Text shortcuts on iPhone

Tired of typing long words, names, email addresses, web addresses or entire sentences over and over again? Well, you save a little time and effort and set up keyboard shortcuts for everything and all the text you type regularly.

You can create and customize a shortcut you want. In addition, thanks to iCloud, any shortcut you automatically create synchronization between your iPhone, iPad, or Mac.

How to create keyboard shortcuts on iPhone and iPad

  • Launch the Settings.
  • Touch General.
  • Tap on Keyboard.
  • Press Text Replacement.
  • Press the + in the upper right corner.
  • In the field sentence, type the entire sentence you want to create a shortcut.
  • In the shortcut field, type in the extract that you want to be replaced by the expression.
  • Tap Save at the top right.

Now, when you type this shortcut, it will be replaced by the sentence you designated in the predictive text, simply type the space bar to complete the sentence. See the example below.

How to change keyboard shortcuts on iPhone and iPad

Do you type this way of shortcuts too much? Or, is the sentences you define for your shortcut have a blatant typography in it? Don’t be afraid. You can change the keyboard shortcuts at any time.

  • Launch the Settings.
  • Touch General.
  • Tap on Keyboard.
  • Press Text Replacement.
  • Tap the shortcut you want to edit.
  • From there, simply edit the shortcut or a sentence as you wish.
  • Tap on Save.

Now, you don’t have to worry about typing this shortcut by accident, or worse, the bad grammar.

How to delete keyboard shortcuts on iPhone and iPad

  • Launch the Settings.
  • Touch General.
  • Tap on Keyboard.
  • Press Text Replacement

*Scan to the left ** on the shortcut you want to delete.

Press the Delete button: the big red button that just appeared.

That’s all! That’s all! Now you’re ready to move on from these old shortcuts!

How to set up the Apple symbol as a keyboard shortcut

Right now, the fastest and easiest way to enter the Apple symbol with your iPhone or iPad is to set up a keyboard shortcut. This way when you type a combination of letters, iOS will automatically replace them with the Apple symbol. It must be short, so it does not take long to type, but it must also be unique, so that you will never type it into another word and trigger the replacement by accident. After a few tries, I settled on “apsym”, but you will need to find out what works for you.

  • Copy this symbol from this item.
  • Launch the Settings.
  • Touch General.
  • Press Keyboards.
  • Press Text Replacement.
  • Press the + button. In the top right corner of your screen.
  • Tap on Paste to insert the symbol in the domain phrase.
  • Type your shortcut choice in the shortcut field.
  • Tap Save.

Now you will be able to enter your preferred shortcut on your iPhone or iPad and insert the Apple symbol wherever and whenever you want. For Apple and the Internet’s sake, however, use your new powers wisely and sparingly. (Yes, it must have been humorous!)

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