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| September 25, 2012
New In iOS 6: Quickly Reply To Declined Calls With An iMessage Or SMS
Whether you’re new to iOS, or just want to pick up some useful tips and tricks, we're here to help. This is iOS Advice. The release of iOS 6 brings many new and exciting features to the iPhone. If you’ve ever been too busy to answer a call, you’ll appreciate the new options added to the Phone app. When you decline an incoming call in iOS 6, you now have the option to set a callback reminder or quickly reply to the call with an iMessage or SMS. It’s a pretty neat feature that can really come in handy when you’re in the middle of something. The great part is, these messages are customizable. You can set three different quick reply messages that can be sent when you decline a call. If you’d like to setup quick reply messages on your iPhone, watch the video or follow the steps below: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Wtfu29l7Fs Step 1: Go into the Settings app on your device. Step 2: Next, scroll down to “Phone” and tap on it. Step 3: Under the “Calls” section, tap on the row labeled “Reply with Message.” Step 4: On the following screen, you'll have three empty rows to utilize for your custom messages. The message will always begin with, “Can’t talk right now...” followed by your custom entry. To set these custom messages, tap on a row and use the keyboard to type in a reply. Continue this process until you've set all of your quick reply messages. The next time a call comes in that you can’t answer, swipe up on the phone icon and tap “Reply with Message” to quickly send an iMessage or SMS. Check out the above video for a detailed overview. Now that you’ve learned how to setup quick reply messages, if there’s something else you’d like to see on iOS Advice, please let us know. Send us an email with your question or comment and we might feature your suggestion in a future article. If you need a little more advice, check out our other helpful tutorials.