Text replacement across iOS devices

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by mrochester, Sep 15, 2016.

  1. mrochester macrumors 68000

    Feb 8, 2009
    hi all

    I always thought that any text replacement shortcut you setup would automatically appear on your other iOS devices. However, that doesn't seem to be the case anymore.

    Does anyone know when this feature was removed or if I am even remembering correctly that is was once there?

    Many thanks.

  2. KALLT macrumors 601

    Sep 23, 2008
    Have you enabled iCloud Drive? I don’t believe it was ever officially documented by Apple. Maybe they got rid of it. It never worked well anyway.
  3. Dwalls90 macrumors 601


    Feb 5, 2009
    Is this the feature of typing "omw" and it would change to "on my way"?

    I think mine is working across the cloud.
  4. mrochester thread starter macrumors 68000

    Feb 8, 2009
    Yes that feature.
  5. stooovie macrumors 6502a

    Nov 21, 2010
    It's been completely hit and miss since the feature was first introduced. I have the exact opposite problem - some pesky shortcuts reappear every time there's a new iOS update. Syncing isn't reliable at all.
  6. Dwalls90 macrumors 601


    Feb 5, 2009
    Mine have worked for quite a while now on both iOS and Mac OS.

    My understanding is that it's driven via iCloud, so I would make sure you're using the same Apple ID on both devices. May not hurt to log out and back in on both devices to see if that improves syncing.

    I just tested and was able to add, edit and delete these from both my phone and Mac, and the changes synced across both devices. It does take a few seconds for the sync to go through. I'm running GM of Sierra and 10.0.1.
  7. ck2875 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 25, 2009
    This. I had setup keyboard shortcuts on OSX years ago to make taking class notes easier (app. to appellate, etc). Then when they suddenly showed up in iOS via sync and no matter how many times I delete them across all devices they always come back. It's somewhat-to-very annoying.

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