Use case:

  • Spotify runs an ad. You know how obnoxious those can be.
  • I somehow temporarily mute for say 60 secs (duration should be parametrized).
  • After 60 seconds, volume level comes back to normal, hopefully past ads.

How can I accomplish this?

1 Answer 1


You can do this with Workflow using the following workflow. Workflows can be run from a share menu, Today widget or by opening the app.

Since Workflow was acquired by Apple and integrated into iOS 12, it should also be possible with Shortcuts in iOS 12.

  • Great idea! I just added this to my iPhone X iOS 12 as a Siri shortcut!
    – fsb
    Jun 12, 2018 at 19:20
  • Hey, that looks pretty good. I am still on iOS 10.3 actually (misstyped that above) and I can install the app but it doesn't have the Get Device Details, so I guess the API is missing. Still, upvoting you.
    – JL Peyret
    Jun 12, 2018 at 19:28
  • worked great once I updated to iOS 11.4.
    – JL Peyret
    Jun 13, 2018 at 2:38

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