iApple doesn’t let you schedule text messages via the iMessage app. However, like for most things that Apple doesn’t let you do, there is a workaround for this as well.
Introducing Scheduled — a simple, minimalist app that lets you schedule text messages on the iPhone.
- Clean and minimalist user interface.
- Uncomplicated, easy to set up and use process.
- Works with multiple chat platforms — iMessage, SMS, Facebook Messenger, Twitter, WhatsApp, or even email.
There’s not much wrong with Scheduled, except for one tiny hitch.
- You can schedule text messages, but they’ll only get sent when the user verifies them personally. This is a limitation set by Apple on all of the scheduling software out there, so there is nothing much we can do about it. iDownloadBlog explains —
“The way Scheduled work is that it lets you select a recipient, draft a message, and schedule a date and time of when you want to be reminded to send this message. When the day and time come, you will receive a notification from Scheduled. After opening that notification, you will then select what method you want to send the message with, and hit Send.”
How to Schedule a Text Message via Scheduled?
- Download and install the app from AppStore.
- Grant access to notifications, contacts, etc, when prompted.
- When on the main screen, click on Create Message.
- On the next screen, click on “To Whom”. Your contact list will open. Choose the contact to whom you wish to send the message.
- Click on “Your Personal Message” and type a message.
- Click on “When” and choose a date and time.
- Click Schedule Message, and you’re good to go.
When the time of the scheduled message comes, you’ll get a notification asking you to verify the message. The text will not go without your choosing to say yes. Which is kind of a good thing too, because it lets you account for a change in heart from the time you’d scheduled the message. What if you don’t want to send it anymore??
Once you choose to send a message, the app will ask you to pick a service. Choose the platform you want to send the message from.
Yes, it’s not the ideal solution to the problem, but given the circumstances, this is the best we’ve got. 🙂