Have you ever wanted to set up an auto-reply text message on your iPhone for times when you can’t or don’t want respond to text messages?
Well, Do Not Disturb While Driving has an auto-reply feature that sends a message to people who text you letting them know you’re driving and can’t reply. Since most people reading this are blind or partially sighted, your friends will be shocked that they received a message that you are driving. If you want to send auto-replies even when you’re not driving, all you have to do is customize the message and then use Do Not Disturb While Driving instead of the regular Do Not Disturb when you are in meetings or are otherwise unable to answer texts. Here’s how to easily set this feature to be used!
How To set up Do Not Disturb While Driving auto-reply:
- Open Settings.
- Select Do Not Disturb.
- Under Phone, select Allow Calls From and select No One (or Favorites if you still want people you’ve added to Favorites in the Contacts app to be able to reach you via phone when Do Not Disturb While Driving is enabled).
- Note that calls are always sent to your voicemail when Do Not Disturb is on, so callers will not receive an auto-reply text.
- Under Do Not Disturb While Driving, select Activate and select Manually.
- Select Auto-Reply To and select which group you want to auto-reply to: Recents, Favorites, or All Contacts.
- Select Auto-Reply to customize your automatic message.
You can also add the Do Not Disturb While Driving button to Control Center to enable this feature whenever you want quickly.
How to add Do Not Disturb While Driving button to Control Center:
- Open Settings and select Control Center.
- Select Customize Controls.
- Select the green plus next to Do Not Disturb While Driving to move it to the Include section.
- Now when you open Control Center, select the Do Not Disturb While Driving button to enable the auto-reply texts.
Now you can enjoy your time undisturbed, while anyone who tries to text you will receive your auto-reply until you disable the feature.