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046 - Magic Text - Text Replacement

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Are there some phrases you type over and over? Stop repeating yourself. You can use text replacement to make common phrases faster to type.

Tap Settings

Tap General

Tap Keyboard

Tap Text Replacement

Tap the plus button in the upper right

Enter the common phrase, such as your phone number

Give it a shortcut like two pound signs

Repeat for as many common phrases as you like

Now when you’re editing text like composing an email or a note, type one of the shortcuts and then space or return.

Text replacements also sync over iCloud so when you enter them on one Apple device they will sync to all the devices you’re signed into.

On the Mac it’s under System Preferences, Keyboard and the Text tab.

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