From the home screen, tap Messaging.
Tap the Compose icon.
In the recipient field, enter a contact name or 10-digit phone number.
If available, tap the contact in the drop down menu.
Tap the message field and enter the message.
To send the message as a standard text message, tap Send.
Or, to add a picture to the message, tap the Attachment icon.
Tap the preferred attachment type.
Tap the select the preferred file.
Tap the Send button.
The text message is now sent.
To exit the Messages application, tap the Home icon.
To open a received text message, from the home screen, tap Messaging.
Tap the message thread.
The message is now displayed.