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An Apple application that allows users to create custom Siri commands using multiple steps across multiple different apps.

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Using Shortcuts app to change iOS contact names

I'm fairly new to this whole Shortcuts app and I'm not too strong with lots of programming terminology. I've had a hand-me-down phone and all contacts are in this format: Alex's Work - Jane R Alex's ...
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Keyboard shortcut for in-application action (Spotify play/pause) from another application

Is there a way to write a script, get an app, automator, or etc that would make spotify play/pause with a keyboard shortcut such as 'cmd+alt+shift+p' that would work from outside of Spotify? In other ...
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Weird shorcut of Qt Creator for Split view

Look the Split shortcuts of Qt Creator (installed from https://download.qt.io/archive/online_installers/3.1/). What is that? Should I Ctrl+E+2? I tried, it doesn't work. Why the command isn't on the ...
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How can I create an iOS Shortcut to email a photo?

I want to be able to quickly send a photo to myself using a shortcut. I can create the shortcut and make it available via the share icon, but the Siri-suggested building block of sending it to myself ...
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Make GIF element in Shortcuts crashes shortcut

I’ve created a shortcut which should make GIF out of burst image but when I run a shortcut it crashes and doesn’t make GIF. Has anyone had the same problem? Here’s how my shortcut looks like: iOS 12....
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How can I see which of my iPhone apps support Siri Shortcuts?

Is there an easy way to see which of the apps I have installed on my iPhone support Shortcuts? At the moment, I'm going one by one through each app in Settings and tapping through to Siri & ...
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App to show keyboard shortcuts being used real-time

In some screen recording software you can choose to show what keyboard shortcuts are being used or just keys in general that are being pressed. These show up as a semi-transparent dialog typically on ...
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Authorship for scripts in Shortcuts app

Do the scripts that I create in iOS Shortcuts app contain information on who created them? If so, is there a way to share a shortcut I created without disclosing my authorship? Does it depend on how ...
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iOS Shortcuts feed Siri command via text input

For my “drive to work” shortcut I would like to continue playing whatever podcast I last listened to. There isn’t a shortcut for this so I have to say “hey Siri play podcasts” which achieves the above....
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In a iOS Shortcuts workflow, how do I select the “home” phone number specifically?

I can already create a script that selects the first phone number by adding these workflow cards: Contacts [Contact Selected] Get Details of Contacts [Phone Number] Get Item from List [First Item] ...
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How to create a iOS Shortcut which sends a photo as a message without any user interaction

I am using the Shortcuts app for iOS and would like to create a very simple two-step shortcut: Take a picture using the iPhone's camera Send that picture to a specific contact via iMessage. I found ...
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How to trigger iOS-Alarm to start another app in iOS Shortcuts-App?

I am really looking for a Radio-Clock for my iPhone. This seems to be non-trivial looking at iPhone/iPad alarm clock app with custom radio stream support . All proposed solutions require the app to be ...
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How to create a Playlist from Beats 1 “on demand” radio episode

How to create a playlist with all the songs from an old (pre-recorded) Beats 1 (on-demand) episode? I have done it before by listening to the entire show. Paying attention each time a new song comes ...
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Shortcuts - Saving a file to specific folder that is NOT ‘/shortcuts/‘

I’m trying to create a shortcut from the sharesheet to save a file to particular iCloud Drive/Files folder. However within the options for the ‘save file’ action in shortcuts only allows me to save ...
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How can I add a Shortcut to my Apple Watch Home screen?

I want to enable/disable my iPhone's Cellular Data using my Apple Watch. Here's what I've done so far: 1) Created two Shortcuts, one to enable, and another to disable Cellular Data. 2) Added these ...
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Downloading large files in background on iOS 12

I usually download large file in YouTube app for offline viewing , also use “Shortcut” app to download large file, I have set background refresh on for both the apps The problem is that , the moment ...
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Shortcut to turn off “do not disturb“ after period of time

I have made this attached shortcut that turns on “do not disturb” and sets a timer for 25mins. What action can I insert into the shortcut that will turn off “do not disturb” after 25mins when the ...
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Shortcuts action to open an excel file stored in Dropbox

I’m using an iPhone X on iOS 12. I have an excel (.xlsx) file saved in Dropbox. Is there a way of getting the Shortcuts app to open the excel file in the Microsoft Excel for iOS app?
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How do I setup an IF statement using dates on Shortcuts?

I make games with Shortcuts so I & my friends can play them (I know it's not how Shortcuts was intended to be used, but I thought it would be fun.), and I wanted to make a "Ban Time" shortcut so ...
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Shortcut to speak Safari Reading list

The attached Shortcut open Safari Reading list but doesn’t do anything else. How can I edit the shortcut so that it opens Safari Reading list and speaks the text of articles?
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Opening HomeScreen Web App with a Shortcut?

I added a full screen HTML web app to my home screen. Now I would like to open it with the Shortcuts Apps. The html app can't be opened with the Shortcut 'Open App' since it's not listing HTML apps ...
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Use Shortcuts app to format text

I have text in this format: Red and green apples Pear 2 Bananas red orange Melon Grape fruit I need it in this format: c("Red and green apples", "Pear", "2 Bananas", "red orange", "Melon", "Grape ...
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Create a shortcut/widget to an Accessibility feature

I would like to build a shortcut to General -> Accessibility -> MFI Hearing Devices -> Adam Hearing Devices -> Stream to left hearing device, and toggle that off/on. I've been searching the Shortcuts ...
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How to have Get Travel Time to pass ETA rather than Travel Time

When I use the Get Travel Time action from an address the magic variable that is passed out of Get Travel Time is Travel Time. However, when I look at the Home ETA shortcut from the Gallery the Get ...
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How can I have a shortcut search for text in a note?

Lets say I have a note with 3 letters (A, B, C.). I want to make a shortcut to do something if the passed note contains "B" for example. So I need to figure out how Shortcuts finds "B" in my note. ...
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How to display photos during iOS Shortcuts script

I am trying to build a workflow in iOS Shortcuts app that helps me sift through and clean up my iOS photos. The idea is to randomly select 20 or so non-favourite photos from iOS Photos app (I have ...
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All Siri Shortcuts result in “Sorry, there was a problem with the app.”

I'm trying Siri Shortcuts for the first time and they don't seem to work at all. I can create shortcuts in the Shortcuts app, and run them from within the app, but when I assign them a phrase and try ...
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iOS shortcuts: Is there any way to input key presses into a call after it is connected?

What I'm looking to do is create a shortcut to call into a work conference line that has a fairly complex set of key presses and voice input needed to connect. Here are the steps for manually ...
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How do I grab variable text from a Siri Shortcut command?

I'm trying to set up a Siri Shortcut where I can simply type/say "R Call Bob in 45 minutes" and a reminder will be created in my Reminders app for "Call Bob" with an alert set for 45 minutes from now. ...
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Shortcut to close tabs with matching URL pattern

In iOS 12 Shortcuts app, is there a way to search through your open tabs, determine any tabs that begin with www.apple.com (regardless what’s after the apple.com), and close it? I am looking for a ...
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Is there a way to perform integer division in the iOS Shortcuts app?

The Calculate shortcut-let provides floating point operations & Modulus is available as an option. I guess I can cobble something together with rounding (provided in Round Number) but was hoping ...
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Can you set keyboard shortcuts for status menu applications, without using Automator?

I'm using a free 3rd party annotation app, called IPEVO Annotator. It is an application installed in the Applications folder, but it does not actually have an active application icon as would ...
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Run siri commands in a shortcut

I upgraded to iOS 12 and would like to make yet another morning routine shortcut. I'd like it to run these audio commands that I ask Siri to do by hand: "What's the weather?" "Play the news" "...
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Trigger iOS Siri shortcut from a Mac

I tried to ask Siri to run my shortcut from my MacBook pro but it did not work... Does anyone know if it is possible to run a IOS shortcut from a Mac?
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Searching for “all” “rented for 0.99” on iTunes Store API?

So, I've been trying to figure out how to replicate 99rental.com behaviour (it fishes the "0.99$ rental of the week" for the U.S. iTunes Store) for the Finnish iTunes Store. So far I've gotten up to ...
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Is there a way to toggle VPN in iOS shortcuts?

Is there a way to toggle VPN trough shortcuts in iOS 12? Looked into it, but can't really find anything.
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iOS 12 Shortcuts with WhatsApp

With the new Shortcuts app introduced in iOS 12, you can create a Shortcut that sends a message to a specific WhatsApp contact. When you choose that option, the Shortcut will open the WhatsApp ...
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Where to search for more specific information about actions used in Siri Shortcuts app?

There is a nice user guide on Shortcuts by Apple https://support.apple.com/guide/shortcuts/welcome/ios, but there should be somewhere some more datailed information as for example: what Pattern ...
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How do I get the Shortcuts app in iOS 12?

I recently upgraded my iPhone 5s and iPad mini 4 to iOS 12. I came across Shortcuts app for iOS 12 in this review article. I think Shortcuts app is pretty interesting and would like to give it a try. ...
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Unable to open some apps from iOS 12 Shortcuts

In the iOS 12 Shortcuts app, I'd like to build a shortcut that opens a specific app. This app doesn't have any specific integration with Shortcuts, but it's sufficient to just have the system open the ...
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Why does iMessage recipient show as green when sending message thru Siri Shortcuts?

I'm trying to use the built in "ETA" shortcut recipe. I add my wife as the recipient and run the shortcut. When it shows me the message for confirmation, her name is green, not blue. When I actually ...
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How to create Siri shortcut for Animojis

I want a Siri shortcut to open the Messages app showing the thread with myself. So I have to use the Open App action, and open Messages. But is it possible to pass variables to the action so that ...
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List recent non-recurring calendar events

I'm trying to build a shortcut that will show me a list of my ad-hoc non-recurring calendar events to help remind me what I've achieved when preparing quarterly reviews. I can use Find Calendar ...
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Enable alarm in Shortcuts

I'd like to create a bedtime shortcut, which activates my alarms and activate Do Not Disturb on my iPhone. When I choose the clock app inside the Shortcut creator, I only have the option create alarm,...
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No spoken Siri feedback with Shortcuts actions

I created some simple Shortcuts in the new iOS Shortcuts app (iOS 12) to be invoked by Siri. Like: "Goodmorning Siri, start my morning routine" and then some actions. Now I also would like to let ...
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How to enable shortcuts through Siri on Apple Watch?

OK, so I've installed iOS 12 on my iPhone 8, and watchOS 5 on my Apple Watch series 3, everything is paired and set up. I have created a custom shortcut on my iPhone with the new Shortcuts app. If I ...