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dreamgirl9 Level 1 (0 points)

I have scoured the internet for over an hour now, as well as the Apple app store, to no avail.  Seriously, it's a sad day that we're in 2012 that there isn't an auto reply app or a feature the comes standard on the iphone that will automatically reply when a text message is received while driving.  ***!!!  please correct me if im wrong.  (and i really hope i am). 

Every single app that was mentioned on the internet is not available in the app store.  nor was there any setting to have auto-reply setup. my state just outlawed texting while driving. wonderful. so tell me why the iphone, supposedly the best phone money can buy, does not have an app for safety purposes???!!!  i'm floored by this!!!!  IF I'M DRIVING, I WANT A SETTING OR APP TO TURN ON THAT WILL REPLY TO ANY TEXT MESSAGES I RECEIVE WITH A TEXT MESSAGE BACK TELLING THE PERSON I'M DRIVING/BUSY/WHATEVER

this has me considering an Android next time i re-up my phone........ 

iPhone 4, iOS 5.1.1
  • razmee209 Level 7 (30,326 points)

    There is no feature for that on the iphone, you can send a suggestion to Apple here

  • ED3K Level 4 (1,765 points)

    Closest thing would be Siri.

  • lboehme Level 1 (0 points)

    There is an app for iphone called "Descreet Text".  It may work for you.

  • lboehme Level 1 (0 points)

    Sorry, that's "Discreet Text".

  • cdp34 Level 1 (5 points)

    If you have AT&T there is an app called AT&T DriveMode that you can use.


    ****Sorry, didn't realize that it wasn't for iPhones. I'm an idiot.


    Message was edited by: cdp34

  • CliveStevens Level 1 (5 points)

    I have also been looking for an app to do this, but have not found one to do the job.

  • Sk8Dreams Level 3 (855 points)

    Not helpful, but I think it's a sad day in 2012 that ANYONE needs to be told not to text while driving.  The laws are too long coming.  Even reading a text while driving is dangerous.  Common sense.

  • dreamgirl9 Level 1 (0 points)

    If u read my original post, which is what CliveStevens had responded to, u'd realize its not about texting while driving. it's about the complete opposite.

  • rlim Level 1 (0 points)

    I, myself have been searching forever for a good app that can do this.  Unfortunately..SIRI is the closest thing as ED3K had mentioned.  Although the time needed to get siri going and to send a might as well call them on your handsfree and tell them you cant text...

  • dreamgirl9 Level 1 (0 points)

    I looked into that "Discreet" text app you mentioned. Unfortunately, it's still not what I'm looking for because even tho ur responsing with a pretyped messaged, you still have to physically use ur phone to respond. :-( And I have the 4s so I do not have Siri on my phone.

  • cheonweb Level 4 (3,450 points)

    Siri is IN your 4s

  • dreamgirl9 Level 1 (0 points)

    oops!  i meant i have the 4 (not the 4s).

  • bill_the_geek Level 1 (0 points)

    I would suggest you take a look at  I'm pretty sure that this does what you want.  I am a recent Apple convert (I used to be on BlackBerry), and I used over there.  I haven't installed it yet, but it had an auto-reply mode that sensed when you were driving and activated itself.  It would also read your texts and emails back to you without Siri.  Here's the list of features:


    • Reads your text messages and emails out loud in real time
    • Hands Free - No need to touch the phone while driving
    • One-touch activation - no complicated setup
    • Bluetooth and radio transmitter compatible
    • Reads text message shorthand (lol, brb)
    • Optional customizable auto-responder



  • dreamgirl9 Level 1 (0 points)

    i appreciate your input. i immediately went to the app store and checked out as u suggested. if u haven't done so, u may want to. warning, ur going to be disappointed, as i was. the app has a disclaimer at the beginning of the description that explains how even tho it's now available for iphone, it is not compatible to do the SMS text message replies on i0S. it's got a whole bunch of stipulations on ways it will work with iphone and ways it won't. almost every review is horrific!  and that's for the things it's supposed to work with on iphone, like the email part.

    unfortunately, this won't work for me. i was hoping it would. thanx again.

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