Short tip: Tell people you can’t text because: Driving

Bet they use it…

Apple’s Do Not Disturb While Driving setting is invaluable. Every driver should make sure it is enabled, but how can you let people know you’re not ignoring them when you don’t respond to their text message fast?

Just tell them

Do Not Disturb While Driving has a handy little setting that lets you create and automatically send a message that tells people trying to contact you that you are unable to get into a message chat because you’re driving.

  • You enable this in Settings>Do Not Disturb
  • At the bottom of the page you’ll find the Auto-Reply controls
  • Set Auto-Reply To to: Recents

And then create your chosen message in the Auto-Reply box – you can use Apple’s standard message, or select and delete that existing text and create your own.

Jonny Evans

Watching Apple since 1999. I don't say what they should do. I say what they might do. They sometimes do.

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