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You're out late when your mom calls and she asks you to text her when you get home but as they say old habits die hard, you forget what she'd asked you to do. You know what happens when moms lose their cool, right? Well, if you can relate to this or similar instances of being forgetful, then this little hack can definitely save you from a lot of trouble.

You don't always remember to text someone later when you think you will. Since not not all phones come with the scheduling feature, do try out these apps on your device to save you from all the aftermath:

6 tools to boost your Apple iPhone's storage

6 tools to boost your Apple iPhone's storage

Ever since the first iPhone was introduced way back in 2007, Apple’s category-defining smartphone has gone through a lot of changes. But even though Apple has introduced numerous advancements and features in iPhones over successive generations, there’s one ‘feature’ that most iPhone users have always missed – expandable storage. However, what if you could double your iPhone as a portable hard disk for carrying files and documents everywhere? Wonder how? Here are six tools to help you accomplish this. Credits: makeuseof.com

File Manager

File Manager is arguably the best phone-based app on the list. Not only does it let you manage your files, but it also acts as a virtual USB drive for both the iPhone and iPad. Once you’ve installed the app on your device, you have two ways of getting data onto in: Use iTunes: Connect your iPhone to a computer (Mac or Windows) with a copy of iTunes. Navigate to Apps and find File Manager on the list. Click on it, and you can drag-and-drop files into the documents section in the right-hand panel. Use Wi-Fi: In the app, go to Settings > Upload Via Wi-Fi Sync, and it will give you an IP address. Enter the address into a browser that’s on the same network as your phone, and you’ll be able to transfer files back and forth. The app can read certain files (such as Microsoft Office, PDFs, and Apple iWork), but it will gladly accept any file you throw at it.

Files: Document & PDF Reader

Files: Document & PDF Reader is largely similar to File Manager. However, it offers a couple of additional ways to transfer your files; you can use iTunes and a Wi-Fi network, but it’ll also work with Windows Explorer and Finder. There is one drawback – the app has a 200 MB data limit. You’ll need to purchase the pro version if you want unlimited storage. The premium version also adds support for Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, and OneDrive.


Unlike the above two apps, iMazing (formerly DiskAid) doesn’t require you to install anything on your actual iPhone. Instead, it’s a desktop app that acts as a replacement for iTunes (available on Mac and Windows). The app has got lots of great features, including photo organization, backup creation, and advanced iOS management options – but you’ll be most interested in the file transfer service. It has a simple drag-and-drop interface and will let you choose which app on your phone you want to save the content to.

SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive

Of course, you don’t need to use an app at all. These days, you’re probably already carrying around lots of dongles to connect your iPhone to various other devices, so one more can’t hurt. There’s an entire sector devoted to iPhone-specific USB drives. They all come with a Lightning connector and plug directly into your iDevice. Currently, the best-in-class is the SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive. It’ll automatically backup your photos, lets you transfer any file on/off your phone, and is USB 3.0 enabled. Best of all, it also has a USB port; if you have a USB cable, you’ll be able to transfer data from the flash drive directly onto any device – even if there’s no Lightning port. It comes in three sizes: 32 GB, 64 GB, and 128 GB.

iMart USB Flash Drive

If the SanDisk offering is out of your price range, check out this eMart product. Sure, it doesn’t look as sleek as the SanDisk, but it’s only half the price. Interestingly, it has three connectors – Lightning, USB 2.0, and micro USB. As such, it will also work with most Android phones, making it perfect if other members of your household use Google’s rival mobile operating system.


Finally, it’s worth noting iTunes itself will let you transfer most files to and from your device. It’s not as elegant or straightforward as the other methods, but if you don’t want to rely on third-party products – and you don’t deal with any unusual file types – it will do the job. To transfer files, plug your phone into your computer and launch the app. Select your device and click Apps. Underneath File Sharing, choose the app you want to transfer a file to. You now have two options: To transfer a file from your phone: Right-click the file, choose Save To, and select your destination. To transfer a file onto your phone: Select Add, choose the file you want to move and click Open. You don’t need to be able to open the file using the app you specified, just remember where you’ve put the file and download it elsewhere.

1) Textra:

There are a lot of apps available on Google Play Store which you can download to customise your phone. Textra is an app to change the look and feel of your native messaging app. Not just that, the app comes with some other cool features, like allowing you to schedule your text messages. Once you've composed your message just tap on the plus icon, which shows more options and just select the schedule text option. The message which you have scheduled on the app appears in green.

2) Schedule SMS:

If you're looking for something solely to schedule your messages, this is the app for you. The app is free on Google Play and the ads only show up once you've sent the message. To schedule a message all you have to do is, tap on the plus icon to compose a message and set the time date before you hit the send button. The only problem with the app is that the UI does feel a bit too old.

3) Pulse SMS:

Much like the other apps mentioned above, this app too comes with a host of features, one of them being the scheduling option. The UI of the app feels fresh, new and is easy to use. When you have to schedule a message, all you have to do is tap on the drop menu icon in any of your message conversations and then set the time and date before you hit the send button.

In-built feature:

Some phones like Samsung and LG have this feature available on their handsets. All you have to do is go to any conversation and click on the 'more' icon, which shows you more option so of sharing the message or scheduling it.

For iOS users, it's a similar process as they can download third party apps like:

1) Scheduled:

Launch the app and open a conversation, once you're done composing the message, set the time and date before you send it.

2) Delayd app:

Amongst all the other scheduling apps, one of the most downloaded apps has been Delayd. Apart from performing the same function, this app also lets you schedule the same text on a 'recurring' basis, so all you have to do is set the time and select 'daily', the text will be sent to the concerned person at the same time every day. What's even better is that, it also allows you to schedule emails, and Facebook status updates.


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