To send a text message

1 On the Messaging screen, touch New message.

2 Enter a mobile phone number in the To field.

As you enter the phone number, matching contacts appear. You can touch a suggested recipient or continue entering the phone number.

You can also enter the name of a contact with a mobile number.

3 Touch the composition text box to start entering your message.

Enter a mobile phone number or the name of a contact with a mobile number.

Enter a phone number or the name of a contact who has a mobile number.

Enter a mobile phone number or the name of a contact with a mobile number.

Enter a phone number or the name of a contact who has a mobile number.

As you near the 160-character limit, a counter appears in the top right corner of the text box to tell you how many characters are left. If you go over that limit, a new message is created, which is joined with its predecessors when received.

If you press Back while composing a message, it's saved as a draft in your Messaging window. Touch the message to resume composing it.

Touch Send.

The Message window opens, with your message after your name. Responses appear in the window. As you view and send additional messages, a message thread is created.

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