[How To] Reply with SMS or iMessage On Call Reject on iPhone with iOS 6


After you update your iPhone to the latest version of iOS  i.e. 6 or you go ahead and buy Apple iPhone 5 which comes with Apple iOS 6. You are in for a treat of new features and going by numbers, Apple has introduced about 200 new features in this new version of iOS6. Today we are going to discuss about one such feature which is replying with a message and setting a reminder while denying a call.

Earlier when a phone call came on your iPhone you had two choices Answer or Decline. But now apart from these you will get two more options such as Reply With Message and Remind me Later when you will slide upwards from the screen. And in this post i am going to to tell you about how to use these options so that you will never have to remember who called you and who do you have to call.

Send a Message or Set a Reminder While Declining a Call on iOS6

Here’s how you can do it


When you receive a call and if you don’t want to answer it and you also want some more options while declining the call such as Reply with Message or Remind me Later as shown in the screenshot. Image Credit Apple.


This is the symbol which will be present to the right of the unlock slider. So when your iPhone is locked and you receive a call from someone which you don’t want to answer and you need the two new options provided by iOS 6 i.e. with Message or Remind me Later then slide this symbol upwards with the help of your finger to reveal them.


In case you select the Reply with Message option then you will get three preset replies as well as one custom reply. The default preset replies are I’ LL CALL YOU LATER, I’M ON MY WAY and WHAT’S UP?. If you tap on any of these options then a automatic text message will be sent which says, “I can’t talk right now…” followed by the message that you chose. In case you want to send something other than the default presets then you can tap on the CUSTOM option which will open a blank message addressed to the caller which you can type and send. Image Credit Apple.


In case you don’t want to Reply with Message rather you want yourself to be reminded for the same. Then tapping on the Remind me Later option will provide you with following four default options In 1 hour, When I leave, When I get home, When I get to work and When I get to work. What all options are showinfg depend on your current location. For example, if you are at work, the WHEN I GOT TO WORK option will not be displayed. When you tap on any of these options it will automatically create a reminder in the Reminder App. Image Credit Apple.


This is main screen of your iPhone. You can now unlock your phone by sliding across it. Image Credit Apple.


After you will unlock your iPhone this is how your iPhone’s screen will look like. Now tap on the grey colored icon which says Settings on the bottom of your screen.


Inside Settings you will find a lot of options now with the help of your finger slide up and then you will see Phone option which is highlighted in Red color in the above screenshot.


After you tap on the Phone option the above screenshot will open. You can select the Reply with Message option highlighted in red in order to define your custom message that you want to send to the caller while you are not able to attend to the call.


After you tap on the Reply with Message you can add up to three custom messages of your own which will show up in the list of messages when you tap on the Reply with Messages button.


This is a very simple tip, but can be very useful for many users who would like to explore more about reply with message and remind me later option on iPhone while declining a call. If you have a related tip to share or something else about any other thing or in case the above procedure does not work for you then please let us know through our comments section at the end of the page, also let us know if this tip is helpful for you.

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