Optimizing iPhone’s Text Replacement

You can use these when writing a text message, email, in notes, and many input fields on your iPhone.

Shortcuts I’ve Used

a$ =address, e$ = email, p$ = phone number, d$ = driver’s license, w$ = website, sig$ = email signature, b$ = birthday

But the sky is the limit.

Optimizing using the $ symbol

You may already know about Text Replacement. However, this is a way to make it better. Placing the $ at the end of the shortcut allows for one less keystroke than putting it at the beginning of the shortcut.

$ is not super common in regular writing so it’s a good symbol to use.

How to get started

On your iPhone go to Settings > General > Keyboard > Text Replacement

Click the + in the top right.

Have fun

If you implement this, drop me a line and let me know how you like it!



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