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Text Expansion is built into iOS

I’ve talked about text expansion a several different occasions. But all my posts have focused on the Mac, so far. There are apps for text expansion available on iOS, but it’s also built right into the operating system itself.

Head over to Settings > General > Keyboards. Make a simple replacement for your email address. On MacOS it’s best to put some kind of prefix, then the shortcut. I use ; as the prefix. But on iOS you’d have to toggle the special keys keyboard, so that would take too much time. In the example below, I used a shortcut of hhh to simply type Hello!.

Once this is set up, you can type this in any text field on your phone to have it expand to what you setup. (tip, you’ll need to tap the spacebar to execute the replacement.) See the video below.

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