The Messages screen opens, where you can create a new message, search for messages, or open an ongoing message thread.
Touch to write a new text or multimedia message.
Touch to search for message with keywords.
Touch an existing message thread to open the conversation you’ve had with a certain number.
Sending a Text Message
On the Messages screen, touch at the bottom.
Touch the To field, and enter the recipient’s number or, if the recipient is stored in People as a contact, the first letters of the recipient’s name. As matching contacts appear, you can touch a suggested recipient.
Touch the Type to compose field, and enter the contents of your text message.