Back in AppleScript or Apple Automator it is possible to convert workflows to a compiled read-only application.

Is it possible to hide, compile or convert my iOS Shortcuts workflow to a self-running service, too? So far I don't see any way to lock or prevent changes to my workflow.

  • I think this is a no (especially on iOS 12 and lower). Have you experimented with sharing a Shortcut iCloud link and then seeing if that link can be archived - recorded so you can go back to it if you delete the original or modify the original? – bmike Jul 12 at 17:32
  • @bmike: I don't want to share or archive the workfow. Instead I would like to prevent any changes. – howdytom Jul 14 at 15:52
  • Not possible, so the best you can do is wipe it and reload t from code control outside iOS if you think it changed. – bmike Jul 14 at 15:56

This isn’t possible. You would need to compile an app to import and run these “locked” scripts.

Xcode lets you install your own apps without needing a paid developer account.

  • Thanks, I was expecting this kind of answer. I will take look into Xcode – howdytom Jul 14 at 18:41

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