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Tip: Custom Keyboard Shortcuts in iOS

iOS Keyboard

If you have an iOS device and tried to type even a simple message, then you’ve met the quirky AutoCorrect feature in it. You might have been frustrated by it, as well. But did you know you can take control of it and use it to your advantage?

Custom Keyboard Shortucts

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Tap General. Scroll down a bit and tap Keyboard.
  3. Scroll down to Shortcuts to review existing shortcuts.
  4. Tap Add New Shortcut… to create a new shortcut.

By default, iOS has a shortcut where typing “omw” will change to the phrase “On my way!”

When creating a shortcut, type out the complete phrase (or word) you want, then type the shortcut that will trigger it.

Here are a few ideas.:

Shortcut: pnc
Phrase: Pat & Chris

Shortcut: mym
Phrase: myemail@example.com

Shortcut: myp
Phrase: 714.555.1212

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