How to Use Siri Shortcuts in iOS, Part 1: The Basics

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In this first podcast in a multi-part series, Thomas Domville gives us an introduction to Siri Shortcuts on iOS.

How to Find a Siri Shortcut Created by an App Developer:

  1. Open Your App of Choice.
  2. Navigate to and open the app's settings.
  3. Navigate to Siri Shortcuts and double-tap.
  4. Find the Shortcut you Want to Use and double-tap.
  5. Navigate to Start Recording and double-tap.
  6. Navigate to the Done button, at the top-right corner of the screen, and double-tap.

And/Or

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Navigate to Siri and Search and double-tap.
  3. Navigate to All Shortcuts and double-tap.
  4. Find the Shortcut you Want to Use and double-tap.
  5. Navigate to Start Recording and double-tap.
  6. Navigate to the Done button, at the top-right corner of the screen, and double-tap.

Note: Siri Shortcuts requires iOS 12 or later.

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12 Comments

#1 shortcuts

Thanks for the podcast. it was badly needed. could you please give me the exact name of the weather apps that you used to demostrate the shortcuts? thanks.

#3 Great Demo

Thanks for this excellent walkthrough. I have not yet gotten a chance to try out any shortcuts using Siri, but I sincerely hope that and other iPhone stuff will happen soon for me. I really like my iPhone and want to get as much out of it as possible, and make it all worth the price. Well I've started doing that already, but I so wish there were more hours per day. Anyway, thanks again for your awesome work.

#4 Great Demo

Agree. Perfect. Nice job. PS all Weather Gods also have some nice shortcuts. This is what I was looking to learn siri shortcuts.

#5 good

good podcast! waiting for the next parts to be uploaded here.

#6 Hi Thomas Domville

Very good Podcast I hope that you upload part 2 and 3 of the Siri shortcuts Podcasts

#7 I wish more apps supported SIRI shortcuts

Member of the AppleVis Blog Team

Thomas - Thanks for the concise and helpful podcast!

BARD Mobile is begging for a SIRI shortcut that would ease searching for books or authors. And I wish the Phone app supported a SIRI shortcut that made it easier for me to share the last phone number with NoMoRoBo. It seems we're at the mercy of the app developers and Apple.

#8 Thanks Thomas!

I listened to the podcast today and after listening I made my first shortcut 5 minutes later. I hope developers jump into making shortcuts with both feet. I decree " let there be more shortcuts"

#9 uber

I hope uber gets a siri shortcut. i wish i could request a pool ride by speaking.

#10 next podcast

when is the next part coming?

#12 Coming Soon

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

Hello maxi,

As the matter of fact I am currently editing my podcast on How to use Siri Shortcut Part 2: The Gallery. So expect to see this on the site within the next few days!

- AnonyMouse