Tips & Tricks- How To Decline a Phone Call with a Quick Text Message

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Have you ever been unable to talk and declined a call only to have the caller continue to call and/or text you? Instead of just sending the caller directly to voicemail, you can send them a quick message letting them know you’ll call them later. Here’s How:

For Android users:

– When your phone begins ringing, simply press and hold the circle on the “incoming call” screen and drag it up to the messaging icon and let go.

– Tap your desired reply from the list of options or choose “Custom message” to create your own. Your selection will decline the incoming call and immediately send your desired message to the caller.

For iPhone users:

–  When your phone begins ringing, tap the phone icon to the right of the “slide to answer” slider.

– Select the “Reply with Message” button

– Tap your desired reply from the list of options or choose “Custom” to create your own. Your selection will decline the incoming call and immediately send your desired message to the caller.

This helpful, time-saving feature is really handy during appointments or any time you’re focusing on the task at hand.

8 Thoughts on "Tips & Tricks- How To Decline a Phone Call with a Quick Text Message"

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    It is really a nice and helpful piece of information. I’m happy that you shared this useful info with us. Please keep us informed like this. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. dds says

    These tips are awesome. Especially for new users (elders).
    Thank you

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