IOS – Text replacement not working on iPhone


For the last 2 weeks, text replacement on my iPhone has not worked.

I have have tried deleting the existing ones then re-creating them, but it still not working.

Best Answer

The steps to fix this are the same as many data corruption issues.

  1. Back up the phone
    1. Take care to unsync any Apple Watches
    2. Take care to backup health data by choosing an encrypted backup option
    3. Verify a good backup (or two)
  2. Settings app - erase all content and settings
  3. Set up phone as new - test one substitution to ensure it's not needing a full OS restore
  4. Erase content and settings a second time, then restore from backup