The integration of “Shortcuts” is going to prove a well-timed shot in the arm for Siri. Though the much-awaited “Shortcuts” app is yet to go live, you can create Siri shortcuts with Workflow app on your iOS 12 device. It can help you take a peek at how the custom phrase can work in letting you carry out frequently used tasks in a flash.
For instance, if you like keeping track of Apple’s stock price, you can make a phrase like “show the price.” And then you will be able to get the real-time stock price by just saying “show the price” to Siri. Follow along to get started!
Update: With the official iOS 12 release, Apple has integrated Workflow app in the Shortcuts app. We’ve made a complete guide about how to get the most out the Shortcuts app. So, head over there to get started with this remarkably productive app.
How to Create Siri Shortcut using Workflow App on iPhone and iPad
Step #1. Launch the Workflow app on your iOS device.
Step #2. Now, you need to either create a new workflow or open the already existing one.
I’m going to start from the scratch. Choose the type of workflow you want to build and then drag actions from the left. To finish, tap on Done at the top right.
To give a name to your action, tap on the Settings icon ⟶ enter the name and tap on Done.
Step #3. Next, open Settings app on your device and select Siri & Search option.
Step #4. Check out the workflow you have just made under Shortcuts section. Tap the + button next to the workflow.
Step #5. Next up, tap on red button to record your phrase.
Tip: Once you have recorded it, you can tap on Edit to check the alternative phrase options. It can be very handy especially when Siri hasn’t been able to catch you perfectly. In case you are not satisfied with the result, you have the option to re-record it.
Step #7. Tap on Done.
How to Use Siri Shortcut in iOS 12
Once you have made a shortcut, you can simply invoke Siri and say the created phrase. The personal assistant will take you directly to your workflow.
How to Edit a Siri Shortcut
If you ever want to make some changes to your shortcut, you can do so with ease.
Step #1. Open Settings on your iOS device.
Step #2. Now, tap on Siri & Search and select My Shortcuts.
Step #4. Tap on Edit and then record your phrase for the Shortcut.
Step #5. In the end, tap on Done to confirm.
Don’t want to use any shortcut? You can get rid of it with ease. Keep reading…
How to Delete a Siri Shortcut in Workflow
Step #1. Launch Settings on your iOS device ⟶ Siri & Search ⟶ My Shortcuts.
Step #2. Tap on Edit and then tap on red button next to the shortcut you want to delete. Then, tap on Delete.
Alternately, you can tap on Shortcut you wish to delete and then tap on Delete Shortcut. You need to tap on Delete in the popup to confirm. In the end, tap on Done.
Speed up your task:
Now that you have learned the ways to create quick ways to get your work done, make the most of them. I’m sure they can enormously boost your productivity.
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