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Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Change Font Size in Messaging App in Android 4.4 Kitkat

Due to communicating via text message has been being a favourite method widely used by phone users therefore no wonder if most of phones available today usually provide a Messaging app as one of their stock apps. In Samsung Galaxy SIV, you can also find the stock Messaging app that you can use to send or receive text or multimedia messages.

See also: How to View, Reply and Forward a Text Messages in the Samsung Galaxy S4

To facilitate the user, this app has been equipped with some useful options and features, one of which is an option that will allow the user to change the font size. By using this option, you can adjust the font size according to your need.


How to adjust font size in Messaging app in Android 4.4 Kitkat?
If you wish to increase or decrease font size in Messaging app, you can do so by using both of methods listed below.


Method #1: Using Volume key
Please note that this method doesn't work when you're playing a music with Music Player app.
  1. Open Messaging app.
  2. Tap the Menu key then select Settings.
  3. Scroll down to find Use the volume key, and then tick the box next to this option to enable it.
  4. Now, while you're in Messaging app to read/reply/forward/compose a text message, you can use the Volume up key to increase the font size and the Volume down key to decrease the font size.


Method #2: Using the Font Size option
You can find the Font size option by tapping the Menu key when you're reading/replying/forwarding/composing a text message. As the example, here are the steps to adjust font size when you're reading a text message:
  1. Open Messaging app.
  2. Tap the required text message you want to read.
  3. Tap the Menu key then select Font size.
  4. Here you can find some options available, they are:
    • Use device font sizes: select this option if you want to use the default font size used by your phone. If you don't know how to change the font size in your phone, you can see the complete steps here.
    • Tiny
    • Small
    • Normal
    • Large
    • Huge
  5. All messages in the opened conversation will be displayed with the selected font size.

For the record, this option only changes the font size in Messaging app in your phone, so it won't affect your outgoing messages. All outgoing messages will be displayed with the default font size in the other phones.

Comments

  1. My option for that is grayed out. How do I fix that?

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    1. Hi Jason Sweitzer,
      Thanks for coming.
      Did you make any change before encountering this issue, e.g: change the settings, install third-party app, etc?
      However, a user in Androidcentral forum who has a similar issue with you confirmed that he could fix this issue by uninstalling update of the All Share Cast. So, try to give it a shot.
      If you don't know how to uninstall update, kindly using the following steps to do so:
      1. Go to Settings.
      2. Tap "More" tab.
      3. Tap "Application manager".
      4. Swipe the screen from the right to the left until you see the "ALL" screen.
      5. Scroll down to find "AllShare Cast Dongle S/W Update", and then tap it.
      6. Tap "Uninstall updates" button.
      7. Tap "OK" button to confirm.
      8. If needed, you can restart your phone.
      9. Once your phone is on, try opening Messaging app and then see whether the font size option is enabled.

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  2. Hi what if my tiny, small ans extra small sizes are missing in the settings what should i do?

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    1. Hi Buddy,
      Thanks for coming.
      May I know your phone's model number and Android version?

      Delete
  3. what happens if my screen mirroring doesn't show "any" devices... NOW what?!!

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