I know how to change text for RELY WITH MESSAGE option, however "Can't talk right now" part can't be changed in setting.

Is there an app or a modification that can change "Can't talk right now" part?

To change text for RELY WITH MESSAGE OPTION go to

  • Settings->Phone->Reply with Message
  • I don't fully understand. When I go to the indicated menu and tap on one of the stock replies, I can enter in a custom one and it seems to overwrite it.
    – Tortilla
    Jul 28, 2013 at 4:16
  • You can customize the body of reply message but you can't customize the begging of reply message " Can't talk right now "
    – itmilos
    Jul 28, 2013 at 14:15

1 Answer 1


If your device is jailbroken, you can use this solution to change the default reply message prefix:

iFile will let you edit the .plist strings. How ever you do it, the .plist file is in /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/TelephonyUtilities/English.Iproj folder (if you use English. What I don't know is if this changes anything in the sent text

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