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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 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.
Posted on January 28th, 2021
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