iPhone Life magazine

Keep templates of common responses


 If you use your iPhone for business, you may have to respond to the same question or request over and over again. In that case, you will want to keep a copy or template of each response so you don’t have to keep writing it out. Unfortunately, you can’t use the draft procedure described above to keep copies of common responses. Every time you open, finish, and send a draft, it disappears from the Draft folder. However, there are a couple of workarounds:

  • The first and easiest solution is to create one or more template messages and e-mail them to yourself. Then, move them into a special folder named “Responses” or something like that. Every time you need to send that response, go to the Responses folder, open the desired template message, hit the Reply/Forward button, and select Forward. Modify/personalize the message as needed, add the correct e-mail address, and hit Send.
  • With iPhone 3.0, you can keep common responses in Notes and copy-and-paste from Notes to a new message.