How to schedule iOS messages and more with Columba

Columba messaging

Columba is a messaging tweak that brings many enhancements to jailbroken iOS 8.x devices. In addition to quick compose and quick reply functions accessible from anywhere, Columba adds messaging templates and scheduling to the mix. Once installed, the tweak can be configured under Settings. The first choice is whether to enable a windowed interface or stick to the full native Messages style.

Columba tweak

Quick compose can be enabled using Activator or by tapping a special button on the volume HUD. Other features include the following:

- Windowed quick reply
- Conversation history
- Quick compose from anywhere
- Message forwarding
- Message scheduling
- Message templates

While the developer has issued updates to address some known issues, Columba is still a work in progress. Beware that some users have experienced problems. In the meantime, since biteSMS is not iOS 8 compatible, many are looking for an option similar to Columba to enhance messaging on their devices.

Columba is available from the BigBoss repo on Cydia for $2.99. To start customizing iOS, click here for instructions on how to jailbreak iOS 8.1.3-8.3 with TaiG, or learn how to jailbreak iOS 8.0-8.1.2. Those with older firmware can use Pangu (iOS 7.1) or evasi0n 7 (iOS 7.0) to jailbreak.

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