25 iPhone tips and tricks for 2017

6. Give a personalized text when you can’t pick up.

Owen Mortner/The Christian Science Monitor
Set up a custom text response when you can't take a call.

Sometimes it doesn’t feel right to let a call go to voicemail without any explanation. There’s typically a good reason – you are driving, in a meeting, away, or otherwise busy.

When you receive an incoming call, simply tap the message icon on the right and a few autogenerated options will appear. “Sorry, I can’t talk right now,” is a basic option but selecting “custom,” will allow you to create a more personalized response.

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