Want to create your own custom message replies for your Apple Watch? Learn how with this guide!

When you don't need a to send a more involved reply, using a message response is an easy way to send a message to friends, family, or colleagues. Whether sending a quick "Yep!" or letting them know you'll be home in five minutes, message responses are ready to send right when you need them.

Though your Apple Watch comes with its own batch of responses, you can create your own to suit your needs. Find out how below.

How to add custom message responses to your Apple Watch

  1. On your iPhone, open the Apple Watch app.
  2. Scroll down and select Messages.

    Open Apple Watch App, select Messages

  3. Tap Default replies.

  4. Tap Add reply.

    You can also tap on an existing reply to modify it.

    Hit Default Replies, hit Add Reply

How to delete custom message responses from your Apple Watch

  1. On your iPhone, open the Apple Watch app.
  2. Scroll down and select Messages.
  3. Tap Default replies.

    Open Apple Watch App, select Messages, hit Default Replies

  4. Tap Edit.

  5. Tap the subtraction sign in a red circle next to the reply you want to get rid of.
  6. Tap Delete.

    Tap Edit, hit minus sign, tap Delete

How to re-order custom message responses for your Apple Watch

  1. On your iPhone, open the Apple Watch app.
  2. Scroll down and select Messages.
  3. Tap Default replies.

    Open Apple Watch App, select Messages, hit Default Replies

  4. Tap Edit.

  5. Tap and hold on the three stacked lines on the message you'd like to move.
  6. Drag your message to the desired place on the list.

    Tap Edit, tap, hold, and drag to move responses

Originally published in September 2015. Updated October 2016 to reflect changes to watchOS 3.