There are always those couple people in your phone that you text all the time .. Creating a new Text message on the Blackjack II can be annoying (Going to Messages, New Text Message, Add Recipients, Search for your recipient, Select recipient … not to mention all the load time between those steps).
Bryan J. sent me a great tip for streamlining this process using Speed dial!
When you think about it, its fairly self evident, but I wasn’t taking advantage of it, so I’m guessing there are a lot of other people that aren’t either.
Here’s what you do:
- Go to “Contacts”
- Select the Contact (Center D-Pad button)
- Highlight “Send text message”
- Click “Menu” (Right soft key)
- Select “Add Speed Dial” (Second from the bottom)
- Change keypad assignment to the desired Speed Dial number
- Select “Done” (Left soft key)
When you’re on the home screen, hold down the corresponding Speed Dial number key (you don’t need to press Fn) . This will open up the standard “Call Search” screen, keep holding the Speed Dial number key down. After 2 seconds a blank Text Message will open with the correct recipient already added.
Note, if you use a two-digit Speed Dial number (Ex. 24), from the home screen, type in the first number (Ex. 2) and then press and hold the second number (Ex. 4) until the new Text Message screen appears.
This same technique can be used to add Speed Dial to Call or E-mail; In Step 3, highlight the function you want to add Speed Dial to.
Thanks to Bryan J. for the great tip!