How to Create a Custom Quick Reply in the Messages App on the Apple Watch

One of the more useful features of the Apple Watch is its ability to display notifications from the apps on your phone.

One type of notification that you can see is from the Messages app. You can read entire text messages directly from your watch and even reply to them.

There are a couple of ways that you can reply to a text message from your watch, including a list of default replies that include some common phrases that you might want to send in a text.

Since typing or drawing on the Watch is a little slow, these default replies can be helpful. You can even create your own custom reply through the Watch app on your iPhone.

That custom reply will then be available as an option for you to use to reply to messages from your Apple Watch.

Add a New Default Message Reply to the Apple Watch

The steps in this article were performed using the Watch app on an iPhone 7 Plus, in iOS 10.2.

Step 1: Open the Watch app.

open the Watch app

Step 2: Select the My Watch tab at the bottom of the screen.

open the My Watch menu

Step 3: Scroll down and select the Messages option.

select the messages settings menu

Step 4: Select the Default Replies button.

tap the Default Replies button

Step 5: Scroll to the bottom of the screen and tap the Add reply button.

tap the Add reply button

Step 6: Enter the reply that you would like to make available when answering text messages from your Watch, then tap the Return button.

how to create a custom text message reply on the Apple Watch

Now that you know how to create a custom quick reply on your Apple Watch, you can make it a little easier to send messages that you often send to contacts from the device.

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