We’ve all been there. That moment when you’re typing a text and your iPhone replaces a perfectly normal word with a totally bizarre one just because you’ve used it before. This is no good! How can you get rid of this so-called ‘history’ your iPhone keeps referring to while correcting your typing?
Have you ever received an email or instant message that had one of those smiley faces in it? You know, the ones made using a colon, a dash, and an end parenthesis?
That’s an emoticon. “Emoticons”, short for “emotional icons” are textual or pictorial representations of facial expressions that are created by using punctuation, letters, and/or numbers. Traditionally the symbols were pretty simple and retained their text formatting on both the sending and receiving side of the message.
One of the most underrated features of iOS 5 is the ability to assign customizable keyboard word shortcuts to any string of letters. For example, this enables you to type “def” and once you hit the space bar it will automatically change to “definitely”. I’m not sure about you but I misspell that word more often than not, so this feature has really been helpful to me.
I’ll help you set these up for yourself!
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