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Can’t Pick Up Right Now? Use Custom iMessage Replies in iOS

Dave LeClair 28-12-2015

Sometimes, no matter how much we want to talk to someone, we’re stuck in a position where we can’t answer the phone. Apple has a feature in iOS The Best New iOS Apps of 2015 (And Our Favorite Updates) We've sorted through the stream of new apps that arrived in 2015 and devised a list of our favourites just for you. Read More that allows you to hit a quick button and respond to the person who’s calling with a text message. There are three responses included by default, but you can actually change these to anything you want!


Go to Settings, then scroll down and tap Phone. Tap Respond with Text, which is the third item from the top. In there you’ll see three default Apple responses. Just tap on the one you want to change and type in whatever you want.


Now, when someone calls, you’ll see the option to respond with text, but instead of the three default responses, you’ll see your custom messages. Regardless of whether you use your own or the default messages, you are still limited to three, so make them count!

What are you going to use for your custom text replies? Be nice!

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  1. Cat
    December 28, 2015 at 4:11 pm

    Great tip, thank you.
    The generic offerings from Apple really weren't great so I've adjusted mine now.
    Hard to resist some more mischievous text responses though... *wistful*

    "The answer is no. If there's anything else on your mind, call back in 5 minutes. Love, Mum"

  2. ib
    December 28, 2015 at 9:12 am

    Try again later :p