Reject Calls and Send Texts on Your Galaxy S6

By Bill Hughes

The answer and reject icons are pretty standard on any mobile phone. However, your Galaxy S6 is no standard phone. There is a third option, — to reject and send the caller a text message. As your caller is sent to your voicemail, you also can immediately send the caller a text message that acknowledges the call.

Some of the typical “canned” messages that you can send are:

  • Sorry, I’m busy. Call back later.

  • I’m in a meeting.

  • I’m driving.

  • In at the movie theater.

  • I’m in class.

You tap the message that applies. The message is sent as a text right away, which alerts the caller that you’re not ignoring him — it’s just that you can’t talk right now. Nice touch.

You can also create and store your own message, like “Go away and leave me alone,” or “Whatever I am doing is more important than talking to you.” You could also be polite. To create your own canned message, tap “Compose new message” and type away. It’s then stored on your phone for when you need it.

The caller has to be able to receive text messages on the phone used to make the call. This feature doesn’t work if your caller is calling from a landline or a mobile phone that can’t receive texts.