If you type routinely enough on your iPad or iPhone using the onscreen keyboard, it doesn’t take long to realize that there are certain words or phrases that you use on a regular basis, This is especially true for iPad users–who are even more likely to pair their iPad with a bluetooth keyboard. Since a detached keyboard can provide a more comfortable extension of your iPad, users are even more likely to do some serious typing.
Having said that, wouldn’t it be nice to use shortcuts while typing on your iPad the same way you can on your Mac? Turns out you can, and it’s easier than you think. Oh sure, there are third-party apps that provide the same functionality. But why not use the built-in option that Apple added way back in iOS 5. I know I have been using it since then, but it still remains largely unknown by the average iPad and iPhone owner.