Schedule Text Messages on iPhone Using Siri Shortcut (iOS 12)

How to Schedule The Text Messages on iPhone (iOS 12.1.2)

In this article, I will you how to schedule text messages on iPhone using Siri Shortcut, running on any iOS version including the latest iOS version (iOS 12.1.2). You can literary set a timer for the text messages and then you can send it in a particular time. You can also set a group text message in a particular set of timing. All these with just a tap. This can be all possible with just a tap, by using Siri Shortcut app. It allows users to do some awesome tricks on their iOS devices. I have another article about using Siri Shortcut. Here is a link to the article: “How to Create Ultra-Low Power Mode Using Siri Shortcut App

What is Siri Shortcut App?

A shortcut is simply a quick way of doing something and just like that the Siri shortcut is also a quick way of doing things on your iPhone just by one touch or by Siri. Siri shortcut has its own app that was released within iOS 12. Siri shortcut app is simply an app just for iOS 12 that allows users to create custom commands that can be launching apps or do specific things with the settings. You can create as many shortcuts as you want. And with one touch or by asking Siri, you can get many things done in a matter of seconds. You can simplify so many things in one shortcut.

How to Schedule Text Messages on iPhone iOS Devices

Before doing anything you must have Siri shortcut app installed on your iOS device: “Download Siri Shortcut App” from the app store.

Step #1. Go to this iCould link in order to get the Siri shout cut from which you will be able to schedule text messages on iPhone and other iOS devices. Once you are on the website, tap on the “Get shortcut” button. After that, it will take you to Siri shortcut app. Then tap “Get Shortcut” to install the shortcut into the Siri shortcut. The iCould link is secure because the shortcut files are saved as an iCould backup. You can also create your own Siri short cut but that you take lots of time and effort. With the help of a guide form the iDevice video, I was able to create a Siri short cut.

How to Schedule The Text Messages on iPhone (iOS 12.1.2)
Download “Schedule Text Messages”

Step #2. Once you get the shortcut, tap on it and then select “Run Shortcut”. After that select anyone from your contact that you want to send a message to. Write up the message and then tap “ok”. Now here is the important part, you will have a popup that will ask you that when you want to send the message. Select the timing of the message and then tap ok. Everything is done on your iOS device. Now you have to do one more thing

How to Schedule The Text Messages on iPhone (iOS 12.1.2)
Select The Message’s Contact And Timing

Step #3. Now on the other iOS device that you are receiving the text message. Make sure to turn on the “Background app refresh”. To turn on the app refreshing options go to settings, general and background app refresh. Tap on it and then turn it on so that you could receive the text message from another iOS device. Background app refreshing must be turned on – on the other iOS device where you are recieving the text message.

How to Schedule The Text Messages on iPhone (iOS 12.1.2)
Turn on “Background App Refresh” From The Receiving Device

Well, there you have the text message that you have scheduled. If you didn’t get the text message, make sure that you have a reliable internet connection and enough data to send a text message.

How to Schedule The Text Messages on iPhone (iOS 12.1.2)
Schedule Text Message Received


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  1. blankBobbie Reply

    Thank you for the shortcut. I have been trying to find a way to schedule a text forever on the Iphone. I have a couple questions though. First you stated the background refresh must be turned on. So if the person I am texting does not have this turned on they will not get my text? Second is there a way to insert a picture or document in this scheduled text? Thanks

    1. blankFarhad Jafari Post author Reply

      First, background refresh must be turned on in the “receiving iOS device”, Second there might also be a way to schedule pic or document. If I found out then I will add that to the article, Thanks for the idea.

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