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: user-created dictionary shortcuts on your mobile device. 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. Free up Space on your iPhone!

For example, I added ‘jesse.smith@smartdolphins.com’ 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!