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User-created Dictionary Shortcuts on your Mobile Device

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How many times a day do you type your email address or physical address with your mobile device keyboard? Too many to recall? Well, here’s a tech tip for you. Save yourself a bit of time by adding frequently used strings (i.e. email addresses, postal codes, URLs etc.) to your personal dictionary and then use auto correct functionality to create shortcuts.

For example, I added [email protected] to the dictionary, and then set the shortcut to ‘js’. If I ever want to type my email address, I just type ‘js’ and it auto corrects.

Populate your own personal dictionary with a few simple steps:

Android

  • Language and input section of settings
  • Locate and tap the personal dictionary entry and select your language option
  • Add words to your dictionary and shortcuts by tapping the plus sign [+]

iPhone

  • Tap settings, general, keyboard, text replacement
  • Add words to your dictionary and shortcuts by tapping the plus sign [+]
  • Tap save!

All set? Give it a try!

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