Send Later with Mail: How the new scheduling feature works in iOS 16

Send Later with Mail: How the new scheduling feature works in iOS 16

August 5, 2022 0 By Michael Potuck



The Mail app gets some valuable enhancements with iOS 16. One of the headlining features is the ability to schedule emails to be sent at a specific time. Follow along for a hands-on look at how it works to Send Later with Mail on iPhone.

Apple’s Mail app has gotten a mix of new features with iOS 16. Several of the major ones are the option to Send Later, Remind Later, and even unsend an email if you act quickly enough.

Below we’ll focus on how it works to Send Later with Mail on iPhone.

Send Later with Mail: How scheduled email works in iOS 16

iOS 16 is currently available as a free public or paid developer beta. Learn more about installing iOS 16 in our full guide.

Running iOS 16 on iPhone, open the Mail app
Draft a new email
After writing your email, long-press the send button (blue up arrow)
Now you can choose to send with one of two preset times or pick Send Later to use a custom time
Tap Done to set your email to Send Later
Repeat to schedule more emails
Head to the main Mail app screen to see all of your emails set to Send Later

Important: Apple notes you’ll need to keep your “device online to ensure email delivery” during the scheduled time.

Here’s how the Send Later with Mail feature looks in iOS 16 along with some more details:

Back on the main Mail screen, you’ll see a new Send Later location. Tap it to see all of your scheduled emails.

You can swipe from right to left to delete one or tap on one and choose Edit to change the scheduled send time.

Read more on iOS 16:

iOS 16 Lock Screen: Hands-on customizing iPhone with widgets, fonts, photos
Unsend iMessages: Hands-on with the new iOS 16 iPhone feature
iOS 16 introduces built-in duplicate detection for Photos
iOS 16 brings new dynamic wallpaper ‘collections’ – Here’s a closer look

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Michael Potuck

Michael is an editor for 9to5Mac. Since joining in 2016 he has written more than 3,000 articles including breaking news, reviews, and detailed comparisons and tutorials.

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