Type faster on the iPhone using shortcuts Posted on Tuesday, September 18th, 2012 at 10:39 am. PTWritten by Jim Dalrymple Great tip from Dave Caolo. Ben Personal fave is email addresses, so “emg”, “emb” etc for my various addresses.Do these shortcuts sync across devices on iOS6? iPad/iPhone currently have to be set up separately, which is a barrier. DT Same here with the email addresses since they tend to be longer[ish] and have @s and dots. I use a couple of letters plus the @ for email shortcuts (like da@ or ed@, works great).