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Latest Android update --can't schedule text messages!

Samsung S7 Active. My phone just updated software yesterday, Mar 14 2018. Now, I am no longer able to schedule a text message. When I tap on the three dots in the upper right hand corner of the messaging screen the only commands that drop down our block number and add contacts..

Should I try to uninstall and go back to the last version of the operating system? Or is this something that can be fixed with another update?

 

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Re: Latest Android update --can't schedule text messages!

Good Morning @Mmdown,


Welcome to the Community Forums!  I can understand why you like the feature of being able to schedule a text message.  I can assist you with this.


You can uninstall the app and re-do the update.  If your device is under warranty and you go back to the last version, the manufacturer's warranty is null and void.  When you re-do the update, and if you still not able to schedule a text, Best Buy has the Samsung Experience where they will help you solve the issue hands-on. 


I hope this helps.  Have a great day. 


Donna V, AT&T Community Specialist


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Re: Latest Android update --can't schedule text messages!

So is there no way to get this function back without uninstalling the update?? I used this function daily and would very much like it back but would prefer to NOT install an update.

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@KristenP

I use this function daily for work.  Now I’m glad I traded in the GS7 for the GS9.  

I found an app which allows scheduled text called Textra.  Not perfect, but it does allow the function which I find extremely important. 

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Thank you, but how do I uninstall?

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ACE - Sage

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Software updates cannot be reversed.  

Turns out all Samsung got the update and it gutted “advanced messages “.   Rather than 6 to 8 options, all we have is 2. Add recipient or block number.  

I have the full list still available on the Note 4.   Very disappointing.  Will be looking for who to complain to about there being nothing “advanced” about the messages anymore.  😡

 

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Re: Latest Android update --can't schedule text messages!

After much annoyance, search for a replacement SMS, I have the solution....

Believe it or not, it’s still in the native app, they just hid it.  🙄

The option to schedule is next to each message.  Hit the + sign, and choose what you want to do, including scheduling. 

No way is this intuitive.  The only reason I found it is another App copied the format and DID include a tutorial on extra functions.  

 

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Message 7 of 20
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Re: Latest Android update --can't schedule text messages!

Thank you so much!  My phone just updated yesterday.  I use scheduling a text ALL THE TIME and was devastated when I thought it had been removed!  Thank you again!

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Thanks so much for this post! I was pretty mad when I thought the scheduling messages option was gone.

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THANK YOU!!!! I use this feature ALL the time!

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Same here.  I was fuming.  

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Thanks for the heads up on the + sign for scheduling messages. 

This is soooo stupid. 

Why "fix" it if it isn't broke?

This was a lame idea of adding a + menu when the 3 dot menu is still available for use.   So now we have another menu added to the messages? Why not move everything from the 3 dot menu to the + menu? 

 

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You totally ROCK!!! THANKS so much for this help!

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@Freebird15

Can’t imagine why.  I figure it’s programmers justifying their paychecks. 

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Thank you  sooooooo much!!!!

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