Take a Shortcut

Apple’s Shortcuts app will let you automate common actions in iOS, such as sending messages to friends, calculating tips, and sharing photos. Shortcuts lets you extend iOS’s functionality in numerous ways, and integrates with apps from Apple and participating third parties.

Creating your own shortcuts can be a complex process and I don’t have enough room to cover it in this book. But anyone can find, install, and take advantage of pre-made shortcuts.

Install Shortcuts

Shortcuts is split into three screens: Library, which contains your installed shortcuts; Automation, which contains both personal automations and home automations; and Gallery, which features pre-made shortcuts you can install.

Here’s how to install shortcuts from ...

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