Latest in Att

Image credit:

Pebble Time watches can reply to texts on iOS (if you're on AT&T)

Mariella Moon, @mariella_moon
November 24, 2015
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

Some Pebble users that link their smartwatch to an iPhone will now be able to reply to text messages straight through their devices. We say "some," because this is a beta release, and the feature's available to a pretty limited number of people for now. To be able to access the capability, you must have a Pebble Time, a Time Steel or a Time Round model, all of which were launched just this year. Plus, you must be an AT&T postpaid subscriber. If you somehow fall within the intersection of that Venn diagram, you'll be able to reply to texts either with a voice or a preloaded message. Pebble says its devices are the first non-Apple smartwatch "to bring voice and text replies to... iPhone users" and that it's working to roll the feature out to more carriers.

Here are the steps to activate Text Reply on iOS

  1. Update your Pebble Time iPhone app to version 3.4 or higher.
  2. After updating the iPhone app, update your Pebble Time's firmware to version 3.7 or higher. Select Menu » Support » Update Your Pebble if you aren't prompted automatically.
  3. From the iOS app, navigate to Menu » Settings » Actionable Notifications to set up Text Replies for the first time.
  4. Follow the setup instructions.
  5. After successful setup, notifications received from the Messages app will have the option to reply with voice or a list of pre-defined responses.
  6. Note: Successfully sent Pebble replies will NOT appear in the iOS Messages app. The reply is sent as an SMS through AT&T directly, and not the Messages app.

In this article: att, ios, pebble, pebbletime
All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

Google's COVID-19 reports show where people are obeying stay-at-home orders

Google's COVID-19 reports show where people are obeying stay-at-home orders

View
Skype rolls out 'Meet Now' calls that don't need a a sign-up or installation

Skype rolls out 'Meet Now' calls that don't need a a sign-up or installation

View
The latest iPad Pro disables mics when its case is closed

The latest iPad Pro disables mics when its case is closed

View
Ten years in, a look at the iPad killers that weren't

Ten years in, a look at the iPad killers that weren't

View
'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare' multiplayer is free this weekend

'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare' multiplayer is free this weekend

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr