How to Create Custom “Respond with Text” Messages to Calls on iPhone

For a more personalized reply, you should customize the "Respond with Text" messages to calls on your iOS device. Head over to get started right away!

Whenever we are on the move or too busy to pick up the call, most of us prefer to reply with a readymade message on the iPhone. It’s done to let the caller know that we are unable to receive the call and would respond at the appropriate time.

Even though iOS offers multiple predefined options to reply, you can choose to create custom “Respond with Text” messages on your iPhone for more personalization. I mean, you can draft a bit more professional text to send to your client or make a cool message to reply to your friends or loved ones. Let’s run through the quick steps!

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How to Add Custom Message for “Respond with Text” on iPhone

Step #1. Launch Settings app on your iPhone.

Open Settings on iPhone which paired with Apple Watch

Step #2. Now, scroll down and tap on Phone.

Tap on Phone in iOS Settings

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Step #3. Next, tap on Respond with Text.

Tap on Respond with Text in iOS Phone Settings

Step #4. Next up, you need to type in the custom message, which you want to send. Once you have entered the text, quit the Phone app.

Add Custom Message for Respond with Text on iPhone

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Going forward, you will be able to select this option during the incoming call. Simply hit the Messages icon during an incoming call and then choose the message you wish to send.

Send Message During an incoming call on iPhone

Just in case you wish to send a different message, tap on Custom. Then, type in the message and send it as usual.

Write Custom Message during an incoming call on iPhone

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That’s all there is to it!

Wrapping Up…

This feature has existed on iOS for long. So, even if your iPhone is running an old operating system, chances are high that you will be able to use it.

As it’s fully customizable, you have the option to fine-tune it to suit your needs better. Besides, iOS also offers the options to automatically answer phone calls and switch between calls. Just in case, you don’t want spam calls to bother you, there is a way to get it done as well.

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Jignesh Padhiyar
Jignesh Padhiyar is the co-founder of who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around Apple products. During his tight schedule, Jignesh finds some moments of respite to share side-splitting contents on social media.
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