Mobiles Phones - Do Not Disturb Controls
Both Apple iOS and Android have tech solutions for dealing with messages when you are unavailable or it is not safe for you to reply. As well as being a driving offence, using your mobile phone while driving is not safe. Mobile device tech safety solutions are very welcome and are constantly improving, it is best to check what your particular phone brand can do.
Below, we give a simple guide to show you how to use 'Auto-response' for text messages, the 'Do Not Disturb' control in iOS and the 'Android Auto' app for additional 'Do Not Disturb' safe driving features.
1. Add the 'Do Not Disturb' control
2. Manage the 'Do Not Disturb' control
3. Set up Auto-response in iOS
4. Set up Auto-response in Android
For Android enter the 'Android Auto' app > tap 'Settings' > scroll to 'Notifcations" then tap 'Auto-reply' > type your personal message > tap 'OK'. You also have other options, such as swiping the 'Always preview message' & the 'Show message notifications' toggles.