Create and Send a Text Message - The new Moto X™

Note If SMS is disabled, ensure that SMS is set as the default app.

  1. From a Home screen, tap Apps Apps icon (located at the bottom).
  2. Tap Messaging Messaging icon.
  3. From the Inbox, tap New message New message icon (located in the upper right).
    Note If necessary, tap Back Back icon (located in the lower left) to navigate to the Inbox.
  4. From the 'To' field, enter a 10-digit mobile number or a contact name.
    Note As the number or contact is entered, a matching contact may appear and can be selected at any time.
  5. To add a subject:
    1. Tap Menu Menu (located in the upper right).
    2. Tap Add subject.
    3. Enter a subject.
  6. To add an attachment:
    1. Tap Attach Attach icon (located in the upper right).
    2. Tap the attachment type (e.g. pictures, videos, audio, etc.).
    3. Locate then tap the appropriate attachment.
  7. From the 'Type message' field, enter a message.
  8. Tap Send Send icon (located in the upper right).
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