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iOS Keyboard Shortcuts

itscoderslife profile image Damodar Shenoy Originally published at itscoderslife.wordpress.com on ・1 min read

Do you want to save time typing the same phrases again and again? Yes!

Especially on your phones where you have a cluttered keyboard and for the ones who are used to desktops typing on phones can be really really cumbersome.

Here’s a saver for you. There are many apps which can create shortcuts for you. But the one which comes by default in iOS: ‘ Text Replacement ‘.

Where to find this and how do I set the shortcuts:

  1. Go to Settings app
  2. General → Keyboard → Text Replacement
  3. Go to top right corner and tap on the + icon to create new shortcuts.
  4. Add the phrase and shortcut text you can remember
  5. Use this in anywhere in the device wherever you can type

I use this while replying on linkedin with “Thanks for the opportunity. I am not looking for a change…” I use “ lnkdthnks ” as shortcut. A real time saver!!

Another place I use this is when my friend, Gourav, asks me to keep reminding him about creating videos etc., For the text “Gourav when is the video coming out?” I have added the shortcut ‘ galert ‘. Timesaver, right?

Hope this helped!

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Damodar Shenoy

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Mobile App Developer. Working as iOS developer with Obj-C / Swift. Learning Android development. Full-stack enthusiast. All things tech. Exploring Machine Learning.

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