How to Schedule an Email in Gmail on iPhone & iPad

It’s Friday afternoon, and you need to send an email to one of your co-workers. But they left work early. You could send the email right now, but you want to make sure your co-worker sees it as soon as you send it. Fortunately, Gmail has a feature where you can schedule emails at a certain time to prevent sending emails during the weekend or late at night if the person lives in another time zone. Let's learn how you can schedule an email in Gmail using an iPhone or iPad.

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Scheduling Emails in Gmail on iPhone & iPad

Using Gmail's email scheduling feature on an iPhone or iPad is a plus since these mobile devices add flexibility regarding time and location. Here's how to schedule emails in Gmail using your iPhone or iPad.

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  1. Open the Gmail app.

  2. Tap Compose at the bottom right corner.

  3. Create an email.

  4. Tap the More icon at the top right corner.

  5. Tap Schedule send.

  6. Choose one of the preset times or tap Pick date & time.

  7. If you chose Pick date & time, set up a date.

  8. Set up a time.

  9. Tap Save.

How to Edit a Scheduled Email in Gmail

Now you know how to schedule an email in Gmail, but what if you forgot to add some important details to your email? Do you compose and schedule another email? Well, you don’t have to because you can go back to a scheduled message and make edits. Here's how to do it:

  1. Open the Gmail app.

  2. Tap the Menu icon.

  3. Tap Scheduled.

  4. Choose the email that you want to edit.

  5. Tap Cancel Send.

  6. The email will automatically revert into a draft. Tap on the draft.

  7. Make the appropriate changes to the email.

  8. Tap Schedule send.

  9. Choose a different time option if desired.

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Kenya Smith

Kenya Smith is a Feature Web Writer for iPhone Life. She has a bachelor's degree in Strategic Communication and has written articles for two newspapers in her home state of Virginia. She also won first place in non-daily column writing for the 2019 and 2020 Virginia Press Association Awards.