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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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ios Shortcuts: get index of selected list item

In an iOS shortcut I can ask the user to select an item from a list, but how do I access the selected index? I need that in order to get at the selected object in the case where I’ve already ...
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Is there any efficient way to make a shortcut to an Apple Book?

While you can make shortcuts, Home Screen shortcuts and ask Siri to do things like play a specific song or open a certain URL, I do not know of any ways to open a specific book. Is there any way to ...
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Can I trigger a series of keyboard shortcuts with a single action on iOS?

For example, on an iPad with iOS 13, if I want to automate the following (in the app Notes): Command Shift Down Command X Command Up Down Command V Is there any way to trigger that sequence of ...
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In Shortcuts on iPadOS and iOS, where is the Adjust Date action?

I found a way to end an event 50 minutes after I started it using Adjust Date. However I could only find Adjust Date by copying it from a shortcut I downloaded here Where did Adjust date come from?
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iOS Shortcuts: Automatically play audio feed at set time

Using iOS short cuts, I would like to play an audio feed at a set time. Ideally, I would like to play the BBC sounds app (which has short cuts for playing specified radio stations), but if not, I ...
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App shortcuts: how to include 'delete' key?

I want to switch shortcuts for two actions in Adobe Lightroom: Action 1 < set any other shortcut, I'm so sick of calling it by misclick! Action 2 < set shortcut used for action 1 (which is cmd+...
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How do I trigger a shortcut automation when disconnecting from Wi-Fi?

I'd like to create a shortcut that does something whenever I disconnect from Wi-Fi. How do I do this? I know I can go to Shortcuts > Automation > Create Personal Automation > Wi-Fi, but this will ...
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What is the file path to an iCloud Drive file?

Imagine I have a file in iCloud Drive/Sounds/Foo.mp3. I want to play it via the Play sound action in the Shortcuts app. I need to use Get File. When I use Get File I can choose the iCloud Drive ...
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Can I have iOS Automation shortcuts run automatically?

I've been having a problem where sometimes I'll forget that my iPhone's volume is set pretty high from a previous use. When I put my AirPods in for a phone call or to listen to music, the volume isn't ...
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What kind of NFC-Tag is only readable in Shortcuts App?

I just got my iPhone 11 pro max and wanted to see, if it can read the nfc enabled wrist band of my local gym. There are several nfc-apps[1] on the app store and additionally the shortcuts app is ...
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iPhone shortcut to turn location services ON/OFF

Considering the use of 'Shortcuts' app in iOS, is there a way to quickly get a shortcut to turn location services ON and OFF rather than poking through the menus in settings?
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How to run Shortcuts through Siri?

I’ve been using Shortcuts for a while and knew how to run Shortcuts with Siri, but since iOS 13, I couldn’t find the option.
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Shortcuts-app automation to prevent iPhone screen from going to sleep

I was recently playing around a bit with the new Shortcuts app on the iPhone. Is there an action to "prevent screen from going to sleep". Ideally, I'd want to activate it when a certain app is ...
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Shortcut to Clear History and Website Data

Clear History and Website Data for Safari is deeply hidden in Settings. With the new Shortcuts App in iOS 13 I was hoping I could create a shortcut for that. Unfortunately I couldn’t figure out how. ...
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Shortcut to toggle EU Volume Limit

With the Shortcuts app you can create an icon on your home screen that automates a task. There seem to be plenty of options. I'm looking for a way to toggle the Settings > Music > EU volume ...
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Shortcuts App (iOS 13.1.2): How to prevent that the shortcuts app interface opens, when you start a shortcut from the homescreen?

I created a very simple shortcut. Flashlight on/off. Than I added that shortcut to the homescreen. Now I start the shortcut from the homescreen. Result: The admin interface of the shortcuts app ...
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How to send a photo with Shortcut iOS app without needing confirmation

The attached image shows the setup within the iOS shortcut app. I'm trying to have the shortcut take a photo and send it to a predetermined number. It works fine, except for the fact that I have to ...
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Shortcuts App (iOS 13.1.1): How can I realize a text output in a bigger font size, a specific color, font-weight, …?

I have a shortcut which results in a text output. It is shown to the user by the action "Overview". The font size is the standard size of the iOS. My question: How can I realize an output in a ...
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Automating copying and pasting text on iPhone?

I am cleaning up notes on my iPhone and separating them into distinct notes by cutting certain parts of the text, creating a new note and then pasting it. Is there any option for automating this ...
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How to change the home screen wallpaper randomly

How can I set to change my iPhone's wallpaper automatically? I have an album called wallpapers and I want these wallpapers set as wallpapers on my home screen randomly. I'm using iOS 13 and ...
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How to use Shortcuts on my iPhone to call in to conferences?

I have to attend a lot of conference meetings and each of these meetings uses their own conference id or conference number. Usually I call a number and wait for the automated voice to enter the ...
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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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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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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 ...