Not everyone can stay on top of theirs business calendar. Therefore, setting a time to send a text message sometimes seems like an impossible task. Moreover, a lot of us often forget to send important text messages as well. This could lead to some serious consequences.
There are some default applications like Reminder or Alarm to aid you. But they don’t necessary do the right job. I would advocate going with schedule text messages.
Unfortunately, Apple’s iMessage or the Messages app doesn’t have this feature.
What the heck?
Calm down, we still manage to find another way out.
In this post, I’ll be talking about two of the most popular Cydia tweaks under the Messaging category. Their sole purpose is to help you become a “photographic memory” person when you aren’t.
In other words, they contribute to automating your text messages by sending the SMS at a chosen time and date.
The first tweak is called Programmable SMS, if you’ve been in the jailbreak scenes for a long time, you know that this tweak isn’t well-known.
It was recently released due to the outdated version of biteSMS, which we’ll mention later on.
What it does is allowing you to schedule text messages on your iPhone. This tweak works in close collaboration with Ryan Petrich’s Activator to set things up behind the curtain.
- Install Programmable SMS from the BigBoss repo
- Launch Settings > Programmable SMS > Enable
- Tap SMS Activator
- Draft a text message and assign a contact to it
- Before you Save, turn on Auto-Disable
You’re not done yet. This is half of the process. Open the Activator app from your home screen.
Navigate to Anywhere > Build > Scheduled. Set up a future date and time, then go back to the main page of Activator. Now, choose the time you setup earlier and pick the text message you created in Step 4.
Using Programmable SMS can help you send text message automatically on your iOS device. This tweak works with the latest jailbroken iOS 9.3.3.
Alternatively, if your iPhone or iPad is running a firmware that is on iOS 7 or lower, I suggest biteSMS.
Why? Because it has a Schedule mode right in the stock Messages app. As a result, you don’t have to set things up and switch between different apps. Besides being outdated, another disadvantage from biteSMS is that it’s not free (costs $8).
Here is how to schedule a text message using biteSMS.
- Compose a text message
- Instead of tapping Send, choose the Clock icon
- Pick your own scheduling details
Isn’t it easy?
If you don’t mind taking a few extra steps or have already updated to the newer iOS version, then Programmable SMS is the best choice. I would recommend using biteSMS if you couldn’t understand the instructions above or have a few bucks to spend on a tweak.