (messaging tile.jpg).
  2. Tap the New message icon at the bottom of the screen.
  3. At 'To,' enter the contact’s name or phone number.
  4. Tap the Attach icon at the bottom of the screen.
  5. Tap picture.
  6. Tap the Camera icon at the bottom of the screen.
  7. Frame your subject.
  8. Press the Camera key to take a picture.
  9. Tap accept.
  10. Enter a message, if desired.
  11. Tap the Send icon.

 

 

Send a saved picture or video in a message (MMS)

To send pictures or videos you have saved on your device as a picture message (MMS), follow these steps:

 

  1. From the Start screen, tap the Messaging tile (messaging tile.jpg).
  2. Tap the New message icon at the bottom of the screen.
  3. At 'To,' enter the contact’s name or phone number.
  4. Tap the Attach icon at the bottom of the screen.
  5. Tap picture.
  6. Touch the screen and slide left or right to view the following screens:
    • albums
    • date
    • favorites
  7. Navigate to and select the desired picture.
  8. Enter a message, if desired.
  9. Tap the Send icon.

 

 

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