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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Keyboard Shortcuts in iOS

Typing things out on a full size QWERTY keyboard is so much easier than on a smaller touch screen. You can set up easy keyboard shortcuts to type the more difficult things like email addresses which require different punctuation.

If you are frequently putting your email address into forms, emails, or log in screens, this tip can save you a lot of time.

Keyboard shortcuts are the new shorthand!

Shortcut your email address

  • Go to your settings app
  • Select General
  • Scroll down to Keyboard
  • Scroll down to Add New Shortcut...
  • Enter the phrase you want to shortcut
    •  I demo my email address
  • Enter the shortcut you want to use (I like using @@ for my primary email; @@@ for my secondary email)
  • Click save in the upper right corner

You're all good to go - keep your thumbs happy by not having to type so much! 

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