iOS

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How Can I Tell Which Version of TextExpander I Am Using?

See below for instructions specific to your Operating System: macOS   1. Go to TextExpander -> About TextExpander and your version will appear at the bottom of the window iOS 1. Open TextExpander 2. Tap the question mark ? 3. Tap About TextExpander and your version will appear at the top of the window Windows 1. Open TextExpander 2….

Why Do I Have to Remove TextExpander 3 from My iPhone and iPad?

Please remove TextExpander 3 once you have TextExpander 4 for iPad and iPhone. Once you have TextExpander 4 you do not need the older version. Having both may interfere with the proper functioning of both. You will not lose any snippets since TextExpander 4 will have them. The first time you sign in you are…

Why doesn’t TextExpander for iPhone & iPad support images embedded in text?

The iPhone’s text views do not support rich text and images. The Mail application is an exception because it uses an HTML editor rather than the standard text view. There’s also a bit of a Catch-22 in that the iPhone does not include code to access rich text strings as stored in your snippets and…

What other special codes can be used in TextExpander snippets? (iOS)

Other special codes which can be used in TextExpander: (other than the date and time macros listed here) %clipboard = insert clipboard text contents here %| = % + (Shift+) the pipe is used to position the cursor at that location once a snippet is expanded%\ = select a range of text upon snippet expansion. The text must be surrounded…

The pictures in my snippets don’t appear on my iPhone/iPad, why?

As of iOS 8, the clipboard in iOS doesn’t support pictures in all apps. Since TextExpander needs this copy/paste feature to expand snippets, picture snippets cannot expand their images. We hope for a future iOS version that supports the pasting of images, so that we can as well.

How do I re-order the keyboards so the TextExpander keyboard is first?

If you have several keyboards on your iPad or iPhone, you can change their order or appearance as you tab through them with the globe key. You will need to setup the TextExpander keyboard before you can adjust its order in the keyboard list. Open the Settings app on your device to General > Keyboard…

The TextExpander keyboard is not expanding snippets in iPhone/iPad apps, why?

You have TextExpander 3 for iPhone & iPad or later and the TextExpander custom keyboard doesn’t seem to be expanding your snippets. (If you have one of the TextExpander-enhanced apps listed on our site, and snippets are not expanding in that app, keyboard or no, then see our TextExpander​-enhanced app troubleshooting guide). Do you see…

How can I setup TextExpander to work with TextExpander-enhanced apps?

Setup TextExpander to work with apps with TextExpander support: Under TextExpander’s Settings > TextExpander-Enhanced Apps switch on “Share Snippets.” In the TextExpander-Enhanced app open the settings or preferences and switch on TextExpander. You will also see a button for fetching the snippets from TextExpander. You will need to tap that occasionally to update the snippet set in your…

Do I need TextExpander for Mac, Windows, or Chrome to use TextExpander for iPhone & iPad?

TextExpander on your iPhone or iPad is a fully independent app, and can be used without having TextExpander on your desktop computer. You can create snippet groups, add new snippets, and assign abbreviations to them on the iPhone. You can also add Predefined groups (like AutoCorrect or Symbols), as well as add external snippet groups that…