How to decline incoming calls with messages using Quick Response on Android KitKat & Lollipop


We believe this scenario has happened to everyone at some point - your smartphone rings when you're in the middle of something. But it's not a contact you can easily dismiss and call later - it just happened to be someone really important calling while your hands were busy! Don't worry, Google's mindful engineers (or, at least, the more socializing among them) thought up a way to politely excuse yourself out of such situations and follow up with a call later. It's an Android feature called Quick Response, that lets you shoot a pre-made response of your choosing while manually denying a call. Said feature is built inside most recent Android devices, but Google itself added it for the first time in Android 5.0 Lollipop.

Since Lollipop is running on a small percentage of Android devices at the moment, we'll explore how the feature works in both Android KitKat and Lollipop. It's very easy to use and it requires absolutely no modifications.

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11 Comments

1. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Photo 4 has incorrect information, picture left is Lollipop and right Kitkat (not the other way around) :)

3. luis.d

Posts: 354; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

Fixed. Thanks!

2. andynaija

Posts: 1267; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

Really this has been available since Gingerbread...

6. user996

Posts: 221; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

that was available in symbian S60v3

4. EcoCare

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 30, 2014

This is soooo ICS...

5. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

So google just added this as part of android in lollipop?

7. hmd74

Posts: 546; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

Dat last slide :D

8. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 2013

It;s been part of Samsung's Touchwiz for at least a couple of years.

9. jdrch

Posts: 107; Member since: Jul 08, 2014

LOL I was about to say the same thing. Hilarious that people hate on TouchWiz but envy its features.

11. Kvold

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 13, 2017

I believe the way to do this i quite similar on every Android device.

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