Mastering iOS: Changing iMessage default replies.
My only reason for getting an Apple Watch was to make driving safer: If an iMessage came through while I was a driving, I didn’t want to have to pull my phone out of my pocket and try to read it, just to see if it was important or not. After pulling over a few times in rush hour to see if an incoming text was important and just finding spam, I got the Watch. It allows me to turn my wrist up, see the message quickly and tap a boilerplate reply if needed.
I don’t talk like a default iMessage.
While the default replies to iMessage were well thought-out they’re not how I talk. My answers were seeming abrupt and curt so I set out to figure out how to change these to what I would actually say and remove the replies I didn’t use and then having to send another text explaining if I hit one of these by accident.
How to change the default replies in iMessage.
Turns out this is easy and changes the boilerplate messages on your iPhone too:
- On your iPhone open the Watch App.
- Choose Messages.
- Choose Default Replies.
To add messages:
- Tap Add Reply.
- Type your new message.
- Tap Done.
To delete existing messages:
- Swipe left on the message.
- Tap Delete.
This makes replying on your watch much easier.
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