In iOS 6, Apple added some cool and much needed call management features to the Phone app such as the ‘Reply with message’, ‘Remind me later’ and the ‘Do Not Disturb’ feature.
A new hack allows you to add a feature like ‘Remind me later’ for text messages.
The tweak was originally a concept made by Joshua Tucker and later brought to life by Jonathan Bailey.
Here’s how Tucker describes the working of the tweak:
We’ve all encountered a situation where we forget to respond to a text message from someone. Myself included. Here’s a potential solution (concept).
In a conversation in Messages, hold down on a specific message to reveal the “Remind” option. Tapping it gives you the option to set a reminder for the following times:
– 1 minute
– 5 minutes
– 15 minutes
– 1 hour
(and of course there’s a Cancel button at the bottom)
Upon selecting a time, a notification bulletin will be added back into the Notification Center and will re-alert (banner or alert depending on your setting) after the allotted time.
The implementation’s really neat, and feels as if it’s a native part of iOS. The reminder that’s created is linked to the specific conversation in the Messages app, so you can simply tap on the reminder to be taken to the app.
Sadly, the tweak isn’t available on Cydia yet, but the developer has made the binary installer (a .deb file) available on Github which you can easily installing using iFile.
- Just head over to this URL on your iPhone in Safari, hit “Open in” and select iFile.
- Once iFile opens, tap the “Installer” button and the tweak would automatically be installed for you.
- In case you decide to remove the tweak later on, you’d find it listed in the Packages section of Cydia, and you can uninstall it just like any other tweak.
Here’s a brief video showing the installation procedure as well as the demo of how the feature works:
Let me know how it goes and what you think of the hack in the comments below.