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brothman01

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I was using an Android phone before and I switched back to iPhone (which I used to use before the Android) and I cannot seem to find a feature that allows me to schedule a text message to be sent at a certain time which was a functionality that I used on the Android multiple times every day.

I found two "solutions" but neither of them is ok with me:


1. The Scheduled App. ‎Scheduled App

They claim that for $3.95 per month they will do this for me. I will not pay for this basic functionality. I already paid quite a lot for the phone, now I am just trying to use it in a useful way.


2. This shortcuts app extension iPhone Lets You Schedule Your iMessage to Be Sent Later

This just plain does not work unless I keep the phone unlocked and the shortcuts app in the foreground which means I cannot do anything else while I wait which defeats the whole purpose.


Has anyone found a way to schedule text messages to be sent later that works and does not cost extra money or cause great inconvenience? I was so disappointed when I found this issue and I am hoping that I just overlooked something important.

I know an automation can ALMOST do this, but the phone still asks me for confirmation before sending the text.. The automation idea is not terrible but I am just hoping there is a way to bypass the need for permission so the message will send 100% behind-the-scenes.
 
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the solution for me was to use Automations in case anyone is seeing this in the future. I hope in a later version of ios (ios 13.6 is latest right now) there will be a function built into the messages app to do this more efficiently but for now, Automations.
 

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