Thursday, February 28, 2013

How to send Automated replies to SMS / iMessages from iPhone

SMSs/imessgaes take most of the incoming/out going traffic on smartphoens/iPhones than the voice calls. In fact a vast majority of users use messaging services than the voice calls to communicate with friends and family as these are much cheaper than the voice calls - and also these can be sent to multiple addreeses rather than making calls individually.

That is one part of the facility.

Likwewise our friends and family too keep sending us messages and expecting prompt replies. But what do you do if you are driving or in a conference? How should one repsond to the message automatically, informing the sender of one's committment and state in which a reply can not be sent immediately?

Many mobile services offer automated reply services. But do you know how to do it using an iPhone?

Well if you do not, Redmond Pie has a solution and procedure explained in one of their posts.

The AutoResponder 2 (iOS 6+), and as well as being successor to the original AutoResponder, crams in a whole bunch of new and exciting features. Its intention is simple: to allow you to discreetly and effectively ensure anybody who messages you at times when you’re unable to respond are made aware that you’ll do your best to get back to them as soon as you can.

AutoResponder is compatible with the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch and it can use both your SMS or iMessage networks. You can tailor your responses for different occasions, and you can also add and remove contacts from the whitelist, ensuring those in receipt of an automated recipient were intended to.

Notwithstanding those above issues, it’s still a great little tweak, and can be had over at the BigBoss repository for the introductory price of $1.50. After the initial period is up, you will have to pay $3 full price for the luxury of automated responses, so get it while it’s cheap!

However there is one caution!!

If your service provider does not offer you lots of free SMS, do not turn on the AutoResponder as it will steal away many allowable SMSs without your knowledge while automatically replying to the messages on its own.


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