Activities such as driving a car or attending an important conference meet require 100% attention. Losing attention even for a millisecond can cause a fatal accident. This probably means taking a call or checking out the messages especially when stuck in such situation is next to impossible. In order to evade such situation,mobile application developers have innovated numerous ways to set up an auto-respond text message on their smartphone, be it android or iphone.
For Android :
A few years back, android versions introduced an SMS auto-response feature that is used to fire back a text especially if the user is unable to pick up the call. To activate and customize the auto-respond message on the android phone, one needs to follow the below- mentioned procedure :-
- Step #1- Download the Android auto app, launch it on your smartphone and tap on the menu button
- Step #2- Go to settings
- Step #3- Choose the auto-reply option
- Step #4- compose an appropriate message
You are not done yet! When somebody calls up and you are driving, you need to make an effort of tapping the reply button. Hence, it is pretty clear that the user needs to place the android auto app on the homepage or at the dash of your smartphone.
The feature works with any Android auto compatible app; which means if you receive any calls or messages on Whats App, Hangouts, Facebook messenger, the app can be used to send an auto reply.
Besides, Google play store offers another interesting android app named SMS Auto Reply Text Message that can help in setting up auto respond to the text on the phone. Download the app and follow a few on-screen instructions. The android application allows its end users to set up an auto reply for calls as well as texts. In addition to this, here one can create a personalized list of contacts which are important for you to call back.
For iOS :
Although apple offers a default option in the phone app but one cannot use it until and unless the iphone is connected with Wi-Fi network or mobile data.
- Go to settings
- Respond with text
- Enter the text
Another interesting feature incorporated in iphone is CarPlay. The feature is used to set up auto respond texts on your iphone. The team of iOS developers have developed the feature in such a way that after setting it up, ask Siri to reply with a text “You are driving” or “at meeting”.
If you are AT&T customer, using AT&T DriveMode feature is recommendable. The feature works at a great carrier level. Which means, it gets turned on as soon as the DriveMode realizes that your phone is being transported at the speed more than 15 miles per hour.
However, there is no other option for iOS users except blocking calls by putting their iphone on Airplane mode while driving.
I personally feel that Android offers better facility than iOS application development. Google play store offers a wide range of apps to help manage your android phone while driving, to manage music with audio swipe and to auto-send location while driving.