How to Create Texting Shortcuts for Your iPhone and iPad
The one thing I loathe more than running late is running late while also texting the person I’m meeting to alert her of that fact. That’s why I very much appreciate the iOS 7 feature that allows you to create shortcuts for common texting lingo. It allows me to type in a three-letter phrase like “omw,” which will magically transform into the complete phrase “on my way” within a text.
Here’s how you can add a shortcut of your very own:
1. Go to Settings.
2. Scroll down and select General.
3. Scroll down and select Keyboard.
4. Scroll down until you see a section called Shortcuts.You’ll see a list of any existing shortcuts you have saved already. To add more, tap Add New Shortcut.