11 Set Up Text Shortcuts
If you want to be able to text quickly, but don’t want to resort to using abbreviations, you can actually have the best of both worlds. iOS has a built-in feature that lets you assign text shortcuts that will automatically spell out longer phrases.
Just go to Settings > Keyboards > Text Replacement. Tap on the + icon in the upper-right to add a new shortcut. For example, you can set up the shortcut “ily” and the phrase “I love you.” When you type “ily” into a message, it’ll automatically translate it to the full phrase. It’s a serious time-saver.