Sometimes you just have to tell it like it is.
If someone is all up in your iPhone’s recent calls and you just really don’t want to talk, the only way to stop the craziness is to be blunt with a custom text response.
With two taps of your iPhone’s screen, you can send a loud and clear SMS message that you aren’t in the mood for a chat. Here’s how.
Head to your Settings app, scroll down and tap “Phone.” On the next screen, select “Respond with Text” for your options.
You’ll see Apple’s vanilla default options in grayed-out text.
Tap each option to type over it with your own custom response.
Now, when someone calls and you don’t want to answer, tap the “Message” option above the “Accept” button.
You can then choose from one of your three pre-determined responses, which will be sent to the caller as an SMS message.
Ever helpful, we’ve pulled together a brief list of snark you can add to your custom text responses. But we’re not taking the blame if you send them to your mom by mistake.