3. Configure message settings:
Default messaging app: Set the default app for messaging with your phone. This
app will launch when you choose messaging from another app on your phone.
Note: If you choose a default messaging app other than Messaging (for example, Google
Hangouts), you will not be able to use the standard Messaging app unless you restore it as the
default messaging app.
Delete old messages: Automatically delete the oldest messages when the
maximum number of messages is reached. Set the maximum number of messages
with the Text message limit and Multimedia message limit settings below.
Text message limit: Set the maximum number of text messages per conversation.
Multimedia message limit: Set the maximum number of multimedia messages per
Text templates: Create and manage text strings that you can add to messages.
Auto combination: Determine whether long messages that are received in multiple
parts are automatically re-assembled to display as a single message.
Group messaging: Control how messages to multiple recipients are handled. When
enabled, a single message is sent to multiple recipients. When disabled, a separate
message is sent to each recipient.
Auto retrieve: Control whether message attachment(s) are automatically
downloaded when you display a multimedia message. If you disable this option, only
the message header displays in the message list, and you'll be prompted to
download the attachment(s).
Roaming auto retrieve: Control whether message attachment(s) are automatically
downloaded while your phone is in roaming mode.
MMS alert: Set the phone to alert you when you make a change to a message that
will convert the message to a multimedia message (MMS).
Bubble style: Control how messages appear on the screen. Bubbles are the boxes
that surround each message.
Background style: Set the background of the message screen.
Use the volume key: Enable changing the text size while reading a message by
pressing the Volume Key up or down.
Notifications: Control whether notifications for new messages display in the Status
Accounts and Messaging