Messaging (SMS/MMS): HTC One S

Learn how to send, delete, and block SMS and MMS messages on the HTC One S. Find out more on this page:

 

Block messages

Manage messages

Send messages

 

 

Block messages

Block messages or spam from a number

To block incoming text or picture messages (SMS or MMS) or mark them as spam, follow these steps:

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Phone icon.
  2. Tap People.
  3. Tap the Menu icon.
  4. Tap Manage contacts.
  5. Tap Blocked contacts.
  6. Tap Add.
  7. Select one of the following options:
    • Select from people
      1. Select the contact(s) you want to block.
      2. Tap Save.
      3. Tap OK.
    • Add number
      1. Enter the number you want to block.
      2. Tap OK.

 

 

Unblock messages from a number

To allow incoming text or picture messages (SMS or MMS) from a number you blocked, follow these steps:

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Phone icon.
  2. Tap People.
  3. Tap the Menu icon.
  4. Tap Manage contacts.
  5. Tap Blocked contacts.
  6. Touch and hold the contact you want to unblock.
  7. Tap Unblock contacts.
  8. Tap OK.

 

Back to top

 

 

Manage messages

Add SMS service center number

Note: We're sorry, but the service center cannot be added or changed on this device.

 

To view the SMS service center number, follow these steps:

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Applications icon.
  2. Scroll to and tap Messages.
  3. Tap the Menu icon.
  4. Tap Settings.
  5. Tap Text messages (SMS).
  6. View the service center number.

 

 

Delete picture messages (MMS)

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

 

Delete the entire conversation thread

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Applications icon.
  2. Scroll to and tap Messages.
  3. Touch and hold the conversation thread containing the MMS message.
  4. Tap Delete, and then tap OK.

 

 

Delete individual MMS messages

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Applications icon.
  2. Scroll to and tap Messages.
  3. Select the desired conversation thread.
  4. Tap the callout area under the picture message thumbnail.
    Note: Do not tap the picture message thumbnail.
  5. Tap Delete message, and then tap OK.

 

 

Delete text messages (SMS)

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

 

Delete the entire conversation thread

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Applications icon.
  2. Scroll to and tap Messages.
  3. Touch and hold the conversation thread containing the SMS message.
  4. Tap Delete, and then tap OK.

 

 

Delete individual SMS messages

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Applications icon.
  2. Scroll to and tap Messages.
  3. Select the desired conversation thread.
  4. Tap the Menu icon, and then tap Delete messages.
  5. Tap Delete by selection.
  6. Select each message to be deleted, and then tap Delete.

 

 

Save pictures received in a message (MMS)

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

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Applications icon.
  2. Scroll to and tap Messages.
  3. Select the desired message thread.
  4. Touch and hold the preview of the picture you want to save.
  5. Tap Save.
    Note: Files save to the All downloads and All photos folders in the 'My phone' section of the Gallery app.

 

Back to top

 

 

Send messages

Send a group text message (SMS)

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

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Phone icon.
  2. Tap the Groups tab.
  3. Select the group you want to send a message to.
  4. Tap the Group action tab.
  5. Tap Send group message.
  6. Enter the text for your SMS.
  7. Tap Send.

 

 

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 any Home screen, tap the Messages icon.
  2. Tap Compose.
  3. At 'To,' enter the recipient's phone number
    Note: You can also tap People to choose from saved contacts.
  4. If necessary, tap the Add text field and enter MMS text.
  5. Tap the Attach icon.
  6. Perform one of the following actions:
    • Add picture
      1. Tap Picture.
      2. Tap Camera.
      3. Frame the subject.
      4. Tap the Shutter button.
      5. Tap the Check mark icon to confirm.
        Note: Tap the Back arrow to re-take the photo.
    • Add video
      1. Tap Video.
      2. Tap Camcorder.
      3. Frame the subject.
      4. Tap the Camcorder button to begin recording.
      5. Tap the blinking red REC button to end recording.
      6. Tap the Check mark icon to confirm.
        Note: Tap the Back arrow to re-record video.
  7. Tap Send.

 

 

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 any Home screen, tap the Messages icon.
  2. Tap Compose.
  3. At 'To,' enter the recipient's phone number
    Note: You can also tap People to choose from saved contacts.
  4. If necessary, tap the Add text field and enter MMS text.
  5. Tap the Attach icon.
  6. Perform one of the following actions:
    • Add picture
      1. Tap Picture.
      2. Tap Gallery.
      3. Navigate to and select the desired file.
    • Add video
      1. Tap Video.
      2. Tap Videos.
      3. Navigate to and select the desired file.
  7. Tap Send.

 

Back to top