When someone sends you a message, a notification is shown on the home screen. You can open the message directly from the home screen.
Select Show to open the message, or if the screen is locked, swipe right over the notification.
Messages are combined into conversations, containing all the messages to and from a contact in a single view. To read a conversation, select it from the list in the Conversations view.
Reply to the message
With the message open, select .
Write your reply, then select > .
To reply to a message when in the Conversations view, select Tap to write.
Forward the message
With the message open, select > Forward.
To add a contact as a recipient, select To. You can also type in a phone number.
Edit the message if needed, then select > .
Save an attached photo or other file
In the conversation, select the message containing the file.
Select and hold the file, then select Save and a memory. Files are saved to their respective apps, such as Gallery.
Read the message later
Select > Messaging.
Select the conversation containing the message.
Select the message.