Scheduling text messages is a feature that allows iPhone users to send a message at a specific time in the future, without having to remember to do it manually. Whether you need to send a birthday greeting, a reminder, or a message to someone in a different time zone, scheduling a text message can save you time.
What you Need to Schedule a Text Message on iPhone
Here is what you need to schedule a text message on an iPhone.
1. Update your iPhone to the latest version of iOS
Before you can schedule a text message on an iPhone, you need to make sure that your device is running on the latest version of iOS.
2. Download a third-party app
Although there is no built-in feature on the iPhone that allows you to schedule text messages, there are several third-party apps available on the App Store that can do this for you. Some popular options include Scheduled, Text Timer, and Do It Later.
Download the app, go to the App Store on your iPhone, search for “Scheduled – Schedule Texts” and tap on the “Get” button to download and install it.
3. Grant permission to access messages
Once you have downloaded and installed the Scheduled app, open it and grant permission to access your messages. To do this, follow the on-screen instructions and tap on “Allow” when prompted.
How to Schedule a Text Message on iPhone
Now that you have granted permission to access your messages, you can start scheduling your text messages. Here’s how to do it using the Scheduled app:
- Open the Scheduled app and tap on the “Create message” button.
- Select the contact you want to send the message to.
- Type in the message you want to send.
- Set the date and time you want the message to be sent.
- Tap on “Schedule message” to confirm.
The Scheduled app allows you to view and manage all your scheduled messages in one place.
Is there a built-in feature on the iPhone to schedule text messages?
No, there is no built-in feature on the iPhone to schedule text messages. However, there are several third-party apps available on the App Store that can do this for you.
Can I schedule a text message on my iPhone without downloading a third-party app?
Unfortunately, no. As mentioned earlier, there is no built-in feature on the iPhone to schedule text messages, so you will need to download a third-party app to do this.
Will the recipient know that the message was scheduled?
No, the recipient will not be able to tell that the message was scheduled. The message will appear just like any other text message.
Can I schedule a message to be sent to multiple recipients?
Yes, most third-party apps that allow you to schedule text messages also allow you to send the same message to multiple recipients.
Can I cancel a scheduled message?
Yes, most third-party apps that allow you to schedule text messages also allow you to edit or delete the scheduled message before it is sent. However, you will need to do this before the scheduled time and date.