How To Add Text Replacement Shortcuts Using Your Mac.
Previously, I showed you how to use a keyboard short cut to insert “” on a Mac and how to use Text Replacement on an iPhone. Today, I’ll show you how to use Text Replacement on your Mac to save keystrokes and time, as well as—if you also have any iOS devices—reap the benefits of synced shortcuts via iCloud Drive.
Candidates for Text Replacement
- Your email address
- Your phone numbers
- Your address
- Special characters (e.g., , ©, ®, ™)
- Common phrases (e.g., on my way, visit my website, show me the money!)
- Strings of emojis (e.g., ??✨?)
Add a Text Replacement Shortcut
- Open System Preferences.
- Click on Keyboard.
- From the top tabs, choose Text.
- Under Replace, enter the shortcut text (make it short and unique).
- Under With, enter the replacement.
Tomorrow, I’ll show you how to ensure iCloud Drive is set for syncing Text Replacements.