How to Schedule Text (SMS) Messages on Android

How to Schedule Text (SMS) Messages on Android

In this day and age of WhatsApp and Facebook, you would think who actually uses text messages anymore. Well, you will be surprised to know that there is still a huge population who uses text messages to communicate with their loved one. Text messages give you the personal touch that frankly WhatsApp or other instant messaging apps can not. One of the drawbacks with SMS or text messages is that there is no option to schedule a message to send at the right time. There are times when you need a message to be delivered at a certain time, and when that time comes, you forget to send the message. Not sending a message at the right time may have many concussions. There have been many breakups simply because one party forget to text at the right time. If only you could schedule a message, all of these could be avoided. Guess what you can now. In this article, I will show you how you can schedule text messages on an Android smartphone.

Schedule SMS on Android

How to Schedule Text Messages on Android

Most OEMs these days are adding SMS schedule option in their UI. But for most Android users there is no schedule option natively supported. If your phone has the schedule option, then you don’t need to follow this article if you are not among those lucky people to have a schedule option baked into your default SMS app then this article is for you.

Do It Later

Do It Later is one of my all time favorite apps for Android smartphone. As the name suggests, this app lets you schedule stuff for you. It is not just for SMS; with Do It Later you can schedule Email, Phone calls, Twitter and of course SMS.

To schedule an SMS, open the app and tap on the plus icon from the right bottom corner. This option will show all the schedule options like EMail, reminder, Twitter, Phone, and SMS. For this case, we need to select SMS. Now add recipients and draft a message. After that, you can choose when exactly you want the message to be sent. You can also pick a time frame in which the app will pick a random time to send the message.

This app is great for automating many of your messages and social media post.

Download Do It Later from Play Store.

Pulse SMS

One thing that I like about Android is that you can install and replace many of your default apps with third-party apps. I don’t like my default SMS app and to replace that I was looking for SMS app on the Google Play Store. That is when I came across Pulse SMS. I am currently using Pulse SMS app as my default SMS app. This app has many interesting features like web sync, which allows text messages from computers, night mode, link preview, beautiful conversation mode, and more. One such feature is its text message schedule.

After drafting a message, tap on the three vertical dots from the top right corner and then ‘Schedule Message.’ This will bring the option to choose a date and time to forward the message to your selected contact(s).

Download Pulse SMS from Play Store.


These are the two best methods you can use to schedule text messages on Android phone. Again if your default SMS app has this feature, then you don’t need to follow the above apps. You can schedule message without any apps. If any of interested in another article on SMS schedule on iPhones then let me know in the comments. I will write one in the future.

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