Shortcuts are a neat feature in iOS12. With the iOS Shortcuts app you can automate tasks and then activate them with a simple voice command or the tap of a button. For example, you could create a shortcut that activates by saying, "Hey Siri, good morning," that will automatically turn up the brightness on your phone, bring up the weather and traffic report, and start playing the playlist that gets you revved up in the morning (or keeps you cool until you've had your coffee).
Basically, shortcuts can trigger your iPhone to take several steps with just a key phrase. It doesn't have to be a key phrase though; you can create shortcut icons to save to your home screen, or tap them within the Shortcuts app. Not only can you use the shortcuts you find in the Shortcuts Gallery, you can also create your own custom shortcuts.
You can also find shortcuts from other users online and download them to your iPhone—you'll be amazed at some of the solutions people have created. You should only download shortcuts from trusted sites, but you can change the Shortcuts settings to "Allow Untrusted Shortcuts" if you want.
Below are just some of the most useful shortcuts we've come across, and you can download them today!
There are lots of amazing shortcuts out there, so be sure to browse the Shortcuts Gallery to find the ones that will save you time, allow you operate hands free, or will just make everyday life a little bit easier.
If this is just the kind of functionality you've been looking for in your life, consider shopping our selection of iPhones today. See what you could get for your current phone and put that money against your shortcut-ready iPhone purchase.
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