How to schedule text messages on iPhone

Schedule Text Messages on iPhone

Schedule Text Messages on iPhone

iPhones are famous for their privacy and security systems. They offer security services like facial or fingerprint authentication and encrypt your data to protect your personal information.

Other than that, they offer good storage and camera capabilities along with powerful processors. These run on Apple’s iOS operating system that offers an intuitive interface and a very smooth performance.

But did you know that iPhones allow scheduling text messages? It's truly remarkable and can serve as a lifeline for those who forget to send crucial messages on time. So without any further do, let's know how you can do it.

Can you schedule a text on an iPhone?

There isn't any built-in feature available in iPhones that can directly schedule text messages. However, some workarounds can help you do so.

These include using the Shortcuts app to create an automation that triggers sending a text message at a specific time. Alternatively, you can also do it by using third-party applications available in the App Store. These allow scheduling messages easily but may require additional permissions or in-app purchases.

How to schedule text messages on iPhone

Follow these steps to schedule text messages on your iPhone:

  • Open the "Shortcuts app" on your iPhone
  • Here, navigate to the "Automation" window and select "New Automation."
  • In the pop-up that appears, select the "Time of Day" and set the time you want the message to be sent.
  • Next, set the repeat frequency of the automation, i.e., Daily, Weekly, or Monthly. Also, select if you want the automation to run after confirmation or if it should run immediately and click "Next."
  • Under Get Started, select "Send Message," type the message to be sent and select the recipient. You can select more than one recipient to send the message.
  • Click on "Done" and you have now scheduled text messages on your iPhone.
Schedule Text Messages on iPhone
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What iMessages have special effects?

iMessage now comes with fun features that allow adding special effects to your messages. These can be added to both the message bubble and the entire screen.

There are several available effects like bubble effects and screen effects. However, there is one limitation: these screen effects are only compatible with iMessage users. This means they won't appear when sent to an Android phone.

How does automation on iPhone work?

Automation on iPhones can be created using the Shortcuts app. It can be understood as a mini program capable of performing specific actions based on some triggers. These could be events or conditions that allow automation of tasks to streamline user experience.

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