The iOS Text Replacement on tiny screen devices (iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch) is more useful, also on big screen iPad Pro, Mac or PC as well. If we have custom shortcuts, then we can do the job more fast and easy from the onscreen keyboard on the iOS device. For the iOS 11/ iOS 10, and iOS 9 device, we have a great option to use handy shortcut just like iOS keyboard shortcuts are Assistive Touch, Home screen Website Shortcuts, Shake to undo and redo. That will speed up typing whole sentence and world in text, Mail, Search.
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Also, you can create shortcuts for icon and symbol to use on chat, Mail or iMessage. Folks, who disabled text prediction on the keyboard, can use saved custom iOS keyboard shortcuts.
The trick is useful for all iOS 10 and iOS 11 supported devices involved iPhone 5/5S/Se, iPhone 6/6 Plus, iPhone 6S/6S Plus, iPhone 7/ 7 plus, iPhone 8/8 Plus and iPads.
Steps to create iOS keyboard shortcuts with example on iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch
Here in this example, I created a shortcut for the full web address, that’s mostly used or from the keyboard. So, you can create the shortcut for any size text, Symbol (Apple, Twitter) or icon.
Step #1. Open to the Setting app on iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch.
Step #2. Navigate General.
Step #3. Now, scroll down the screen to tap on Keyboard.
Step #4. Here you will have to tap on Text replacement.
Step #5. To Add Phrase tap on (+) symbol appear top-right side on the screen.
On the screen, you can see Two texts filed to add Phrase and put Shortcut.
As a Phrase: input your desired phrases line that you mostly usually use and those words that you hate to typing.
In ShortCut: Add short character code in the form of Simple character or mixed character.
Note: After that, you can manage all the shortcuts applied for keyboard, by delete, edit or add the new one, from the same screen.
How to Edit Text Replacement in iOS 11 or later
If ever your mind change and would like to add or remove something in old keyboard shortcuts of your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Then without panic, you can quickly edit text Replacement using the following guide.
Step #1. Launch the Settings App.
Step #2. Tap General.
Step #3. Tap Keyboard.
Step #4. Tap Text Replacement you can see above the One-handed keyboard.
Step #5. Now let’s tap on a shortcut word that you want to make the change.
Step #6. Finally, you will get the screen to edit Phrase and Shortcut. Insert your new one texts and tap on Save for new settings.
Guide to Delete Text replacements in iOS (Remove keyboard Shortcuts)
Go to Settings → General → Keyboard → Text Replacement
→ now tap on Edit appear left-bottom of the screen → In this step, you will have to tap on the red button left to the keyboard shortcut
→ Tap on Delete and Tap Done.
It is quite easy.
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If ever you are facing an issue like Text replacement gone/ missing or iOS 11 Keyboard Shortcuts not working on iPhone, in that case, you should try to reset your device. For further assistance, you will have to log out and re-sign in iCloud on Apple iOS device.
iOS keyboard shortcuts are handy to all business users, professionals, and all others. Do you have funny text replacement ideas to Add as a shortcut phrases for texting? Let drop in the comments.