How to Schedule WhatsApp Messages on iPhone


Among the all messaging apps, WhatsApp is the most popular one. Its simplicity and amazing features are its core strength. However, the app still has some important features that are not rolled out yet and the message scheduler function is one of them.


There are some simple ways of scheduling the message using some apps from the play store and other mod versions including GBWhatsApp. But first, understand the meaning of this feature and what does it.

What is the Message Scheduler Feature?

The message scheduler is a functionality that enables a user to send a text message at a particular time and date. Users can pre-type a message and set a date and time along with the recipient’s name. The message will be sent automatically to the recipient at the given time and date only.


Nowadays, the Message Scheduler type of features is very useful as now the people tend to forget to send important messages at a right time due to their busy routines life. But with the help of a message schedule feature, the burden of remembering messages to send at a right time is now lifted.


Suppose your friend’s birthday is coming in a few days and you don’t want to forget to wish him/her. In that case, you can use the message scheduler feature that will automatically send a pre-typed birthday wish message to your friend on the correct date.

Ways to Schedule WhatsApp Messages on the iPhone:

Even though the message scheduler feature is not available on WhatsApp, iPhone users can still use this feature with a few tricks.

Here are the ways through which iPhone users can schedule a message on WhatsApp Messenger:-

  • Via Shortcut App

Shortcut app is a totally safe and secure first-party app available on the Apple Store. This app contains various shortcuts that can make your task easier and also saves time. Using this app, you can easily schedule a message on Whatsapp.

Here are steps to schedule a massage on WhatsApp:-

Step 1:- If you don’t have the shortcut app installed on your iPhone, download the app from the apple store first.

Step 2:- Open the installed app on your iPhone.

Step 3:- Now click on the automation option available on the button bar.

Step 4:- A new automation screen will appear. Click on the “Create Personal Automation” option visible on the screen.

schedule messages

Step 5:- A new screen will appear. Select the ”Time of Day” option.

Step 6:- Now a list of options will appear. Out of all the options, select the “time of day” option. This option enables you to set a particular time and date to schedule the message.

Step 7:- Click on the clock that is visible just below the time of day option.

Step 8:- Now set the time at which you want to send the pre-typed message.

Step 9:-  Below the repeat section, Click on the monthly option. Now here you can set the date at which you want to schedule a message.

Step 10:- After you set the time and date to schedule a message, click on the “Next” option given in the top right corner.

Step 11:- Now click on the “ Add Action” option.

Step 12:- A new screen will appear. On that screen, switch the option from categories to apps.

Step 13:- A list of apps will appear. Scroll down the screen. Find and click on the WhatsApp App.

Step 14:- A list of options will appear. There select the “ Send Message” option.

Note:- Do not select the send message via the WhatsApp option.

send message on whatsapp

Step 15:- Now type the message you want to send and also add the receiver name in the recipient section. You can add more than one recipient by clicking on the  “+” icon.

Step 16:- Now click on the “ Next “ option from the top right corner of the screen.

Step17:- Disable the “Ask before running” option. This will automatically send the message without your confirmation.

Step 18:- Click on the “ Done “ option.

done option

Now your message has been scheduled at a given time and date on WhatsApp. However, your message is scheduled on a monthly basis which means your message will be sent every month at the given time and date. To change this setting, you have to follow the below steps.

Step 1:- Wait for the day and time at which the scheduled message gets delivered. After that, open the shortcut app on your iPhone.

Step 2:- Now go to the “Automation” section.

Step 3:- You will see your schedule message and click on it.


Step 4:- A new screen will appear. Now disable the “Enable This Automation” option.

  • Via Auto-Message

The auto message is another way to schedule a text message on the iPhone. However, this is a little complicated way to schedule a message but it is worth trying.

Here are the steps to set a schedule message using auto-message.

Step 1:-  Download and install the auto message shortcut on your iPhone.

auto message

Step 2:- Now open the “Reminder” app and create a new list and save it as an auto-message.

Step 3:- Now open the auto message shortcut app and click on the auto-message option.

Step 4:- A list of options will appear. Click on the “Create Individual Message” option.

create individual message


Step 5:- Select the “custom Contact” option and enter the contact name.

Step 6:-  After that, type a message in the scripting option as well as you can also attach a media file with the text message.

custom contact

Step 7:-Set the date and time for scheduling the message.

Step 8:- Now click on the “Always Allow” option.

Step 9:- Details of the schedule message will appear. Once you verify the details carefully, select the “Done” option.

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Step 10:- Lastly, tap on the “Reminder Notification” to schedule a message successfully.

And it is done! Auto-message will send your schedule message at the given time and date to the selected contacts.

Note:- Sometimes, this procedure might get crash. In that case, you have to recreate the schedule message all over again.
  • Via WhatsApp Business App

This is the easiest way to create a scheduled message on WhatsApp. You just have to download the “WhatsApp Business” app from the Apple app store. This app already has the feature of scheduling messages available.

Note:- Before installing the app on your iPhone, always remember to take the backup of your current WhatsApp account.

Here are the steps to create scheduled messages on the WhatsApp Business app.

Step 1:- Download and install the WhatsApp Business App.

Step 2:- After completing the installation process, open the WhatsApp Business app.

Step 3:- Go to the settings and select the “ Business tools” option.

Step 4:- A list of various options will appear. Select the “Away Message” option.

Step 5:- Enable the send away option and type the message you want to schedule.

send away message

Step 6:- In the recipient section, select the contacts to which you want to send the scheduled message.

Step 7:- Click on the “Schedule” option.

Step 8:- Again select the “Custom Schedule” Option and set the date and time at which the scheduled message will be delivered.

custom schedule

And it is all set! You have now successfully created a schedule message on your WhatsApp Business app.

  • Via Third-Party App

Another way to schedule a WhatsApp message is by using third-party apps. In the market, there are various mod versions of WhatsApp are available that are developed by third parties. These apps are designed with original WhatsApp functionalities in an upgraded form along with some extra and unique features.

GBWhatsApp is the most popular and used mod version on WhatsApp. App, there are many features that are not even rolled out in the WhatsApp app yet. Some of the amazing additional features are DND Mode, Custom themes, 2500+ new stickers, Audio and video call recordings, contact online toast, and many more.

Message scheduling is one of the features that are also available on the GBWhatsApp. To schedule a text message on GBWhatsApp, follow the below steps.

Step 1:- Enable the “unknown sources” option from the security settings on your iPhone.

Step 2:- Take the backup of the original WhatsApp before installing the GBWhatsApp.

Step 3:- Download and install the GBWhatsApp from a trusted external website.

Note:- You can download the latest version of GBWhatsApp for ios.

Step 4:- Click on the “install” button and complete the installation process.

Step 5:- Open the GBWhatsApp App and click on the 3 dot option given on the top right corner of the screen.

Step 6:- Select the “Message scheduler” option.

Step 7:- A new screen will appear. Click on the “+” icon given in the button right corner.

tap on + icon

Step 8:- Now enter the Name of the contact to whom you want to send the scheduled message.  Also, enter the text message, date, and time at which you want to send the message.

date and time

Step 9:- After filling in all the details, click on the “schedule” Option.

schedule the message

Now you have successfully scheduled a message via GBWhatsApp.


WhatsApp is a great messaging app but it lacks some important features like the message scheduling function. However, we have come up with the 4 best ways to use this feature on your iPhone. Now you can use any of the ways given in this article to remove the burden of remembering to send important messages at the right time and date.

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