Anna Phillips

Web Developer & Photographer


Timesaver: autocomplete your email in iOS

Are you sick of typing out your email address because there’s no autofill option or you have more than one account? If you add your email address as a shortcut then you can enter it with ease.

Go to Settings > General > Keyboard, then scroll down to Shortcuts > Add New Shortcut…

iOS - add shortcut

Phrase – your email address.

Shortcut – this is what will trigger the autocomplete. Make it an acronym or something you wouldn’t ordinarily type.

Hit Save.

Now when you’re filling out a form, just type in the shortcut you chose and your email will be autocompleted.

iOS autocomplete email

The great thing about using shortcuts is that it works throughout the whole of iOS, not just Safari, so it’s really useful within apps or in iTunes. You can also create multiple shortcuts if you have more than one email address.

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