Update: It seems that Apple has removed the option that allows downloading untrusted Shortcuts. We shall keep an eye and update this content accordingly.
In our already busy and complicated life, it is always fun to encounter shortcuts that make tasks shorter and simple. The same applies to Apple’s Shortcuts app as well. Whether you want to resize an image or read favorite subreddits, there is a Siri Shortcut for it.
However, you might have noticed that certain Shortcuts are now being blocked iOS 13. So, how can you allow untrusted Shortcuts on your iOS and iPadOS device? While iOS 12 allowed both Apple’s gallery and third-party Shortcuts, iOS 13 has tweaked it a bit. All third-party Shortcuts are now labeled as “Untrusted Shortcuts,” and thus their auto-downloads are blocked. Though the good news is that unblocking them is quite simple.
How to Download Untrusted Shortcuts on iPhone and iPad running iOS 13/iPadOS
Undoubtedly, several third-party Shortcuts developed by the Apple community are quite helpful. However, any third-party app or download comes with an associative risk of data leak/hack. Which is why Apple has been very particular about third-party apps used in its devices.
Mostly, this step is part of the same ideology. Since Apple has not entirely blocked other Shortcuts, it seems that the tech-giant only wanted to grab users’ attention towards responsible use and download of untrusted Shortcuts. So, before you move ahead, remember to tread carefully.
Step #1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone
Step #2. Scroll down and select Shortcuts.
Step #3. Turn On the toggle next to Allow Untrusted Shortcuts.
Step #4. Confirm the action by tapping Allow.
Step #5. The device will prompt for Passcode, enter your device password.
After this, you can install Shortcuts outside of Gallery. However, in its endeavor to warn you against using untrusted sources, your device will show the “Add Untrusted Shortcut” tab in red color.
Have fun!! But remember to tread carefully.
When it comes to Shortcuts on iOS 13 and iPadOS, ‘the more, the merrier’ becomes the philosophy. Though such greed might not be safe for you and your device. So, I would recommend downloading Shortcuts only from websites you trust or at least check its review before.
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