Quick Tip: Autofilling your Email address anywhere in iOS

Ever wanted to have a quick way to post your email address in iOS with just a few taps? While Apple hasn't implemented a key to do this, there is a quick way to do it on iOS, provided you're running iOS 5 or higher. Here's a quick guide:

  • Step 1: Navigate through the settings app on your iOS device to your keyboard shortcuts (Settings > General > Keyboard > Shortcuts).
  • Step 2: Define a new shortcut with the (+) button in the upper righthand corner.
  • Step 3: in the "Phrase" field, type your email address. In the "Shortcut" field, type the few key shortcut you wish to use for your email address. Once you've done that, save it.
  • Step 4: Type your shortcut in any iOS text field and watch your email expand automatically.

Credit for this tip goes to Chris Masterson, who tweeted it earlier today.

Arthur Lockman is a .NET Core and web developer based in Massachusetts. He's also an amateur photographer specializing in Walt Disney World and small events photography.