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iPhone Tips & Tricks: Never Miss Another Birthday Text

Updated: Jan 25, 2021

We have all experienced the following scenario in one way or another. You wake up, and right away you have a hectic morning. You barely eat lunch and you get home way after dinner ends. You finally get one moment to yourself and then it hits you.......

You forgot to text your long distant girlfriend happy birthday.

While I cannot help you rekindle your relationship, I can maybe give you a quick iPhone trick to ensure that you never miss your significant other's birthday ever again.

Let's talk about scheduling automated texts.

On your iPhone you are going to want to open up the Shortcuts app

The next thing you want to do is to create a new shortcut, that we will call "Birthday Text". To create this shortcut, follow the steps below.

Once you open the Shortcuts app, click the plus button to create a new shortcut.

Then, click the "Add Action" button

Next, click "Apps" then select the messaging app

Next you will want to customize your birthday message to your girlfriend, and then... the most important part.... make sure you select to send it to your girlfriend!

Lastly, give the Shortcut a name so that you can reference it in your automation.

Now, let's automate this shortcut!

Back in the Shortcut app, at the bottom, select the automation tab.