There’s no built-in keyboard shortcut to insert the Apple logo on iPhone while typing but you can create one with a bit of effort. Yes, you can add a text-based shortcut that automatically expands into the apple symbol on keyboard. Read along to find out how to put this newfound power to use.
Add the Apple logo on iPhone keyboard
The Text Replacement settings on iPhone allow you to create text-based shortcuts that can replace longer phrases. So, when you type in the shortcut in a text field, the phrase automatically replaces it. For example, when you enter the shortcut letters ‘OMW’ in a message it would automatically replace the phrase On My Way. Likewise, you can add the AL text-based shortcut for the Apple logo. Here’s how!
- Open the safari browser.
- Type Apple Symbol Text inside the Search or enter the website field.
- Hit the Return key
- Go to the Related Searches section.
- Tap and hold your finger over the Apple Logo.
- Select the Copy option.
- Go to iPhone Settings > General > Keyboard > text Replacement.
- Tap the Add icon.
- Tap and hold your finger inside the Phrase field to paste the Apple logo.
- Under shortcut, field type AL and hit the Save button.
- Choose a contact from the list and select a message.
- Inside iMessage type AL, choose the logo, and hit the send button.
It is particularly important to mention here that the logo for Apple Inc is a Private Use Area (PUA) character that is supported on iOS and macOS platforms only. This character is not recommended for interchange. As such, you won’t find it displayed on non-Apple programs or products. So, if you try sending the Apple Logo design in text to your friend who owns an Android device, the icon won’t be visible to him/her.
How do I insert the Apple logo?
To insert the Apple logo on iPhone, launch the Safari browser or any other browser of your choice and type ‘Apple Logo Text’ inside the search field of the browser. Hit the Return key.
While the Results list populates, scroll down to the Related searches section. Tap the finger on Apple Logo.
Again, tap and hold your finger over the icon in the search field to display the menu of options. Select the Copy option.
Now, go to your iPhone Settings, scroll down to the General section, expand the Keyboard heading and choose the Text Replacement option.
Tap the + icon visible in the upper-right corner of the screen.
Under the screen that appears, press and hold your finger inside the Phrase field. Select the Paste option to paste the Apple Symbol inside it.
Enter the 2 letters text-based shortcut (AL) for the Apple icon inside the Shortcut field and hit the Save button to save the changes.
Once done, go to your contacts, select a contact and tap the Messages tab below the name.
Enter the shortcut text AL to let it automatically expands into the Apple symbol on the keyboard.
When seen, select it.
Hit the Send button to deliver the message.
How do you type the Apple symbol on a Mac?
Fortunately, if you’re using the same iCloud account across all of your Apple devices, the Text Replacement shortcut added to iPhone will also work for your Macbook keyboard.
To verify this, simply open an application like the Notes app, and click the Create a note icon.
Type ‘AL’ letters to see if it displays the Apple icon below the shortcut. Make sure there are no spaces between the letters or words as the shortcut cannot contain spaces.
That’s all there is to it. Hope that makes sense!