How to Send a Timed Text

How to Send a Timed Text

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Timed texts, also known as scheduled texts, are particularly handy for business communications, reminders, or when contacting someone in a different time zone. Here’s how you can send timed texts on both iPhone and Android devices.

What is a Timed Text?

A timed text is a message that is composed in advance and scheduled to be sent at a specific future time and date. This feature helps users maintain punctuality in their communications and ensures that messages, files, or SMS links are sent at the most appropriate or impactful times.

How to Send a Timed Text on iPhone

While iOS does not natively support text message scheduling, third-party apps like “Scheduled” or “Delayd” can be used:

  1. Download a Scheduling App: Choose and download a reliable app from the App Store.
  2. Compose Your Message: Open the app, compose your message, and select the recipient.
  3. Set the Time and Date: Specify when you want the message to be sent.
  4. Schedule the Message: Confirm the details, and schedule your text. The app will send the message at the designated time.

How to Send a Timed Text on Android

Android users have more native options for scheduling texts:

  1. Open Your Messaging App: Use the default messaging app or download one that supports scheduling like Google Messages.
  2. Compose Your Message: Write your message and add the recipient.
  3. Tap the Menu: Look for the ‘+’ or three dots for more options, and select ‘Schedule Message’.
  4. Set Date and Time: Choose when you want the message to be sent.
  5. Send: Confirm and set the message to be sent automatically.


Whether you’re using an iPhone or Android, sending timed texts can help you manage your communication more effectively, ensuring your messages are always timely and on point.