Amazing feature: Keyboard Shortcuts

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by Watabou, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. Watabou macrumors 68040

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    Hey guys, I've just come across a seriosuly cool feature of iOS5. I don't think I even saw this feature mentioned.

    Go to Settings->General->Keyboard and scroll down until you see Keyboard Shortcuts. A shortcut should be already there for "on my way".

    But this opens a world of possibilities since you can create your own shortcuts! You can type in "geml" and get it replaced by your gmail address! Or "ceml" for iCloud email address.

    Or even better, store a keyboard shortcut for "addr" and type out your address and whenever you need to type you address in, you just have to type in 4 letters!

    Here is some of the shortcuts I use:

    1. geml: Gmail email
    2. ceml: iCloud email
    3. addr: My home address
    4. waddr: My work address
    5. omw: On my way
    6. Ioyfd: I'm outside your front door (I text this a lot haha)
    7. brb: Be right back
    8. fwiw: For what it's worth
    9. syl: See you later
    10. Icyl: I'll call you later

    So I thought this thread might serve as a reference guide and you guys can share your own shortcuts and I can maybe add it to this post for others to easily see. :)
     
  2. theDUB macrumors 6502a

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  3. F123D macrumors 68040

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    I love this feature as well. Haven't set up a lot of shortcuts yet but this one will definitely be useful.
     
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  6. Watabou thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Nope, I just set up 10 but you can set some more. I don't think there's a limit.
     
  7. LoganT macrumors 68020

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    I'm going to set up "Lol" to say "I'm not actually laughing"
     
  8. BLee17 macrumors member

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    Great way to correct common iphone spelling changes. The infamous sh ot to sh**!!!
     
  9. sakau2007 macrumors 6502

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    a few that i find useful:

    bww -> Buffalo Wild Wings
    cfb - college football
     
  10. rwilliams macrumors 68040

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    This feature could put a dent in TextExpander sales, though TextExpander works better because you can have multi-line snippets, like email signatures.
     
  11. robdam1001 macrumors 6502a

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  12. Acronym macrumors 68000

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    this is one feature I have seemed to forget about, I have things set as shortcuts but never remember to use them haha
     
  13. bassfingers macrumors 6502

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    the email shortcuts are a great idea! People post more great ideas so I can use them!
     
  14. Patriot24 macrumors 68030

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    lol = I have nothing left to say
    haha = That was a pretty stupid thing to say, but you're hot and I don't want to ruin my chances
     
  15. sakau2007 macrumors 6502

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    addy - i have it type out my full address (useful these days to tell someone how to get to my house and everyone has a smartphone or GPS)

    mygml - types out my @gmail.com email address
     
  16. jwingfie macrumors 6502a

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    This is definitely a great addition. I just added a few quick statements so far but I will add more as I think about them.

    Too bad the forum doesn't have this option:

    DKTHB = Double click the home button
    or
    NCIOAWPIU = Notification Center is only available when phone is unlocked

    :D
     
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    Swipe from right to left over the shortcut in the Keyboard menu. The delete button will appear.
     
  19. b24pgg macrumors 65816

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    Well I know what I'm doing to my iPhone owning friends for April Fools Day 2012...
     
  20. jsh1120 macrumors 65816

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    Duh...Thanks much. I think the fact that swiping no longer works to close an open icon folder must have leaked over into my brain's use of "swiping."
     
  21. flameproof macrumors 6502a

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    I like that feature!

    ..but.... is there a way to do line breaks?

    I like to have a shortcut for br:

    Best regards

    My Fullname
     
  22. mds macrumors 6502

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    I wish I could do single characters. My Palm Pre would turn an 'r' into 'are' and 'u' into 'you' but my iPhone won't let me do that.
     
  23. Ashwood11 macrumors 65816

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    Great tip, thanks!

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    There are far too many folks that could use WTF.
     
  24. skuu2 macrumors newbie

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A334 Safari/7534.48.3)

    I use this feature alone with autocorrect turned off (because it annoys me and I type in another language in English letters sometimes). You can make it correct stuff like im to i'm to save you doing the ole thumb-reach to the apostrophe. I also use it to let me say my own words like 'dun' instead of 'don't' and iphone instead of the 'official' capitalised version.
     
  25. flameproof macrumors 6502a

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    OFF TOPIC WARNING!

    I also type sometimes in an other language then English and and when you type, let's say, Dutch, the English spell-check would be unbearable.

    The easy way out though is just to install the Keyboard for that language. iOS5 give you also the option between native language keyboard or English keyboard.
     

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