How to Make Text Shortcuts on an iDevice

by Adam Field

Create text shortcuts on iOS that you can use in any app where you use a keyboard.


  • iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch
  • iOS 5.0 or later
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Tap Settings and then tap General.

    Step 2

    Tap Keyboard.

    Step 3

    Scroll down to Shortcuts and tap Add New Shortcut

    Step 4

    Type the phrase and shortcut you want. I've picked the above one as a demo but if you look at the previous step you can see sme of my others.

    Step 5

    Your shortcut has been added.

    Step 6

    The shortcut works in any app where you enter text. This is Messages.

    Step 7

    Even notes :-)