Automatic Text Reply Setup on an iPhone

Did you know that you can set up your iPhone send a caller an automatic text reply any time you get a call?

This enables you to let them know that you are driving and that you will call them back later. It does this without you needing to touch your phone!

Step by Step

First, go to settings and click on Do Not Disturb.


Where to turn on automatic text reply

Tap the options next to Activate. I chose ‘Automatically’ so that when I am in a car, this option automatically turns on.

Turn on automatic text reply

Next to Auto-Reply To, chose which calls will get this response.

specify who gets the automatic text reply

Next to Auto-Reply, you can choose what your automatic text reply message will say.

Where to set the message of the automatic text reply

What it Looks Like to the Caller

When someone calls you while you are driving, the caller will receive your personalized text message, and know that you will call when you are available.

If you would like to learn more, start with Apple’s writeup.

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