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Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Send, View and Customize Scheduled Messages

I believe that most of us are agree that sending messages uses the stock Messaging app is the favourite method commonly used by the Samsung Galaxy SIV users to communicate with others because they're able to use it directly without having to install it first. By using this app, you're allowed to send or receive text or multimedia messages.

See also: How to Create and Send SMS or MMS in the Samsung Galaxy S4

With this app, you're even allowed to schedule the message. If you like me, this feature has helped me a lot to send a "happy birthday" message to my friends right in the middle of the night when I was sleeping tight. I can create the message and then schedule it to be sent at certain date/time as I wish.

How to create and send a scheduled message?
Below are the steps to do so:
  1. Open Messaging app.
  2. Tap Create new message icon to compose new message.
  3. Enter the contact's name or number in the Enter recipient field. All matching contacts will be show up, tap the desired one. Or, tap Contact icon to pick up the desired contact you wish to send a message with from Contacts app.
  4. Type your message in the Enter message field.
  5. If necessary, you can also attach files into your message by tapping the Attachment button , select a file type and then select the file you wish to attach.
  6. Tap the Menu key then select Scheduling.
  7. Tap the Date box and then tap the Up or Down arrow icon to adjust the date and then tap Set button.
  8. Tap the Time box and then tap the Up or Down arrow icon to adjust the time and then tap Set button.
  9. Tap Done button.
  10. Tap Send scheduling message button.
  11. The message will be labelled as scheduled message and will be sent at the date and time you have specified before.

How to view and customize a scheduled message?
Below are the steps to view all scheduled messages and see the available options to customize them:
  1. To view all of your scheduled messages, while you're in the Messaging app, tap the Menu key then select Scheduled messages. All of your scheduled messages will be displayed here.
  2. Long tap the desired scheduled message to bring up the options, such as:
    • Send now: select this option to send the selected scheduled message right now.
    • Cancel message: select this option to cancel and delete the selected scheduled message.
    • Copy: select this option to copy scheduled message to the clipboard.
    • Forward: select this option to forward the selected scheduled message.
    • Lock: select this option to lock the selected scheduled message.
    • Edit message: select this option to edit the selected scheduled message.
    • View message details: select this option to see the details of a message, such as type, recipient number, and sent date/time.

By using scheduled message feature, now you can create a message and set the phone to send it to the certain contact at the specified date/time.


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