How To Use Text Shortcuts On Iphone – Close Protection


This shortcut video is for Close Protection and Surveillance Officers.

Excellentia are the leading Close Protection Company in London and as such we thought it would be beneficial to provide some helpful tips, our first video focuses on iPhone keyboard shortcuts.

As security professionals we are often limited for time, a prime example of this may be we are in London at a location such as Harrods and the client decides to leave the premises at short notice.

Due to the size of such a large building, radio communication can be difficult or it’s possible as a bodyguard working within London that maybe you don’t even have a radio, so as you are walking towards the door with the client, instead of typing out “We are on our way” you can just type in the short cut you have previously loaded.

For Example: EN5 – could produce ‘En-route 5 Min’. 

Anybody can create a shortcut for whatever operation they are on and for whatever code words they require. 

So save yourself some time and effort, watch our video or read the step by step guide below and set up iPhone keyboard shortcuts for any and all of the text you type regularly.

By default, the iPhone and iPad ship with “omw” as a shortcut for “On my way!” but you can create and customise any shortcut you want. What’s more, thanks to iCloud, any shortcut you create will automatically sync between your iPhone, iPad, and/or Mac. Here’s how! 

1. Go to settings on your iPhone.

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2. Tap the “General” tab.

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3. Then tap the “Keyboard” tab near the bottom of the menu.
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4. Then tap “Text Replacement

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5. You will now be on the “text replacement” menu.

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As you can see from this image, we have displayed numerous keyboard shortcuts and phrases, such as “contact contact” which is CT.

It is possible to build a comprehensive list of shortcuts, which will help you when you are messaging.

This can also be edited and deleted as required. Please watch the video above or click the link here for a more in depth guide.

We hope that you may find this guide useful and it helps you save time… when time is short on the ground.

Thanks for reading and watching and for all your Close Protection and security requirements in London and overseas please call the Excellentia office on 0207 060 2130