How to Add New Words to the iPad Dictionary Using Keyboard Shortcuts


You can add words to the iPad dictionary using the Shortcuts feature
Settings > General > Keyboard and tap “Add New Shortcut…”
Put the word you want to add to the dictionary in the Phrase field and leave the Shortcut field blank.
For more on using Shortcuts, see this post.


About Andy Brovey

Dr. Andy Brovey, The Portable Prof, has over 30 years experience in educational technology, including teaching, administration and professional development. In 2007, Apple Inc. recognized his work and named him an Apple Distinguished Educator. Andy now runs a professional development business, working on site and online to help others make sense and make use of digital tools. He started this iPad Academy website shortly after the first iPad went on sale to help others become more comfortable and competent with the iPad, in person and online. Click Here for Video Lessons


One thought on “How to Add New Words to the iPad Dictionary Using Keyboard Shortcuts

  • Ryan

    Thank you so much. This works on the iPhone as well. This will make my text messaging and other items a lot easier.

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