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Use your iPhone’s Mail app to schedule emails to automatically send on specific dates and times “iOS & iPhone :: Gadget Hacks

You no longer need to resort to a third-party email client on your iPhone to schedule messages to be sent whenever you want. Apple has built scheduling functionality into its Mail app, and it works with any email client you use, whether it’s iCloud, Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook, or a other department.

To try it, make sure your iPhone is running iOS 16. The change also appears on iPadOS 16 for iPad and macOS 13 Ventura for Mac, which are still in beta.

Start or open a draft in the Mail app from any email account. When you’re ready to schedule it to be sent later, long press the send button. From the menu, you can choose preset times such as “Send Tonight” and “Send Tomorrow” or use “Send Later” to choose your own date and time. When using Send Later, just tap “Done” after setting the date and time.

No matter what date and time you choose, you can view your scheduled emails from the new “Send Later” folder on your mailbox list. In the folder, you should see the date and time it will automatically send each message. If you no longer want to send the email, you can delete it like any other draft.

If you want to edit the date and time, open the draft and click “Edit” next to “This email will be sent [date] at [time]The same Send Later interface will appear for you to reschedule. You can tap “Cancel Send Later” to delete it completely (it won’t go back to a draft) or “Done” to save your changes.

Send Later doesn’t sync with iCloud or any of your email accounts because it’s an in-device feature, meaning it only works from the original device . For Mail to send the scheduled message successfully, your iPhone needs a network connection at the scheduled time to ensure delivery.

If your iPhone doesn’t have an internet connection at the scheduled time, Mail will move your email from the Send Later folder to your “Outbox” folder. The message will then be sent automatically as soon as your iPhone connects to the internet – it won’t completely cancel the email.

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