For those of us who like to change things around frequently, it is awesome news that you can customize your iPhone home screen and widgets to fit your style. You can also choose a route that avoids stairs or busier roads altogether. Starting iOS 14, AirPods now sport the ability to automatically switch to the device in use at the moment. New Time and Date Picker In native apps, iOS 14 features an updated date and time picker that is much easier to use with less scrolling involved. This feature works with Apple Watch, too. The Wind Down experience helps you create a personalized routine to get ready for bed and meet your sleep goal.
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It's best to have the tip calculations ready when it's time to pay for your meal. This shortcut does the math for you, including the amount of the tip and the total bill with the tip amount. When you launch this shortcut, enter the amount of the bill and the tip percentage. The tip amount and total price are displayed separately. This shortcut is fully customizable from the tip percentage to the number of decimal places to calculate.
Modify the options to include a smaller or larger tip percentage and customize the final alert box. Make it a widget for easy access. The Photo Grid shortcut is an example of how advanced the Shortcuts app can be while making user input as simple as a few taps.
When you open it, choose the images to include in the collage. Everything else happens automatically to display a collage of your photos. You can then save it or share it with your friends. Don't edit much of this shortcut. If you want it to do something else with the collage instead of showing the picture, remove Quick Look at the end and add a different action. For example, choose Save to Photo Album to save the image without asking what to do with it.
Select Send Message to open a new text message window with the collage inserted into the body. Use the Play Playlist shortcut to start your favorite playlist whenever you want, from wherever you want, with one tap. You'll no longer need to stop your workout to open the Apple Music app or navigate your Apple Watch to open the playlist. This shortcut asks you which playlist to play when you open it. You can also enable shuffle and repeat. Unlike some shortcuts, this one doesn't display alerts or prompts asking you for anything unless you want it to.
All you do is customize the shortcut and your music plays instantly when you open it. You can adjust how many photos are required, the number of seconds that each photo should be seen when the GIF is made, whether to loop it, and more. The other one is Video to GIF. This one converts videos that are stored on the device into GIF files.
It has you trim the video to create a GIF of any clip. Both shortcuts have the option to remove the last action and change it to anything you want. For example, save the GIF to your device or email it to someone. This workflow finds the contacts on your device that have birthdays within the next week and compiles them into one list. This is a great way to get a heads up of any upcoming celebrations in the next few days, or months if you customize it to include birthdays in the future.
Modify this app to adjust how many contacts are shown in the alert, change what the alert says, choose when the birthday must be in order to display in the list, sort the names, and more.
If you call the same people often, use the Speed Dial shortcut to add those numbers to a menu and store it as a home screen shortcut or widget. If more than one number is stored, you'll be able to choose which one to call. Otherwise, it prompts you to dial the only number you entered. There isn't much to customize with this simple workflow except for the icon and name, but it's extremely useful. If you don't want to pre-set a number, choose Ask Each Time in the phone number text box.
Then, when you run the shortcut, choose any contact or enter any phone number. This shortcut is best used as a Today Widget or Apple Watch shortcut.
On an iPhone, swipe left on the home screen and tap the shortcut to call someone. Safari is the default web browser for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. It's common for other apps to open web pages in Safari instead of other browsers like Google Chrome.
This shortcut opens Chrome to use Google. To use this, highlight the text that you want to search for, then use the share option to open this shortcut. The highlighted text is imported into a new Google search result in Chrome. This works from Safari and any application where you can select and share text. For this shortcut to work, it must be set up as Show in Share Sheet. It works similarly to this shortcut. When you want to find out where a picture was taken, this shortcut extracts the GPS from a picture.
That's not all it does. It also shows when the image was taken and how far away it was taken from your current location if it's more than one mile away. Then, it'll open a navigation program to show the place on the map. You can adjust the is greater than value so that the shortcut doesn't give a distance for images taken more than one mile away.
You can also adjust any of the message text. This workflow is best used as a widget or home screen shortcut. This Record and Send iOS shortcut is for emergency situations where you can't openly call or text someone for help.
It puts your phone into Do Not Disturb mode , records anything the phone hears, uploads the recording to Dropbox , and then shares your location and the Dropbox link to anyone you choose. All you have to do is trigger the shortcut, and everything happens automatically in the background. Or, if you're free to monitor your screen, tap to end the recording early, and the rest will continue automatically. For example, start the shortcut then lay the phone down or put it into your pocket or backpack.
It records for 30 seconds you can change the time , uploads the recording to your Dropbox account, copies the URL to the recording, then texts the recording and other pertinent information to the one or more contacts you chose when you set up the shortcut. You can also use this iOS shortcut to record snippets of your voice while driving or walking and like to be hands-free. If you use the shortcut this way, send the recording to yourself or save it to Dropbox without sending the link to anyone.
Make this iOS shortcut a home screen icon or a widget for easy access. The Shortcuts app includes a newsreader shortcut. Modify this shortcut and make your own custom RSS newsreader. It displays the websites for RSS feeds you set up.
Choose a website and select an article to read the news. To modify this one, enter the websites that you want to read news from, the URLs to the RSS feeds, and the number of items to fetch from the feed. This is how many articles will show up in the list of feed items to pick from. To customize each feed, add filters to show articles from a certain author, include articles with certain words, and more.
You can also change which browser to use to read the news, for example, from Safari to Chrome. This RSS reader is totally customizable and best used as a widget. It's easy to get a reminder on your device, dismiss it or complete it, and then leave it in the Reminders app. This clutters the app with old reminders.
Use the Clean Completed Reminders shortcut to get rid of them. This shortcut only searches for completed reminders, but you can add other filters to find and remove specific reminders. For example, clean reminders from certain lists, delete reminders that have a specific due date, delete ones that match a specific creation date or title, and remove reminders that aren't completed.
There are lots of filters you can set up. Actively scan device characteristics for identification. Use precise geolocation data. Select personalised content. Create a personalised content profile. Measure ad performance. Select basic ads. Create a personalised ads profile. Select personalised ads. Apply market research to generate audience insights. Autocorrect is nice, but it doesn't catch and change every tpying mistake we make. You can copy or share any block of text from another app to the Check Spelling Shortcut, which will check it for spelling errors and present you with a corrected block of text, and then activate the share screen to copy the new text or share it with another app.
Add Check Spelling to your Shortcuts app. CamelCamelCamel is a convenient website that tracks the price history of items listed and sold on Amazon. Using this shortcut, you can speed up the process of looking up an item page on the tracking website, and even get alerts when the price drops to your specified price.
When viewing an item on the Amazon site or in the Amazon app, tap the Share button and then pick CmlCmlCml from the list of available shortcuts. Add CmlCmlCml to your Shortcuts app. Silence your iPhone for a set period of time by using a Do Not Disturb timer. Without Shortcuts, you have to dive into DND's settings and make adjustments.
With Shortcuts, however, you can enter how long you need and it'll take care of the rest for you. Adding to its usefulness, you can run this shortcut just by telling Siri, "Do Not Disturb timer. If you stress over battery life, this third-party shortcut shared on Reddit will use your current battery percentage, compare it with your predefined settings and tailor your device's performance to squeeze the last few minutes of power out of your battery. Add Intelligent Power to your Shortcuts app.
After the last photo is taken, it combines them into an animated image that you can save or share. After adding the shortcut to your app, use the share screen called the Share Sheet from within an app and select Make PDF.
If you're having trouble getting Files to open a ZIP folder and let you view and edit files inside it, then give this shortcut a try.
Add Unzip and Save to your Shortcuts app. Shortened links can be used in nefarious ways to hide the true destination of a URL. If you're suspicious that a shortened link such as a bit. When the shortcut is done running, paste the expanded URL into Safari or the Notes app to inspect it.
So far, everything I've covered has been either found in the Gallery or, after you've added a shortcut to the app, in My Shortcuts. The Automation tab is where you can unlock even more Shortcuts potential by using triggers like the time of day, your location or even when you complete a workout. But perhaps my favorite Automation trigger is an NFC tag.
You'll also need a pack of NFC tags or stickers. Next, tap Add Action and look through the various system actions along with the apps you have installed that support NFC triggers. I was surprised by the number of apps I have installed that support them, including one that allows me to scan a tag to open the trunk of my car.
Apple doesn't currently have a way to share Automations like shortcuts, but the process of setting one up is easy to understand and only takes a few seconds to finish. The hardest part is deciding what kind of automation you want. I recommend going through Apple's gallery section of the Shortcuts app and adding what you'll find useful and making tweaks to personalize how your shortcuts run. After you're done mastering the Shortcuts app, make sure to check out all of the features we love in iOS That includes a healthy dose of hidden iOS features , along with a brand-new home screen and App Library.
As you begin to use the Shortcuts app and look for shortcuts created by other users, you'll run into difficulty adding third-party creations to your app.