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

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.

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.

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.

good

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

Hi Thomas Domville

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

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.

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"

uber

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

Shortcuts resources

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.

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