On IOS 14.4 or above, is there any way to automate the process of pasting pre-defined text into the currently focused textfield, (even a password textfield)?
In an ideal world, with the text cursor blinking, you could just say, “Hey Siri, type string_5” where string_5 has been predefined as your email address or password, for example… or maybe use some kind of keyboard plug-in.
But you can’t do that at the moment… or can you??
What I’ve tried so far:
- The “Paste It” keyboard app.
Result: Doesn’t work / app is seemingy broken. Even if it did work, for some asinine reason, it needs internet access and “the developer can see whatever you type.” No thanks.
- The Text Replacement feature of IOS, such that, for example, typing “ezpz” results in “email@example.com” being entered.
Result: Works well, but this technique won’t work for password fields.
- The Shortcuts app.
Result: I cant figure out how to glue all the necessary peices together… or if it’s even possible. I have been able to create other simple shortcuts like sending pre-defined text messages.
- Just telling Siri, “type (the stuff I want to type)” or “paste (stuff).”
Result: Either doesn’t work or she thinks I want to send a text message. Siri doesn’t understand “type into the currently focused textfield.”