Creating custom text shortcuts

Word substitution lets you create your own text shortcuts so that when you enter a shortcut your BlackBerry device replaces the shortcut with a full word or phrase.

Tip: Word substitution is sometimes known as autotext.

Turn on word predictions

  1. On the home screen, swipe down from the top of the screen.
  2. Tap Settings Settings > Language and Input > Prediction and Correction.
  3. Set the Show Predictions switch to On.

Add a new text shortcut

  1. On the home screen, swipe down from the top of the screen.
  2. Tap Settings Settings > Language and Input > Prediction and Correction > Word Substitution.
  3. Tap Add Shortcut.

Change or delete a text shortcut

  1. On the home screen, swipe down from the top of the screen.
  2. Tap Settings Settings > Language and Input > Prediction and Correction > Word Substitution.
  3. In the Substitution List section, tap a word substitution entry.

Clear the learned words list

The BlackBerry Keyboard learns words and phrasing based on your usage to predict the next word you write. You can clear the word list used for word suggestions with the following steps:
  1. On the home screen, swipe down from the top of the screen.
  2. Tap Settings > Language and Input > Prediction and Correction.
  3. Tap Clear Learned Words.
Note: As you continue to type, the learned word list is regenerated unless you set the Learn New Words switch to Off on the Prediction and Correction screen.


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