I’ve recently transferred from Android to iPhone and hands down the biggest issue I’ve had is being unable to schedule texts to arrive precisely at the date and time I want them sent. While easy to do with Android phones, it appears near impossible with iPhone. I’ve written a Shortcut that should work but requires the Shortcuts app to be open and on the screen the entire time (making the iPhone unusable if I’m trying to schedule a message a couple days in the future). Locking the iPad/iPhone automatically turns off the Shortcut and opening up another window causes the Shortcut to time out in less than a minute. Additionally, when running this Shortcut, no other Shortcuts can be run.
Couldn’t embed more than one image but hopefully this image gives perspective on my solution:
My attempted solution is similar to another person’s Shortcut here: Delayed Time iMessage - Siri Shortcuts
But both of ours suffer from the same three limitations mentioned above.
My proposed solution/hope is that Apple will allow either:
- Shortcuts to be easily scheduled at a certain time and date without requiring permission at that specified time.
- Shortcuts to be triggered automatically from a Calendar event without permissions required at the time of the trigger event.
- Shortcuts to be more easily triggered from a Reminders with set date. And for variables to be stored in the Reminders to allow for message, contact, and date/time to be automated.
- Some other solution I haven’t been able to think of.
Is there any workable alternative? I’ve been trying to figure out a solution for several hours now and can’t seem to figure anything out.
Please help guide a novice Apple user to the light! Even sympathy is encouraged, as trying to figure this out and failing has been frustrating