Easy and Funny Text Messaging Prank: Loads of lol

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While messing around with my iPhone 5 I found a fun way to hack someone else's phone so that when he or she texts or sends out an email, it'll be a bit frustrating and a lot of fun. What this prank does is use the keyboard shortcut to replace words with some more interesting words or phrases. I'll show you the steps using my phone, but you can easily check the setting on other phones to do the same thing.

This prank is so quick and easy I hope some of you can put this to good use.

The video shows the full steps and how it actually works when your victim is attempting to text.

The perfect victim would be:
1. Someone who has a phone you can easily access without him or her knowing.
2. Someone not very technology savvy.
3. His or her phone can enable typing/ texting shortcuts.

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Step 1: Adding Shortcuts

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Once you snagged your victim's phone, click on "Setting."

Step 2:

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Click on "General."

Step 3:

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Scroll down and click on "Keyboard."

Step 4:

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Scroll down and click on "Add New Shortcut..."

Step 5:

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In the "Shortcut" box type in what word you want to use.
In my example, I thought of frequently used words.  For example, the words "it" and "you."
To customize think also of the words that your victim uses for texting.  As with my case if I were to hack my husband's phone I used the words "love" and "like."
If the other person uses a lot of the texting jargon like "omg" and "lol," then be sure to replace those phrases too.

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In the "Phrase" box think of fun words or replacement words. 

Here's my short list. 
it = underwear
like = stuffed my mouth full of mushrooms
love = can't stand
you = myself

Remember, the more words replacement you use, the better.

Don't forget to save each word.

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spaceofhearts7 months ago
Lol I really wanna try this I just need 2 find the right time :)
photoace128 months ago
You can also set it up so when he texts you it sends you an e-mail!
tofu911 (author)  photoace128 months ago

Really? That would definitely up the prank. How did you do that?

Figure out their cellphone carrier, for example AT&T:

Go into your contacts and change his number from XXX-XXX-XXXX to (may be different for other carriers) then send him a message when he replies it will e-mail you (hopefully)

** this has NOT been tested by me **
tofu911 (author)  photoace127 months ago

The number shows up only as number in the contact, you can't replace it with letters or @. I have a iphone 5.

mulesaremylife10 months ago


Lol my mom did this to me on April Fools Day and I was extremely frustrated!
tofu911 (author)  MinecraftBoss51711 months ago

I bet it was. Thank you for sharing.

chasec1211 months ago
If you just hit the little "x" the word will not be replaced by the new phrase
tofu911 (author)  chasec1211 months ago

Yes, you are correct, but it is still very much a hassle to keep hitting that "x" button especially if you replaced a lot of words. Unless the user actually goes in to delete them, even in emails or notes, those replacement words will always come to haunt. :-)

macncheeseguy11 months ago
I did that to my mom but she found out
tofu911 (author)  macncheeseguy11 months ago

Did she caught you with her phone or realized it when she began texting?

mulesaremylife11 months ago
It is cool
tofu911 (author)  mulesaremylife11 months ago

Thank you. I have another fun prank I'm working on so keep an eye out. ;-)