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will ios 5.0.1 upgrade erase my keyboard shortcuts?

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    Hello

    I have and iPad2 and iOS 5.0. I've made about 200 keyboard shortcuts in General/Keyboard/Shortcuts. Will they be erased if/when I update to iOS 5.0.1?

    I'm asking because, when I upgraded from iOS 4 to iOS 5 I lost all my ibook settings, and had to spend ages restoring the books from Calibre, re-creating Collections, and moving the books into them.

    That wasn't so bad. But it took me hours to make all my shortcuts. It's not something I want to have to do again in a hurry!

    PS Is there a good program for backing up all iPad2 data (including iBooks) and custom settings?

    Thanks

    Mary
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    No, my shortcuts are still there! I back up to iCloud now. So much easier.

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    Hi Mary and welcome to the Forum,

    I can't answer your question as I haven't updated to 5.1 as yet but I'd like to know the answer to it as I have some shortcuts as well, not as many as you though. You must have a good memory to remember them all.

    The IPad Forum is a Community of members from all walks of life and from all over the world coming together to share our experiences and to help each other learn about this wonderful piece of technology the IPad.
    There is a wealth of information already here in the many threads we have so doing some searches will answer most of the questions that you have. If then you can't find the answer you are seeking, then by all means post your question. You will find many friendly and informed members here only too willing to help you.

    We also have our own App - Discussion Forum for IPad Users It is a very simple app to navigate.
    Reading the iPad Manuals is a great place to start, so please download a copy of these http://www.support.apple.com/manuals/ipad/
    A very informative thread from which you will learn many tips and shortcuts for the iPad
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-general-discussions/21590-tips-tricks-those-us-who-dont-know.html
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    Oops! Thanks Leelai! Welcome from me too! Didn't see that you were a noobie!

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    Thanks for your answer too for when I do update, one less thing to worry about!
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    200 keyboard shortcuts?! I have trouble remembering six. Mary, you have missed your calling if you're not a court reporter.
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    It's actually more than 200, more like 4-500. But they've evolved from a short set -- I've been using them since the late 1980s. I make sure to structure them, so that they're easy to remember. 3-letter shortcuts for months, 4-letter for days. All contractions have 2-4 letter shortcuts. It's much much easier to type 'dnn' than 'don't', 'shdn' for 'shouldn't'. Lots are the same basic word + ed or ing: spose=suppose; sposd=supposed; tk=think; tkg=thinking. And so forth. some shortcuts are just the lower-case version of names: john=John, etc. It makes typing much faster, though it has its little snags.

    Mary
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    I'm in awe. :)
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    Mary..this is genius. I've just added a few, copying your system. I never thought of using the keyboard shortcuts for saving me typing an apostrophe. I'll be the look out for new words I find a pain to type and adding them to the list from now on. Thanks for the great tip.

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