This week, we’re featuring an Android tip:
Do you find yourself typing out the same long names, addresses, or places in text messages and emails? There’s a way to save you time on typing lengthy words and commonly used phrases.
Open the Settings app
Tap “Language & input”
Tap the settings icon for the keyboard software you are using.
Tap “Personal dictionary”
Tap the “+” icon in the top right.
Type the phrase you want your shortcut to expand to. (For example: “I will call you later.”)
Type your preferred shortcut. (For example: “cyl”)
Tap the “back” button or “Save”.
That’s it! Now, whenever you type your shortcut in a text message or an email, the corresponding phrase will appear in a suggestion bubble below your text.
Just press “space” to insert the phrase.
Check back next week for a tip for any kind of cell phone!