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Ever wish you could do more with your iOS apps?

With the new Shortcuts app in iOS 12, you can.

In this tutorial, Mike shows you how to get up and running with Shortcuts and explains what you need to know to start building your own shortcuts and start saving time on your iOS devices.

He also talks you through a few multi-action, real world examples, including how to call up a specific playlist in the Music app, and quickly create a project in OmniFocus.

You'll also learn how to turn Siri suggestions into full-blown Shortcuts, as well as share your favourite Shortcuts creations with the world.

The full tutorial covers:

  • Installing Shortcuts
  • Shortcuts Gallery
  • Web Links
  • Creating Shortcuts
  • Content Graph
  • iPhone Gallery
  • Do Not Disturb
  • Templates
  • Widget
  • Siri Suggestions
  • Shortcut Settings
  • Sharing Shortcuts

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Video Tutorial Comments

(9 comments posted)

Eva Bravo

Hi, Mike. When I try Gallery, it doesn't work: "The gallery could not be loaded" (or something like that) "Failed to fetch some records". I click Reload but doesn't work. Can you help me? Thanks!

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Gerardo Valdez Ramirez

Same here.

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Gerardo Valdez Ramirez

Same here.

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Mike Schmitz

Hi Eva (& Gerardo), unfortunately I have no clue what the the issue could be. I looked in the Apple Support forums, and others are having this issue too but it doesn't look like anyone knows why: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/8563832?page=2

Looks like one person at least got it to work after restarting. Maybe give that a shot?

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Gerardo Valdez Ramirez

The gallery is now loading. Just perfect. Do not know why.

Adrian Joss

Great tutorial, but I too have had some issues with this one, I was an avid user of workflows, so was already familiar. However if I go into settings then Siri and Search, I do not get the shortcuts button in the menu. I am not sure what I have missed along the way.

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Mike Schmitz

Hi Adrian, are you talking about the "My Shortcuts" button in Siri & Search? I wonder if that doesn't show up until you have added Siri to a Shortcut...

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Adrian Joss

Thank you Mike,
I was able to get things sorted by deleting both shortcuts app(previous workflows version) and OmniFocus app from iPhone and reinstalled, all now working.

Adrian Joss

Great tutorial, but I too have had some issues with this one, I was an avid user of workflows, so was already familiar. However if I go into settings then Siri and Search, I do not get the shortcuts button in the menu. I am not sure what I have missed along the way.

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