You get a phone call. You can’t really talk at the moment but you also don’t want to just ignore the call. But don’t worry! Your iPhone has the ability to quickly respond to the person via text message with a single touch.
There are 3 default quick responses set in place for you to use like “What’s up?” and “I’ll call you later.” If you don’t like these, don’t worry. I’ll also show you how to edit them to say whatever you’d like them to say.
When you recieve a phone call, you are prompted with this screen.
Here is when you will remember you can respond with a quick message (when you otherwise couldn’t simply answer the call of course). Simply touch the Message option and you’ll be prompted with 3 messages to choose from. Picking one of those 3 pre-set messages will automatically stop the phone call and send that person the text.
That’s it! So instead of giving off the idea that you’re ignoring someone, you can shoot them a quick message to let them know you saw the call and will react accordingly shortly.
But what about customizing those 3 options that popped up? Let’s try that. Go into Settings.
Next, go into Phone.
See the Respond with Text option? Let’s go there.
You’ll see the 3 default messages all set up.
You can touch one to bring up your keyboard to type a new one. Note that they all will begin with “Can’t talk right now…” as a default beginning to the message. What you can customize is the text that follows. I’ll try it.
There we go. And then I hit the Return key a couple of times on my keyboard to dismiss the keyboard.
And we’re done. Now that new option will appear as one of the 3 pre-set messages to quickly send a message to the owner of the incoming call. You may have to disable the Passcode Lock if you have that enabled. Having a lock on your device will not allow you to send messages like that without first unlocking your phone.
If you have any questions, let us know in the comments section. Thanks!