How to Use Shortcuts on an iPhone
At the Apple Keynote at WWDC 2018, Apple announced the Shortcuts app for iOS. Yet, many Apple iPhone users don't use the Shortcuts app or don't know what it's all about.
The truth is, the Shortcuts app is an extremely underused but convenient app with a ton of amazing capabilities aimed at making your life easier, and making your iPhone do the work for you. Basically, using your apps and Siri, Shortcuts allows gives you the ability to create simple, personalized shortcuts with just a tap or voice command.
Some Shortcuts examples include: making GIFs in seconds, sending messages, opening specific documents, changing settings, searching for information on Chrome, taking a break, recording a new voice memo, make a QR code, and much more. All of these actions can be performed with fewer steps than usual using Shortcuts (usually a single tap or single command). Sound interesting?
If so, and you haven't given it a try, take ten minutes just to scope out the capabilities, and see if there are any shortcuts that can truly make your life simpler. In this guide, I will name just a few of the things Shortcuts can do to simplify your life, so that you know the basics and can use it to create your shortcuts that apply to your daily life.
Note: Like any feature or app, there are requirements. For Shortcuts, you need to have iOS 12 or iPadOS 12 on an iPhone, iPod, or iPad. If you don't have iOS 12 or later, the app won't be compatible because it wasn't released until iOS 12. Updating past iOS 12 may be important for certain other features within Shortcuts.
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