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

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Submitted by AppleVis on Sunday, October 7, 2018

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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Submitted by Luis Peña on Sunday, October 7, 2018

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.

Submitted by AnonyMouse on Sunday, October 7, 2018

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In reply to by Luis Peña

Hello Luis, Certainly! Here are the two weather forcast app that were used in this podcast. CARROT Weather on the App Store https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/carrot-weather/id961390574?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D8 ‎Dark Sky Weather on the App Store https://itunes.apple.com/US/app/id517329357?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D8 HTH

Submitted by Ekaj on Sunday, October 7, 2018

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.

Submitted by Holger Fiallo on Monday, October 8, 2018

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

Submitted by maxi on Monday, October 8, 2018

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

Submitted by melissaperkins10 (not verified) on Tuesday, October 9, 2018

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

Submitted by PaulMartz on Tuesday, October 9, 2018

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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.

Submitted by cool cat on Thursday, October 11, 2018

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"

Submitted by techluver on Friday, October 12, 2018

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

Submitted by Matt on Friday, October 12, 2018

Just a few suggestions for people who want to find more Shortcuts: https://www.shortcutsgallery.com for a directory of user created shortcuts. http://www.reddit.com/r/shortcuts because it is Reddit. I have also seen several Youtube bideos that discuss creating shortcuts.

Submitted by AnonyMouse on Friday, October 12, 2018

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In reply to by maxi

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

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