Most cell phones provide the option of writing SMS messages using Arabic characters by changing the language settings on the phone. A short message service, or SMS, message is a message of 160 characters that can be sent from one cell phone to another at a fixed cost. By changing the input language to Arabic, the user is able to compose messages using Arabic script rather than Latin script, which is often the default setting on a new cell phone.
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Open the menu by pressing the menu button located below the screen to the left of the navigation key. Select "SMS and MMS" in the main menu, which is represented by an icon showing a telephone and an envelope.
Press the menu button again and scroll down to "Compose SMS," which places the cursor at the beginning of a blank message.
Press the menu button once again and scroll down to "Switch Input Language." Scroll down to "Arabic" and select it.
Open the main menu by pressing the button below the screen. Select the "Settings" icon and then select "General." Scroll down and select "Keyboard" then "International Keyboards." Select "Add New Keyboard..." and choose "Arabic."
Return to the main menu by pressing the button below the screen. Select "Messages," and then select the icon in the top right corner to open a new text message.
Enter the recipient's telephone number, and then place the cursor in the new empty message to bring up the keyboard. Select the globe icon in the bottom left corner of the keyboard next to the space bar to change the keyboard language to Arabic.
Open the menu by choosing "Menu" using the select key. Select "Messaging."
Open "Options" using the main select key. Scroll down and select "Writing Language."
Select "Arabic" and return to the new message by selecting "Back."
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