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How to Create Custom Text Shortcuts for iPhone's Keyboard

Keyboard shortcuts can make you type faster and allow you to insert some special characters quicker. This post shows how to custom keyboard shortcuts in iPhone/iPad.


Part 1: How to create custom text replacement shortcuts

You can create shortcuts for an email address, an emoji, or any message that you want. Here's how:

Step 1: Open the Settings app, then go to General > Keyboard > Text Replacement.

Step 2: Tap the plus sign in the top-right corner of the screen.

Text Replacement

Step 3: In Phrase, type the desired message (for example, See you later!).

Step 4: Next to Shortcut, type a few characters (for example, syl). These are the characters you'll type whenever you want to use the shortcut.

Create text shortcuts

Part 2: Set up Apple symbol as a keyboard shortcut

The simple way to enter the Apple symbol or other special characters with your iPhone or iPad is to set up them as keyboard shortcuts.

Step 1: Find the Apple symbolApple Symbol or other special characters that you want from website.

Step 2: Go to Settings > General > Keyboard > Text Replacement.

Step 3: Tap plus sign.

Step 4: Tap on Phrase, paste Apple symbol to insert it.

Step 5: Enter your shortcut letters. Tap Save.

Create Apple symbol shortcut

Part 3: How to delete text shortcuts on iPhone and iPad

If you don't like a text keyboard shortcut, you can remove keyboard shortcuts at anytime.

Step 1: Go to Settings > General > Keyboard > Text Replacement.

Step 2: Tap on Edit.

Step 3: Tap red icon and then tap Delete, finally tap Done.

Delete keyboard shortcut