TikTok Viral Video Reveals iPhone Customers How To Schedule Textual content Messages

While many people think of TikTok for its viral trends like dances and other entertaining short videos, the app is also home to some clever hacks, including one that shows iPhone users how to schedule text messages. In the video from user Frank McShan (@frankmchsan), viewers get a pretty straightforward, step-by-step guide on how to use the iPhone’s Shortcuts app to set up messages to be sent at a specific time.

The process is actually pretty straightforward. McShan’s video guides users through opening the Shortcuts app, tapping the plus icon in the top corner, and then through the “Create Personal Automation” step. From there, he can select the time of day and frequency with which the message should be sent. McShan advises viewers to then select “Message” in the shortcut’s action before selecting the recipient and writing the message. The last step is to turn off the “Ask before I run” switch. “After these steps, the text is set up, scheduled and can be sent at the selected time with no additional user effort.


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It’s a pretty handy setting, referred to by many as “life changing” in the comments, and offers several ways to use the proposed texts. However, it may not work for all iPhone models. Several people commenting on McShan’s video noted that they couldn’t use the setting, likely due to the iOS version, and it’s not entirely clear whether the feature will be included with the upcoming iPhone 13, which is slated to be unveiled in September. Others noted that while the trick is useful, it doesn’t allow one-time messages, which means you’ll probably want to remember to turn it off unless you want it to send the same message at the same time every day.

As for McShan’s iPhone tips, he has plenty of others on his TikTok. While many of his recent videos feature tips and tricks for the upcoming iOS 15, there are others that seem applicable to other versions of iOS. A recent video showed viewers how to connect two pairs of AirPods to an iPhone or iPod for audio sharing.

What do you think of McShan’s video sharing to set up automated, scheduled texts? Have you tried this on your own iPhone? Let us know in the comments.

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