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I have iOS Shortcuts that call other shortcuts. Shortcut A creates an input for Shortcut X and calls Shortcut X. Shortcut B creates a different input for Shortcut X and calls Shortcut X. Shortcut X starts with "Receive Text input from Nothing. If there's no input: Continue"

On my iPhone, I can run Shortcuts A and B via "Hey, Siri" with no further prompting, but when I run them via Siri on my HomePod, they fail while waiting for me to respond to an input prompt on the iPhone.

Is there something I am doing wrong, or is this just a bug in homeOS?

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Short term, you will have to remove the chance a dialog could be presented to get the workflow to run on a device that can’t pop up the dialog to choose a selection.

Maybe Apple decides they will try to run the next script to see if it needs a dialog in some update, but for now my impression/experience is the chance it will need the phone UI for something unexpected to me will stop your automation when executing in HomePod.

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  • (a) How do I remove the chance a dialog could be presented...? I thought I did that with "Receive Text input from Nothing. If there's no input: Continue". (b) I don't have a dialog presented when I run the shortcut on the iPhone, so why is it being presented on the iPhone when being run from HomePod?
    – Old Pro
    Oct 9, 2021 at 8:54
  • I agree with you @OldPro - I’m scratching my head on this one since Siri invocation should work the same anywhere - it’s quite a hassle for me to learn this topic without a script editor or debugger, but I’m sure others smarter and more experienced with shortcuts than I may have some excellent ideas for you. I hope to learn from you and your question here, too.
    – bmike
    Oct 9, 2021 at 9:05

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