While smartphones have made it super easy for us to be connected and reachable, in a way they have killed our privacy. We all are literally a phone call away from each other. If there is ever a moment you need to speak to someone, just dial their number and you are good to go. However, not every time, it is conducive that we are able to take the call. For example, what if we are driving or maybe busy in a meeting, just outrightly rejecting a phone call will make the other person feel that you are being rude and he is not valued.
To cater to this most Android phones give you an option of rejecting phone calls with a personal text message that you can send in explaining why you are not answering the phone call and if they have something urgent they can text in. These manufacturers give you a set of predefined templates but what if you want to create a personal one, where you can address a situation that you find yourself often in and those in your circle know about it. For example, you may want to inform anyone calling you in evening that you are out on a walk or a run and not available till say, 8:30PM. In order to create a rejection text message of your choice, you simply need to follow the following steps.
Open the Dialer application on your Android phone. This is generally the application that you use to make phone calls.
In the dialer app click on the three button menu and find ‘Settings’ and tap on that.
In the menu of settings, you must now go the third option, which will be ‘Quick Responses’.
You will now see a screen saying ‘Edit Quick Responses’. Here you will see all the pre-existing templates. Simply pick one that you wish to edit and change the message. This option will also allow you to add new messages, depending upon the phone that you are using.
The options stated above are as seen on a Nexus 6P running Android N. However, in most Android smartphones, the methodology of adding new status messages will be exactly the same, with very minor modifications, here and there.