Text message scheduling is a long-awaiting feature iOS users wanted to have on their iPhones and iPads. Until now, people had to rely on third-party apps to send a delayed text. However, with Siri Shortcuts in iOS 12, users can schedule text messages on the iPhone without using an app.
We have tested this shortcut on our iOS devices and it runs smoothly. With a few easy steps, you can use “Send delayed text” Siri Shortcut to schedule messages on your iPhone and iPad.
How to Schedule Messages on iPhone
- How to Send Delayed Text Messages on iPhone Using Siri Shortcut
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Send Delayed Text Messages on iPhone Using Siri Shortcut
Step #1. To get this send delayed text shortcut, you need to visit the download page on your iOS device and tap on Get Shortcut.
Step #2. Once the shortcut is installed in the Library of Shortcuts app, tap on three dots on Send delayed text shortcut.
Step #3. Here, you can choose to send your text message to multiple contacts.
Leave other settings as they are; you may want to change the date, but this won’t make any difference. Make sure to turn off the switch next to ‘Show When Run’.
For settings, you can change name, icon, ‘Add to Siri’ command, etc.
When everything is in place, run the shortcut from the Library.
Step #4. Tap on ‘Send delayed text.’
Step #5. Select the contact you want to send a scheduled text message.
Step #6. Now, Type the message and tap on OK.
Step #7. Next, you are required to set a date and time. Next, tap on the OK button.
You have scheduled a text message successfully on your iPhone.
Now, your message will be delivered on the date and time you have selected. For confirmation, you may ask your friend to check his/her Messages app.
I am pretty sure this feature will receive a warm welcome by iPhone users as they can stop using third-party apps.
IMPORTANT: You need to keep the Shortcuts app open in the background; so don’t kill the app otherwise, the app will not deliver your message.
Schedule Text Messages on iPhone Using Scheduled App
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.
Step #2. Now, launch the app and permit it to send you notifications. Tap on Enable Notifications.
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.
Step #3. Next, tap on Create Message.
Allow the app to access your contacts. After that, tap on Yay! to continue.
Step #4. Next, tap on the recipient field and then choose the contact from your contact list.
Step #5. Next, type in a message.
Once you have typed the message, hit the Schedule Date button and choose the date and time.
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.
Note: If you are using the premium version, you will be able to toggle on the switch next to Auto Send.
Step #5. Up next, tap on Schedule Message button.
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.
This two methods are handy for people, who tend to forget birthdays and wedding anniversaries of their loved ones. Now, they can send wishes to their friends and family by using ‘Send delayed text’ shortcut and scheduled app on their iOS devices.
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