The 2nd Phone Number app offers two handy features called "Auto Reply to Calls" and "Auto Reply to Texts" that can help you manage missed calls and texts while you're unavailable. Here's a breakdown of how they work and how to use them effectively:

Accessing and Activating Auto-Reply:

  1. Access Settings: Open the 2nd Phone Number app and navigate to the "Settings" menu.

  2. Find Auto-Reply: Within the Settings menu, scroll down and find the "Auto Reply" section. Tap on it to access the auto-reply settings.

  3. Enable Auto-Reply Features: You'll see separate options for "Auto Reply to Calls" and "Auto Reply to Texts." To activate either feature, tap the toggle switch next to it.  Turn them on by swiping the switch to "ON" to activate the auto-reply functionality.

  4. Craft Your Message:

    1. Tap to Create: Under each auto-reply feature (Calls and Texts), tap "+ Create New" to create a personalized message for callers or texters who reach you while auto-reply is active.

    2. Personalize Your Message: You can add elements like:

      1. Logo (optional): Add a company logo for a professional touch (if applicable).

      2. Title: Briefly explain why you're using auto-reply (e.g., "Out of office" or "In a meeting").

      3. Message: Craft a friendly and informative response that lets callers or texters know you'll get back to them soon.

    3. Pre-defined Responses (optional): Alternatively, you can choose a pre-defined response offered by the app by tapping "Default" instead of creating a new message.

    4. Save Your Message: Once you've created or chosen your message, remember to tap "Save" to confirm your selection.

Testing and Managing Auto-Replies:

  • Test the Feature: To ensure it works as expected, ask someone to call or text your 2nd Phone Number while you have auto-reply enabled.

  • Verify Delivery: See if they receive your auto-reply message.

  • Edit or Disable: You can always edit your auto-reply messages or disable the features entirely by going back to the "Auto Reply" settings in the app.

Additional Tips:

  • Privacy Considerations: Before including any personal information in your auto-reply message, consider recipient privacy.

  • Effective Auto-Reply Messages:

    • Keep them concise and professional.

    • Update your message regularly to reflect your current schedule or availability.

Remember: While auto-replies are a helpful tool, strive to use a personal tone in your message to avoid sounding robotic.