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iOS Shortcuts: Helpful Time-Saving Tips

Although I absolutely adore my iPhone, I have to admit that at times, typing long-winded messages can be quite the tedious task. I always wished for a quicker, easier way to enter in the same phrases or addresses into e-mails or text messages. Luckily, I recently discovered a super-handy tool featured on iOS: shortcuts!

From installing apps to creating new account registrations, I found myself spending far too much time entering in the same data, over and over again. With the help of iOS shortcuts, time-consuming typing is now a thing of the past.  This valuable text expansion tool uses abbreviations to represent expanded blurbs of text. Using this feature is extremely simple: just type in the corresponding abbreviation, and the iPhone will automatically fill-in the expanded form of text for you!

Here are a few suggestions for making the most out of iOS shortcuts:

Last but not least, here are the steps to take when creating a shortcut in iOS:

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  1. Navigate to the Settings section of your iPhone.
  2. Click on General, and then select Keyboard.
  3. Select Add New Shortcut.
  4. Once the phrase field appears, enter in the full version of text that you want displayed once you input the corresponding shortcut.
  5. Under the Shortcut prompt, type in what abbreviation you’d like to use to correspond with that expanded text.

Once you have completed these steps, hit save. Follow this procedure again when creating extra shortcuts. It’s really that simple!