Messaging (SMS/MMS): Samsung Galaxy S II

Learn how to send, delete, and block SMS and MMS messages on the Samsung Galaxy S II. 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:

 

Using a text or picture message from the spam number

  1. From any Home screen, tap Messaging.
  2. Touch and hold on the conversation thread from the number you want to block.
  3. Tap Register number as spam and then tap OK.

Using the Settings menu

  1. From any Home screen, tap Messaging.
  2. Tap the Menu key.
  3. Tap Settings.
  4. If necessary, tap Spam settings to select the check box.
  5. Tap Register number as spam.
  6. Tap the + icon (plus sign).
  7. Manually enter the number or tap the Contacts icon to search your contacts list.
  8. When finished, tap Save.

 

 

Unblock messages from a number

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

 

Using a text or picture message from the blocked number

  1. From any Home screen, tap Messaging.
  2. Touch and hold on the conversation thread from the number you want to block.
  3. Tap Remove from spam numbers.

Using the Settings menu

  1. From any Home screen, tap Messaging.
  2. Tap the Menu key.
  3. Tap Settings.
  4. If necessary, tap Spam settings to select the check box.
  5. Tap Register number as spam.
  6. Touch and hold on the desired number and then tap Delete.
  7. Tap OK.

 

 

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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 any Home screen, tap Messaging.
  2. Tap the Menu key.
  3. Tap Settings.
  4. View Message center.

 

 

Delete picture messages (MMS)

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

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap Messaging.
  2. Choose one of the following options:

To delete an entire conversation thread

    1. Touch and hold on the conversation thread containing the message you want to delete.
    2. Tap Delete thread and then tap OK.

To delete an individual MMS message

    1. Tap the conversation thread containing the message you want to delete.
    2. Touch and hold on the MMS message you want to delete.
    3. Tap Delete message.
    4. Tap OK.

 

 

Delete text messages (SMS)

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

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap Messaging.
  2. Choose one of the following options:

To delete an entire conversation thread

    1. Touch and hold on the conversation thread containing the SMS message you want to delete.
    2. Tap Delete thread and then tap OK.

To delete an individual SMS message

    1. Tap the conversation thread containing the message you want to delete.
    2. Touch and hold on the SMS message you want to delete.
    3. Tap Delete message.
    4. Tap OK.

 

 

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 Messaging.
  2. Touch and hold on the picture you want to save.
  3. Tap Attached items.
  4. Place a check in the file name.
  5. Tap Save.
  6. Watch for a pop up window. File is saved to where the window says.

 

 

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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 any Home screen, tap Messaging.
  2. Tap the Compose icon.
  3. Enter the group name.
  4. Select the desired contacts within the group.
  5. Enter the text of your message.
  6. When done, 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 Application .
  2. Tap Camera.
  3. Frame the subject.
  4. Tap the Camera icon to take the photo.
  5. Tap the picture thumbnail.
  6. Tap Share.
  7. Tap Messaging.
  8. At Enter recipient, enter the recipient’s phone number or name, or tap the Contacts icon to select a contact from one of the following:
    • Contacts
    • Call logs
    • Group
    • Favorites
  9. Tap the body of the message and enter the text of your message.
  10. When done, 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 Application.
  2. Tap Gallery.
  3. Tap the image you want to send.
  4. Tap Send via.
  5. Tap Messaging.
  6. At Enter recipient enter the recipient’s phone number or name, or tap the Contacts icon to select a contact from one of the following:
    • Contacts
    • Call logs
    • Group
    • Favorites
  7. Tap the body of the message and enter the text of your message.
  8. When done, tap Send.

 

 

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