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Responding to text messages on iPhone, why don't I get the option to respond right away?


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Responding to text messages on iPhone

When I receive a text message I don't get the option of responding right away. Now I have to send a response using email. This option used to appear at the bottom of the screen. How do I restore this option?

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Sep 24, 2013
Re: Responding to text messages on iPhone

I don't understand what you mean. Are you referring to not being able to send texts at all or quick reply not working when you get the notifications?


Feb 20, 2014
Re: Responding to text messages on iPhone

Hi, welcome to iMore.
Seems like your text input has disappeared. Restart your phone and see if it is there.