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You are working on a major project and just doesn't have much time to respond to a lengthy message of your girlfriend. Wouldn't you want to have a better way to quickly type out a short message to ensure your work doesn't have any interruption? Yes, you would certainly like to do it in order that your beloved gets the timely response. That's why it's better to create and use text shortcut on iPhone and iPad to type out any phrase fast.

It doesn't take much time to create the shortcut of any phrase. Depending on your need, you can create as many shortcuts as you would want and keep them ever ready to unleash them when you don't have much time to indulge in a lengthy conversation. Let's head over to check out how it works!

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How to Create and Use Text Shortcuts on iPhone and iPad

How to Create Text Shortcuts on iPhone and iPad

Step #1. Launch Settings app on your iOS device → Tap on General.

Tap on Settings Then General on iPhone 7

Step #2. Next, you need to tap on Keyboard.

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Tap on Keyboard in iPhone Settings

Step #3. Tap on Text Replacement.

Tap on Text Replacement in iPhone Settings

Step #4. Tap on the “+” button at the top right corner of the screen.

Tap on the Plus Sign in Text Replacement on iPhone

Step #5. Now, write the phrase which you want to use. As for instance, call me later. Then, write its shortcut. For instance, cml. Once you are done, tap on the Save button at the top right corner.

Create Text Shortcut on iPhone and iPad

How to Use Text Shortcuts on iPhone and iPad

Step #1. Open any app where you can access the QuickType keyboard. In this text, I'm going to open Messages app.

Step #2. Now, type the shortcut which you have created.

Step #3. The corresponding phrase will appear in the predictive bar. Tap on it and send it as usual.

Use Text Shortcut on iPhone

How to Edit Text Shortcuts on iPhone and iPad

Step #1. Open Settings app → General → Keyboard → Text Replacement.

Step #2. Tap on the text shortcut you want to edit.

Tap on Text Shortcut you Want to Edit on iPhone

Step #3. Change the phrase and its shortcut as desired. Make sure to tap on Save at the top right corner to confirm the change.

Edit Text Shortcut on iPhone

How to Delete Text Shortcuts on iPhone and iPad

Step #1. Open Settings app → General → Keyboard → Text Replacement.

Step #2. Tap on Edit button at the bottom left corner of the screen.

Tap on Edit in Text Replacement on iPhone

Step #3. Tap on the red button right before the shortcut you want to remove. Then, tap on Delete button → Tap on Done at the bottom left corner to confirm.

Delete Text Shortcuts on iPhone

That's it!

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Create multiple text shortcuts to send any message on your iOS device. It's very helpful especially when you are too busy to spend a lot of time to write a lengthy message.

You would really like to read these equally interesting posts such as how to convert text into emojis, how to use QuickType keyboard, how to setup and use multilingual typing and best third-party keyboard apps for iPhone and iPad.

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Jignesh Padhiyar is the founder of iGeeksBlog.com who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around iPhone and iPad.