Send It Later: 4 Useful SMS Scheduling Apps To Text At Just The Right Time [Android]

sms scheduling androidSMS messages have become one of the most common forms of communication for friends, family, and even coworkers. They can also be extremely flexible with features such as scheduling and delivery reports. While delivery reports are usually included in stock SMS apps, scheduling is not. It would be great to have that ability, so you can easily send regular reminders to friends and coworkers, wish someone a happy birthday right at midnight, or otherwise pre-type a message that you want to send later because you know that you will be busy. There are plenty of apps available for Android which can take care of this for you, and they all offer a different idea as to how scheduling should be implemented. No matter if you want the feature integrated into a full SMS app or if you want it to be a standalone app, we’ve got you covered.


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If you are looking for scheduling functionality within a full-fledged SMS app, you should try chompSMS 3 Great Free Alternative Apps To Replace The Default Android SMS & MMS App As you might expect, all Android phones come with a stock messaging app that handles SMS and MMS messages. This app provides basic functionality, and may be modified in different ways based on the phone... Read More . It offers plenty of features such as customizable themes, custom notification settings, and iPhone emoji along with delivery scheduling. It adds a lot of power over the stock SMS app that is included with Android, and worth taking a look even without its scheduling features. Although the feature is a bit hidden along with all the available emoji, you can use it to schedule a specific message to someone for any time. Just look for the clock icon in the first page of emoji. It is not very flexible nor feature-rich, but it gets the job done and it ties in with a very functional SMS app. You can download chompSMS by following this link.

Last Message [No Longer Available]

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A major issue that can arise with low batteries is that your phone ends up dying before you are able to send out a message to important people to let them know that you will have to talk to them later. Last Message accomplishes this very well by monitoring your phone’s battery level and sending out that important message before you are no longer able to. The best part about the app is that it is not just able to send it out via SMS, but also over Facebook, Twitter, and email. I believe it is much better to be able to tell those people why you are not available before they get angry at you. The only downside to this is that Last Message is not smart enough to determine which contacts to notify, so it will always notify the same configured people whether you’ve been talking to them recently or not.

SMS Scheduler

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If you want a separate app to take care of scheduling SMS messages but allows you to send whatever you want at any time, then take a look at SMS Scheduler [No Longer Available]. This app does not tie in with your main SMS app, nor does it wait for a low battery percentage. Instead, it simply asks you what message to send, when to send it, how often (if it should be a recurring event), and to whom to send it to. I find it to be the most flexible app available to serve this specific purpose. I’m sure there are plenty of people, however, who would like such a high level of flexibility built into an SMS app such as chompSMS.


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Last but not least is an app called AutoSMS Automate SMS Replies & Schedule Messages With Auto SMS [Android 2.1+] Texting has become a common and very popular method of communicating with friends. Shooting off a quick text is much quicker and easier than calling, and it’s possible to text while distracted by other tasks.... Read More . This app does not focus on just SMS scheduling apps for the future — instead it focuses on an entire automated SMS experience. It includes scheduling functionality that fulfills expected needs, such as recipients, the actual message, and time. You can also set when it should repeat, and for long how (an example would be 4 days). However,  it can also automatically reply to certain incoming SMS messages as well as missed calls. It also includes an automatic forwarding feature, “instant” SMS messages which you can configure for one-click send repetitive messages to certain recipients, and SMS reading using a text-to-speech engine. The app also includes many useful widgets which you can place on your home screen to quickly enable or disable automatic features or profiles. It is a fantastic complimentary app to your normal SMS solution, and worth considering if most of these features sound interesting to you.


These four tools should provide you with some excellent ways to schedule SMS messages. Of course, there is plenty of additional information about using an Android device The Android Beginner's Guide: How to Set Up Your First Smartphone If you're just getting started with your first Android smartphone, this in-depth guide has everything you need to know. Read More , as well as popular apps The Best Android Apps on the Google Play Store for 2019 Looking for the best Android apps for your phone or tablet? Here's our comprehensive list of the best apps for Android. Read More and games which you should check out!

Is SMS scheduling important to you? What non-standard SMS features do you use? Let us know in the comments!

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  1. SlashStudios
    January 2, 2016 at 5:42 pm

    Here check out this app .. A newer material design version which has the same functionality as the one's that have been shown in the article.

    Texter - Android Apps on Google Play ( [Broken Link Removed] )

    It allows you to schedule text messages which will be sent to specific clients on a fixed date and time. This app is also optimized for low battery use.

  2. Ken Richards
    January 28, 2015 at 7:47 pm

    SMS scheduler really heavy on battery. To be avoided.

  3. Jack
    October 3, 2013 at 8:57 am

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    Also Auto SMS Sender Great Application for SMS Schedular.....

  4. Kelly B
    April 19, 2013 at 5:09 am

    I use Text Later and it has never failed! Check it out...

    • Danny Stieben
      April 29, 2013 at 3:23 am

      Looks good! Thanks for the suggestion Kelly!

  5. xsuperchick
    April 19, 2013 at 1:31 am

    Is it possible to get some of these apps for apple? I am not a huge fan, but i happen to have an iOS so I was wondering...

    • Danny Stieben
      April 29, 2013 at 3:22 am

      I'm not sure since I don't have an iOS device to test them with. Sorry!

  6. Roehl Curioso
    April 19, 2013 at 12:37 am

    Cool beans!!

  7. gra_gra
    April 18, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    Great review on apps that we all would like but never get around to checking out, so thanks Danny