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 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.
Step 2: Select the My Watch tab at the bottom of the screen.
Step 3: Scroll down and select the Messages option.
Step 4: Select the Default Replies button.
Step 5: Scroll to the bottom of the screen and 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.
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