As a beginning iPad and iPhone user I discover basic stuff. Text replacement and magnifier are two of these iOS features.
Two months ago I tried it but did not use it. Not seeing the benefit made it easy to neglect. Recently…. I took another look and saw it made my typing speedier. Special characters now appear on the screen with a couple of keystrokes. Longer blocks of repeated text sprang up.
You want to write directions to your home?
Follow the iOS trail on your phone or tablet. Open settings>general>keyboard>text replacement>tap the + sign and fill-in the form. Save the directions and a shortcut “hm.” Need directions in a document. Type “hm” hit the space bar. Magic.1
I listened to Mac Power Users podcast — show #419. In the last part, they discussed settings and features in iOS 11. An aha moment, I deleted the magnifier app I had downloaded. Then set up the built-in one. Using — setting>general>accessibility>magnifier and turned it on. With three rapid clicks on the home button the magnifier turned on. Adjust and light as needed to see tiny stuff.
I put magnifier in control panel. Setting> in the left column go to control panel> customized settings> switch on the magnifier.
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