Want shortcut for entering entering text

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  1. Montereybob

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    Is there anyway to auto type frequently entered text like my email address which I have to type so many different times at the request of various sites that I visit for the first time?
     
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    Settings->Safari->Auto Fill->Names and Passwords: On

    That should work.
     
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    That works for remembering and auto entering on sites that I have already registered on. I am looking for a way to auto enter my email address on sites during initial registration.
     
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    Ok, you might also want to turn on
    Use Contact Info

    Now when you register for a new site, at the top of the keyboard is a button Autofill, when you click on it, it should automatically enter the relevant detail into the currently selected field.
     
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    Auto fill will do this.
     
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    I have tried auto fill, but when I tap entry fields in website registration pages, the keyboard comes up but it does not have the auto fill button.
     
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    Have you followed my previous advice?

    You have to turn the Autofill on, for it to work, this is done under
    Settings->Safari->AutoFill
     
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    Yes. Auto fill is activated. The auto fill button shows up when filling out forms but not when I'm in a registration screen. Maybe this is a privacy feature.
     
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    When turning on Autofill in the settings, did you choose your own name from Contacts? And does your own contact have all the relevant details, email address, address, etc.?
     
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    Yes
     

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