Using Text Replacement on iPhone, iPad, and Mac

I often use arrows when taking notes. Usually, '->' is entered.

Among the articles I wrote on my blog, there is 'Jirisan Dulle-gil Course 8 (Unri → Deoksan)', and this arrow is '→', not '->'.

To type this, on a Mac, click Edit - Emoji & Symbols in the top menu or press ^⌘space to open the character viewer, find the arrow symbol and double-click it.


mac text viewer



If you use the text replacement function of Mac and iOS, input '->' can automatically change it to '→'.

It can be seen that it is similar to recommending stickers when typing in KakaoTalk or Line Messenger.



How to use text replacement on Mac


The method is simple.

  1. Open Keyboard in Mac's System Environment.
  2. Click the Text tab.
  3. Press + and enter the input item and the replacement item that will be changed as you type.

mac text replacement


In my case, sometimes when blogging, I mention Mac's comment key, option key, and shift key. Instead, I put a [ mark in front of it.

When you enter an address on a website, etc., the home address is also included in case you do not remember the street address.

If there are frequently used phrases, you can put them in an abbreviation.



Using Text Replacement on iOS


  1. On your iPhone or iPad, go to General and open Keyboard.
  2. Open text replacement on the keyboard
  3. Tap + , enter the text to be changed and a shortcut key, and save it. (The order is reversed with the Mac)

iPhone text replacement input




Sync between Mac and iOS


When I typed the text replacement on Mac and tried to enter it on the iPhone, the phrases I typed on the Mac were included.

The Mac, iPhone, and iPad use the same Apple ID to synchronize calendars, contacts, Safari bookmarks, notes, etc.


iPhone text replacement list



I can't memorize the original text keys, so I can't memorize them well, but I keep things that can be memorized, such as arrows, or that need to open a character viewer when typing.

To enter emoticons on the iPhone, you need to add an emoticon keyboard, but sometimes you have to press one more time to switch between Korean and English. That's why we've created shortcuts for frequently used emoticons.



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