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If you have finished writing an e-mail but only want to send it at a later point in time, you can do this in Apple Mail on the iPhone since the Updated to iOS 16 make. Here you will find the instructions for sending an e-mail later with the Mail app on the iPhone. I have also put a little criticism of the procedure and a suggestion for improvement at the end of the article. Let me know what you think about it by leaving a comment.
You can finish writing an e-mail that you want to send at a later point in time, add recipients, a subject, attachments and so on. In order to send them with a time delay, you use the context menu of the send button at the top right. To do this, proceed as follows:
If you have written an e-mail and given a date and time for sending it later, you will find it in the "Send later" mailbox (only appears if you have planned such an e-mail). However, this local mailbox will only be emptied at the selected time and the mail will be moved to "Sent" if there is a connection to the Internet at the time. The e-mail is not simply sent from the iCloud server, but from the iPhone itself. So make sure that WLAN or mobile data is available at the time of sending.
If you accidentally didn't hold down the send button during the above procedure, but just tapped it briefly, the e-mail was sent directly. But that doesn't matter, because you can revoke the sending of the e-mail in Apple Mail on the iPhone and thus cancel the sending process. By default, ten seconds are available for this, but this can be increased to 30 seconds. You can read how it all works here: Cancel Sending: Cancel sent email on iPhone.
My criticism is not related to the later sending of emails per se. There are certainly cases where this makes sense. I just think that Apple, with all its accessibility features and other efforts to make its devices usable for all sorts of people, has designed the function a little too error-prone. Those who cannot easily press and hold app elements may have disadvantages with the function described above.
As you can see in the screenshots, there is still plenty of space next to the send button, i.e. the circle with the arrow in it. There would have been room for a second button, perhaps one with a clock or stopwatch as a symbol. This would make it easier for everyone to choose between "send immediately" and "send later" - especially for those who have to plan for this or that restriction when operating the Apple smartphone anyway.
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After graduating from high school, Johannes completed an apprenticeship as a business assistant specializing in foreign languages. But then he decided to research and write, which resulted in his independence. For several years he has been working for Sir Apfelot, among others. His articles include product introductions, news, manuals, video games, consoles, and more. He follows Apple keynotes live via stream.