Keyboard Shortcuts Will Finally Sync Across All Your iOS Devices In iOS 6

Keyboard Shortcuts Will Finally Sync Across All Your iOS Devices In iOS 6

Shortcuts were a nightmare to manage across iOS devices… until now.

After being introduced in iOS 5, keyboard shortcuts is a feature I could no longer live without on my iOS device. I use it for all kinds of things, including email addresses and usernames, so that I never have to type out the full thing 30 times a day. There is one thing the feature has been lacking, though, and that’s the ability to sync your keyboard shortcuts across all your iOS devices.

That is until now; the feature was finally added to iOS 6, which was released to the public yesterday.

Shortly after Apple first previewed iOS 6 at WWDC back in June, I wrote an article that detailed “7 awesome features Apple left out of iOS 6.” Clearly the Cupertino company was listening, because number five on that list was shortcuts syncing — which is now built into the public iOS 6 release.

What that means is, you can create a keyboard shortcut on your iPhone, and it will automatically be setup on your iPad and your iPod touch, too.

Our friends over at iDownloadBlog have put together a short video that shows the feature in action:

If you’re yet to start using keyboard shortcuts, now’s a great time to start. And believe me, once you do, you won’t look back.

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Killian BellKillian Bell is a staff writer based in the U.K. He has an interest in all things tech and also covers Android over at You can follow him on Twitter via @killianbell.

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