Welcome to iPadForums.net Guest - Click Here to Register

IOS 5 Keyboard Text Shortcuts

This is a discussion on IOS 5 Keyboard Text Shortcuts within the iPad OS forums, part of the Apple iPad Discussions category; Just noticed this under settings --> General --> Keyboard --> Add New Shortcut You can create a shortcut for phrases that you frequently use while ...

iPadForums.net is the original Apple iPad Forum! Registered Users do not see these ads. Please Register - It's Free!
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    iPF Novice
    Member #
    109316
    Liked
    12 times
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    18

    IOS 5 Keyboard Text Shortcuts

    Just noticed this under settings --> General --> Keyboard --> Add New Shortcut

    You can create a shortcut for phrases that you frequently use while typing/texting. For example, if you frequently type "Have a nice day" you can set up a shortcut (HAND) and when you type HAND it will become Have a nice day in your document/text message!

    Have a nice day!

  2. Ads


  3. #2
    iPad Fan
    Member #
    39716
    Liked
    19 times
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Santa Barbara, CA
    Posts
    229
    Thanks for the tip! Very helpful!

    Never, never, never give up -- Winston Churchill
    Bark less, wag more.

  4. #3
    Super Moderator
    Member #
    13576
    Liked
    1445 times
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Western NY state (USA)
    Posts
    11,052
    Yeah, I've put in the shortcut @@ for my e-mail address (you gotta have a minimum of a two-character shortcut). Way easier than typing my extremely long e-mail addy.

    Me likes!

    Marilyn
    Space Gray 32GB WiFi-only iPad Air & Black 32GB iPhone 5 (both jailbroken on iOS 7.0.4 w/evasi0n7)
    * * * PLEASE READ * * * Forum Rules * * * Hacking Section Rules * * * PLEASE READ * * *

  5. #4
    iPF Expert
    Member #
    33508
    Liked
    241 times
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Somerset-UK
    Posts
    8,761
    😃I knew about this shortcut. Now I can say hell without having autocorrect changing it. But that @@ shortcut is absolutely brilliant. Thanks a lot. Will do that right now

    Sent from my iPhone using iPF
    Macbook Air 13" IPad 3 32GB wifi, iphone 5 32gb, 2x iphone 4, iPhone 3GS 32GB , ipad 1 32GB ,2x iPod touch 2G, BT keyboard

    All for One and One for All!!!

    From Somerset UK

  6. #5
    iPF Novice
    Member #
    65467
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    16

    Synchronising keyboard shortcuts

    I enjoy using keyboard shortcuts on my iPad.
    Is there any way of synching with my iPhone, or do I need to type all of them again?

  7. #6
    iPF Novice
    Member #
    109316
    Liked
    12 times
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    18
    Unfortunately, I have seen no way of synching the shortcuts across devices ... which is pretty silly if you ask me.

  8. #7
    iPF Novice
    Member #
    65467
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    16
    My otherwise excellent shortcuts do not always work on my iPad original.
    Eg I have set "cld" to give me could.
    Sometimes it expands to could, and sometimes not.
    Could anyone please help?
    Thanks in anticipation

  9. #8
    iPF Noob
    Member #
    115594
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Madison, WI
    Posts
    1
    I'm trying to use the keyboard shortcuts to autofill a password that I use daily at the University building where I attend class. Any idea why it won't recognize my shortcut to be used for a password?

  10. #9
    iPF Novice
    Member #
    65467
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    16
    Quote Originally Posted by roysmith135 View Post
    My otherwise excellent shortcuts do not always work on my iPad original.
    Eg I have set "cld" to give me could.
    Sometimes it expands to could, and sometimes not.
    Could anyone please help?
    Thanks in anticipation
    Aha!
    I have discovered that the problem occurs intermittently ONLY when I am editing within a sentence.
    It does seem to work OK at the START of a sentence, or at the END.

  11. #10
    iPad Fan
    Member #
    37127
    Liked
    8 times
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Paris
    Posts
    251
    Terrific idea ! I just did it and even added @@@ for my second email address ! Great tip ;-))))))


Home | Forum | Active Topics | What's New

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Similar Threads

  1. How to split the keyboard to text/type
    By anmanwar in forum iPad OS
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 10-13-2011, 05:19 PM
  2. Anyone got any Apple Bluetooth shortcuts?
    By No1zeppelinfan in forum iPad General Discussions
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 09-08-2011, 10:10 PM
  3. Typing text via keyboard & by pen
    By omkgu in forum iPad Help
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 08-11-2011, 04:56 PM
  4. Fast Keyboard: the ultimate iOS text editor
    By 1234 in forum iPad App Announcements
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 08-07-2011, 06:55 PM
  5. App Shortcuts/Alias/Links
    By barryc in forum iPad FAQ
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-30-2011, 10:48 AM

Search tags for this page

date shortcut for iphone
,
how to create date stamp shortcut in iphone
,

ios date shortcut

,
ios date stamp shortcut
,
ios shortcut date time
,
ios shortcuts date
,
ipad shortcuts date
,
iphone date short cut?
Click on a term to search for related topics.