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inReach Mini | Sending Messages

Last Updated: Oct 30, 2019 03:49PM GMT
Your inReach Mini send and receives test messages using the Iridium network. You can send messages to an SMS phone number, an email address or another inReach device. Each message you send includes your location details. 

Sending a Preset Message
Preset messages are those you have created at explore.garmin.com. Preset messages have predefined test and recipients. 
  1. From the main menu, select Send Preset. 
  2. Choose a preset message, and select Send
Sending a Text Message
  1. From the Messages page, select OK.
  2. Select New Message Select Contacts.
  3. Choose recipients from your contacts list, and select Done.
  4. Select an option: 
    • To start with a pre-written message, select Pick Quick Text. 
    • To write a custom message, select Write Message. 
  5. When you have finished your message, select the tick and Send.
Replying to a Message
  1. From the Messages page, select OK. 
  2. Select a conversation, and select Reply. 
  3. Select an option: 
    • To start with a pre-written message, select Pick Quick Text. 
    • To write a custom message, select Write Message. 
  4. When you have finished your message, select the tick and Send.
Checking for Messages
Your device listens for new messages at regular listen intervals. Satellites announce recently sent messages and your device receives the message at the next listen interval. 

NOTE: Your device must be in view of a satellite at the time of the listen to receive messages. 

You can force a check for messages by manually checking for messages, sending a message or sending a track point. During your check, your device connects to satellites and receives any messages waiting to be sent to your device. From the Mail Check page, select OK. 

Deleting Messages
  1. From the Messages page, select OK. 
  2. Select message
  3. Select Delete Thread.

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