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How to Schedule an Email in Mail App on iPhone

Although you can schedule your emails using Gmail and Outlook, the feature was not available on the iPhone’s Mail app. But with iOS 16, you can now schedule your email conversations using the Mail app. If you send and receive a lot of emails daily, this feature will surely improve your experience.

In this article, we’ll show you how to schedule your emails in the Mail app on your iPhone. We tested this feature on an iPhone 13 running on iOS 16 public beta and it will eventually ship with the stable version of iOS 16. The steps mentioned in this article will also apply to iPadOS 16 users and of macOS Ventura.

What are the benefits of this feature

This feature is useful for managing your personal and professional email conversations. For example, you can schedule your email to request time off in advance. You can also submit your presentations without missing deadlines by scheduling them by date and time. The same goes for your college homework. It’s also a great way to schedule your newsletters right from the Mail app. The best part is that you don’t need to rely on other email clients to use this feature.

How to Schedule an Email in the Mail App

Let us show you how to schedule your email using the Mail app. Connect your iPhone, iPad or Mac to a strong internet network. Follow these steps.

Step 1: Open the Mail app on your iPhone.

2nd step: Once the app is open, tap the Compose icon in the lower right corner.

Step 3: In the New Composition window, enter your contact’s email address and compose your email.

Step 4: Long press the blue arrow icon in the top right corner to schedule your email.

Step 5: You will see three options to send your email, tap Send later.

Step 6: In the Send Later window, select the date and time.

Step 7: Tap Done to confirm your choice.

How to change the date and time of scheduled emails

If you realize you need to change the date and time of your scheduled email, you should first make sure the “Send Later” folder appears with the others.

Step 1: Open the Mail app on your iPhone.

2nd step: Tap Mailboxes in the upper left corner.

Step 3: Tap on the Edit option from the Mailbox menu.

Step 4: In the list of folders, select Send Later at the bottom.

Step 5: Tap Done.

iOS will add the Send Later folder to the Mailbox menu.

Change the date or time of scheduled emails

To edit your scheduled emails, follow these steps.

Step 1: Tap Send later to see all your scheduled emails.

2nd step: Select the scheduled email in the Send Later folder whose delivery date and time you want to change.

Step 3: Once the email is open, tap Edit.

Step 4: Select the new date and time to send your email.

Step 5: Tap Done to save your changes.

How to make changes to scheduled emails

If you’ve scheduled a bad email and want to make changes before it reaches your contact, you can do so easily in the Mail app. Follow these steps.

Step 1: Open Mail app on iPhone.

2nd step: Select Mailboxes and press Send Later.

Step 3: In the Send Later folder, select the scheduled email change.

Step 4: Tap Edit.

Step 5: Select Cancel Send Later at the bottom.

Step 6: Return to the Send folder later and the mail itself will not appear there.

You can come back to make changes to the email in question and schedule it again.

Delete scheduled emails

If you want to delete scheduled emails from the Mail app, it’s quite simple.

Step 1: Open the Mail app on your iPhone.

2nd step: Select the Mailbox option and open the Send Later folder.

Step 3: Select the scheduled email you want to delete.

Step 4: Tap the Share icon at the bottom of the email.

Step 5: Select the Delete option in the upper right corner of the context menu.

The scheduled email will be deleted from the Send later folder.

Schedule emails for peace of mind

iOS 16 brings an email scheduling feature to help you send your emails at a chosen time. But note that sometimes the Mail app may not send email notifications on time. This will require you to regularly open the Mail app and check for new emails. To avoid this inconvenience, you can check out our article on how to fix delayed emails in the Mail app.