January 24, 2022

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Viral iPhone trick to type faster will save you loads of time

A VIRAL iPhone trick could help you type faster – depending on what you’re trying to say.

It works using text replacement to quickly swap out short messages for longer ones.

TikTok legend Scott Polderman shared a genius trick

TikTok / Scott Polderman

TikTok legend Scott Polderman shared a genius trick

Fans loved the clever iPhone hack

Apple / TikTok / Scott Polderman

Fans loved the clever iPhone hack

Apple lets you create your own, so you can speed things up.

And a popular video by TikTok tech star Scott Polderman explaining how it works has already racked up over 35,000 likes.

In the example given by Scott, the text “aa” is replaced with his email address.

That’s an easy way to quickly type an email address out.

But you could use it for other things that you regularly type.

Maybe you want to auto-replace text for your home address or phone number.

Or perhaps you’ve got a message you regularly send at work that would be easier to type with text replacement.

Whatever the case, this time-saving hack can be easily customised.

And you can have multiple text replacements on your iPhone, so you don’t have to pick just one.

So how do you do it?

How to set up iPhone text replacement

First, open Settings and then go into General.

Scroll down to Keyboards and then tap into Text Replacement.

You can then create replacements, typing in a phrase and a shortcut.

The shortcut is what you personally type out, and the phrase is what it transforms into.

So keep the shortcut short, and have the phrase as long as you’d like.

Now when you type that shortcut using the built-in Apple keyboard, it’ll automatically transform into the phrase.

Make sure to pick shortcuts that are slightly obscure that you wouldn’t accidentally type in normal conversation.

If one becomes annoying or isn’t very useful, you can edit or delete it at any time.

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