It’s quite surprising how a single missed message can wreck a havoc in one’s life. You have to send an important SMS to someone sometime later in the day and you’re so confident that you’ll send it at the right time. But when the exact time comes, you forget to send it. And counting on the message’s importance, it may cause a mess up in your relations. If you’re also suffering from the ‘forget to send messages’ syndrome, here’s how to schedule text messages on Android and iOS. Let’s take the plunge.
Schedule Text Messages on Android
Given that all the Android devices don’t come with the SMS scheduling functionality, you need to use the third-party apps to make your relations’ bond stronger than ever. Here are the text scheduling apps for Android:
Textra SMS is one of the best apps to schedule text messages on Android. While the app is renowned for providing users the ability to customize the look and feel of your phone’s default messaging app, it can do a lot more than your native messaging app. In order to schedule a text message on Android with Textra SMS, compose a new message, hit the Plus button and tap on the Clock icon.
Here, you can select the date and time when you want to send your message. Once done, the app marks the scheduled SMS with a green clock icon.
Pulse SMS brings many cool and innovative features to take your messaging experience to the next level. One of the hugely popular features of the app is the ability to schedule text messages. When you’re in a conversation, tap on the three vertical dots in the top-right corner. A drop-down menu will arise. All you need to do is merely tap on the Schedule a message option and enter the time, date, and the message to send. Once done, hit the Send button.
The next one among our Android apps to send free text messages is Schedule SMS. You can make use of this app as an add-on as this is only used to send scheduled text messages. To do so, open the app and tap on the Plus icon to start composing a new message. Here, you can assign the time and date to your message. Best of all, the app comes with a very small footprint causing no storage issues on your phone.
Built-in Scheduling Feature (Samsung and LG)
Samsung and LG have the inbuilt scheduling feature on their handsets. However, not all of their devices come with this feature. So first of all, you’ll need to check if your smartphone has the feature or not. To do so, open any message or conversation inside the default messaging app and hit the three dots at the top-right side. In case you see an option to send scheduled messages, your handset supports it. All you need to do then is tap on the option to schedule text messages.
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Schedule Text Messages on iOS
Although Apple doesn’t offer a way to schedule text messages on iOS devices, there are many third-party options that let you do so. Read on.
Via a clean and non-clutter UI, Scheduled allows you to draft messages to be scheduled and sent by using SMS, iMessage, Twitter, WhatsApp, FB Messenger, or even email. To schedule a text message, launch the app and open a conversation. After composing a new message, set the time and date on which you want to send your SMS. Once done, hit the Schedule Message button. When the time comes, you will get a notification reminding you to send that message. Tap on the notification and then on the Send With button. Choose the app via which you want to send your message.
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Delayed Text App is one of the best scheduling apps for iPhone. The app allows you to schedule text message on a recurring basis. Just set the time and select the daily option. Your text will be sent to the concerned person at the same time every day. What’s more, you can even schedule your emails and Facebook status updates.
With these third-party apps, you can rest assured that you’ll always send your message on time, whether it is a birthday wish or an important notification about your meeting. Which app you’re planning to use to schedule text messages on Android and iOS? Do let us know by dropping your suggestions in the comments section below.
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