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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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Is there a Shortcut app step for activating the Low Data Mode setting when opening an app?

What I am trying to achieve: When I open a movie app, such as Netflix or Shudder, I want the Shortcut app to trigger the Low Data Mode setting automatically, so that the current movie app is now the ...
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“The file name is not valid” error when trying to use “Get Group from Matched Text”

I have a shortcut which is invoked via an action sheet when sharing a URL. When invoked, it eventually gets the HTML of the webpage via: Accepts URLs Get contents of [URL] Make HTML from [Contents ...
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iOS Shortcuts: shortcut not dismissed after cancelling menu selection

I have a shortcut that ends with a menu choice. After running the shortcut and tapping Cancel in the menu, I expect the shortcut to be dismissed, but it's not. It doesn't even help to explicitly exit ...
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Shortcut to switch off and on individual cellular network

iPhone iOS13 w/ dual SIMS: T-Mobile (EU) & AT&T (US). I need help shortcut script: IF I arrive home THEN turn on airplane mode and WIFI GO To Settings -- Cellular (Cellular Plans) 1 ...
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Why opening application with shortcut doesn't behave the same as opening it from the dock

I want to open an application (Zotero) with a shortcut in the same way it opens when I click on it in the dock. When I open it from the dock the application recalls the previous changes (window size, ...
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iOS IPhone shortcut app doesn’t let music playing in background anymore

I’m a iOS shortcut fan and would appreciate some help here. Since a recent update my iOS shortcuts that played music in background while reading out the rss news won’t work anymore. For instance, I’...
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Is there a shortcut for Apple Music on iOS that can “love” a song and add it to my library and playlist at the same time?

I would like to simply select a shortcut that will: - Love the song - Add it to my library - Add it to a playlist All in one shortcut. Can the new shortcut app automate all of this at once?
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Trying to create a shortcut to remove empty lines from the notes section of a Reminder?

Any idea if the above is possible? My reminders are synced with Exchange (work reasons) and when initially created in Outlook always end up with a bunch of empty lines in the “notes” field that only ...
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How can I insert a step into a Shortcut?

I've just started creating shortcuts for various things on my iPhone. It's been useful, but I find that as I create longer and more complex scripts, I find the interface rather poor. As an ...
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Is it possible to receive information from share action in a shortcut?

For example, I want to have a shortcut "get meta info from image" like this: I open Photos on my iPad. I Select an image and click the Share button. I Select "get meta info from image" shortcut in ...
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IOS device kid changed screen time passcode and claims he did not , help me catch him

My son has a iphone xs. we set a screen time passcode becasue he kept turning off his phone location. and then next when i loooked at the phone, the same restrictions were showing locked. i changed ...
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Is there any way to define custom hotkeys for “deep” options, in system preferences > keyboard > shortcut? [duplicate]

I'm using photoshop-like program, what I want to do is binding a simple combination of keys, to the option in the app's command bar. ...but the problem is, there is another option which have ...
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How to create a Siri Shortcut that prompts to select a Reminders list that can be reused as a variable

I want to edit a Siri Shortcut I found which adds numerous items in a loop to the default iOS Reminders list. My idea is to prompt the user to select a Reminders list first and then use that list in ...
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Auto Reply to incoming calls by message using Shortcuts app

Is it possible to reply incoming calls by A fixed message (say: Call you later ) automatically using Shortcuts app ? Like Do not disturb for incoming messages in iOS 13.
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iOS Shortcut to create EPUB from highlighted text?

On Mac Automator there is a really great option to convert a text file to EPUB. You can use it to build a Workflow accessible from the Share menu to open highlighted text immediately as an EPUB. Is ...
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Automation on iOS not triggering when connected to WiFi

I have set automation on my iPhone to turn on DND when it connects to work WiFi, however, the automation doesn’t work. Does anyone know why this wouldn’t work? Here’s a screenshot of rule:
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IOS Shortcuts Personal Automation Contacts Birthdays not working

I've created a contact to test the "Find Contacts with Birthdays" feature in the IOS Shortcuts App. As you can see, her birthday is Jan 30 1990. The contact also shows up on my Calendar so I know my ...
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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. Tap, tap, tap. With the new Shortcuts App in iOS 13 can I create a shortcut to clear history?
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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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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 ...