Staying in touch with friends and family has never been easier than it is today. No longer do you have to go through the hassle of writing down messages, calling them, and hoping they don’t hang up because they’re busy or on the other line (who still does that?). Now you can send audio clips via SMS in Android. This how-to guide will take you through all the steps involved in sending audio clips via SMS in Android with this new feature in Android 4.4 KitKat, giving you all the information you need to quickly and easily set up your phone to use this feature.
Preparing Your Device
First, open the ‘Messages’ app on your Android device. Then, create a new message and tap the ‘Attach’ button. From here, you can select either ‘Record sound’ or ‘Choose sound from library.’ If you choose to record a new sound, tap the ‘Record sound’ button and record your audio clip. Once you’re finished recording, tap the ‘Done’ button. You will then be able to preview your recording before sending it as an attachment in a text message. When you’re ready, simply hit send!
- Open up the ‘Messages’ app
- Create a new message
- Tap the ‘Attach’ button
- Select ‘Record sound’ or ‘Choose sound from library.’
Configuring your OS
Assuming you already have an Android phone, you’ll first need to configure your OS to allow for sending audio clips via SMS. To do this, go to your Settings app and tap on the Wireless & Networks option. Next, select the More option under this menu, and then tap on the Cellular networks setting. Here, you should see an option for MMS, which you will need to turn on. Tap it once and then set your APN as *99# before tapping the OK button at the bottom of the screen. You’re now ready to send audio clips via SMS in Android! All you need to do is follow these simple steps:
- Open up a new message window by pressing either the Phone icon or Messaging icon in your list of apps.
- Compose a message with the recipient’s contact information and add an attachment by pressing either New Audio Clip or Video Clip depending on what type of file you want to attach.
- Finally, press Send Message and listen closely for confirmation that the file has been sent successfully.
Configuring your device settings
To send an audio clip via SMS in Android, you’ll need to first configure your device settings. To do this, open the ‘Settings’ app and tap ‘Sound’. From here, tap ‘Default notification sound’ and select the sound you want to use. Next, go to ‘Messages’ and tap ‘Notifications’.
Here, you can choose whether or not to enable message notifications, as well as customize the notification sound. If you’re on a newer version of Android (KitKat 4.4 or higher), then enabling message notifications will also allow for sending MMS messages. However, if you are on a previous version of Android (pre-KitKat 4.4), then enabling message notifications will only allow for sending SMS messages.
Performing the action
If you’re looking to send an audio clip via SMS in Android, there are a few different ways to go about it. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to do it from the Messages app.
- Open the Messages app and tap New Message. Tap the + icon at the top of your screen and select Audio.
- Record your message using your phone’s microphone or use Siri or Google Assistant to record the message for you.
- Select Send and type in the recipient’s number (or contact).
- Type out your message and press Send.