Tired of typing in your email address to login to websites on your iPhone? I know I am. Heck, even typing on the iPad can get to be a pain, with every site LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and the like asking for log in credentials – most of them wanting my email address or login name. Or, heck, password.
Just like changing the default “OMW” text message auto-correct, here’s another idea on making the most of your iPhone time, rather than spending it typing in your email address, password, or street address.
Hop onto your iPhone (or iPad, or iPod touch – you know the drill) and launch the Settings app. Tap into the General pane, then swipe down to the Keyboard preference pane. In the Keyboard pane, swipe down to Shortcuts. Now tap on Add New Shortcut.
Type your email address in the Phrase section, then type a short, two or three character abbreviation, like @@ or eml1, into the Shortcut area. Tap Save in the upper right corner and you’re set for email. If you have a second email address you need to use often, repeat the process, and name it @@@ or eml2.
How about your street address? That’s easily taken care of here, as well. Type “addy” into the Shortcut area and your actual street address into the Phrase area. Suddenly, you’re flying through web forms. Do the same with your phone number. You could call it “##” if you like, we don’t mind.