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How to Send an Attachment with a Text on Your Samsung Galaxy S 4

What if you want to send something in addition to or instead of text on your Galaxy S 4? Say, you want to send a picture, some music, or a Word document along with your text. Easy as pie, as long as the phone on the receiving end can recognize the attachment. Here is the recipe:

  1. From the Home screen, tap the Messaging icon.

  2. Either tap the New Message icon and enter the number of the intended recipient, or pick up on an existing conversion.

    You'll see the text creation page. Enter the information you want like a normal text.

  3. To add an attachment, tap the icon that looks like a paper clip.

  4. Tap your file type choice, and your phone presents you with the options that fall into that category.

    This asks what kind of file you want to attach. Your choices include pictures, videos, audio files, and some others. For now, it's just good that you know that you have options.

    After you select the file, it becomes an attachment to your text message.

  5. Continue typing your text message, if needed.

  6. When you're done with the text portion of the message, tap the Send Text button, and off it all goes.

A simple text message is an SMS (short message service) message. When you add an attachment, you're sending an MMS (multimedia messaging service) message. Back in the day, MMS messages cost more to send and receive than SMS messages did. These days, that isn't the case in the United States.

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