IOS 6 Tips for Sending Message, Declining Call and Facetime


Recently the latest OS version, iOS 6, has come out in the technology market. The iOS 6 has many functionalities that help enhance user experience and define day-to-day activities easily. This OS can enable many functionalities that affect the life of a user directly; for example, when we talk about the ability to decline calls while setting a message reminder, it helps a lot. For instance, you are busy with some other work, and immediately you get a call which you cannot attend at the moment, then you will have to put it off, but at the same time, it is essential to call back. Now with iOS 6, you can set a reminder. Similarly, other functionalities like sending a predefined message to the caller and utilizing FaceTime functionality can be enabled. Let us learn the tips to utilize these features.


Sending message, set a call back reminder on iOS 6

In iOS 6, there is a functionality wherein you can decline an incoming call and swipe a message immediately. This way, the caller will be notified with a text that you are busy stating the reason for declining your call. You can even set a reminder for calling back so that you do not miss out on important calls. This can be done by defining preset messages that you can customize as per your convenience Globeinform.

As soon as you receive a phone call, you will see a phone icon located at the right-hand side bottom of the screen. If you want to decline the call, then slide this icon upwards, and you will see two options appear, Reply with Message, Remind Me Later.

Now select the option of Reply with a message to decline the call. Now you will again get the option of sending three different messages to the caller. You can tap to select the predefined message, or you can customize a message. If you want to customize a message, then Go to Custom Option and compose a message.

Another thing that you can do is save some custom messages that you can send as responses at times when you decline a call. This way, you can immediately choose from the list of your own defined messages instead of the predefined templates. You can compose messages that include responses that will be following the schedule. For example, if you are busy in meetings throughout the day, you can compose a message that will tell the caller that you are busy with meetings. For this, apply the following steps:

Settings- > Phone- > Reply with Message

Now you will reach the text composing section, where you can enter text for defining your message.

If you are declining a caller only to call later, then you have another option, setting a reminder. This can be done by:

Set a Reminder>Time> Set Reminder

Now you can set a reminder as per your schedule so that you will be reminded of calling back later on.

Enable FaceTime in iOS 6

iOS 6 gives the opportunity of having a FaceTime chat with a caller. Now you not only make a call to that someone but will also be able to see his/her face while you talk. 3G and 4G connections support this ability. Let us find out how to enable FaceTime on your iPhone 4S and iPhone5.

Apply the following steps to initiate the capability of FaceTime Chat in 3G:

• Go to the Settings App and launch it

• A list of options will be revealed

Choose the FaceTime Option

• Scroll down to locate User Cellular Data

• Turn on the User Cellular Data Option

This launches FaceTime successfully.


Even FaceTime has limitations, especially when it comes to 3G.

• You should be running iOS 6 on iPad (3G), iPhone 4S or iPhone5

• The carrier service that you have chosen must be inclusive of FaceTime in-network options

• Services like Verizon and Sprint are FaceTime friendly; you can either choose to opt them or enquire from your service provider for the facility

The above-given tips are easy to apply and help set call back reminders, customized text messages for caller reply, and enabling FaceTime when running on iOS 6.