How do I change from SMS to MMS Messaging?

Answered by Antonio Sutton

To change from SMS to MMS messaging, follow these steps:

1. Open the Messages app on your device. This app is usually represented by a speech bubble icon and is commonly pre-installed on most smartphones.

2. Look for the conversation in which you have an undelivered message. It could be an ongoing conversation or a new one you recently started. Tap on it to open the conversation.

3. Once you are in the conversation, locate the undelivered message. It may be indicated by a small exclamation mark or a loading symbol. Tap on the timestamp of that particular message.

4. By tapping on the timestamp, a menu should appear with various options related to that message. Look for the option that says “Switch to text” or “Switch to SMS/MMS.” Tap on this option to proceed.

5. After selecting “Switch to text,” your undelivered message will be converted from an SMS (Short Message Service) to an MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service).

Now, let’s delve into a more detailed explanation of the steps.

Firstly, it’s essential to understand the difference between SMS and MMS messaging. SMS is a basic form of text messaging that allows you to send and receive plain text messages only. On the other hand, MMS enables you to send multimedia content, such as pictures, videos, audio files, and even longer text messages.

In some cases, when you try to send a message containing multimedia content through SMS, it may not go through, especially if the recipient’s device or network does not support it. This is when the undelivered message situation occurs.

To overcome this issue, you can switch the undelivered message to MMS messaging, ensuring that the recipient can receive the multimedia content you intended to send.

Now, let’s focus on the steps mentioned earlier.

Step 1 instructs you to open the Messages app on your device. This app is the primary platform for sending and receiving text messages on most smartphones. If you cannot locate the Messages app on your home screen or app drawer, you can use the search function on your device to find it.

Once you’ve opened the Messages app, move on to Step 2, which involves finding the conversation containing the undelivered message. This could be a conversation with a single contact or a group chat. Simply tap on the desired conversation to open it.

In Step 3, you need to locate the undelivered message within the conversation. It may be identifiable by a small exclamation mark or a loading symbol next to it. Tapping on the timestamp of the undelivered message will bring up a menu with various options related to that specific message.

Among these options, look for the one that says “Switch to text” or “Switch to SMS/MMS.” This option may vary slightly depending on your device and its operating system. Tap on this option to proceed.

By selecting “Switch to text” in Step 4, you are essentially converting the undelivered message from an SMS to an MMS. This change allows you to send multimedia content alongside your text, ensuring that the recipient can receive the message properly.

After following these steps, you should be able to send the undelivered message as an MMS successfully.

Remember, when switching to MMS, make sure the recipient’s device and network support multimedia messaging. Otherwise, they may not receive the message as intended.

Changing from SMS to MMS messaging involves a few simple steps within the Messages app. By following these steps, you can ensure that your undelivered message, particularly one containing multimedia content, reaches the recipient successfully.