How to Schedule Text Messages on iPhone

More often than not I need to schedule text messages on my iOS device. Courtesy these third-party message scheduling apps for iOS, I'm able to get it done despite the lack of official feature. What about you?

I’m fortunate to have a ton of good friends and well-wishers. Thus, I’ve to send congratulatory and wish messages more often to ensure I never miss out on a hot party or convey my regards. That’s one of the prime reasons why I need to schedule text messages on my iOS device.

Unfortunately, iOS lacks an official feature to let users schedule iMessages. However, there are some third-party apps that get the job done. And the one that I have tried and found up to the mark is “Scheduled App.” So, how does this message scheduling app for iOS work?

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How to Schedule Messages on iPhone

Well, all you need to do is just compose the message and then set it to be sent on the desired date.

However, the free version of Scheduled App doesn’t let you send the scheduled messages automatically. To get this functionality, you need to upgrade to the premium version ($2.99).

  • The app has the support for several messaging apps including iMessage/SMS (with Auto Send), Facebook Messenger, Line, Whatsapp, Telegram, Twitter, Slack, WeChat, and LinkedIn.
  • It’s compatible with iOS 10.3 or later. So, ensure that your iPhone or iPad is running the supported iOS version.
  • The app supports several languages including English, Arabic, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German and more.

Step #1. First off, download the Scheduled app on your iOS device.

Download and Install Scheduled app on your iPhone

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Step #2. Now, launch the app and permit it to send you notifications. Tap on Enable Notifications.

Launch Scheduled app and Enable to Notification on iPhone

Note: On the next screen, you will get the option to upgrade to the premium version that lets you automatically send SMS messages, auto send 5 messages a month, and schedule unlimited reminder messages. If you don’t want to go for the pro version, tap on Not Yet.

Tap on Not Yet If you don't want to go for Pro Version on iOS Scheduled App

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Step #3. Next, tap on Create Message.

Tap on Create Message in iOS Scheduled App

Note: Then, you need to agree to the terms and conditions. Turn on the switch to the left of “I accept that my personal data is processed as described in the privacy policy”. And then tap on Next. You will also have to verify your phone number.

Accept the Privacy Policy and verify your phone number in iOS Scheduled App

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Allow the app to access your contacts. After that, tap on Yay! to continue.

Allow Scheduled app to access your contacts

Step #4. Next, tap on the recipient field and then choose the contact from your contact list.

Tap on Recipient field and then choose the contact in iOS Scheduled App

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Step #5. Next, type in a message.

Type the Message in iOS Scheduled App

Once you have typed the message, hit the Schedule Date button and choose the date and time.

Choose your Message date and time in iOS Scheduled App

You can also choose to repeat the message. To do so, tap on Repeat and then select how frequently you want to send the message.

Choose to repeat the message in iOS Scheduled App

Note: If you are using the premium version, you will be able to toggle on the switch next to Auto Send.

Toggle on the switch next to Auto Send in Scheduled app premium version

Step #5. Up next, tap on Schedule Message button.

Tap on Schedule Message to Schedule Text Messages on iPhone

If you are using the premium version of the app, the message will be delivered on the scheduled date and time.

However, if you are using the free version of the app, it will remind you to send the message on the scheduled date.

Simply tap on the notification to open the app and then hit the Send Using button.

Step #6. Up next, you need to choose the preferred medium like iMessage/SMS, Email and more.

Then, send the message as usual.

That’s all there is to it! You can repeat the same steps to schedule more messages.
Other Option?

Apart from Scheduled App, the other app that I have used is “Delayed Text.” It’s available for $0.99 and supports iOS 5 or later. If you want to unlock unlimited message pack, you will need to spend $1.99.

Your turn:

I wish there were a built-in option for scheduling messages in the stock messaging app for iPhone. It’s something that many users would like to have. Let me know your thoughts about it down below in the comments.

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Did you find this message scheduling app helpful? Let me know your thoughts about it down below in the comments. Make sure to download our app and remain tuned with us via Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus never to miss our latest tutorials.

Rajesh Mishra
Tracking down the trending stories that are making headlines on the Internet and exploring Apple devices are what appeal Mr. Mishra the most. Aside from catching up with the fun-loving videos and FPS, he likes playing badminton and composing poems!


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