Daily Tip: How to automatically respond to SMS messages [jailbreak]

Jailbroken and wondering how you can automatically respond to SMS messages? Have you ever been in a meeting and have gotten a text from someone and was not able to respond right away? Did they get mad because they thought you were ignoring them? The AutoResponder tweak from Cydia allows you to take control of your SMS messages and we'll show you how after the break!

Auto responder let's you enable your phone to send pre-written texts to people who text you when you are busy and do not have time to respond. To use it you have to have a Jailbroken iPhone. If you don't and you want to, make your way over to our jailbreak guide for a step by step walkthrough on how to jailbreak your iPhone. Otherwise, on with the tip!

  1. Launch Cydia on your jailbroken iPhone
  2. Search for AutoResponder
  3. Download the tweak.
  4. Once the tweak is installed there will be no physical app icon on your springboard. All you have to do is make your way to the Settings app on your phone and scroll down until you see the auto responder option.
  5. Next, you have the option to enable the tweak and pick which message you want to send out. It comes preloaded with a few of the standard responses, but it also gives you the option to set up a custom response.

One other nice feature about this tweak is you also have the ability to download an SBSettings toggle along with it! When you search for AutoResponder in Cydia the toggle for SBSettings comes up with it as well.

Do you find this tweak useful? Have you ever had to catch the wrath from a friend or coworker when you forgot to respond to their text? I know I have! Let us know what you think in the comments.

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Daily Tip: How to automatically respond to SMS messages [jailbreak]


..anyway, this is great, with my 3GS I have no reason to upgrade, and no reason to buy iPhone 4..

surprised you can still run stuff with 3G
I tried and it was tough so I bought a used 3GS for $250 :p

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It is not I hate comics. I do not know what that font is but I would like to use it... Hook us up Cody.

I downloaded fontswap and hardly any of the fonts are compatible. Are you using a different app?

none of the comments indicate which program they are using to change the font. I didn't ask what the individual font was called.

Nope, it responses to the notifier thus it won't write back until you get notified which is when your phone is turned on.

Hey everyone, the font program needed with 4.0+ is called Bytafont. it works almost the exact same as fontswap. You can find it in the Cydia store. Bytafont is a free download.

I am not sure if it will work with textnow or textplus. I have never used either one of those. Any of the readers out there know if it will work?

hey, this tutorial was very easy. i am a beginner and it had helped me out a lot to understand what i was looking at. Thanks.