One of the most common things we type in our phone is our email address and this can be tedious work if you have a long email address. So, here’s a quick tip that can make it easier: add the email address to your Text Replacements and use a shortcut. For example, instead of typing firstname.lastname@example.org, I simply type [email protected] and see a prompt for my email address. I press the space button, then it appears.
You can use this for any long or complicated bits of text too. For example, you can create a variety of email signatures or anything that saves you time.
Here are the steps to creating Text Replacement Shortcuts:
- Tap Settings >> General >> Keyboard >> Text Replacements
(A shortcut to get here is at the top of the Settings screen is a hidden search field, pull down on the screen to reveal it then type “Keyboard”)
- Click the + symbol in the upper right of the screen.
- Phrase: Type in the phrase that you want your shortcut to replace here.
- Shortcut: Type in a shortcut for the phrase. Use something that you wouldn’t normally use in a conversation, like [email protected] or emailgo or supportsig, etc.
- Test it out
I hope you enjoy this little quick tip!