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Is there a way to prepare predefined/canned messages in order to quickly send them by SMS/iMessage on the iPhone or iPad? I find myself quite often using the same 4-5 templates:

  • I'm in a meeting, I will call you later!
  • I'm on my way
  • Ok, drop me an email!
  • Is it a good time to talk?
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up vote 7 down vote accepted

You can use the Keyboard shortcuts.

Go to

Settings • General • Keyboard • Shortcuts

From there, you can add shortcuts, like omw for "On my way."

ios5 shortcuts

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This app answers you really well :) I personally built it for this use. I hope apple makes more entries in the future.

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Please give a brief summary of what the app does. – killswitch Apr 5 at 9:14

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