How To Respond To Incoming Calls With Text Messages In iOS

Posted By: Arin Dey - April 08, 2015
Have you ever been in a situation when you are on a call and you get distracted by another call coming in. It can be annoying if a person keeps calling you repeatedly while you are in the middle of a call. Instead of enabling Do Not Disturb mode you can do something more reactive. Here's how to let a caller know that you are busy or on another call.

How To Respond To Incoming Calls With Text Messages In iOS

How to set up call messages :

iOS 8 comes with a few default messages such as "Sorry, I can't talk right now," "I'm on my way," and "Can I call you later?" If you want to customize these messages you can follow these steps:

1. Open “Settings”, select “Phone” and then “Respond with Text.”

2. Type in your own messages into the “Respond With” fields (Figure 1)

Note: You will be able able to type upto three messages in this area and choose any one among them while you are on a call.

 Figure 1
How to reply with messages to callers :

Whenever you receive a call you will find two buttons above the “slide to answer” control – “Remind Me” and “Message.” (Figure 2)

Tapping on the “Message” button will reveal all the default messages or the messages you have typed into the “Settings.” You can select one of these messages or type something more and send a full iMessage to the caller by tapping the “Custom” button.

Figure 2

How to get reminders to call back :

When you get a call and instead of sending any text messages if you would like to get a reminder to call the person back after a set period of time then you can simply tap the “Reminder” button (Figure 3) and then select a time or location in order to receive a notification to call the person back according to the time or location you have already set.

Would you like to recommend any other tips for managing incoming phone calls on iOS? Let us know via comments.

Figure 3

Picture Credit : Appleinsider. Google

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