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Can I Disable Text Scheduling?
FireDiven
Enthusiast

I have seen replies to this same question in several places and it indicates that the question has been answered...and the topic is locked.  The question is NOT answered.  Simply telling us to touch our phones "lighter" so it doesn't activate the scheduler is not an answer to how do we turn the stupid thing off.  My Galaxy S7 only started to do this a few weeks ago in the Verizon Message plus app when there was some type of update.  My fingers are fatter than yours obviously and my hands aren't as "lightweight."  If we are hitting the "SEND" button why in god's name do we need to be asked to schedule the message?  I hit SEND because I want the message to send...to go...as in right now.  Do you know how aggravating it is to have to back out each time, readjust my heavyweight finger, and hit the [Removed] send button again?  THIS IS LUDICROUS.  I swear the people who think these things up have other people using phones for them. They obviously don't use the device themselves.  .......steps down off the soapbox.

WILL SOMEONE PLEASE APPROPRIATELY ADDRESS THIS ISSUE AND IF IT CAN'T BE DEACTIVATED, WRITE SOME CODE SO THE END-USER HAS THE OPTION.  GEEZ!!

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Re: Can I Disable Text Scheduling?
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Customer Support

FireDiven, we can understand your frustration and want to help. We can understand how important it is for your messaging + app to work. We will provide some additional troubleshooting support. Have we had your remove the app and then re-install it to your phone?

Follow the link for instructions: http://vz.to/2lPXXBO

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Re: Can I Disable Text Scheduling?
SuzyQ
Super User
Super User

You can't please everyone... this "feature" was disabled in an update a few weeks ago, and replaced by a menu option that you had to select to schedule a message for later delivery.  People complained, they used the long press on send regularly and wanted it back, rather then having to deal with a menu option each time.

Both methods are now available to delay/schedule messages.  And I don't think the app programmers will soon remove the long press pop up menu, as too many complained when it was gone.

Once someone realizes what's causing the scheduling pop up, that's usually enough to "solve" the issue.  In your case, it seems even knowing what's causing it is not going to help.  If this is an issue in Messages +, I'm sure other apps have similar difficulties for you.  There may be a setting in your phone to make the touch screen less sensitive, and make buttons need a firmer "press" to activate.  Try Settings, Accessibility, Screen sensitivity, or Touch and hold delay.... or something similar.

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