We all have a phrase, a number, or another string of text that we type over and over again: a lengthy street address, your office number, or any other common bit of data you wish would simply flow from your fingertips to your touchscreen.

You can save yourself a ton of tapping by creating your own custom keyboard shortcuts for iOS and Android devices.

How does a keyboard shortcut (or “text expansion,” as it’s also called) work? Here’s an example: if you were to type, say, the letters “mpn” (for “my phone number”), your phone or tablet would immediately substitute the phrase or text string of your choice—like “212-555-1212.”

In Android, you create shortcuts in the keyboard’s personal dictionary.

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