Reply back to the initial message,"I'm so sorry, I don't have your number in my phone! Don't: Small Talk Don't reply back to that initial text with vague, small-talk questions like "How are you? " You may still be confused as to the person's identity after 15 minutes of texting, and then it'll be someone you met on Tinder or Ok Cupid.He says his name is Dave, but is it the Dave you had a hilarious conversation with last week, or the Dave who tried to make a move five minutes into your date the week before?When i OS 9 comes out this fall, your phone will automatically look through your email and calendar to try to suss out the identify of an unknown caller, so that's something to look forward to.Do: The Band-Aid Get the awkward done and over with, sans guesswork. It might be weird for a minute or two, but let's face it: We've all been there.Do: Send A GIFNow that GIF search is built into Messages, you can quite simply search the phrase "Who are you" and choose a GIF to send among the many results that crop up. It's a more light-hearted approach to tackling the issue at hand.
Plus, you're exposing their deets to people who might use that info to hack their accounts. Do: Search For Their Phone Number On A Social Network Many social media networks, from Facebook to Linked In, will have users enter their phone number for contact and security reasons.
But if you apologize off the bat and throw in a personal detail — such as a friend they can ask about it — your fib sounds a little closer to the truth.
Don't: Overuse The "I Lost My Phone" Line Use this line one too many times and you're bound to use it twice on someone.
(Make sure you specify Do: Check Out Their Snapchat Story If you're lucky, they'll already have a selfie of themselves on their account without you having to ask.
Even if they don't, you'll get some good context and probably be able to place them by their posts.