IOS 6 Tips for Sending Message, Declining Call and Facetime


Recently the latest OS version, iOS 6, has emerged 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 directly affect a user’s life; for example, when we talk about the ability to decline calls while setting a message reminder, it greatly helps. For instance, if you are busy with some other work and immediately you get a ring that 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 use these features.


Sending messages, set a callback 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 why you reject your call. You can even set a reminder for calling back to avoid missing out on important calls. This can be done by defining preset messages you can customize at 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 ring, then slide this icon upwards, and you will see two options: Reply with Message and Remind Me Later.

Now select the option of Reply with a message to decline the call. You will again get the option of sending three letters to the caller. You can tap to select the predefined message or customize a message. To customize a message, go to Custom Option and compose a message.

Another thing you can do is save some custom messages that you can send as responses when you decline a call. This way, you can immediately choose from the list of your defined messages instead of the predefined templates. You can compose messages that include responses that will follow the schedule. For example, if you are busy in meetings throughout the day, you can write a message telling 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 to call back later.

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 their face while you talk. 3G and 4G connections support this ability. Let us learn how to enable FaceTime on your iPhone 4S and iPhone 5.

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 for them or enquire from your service provider about the facility

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