You can now sync text substitution across iOS and macOS — 2022

Thanks to the text substitution , we can abbreviate a complete word or phrase to save time when writing them.

Despite its benefits, there was a problem. It could not be synchronized (there were many problems) between several computers, whether they were iOS or macOS .

Now by magic and thanks to CloudKit , our keywords will be synchronized without any problem and doing absolutely nothing.

Text replacement on iOS or macOS

For those who do not know this function, text substitution allows us to abbreviate a word or phrase to save time. Also to replace a text with a specific symbol.

This turns out Really Useful for when you have to repeat the same text several times. For example, if you have to answer too many times with the same solution, you can type ;Answer and it will automatically be replaced with a default answer.

In iOS , we can find it in: Settings / General / Keyboards / Text substitution.

In maOS It's also pretty easy to access, just go to: System Preferences / Keyboard / Text.

From now on, when you add some text, it will be will synchronize with the other devices in your iCloud account without any problems.

It is true that before, the synchronization functionality was active, but it barely worked, it was practically a lottery that any modification appeared on all devices. There were many synchronization problems, but with the latest update of macOS High Sierra, has been fixed.

All this thanks to CloudKit, where these problems are finally solved. So you no longer need to resort to third-party applications to replace texts and sync with all your Apple devices.

Did you know the text substitution function? Do you usually use it?