03-15-2018 3:30 PM
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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03-17-2018 9:17 AM
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
03-19-2018 4:37 AM
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.
03-19-2018 5:09 AM
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.
03-19-2018 7:26 PM
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. 😡
03-19-2018 9:31 PM
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.
09-28-2018 6:36 AM
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!
10-01-2018 3:33 PM
Thanks so much for this post! I was pretty mad when I thought the scheduling messages option was gone.
10-02-2018 10:58 AM
Same here. I was fuming.
10-07-2018 9:27 AM
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?
10-09-2018 9:54 AM
Can’t imagine why. I figure it’s programmers justifying their paychecks.