Am I too stupid for Shortcuts?

Bladery

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hey guys,

I thought that my shortcut would be simple but I cannot get it to work.
I want to say “good night” and my iPhone should turn in flight mode and enable do not disturb. Is this possible and if so, how?

Thanks for your help!
 
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stoopkidblues

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I don’t think Flight Mode is a selectable action. You can create one to say “Good Night Siri” and enable Do Not Disturb for a period of time/until wake but turning on Flight Mode disconnects from everything meaning there would be no service to actually run the action.
 
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Bladery

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Too bad. People said that I can do that. I mean, running shortcuts should be available offline so is Siri sometimes.
 

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Yeah, all I wanted was to have things I save to the Reading List to be sent to Pocket but I can't figure it out or if it's possible. Seems so simple, no? Since you can't do this in IFTTT, I thought this new Shortcuts thing would be able to but I guess not.
 

Arni99

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It works by searching for „flight“ inside the shortcut-search-field and then you can record your voice command for triggering flight mode.
Just tried it and it works.
 
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stoopkidblues

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I'm not impressed with Shortcuts so far. I find too limiting compared to what's on Android.
Did you ever use the Workflow app? Shortcuts it’s literally just that now “system wide”. I agree it’s limiting in nature but iOS has always been that way. I think this is a step in the right direction though and now that more 3rd party apps will actually utilize it (compared to when it was a 3rd party app itself) I think we’ll see more system wide functionality improve.

Like apple has slowly been doing with their other sandboxes, I’d bet Shortcuts will become more “open” with iOS 13, so on.
 

Bladery

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It works by searching for „flight“ inside the shortcut-search-field and then you can record your voice command for triggering flight mode.
Just tried it and it works.
It doesn’t seem to work for me? Can you show me a screenshot of that?
 

stoopkidblues

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It works by searching for „flight“ inside the shortcut-search-field and then you can record your voice command for triggering flight mode.
Just tried it and it works.
Ahh you have to search in Scripts. For whatever reason when you just type in “flight” nothing pulls.

My apologies. Can you post the recipe you created for the OP?
 

gwhizkids

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Ahh you have to search in Scripts. For whatever reason when you just type in “flight” nothing pulls.

My apologies. Can you post the recipe you created for the OP?
Search for "Set Airplane Mode". Add it to your shortcut. Tap the little icon up at the upper right (just below done). That will open your options for adding a Siri voice command (via "Add to Siri"). You can also put it other places, including as a widget.

I’ve attached a good one that you use when you’re getting on a plane. This is from Rosemary Orchard of The Automators podcast.



https://www.icloud.com/shortcuts/815f2e4f7a1c4e8eb5e3158a1868cf28

Incidentally, go to Sharecuts.app to find other good ones.
 
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Bladery

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Search for "Set Airplane Mode". Add it to your shortcut. Tap the little icon up at the upper right (just below done). That will open your options for adding a Siri voice command (via "Add to Siri"). You can also put it other places, including as a widget.

I’ve attached a good one that you use when you’re getting on a plane. This is from Rosemary Orchard of The Automators podcast.

https://www.icloud.com/shortcuts/107afe425b1148619ab290b6b226c73e

Incidentally, go to Sharecuts.app to find other good ones.
Thanks! It doesn’t work for the link though.

Stupid thing is when I want to say “Good morning” and iOS is in airplane mode, it doesn’t work.
As this is a system action, it should work... dunno why apple didn’t make some actions available offlind
 

gwhizkids

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Thanks! It doesn’t work for the link though.

Stupid thing is when I want to say “Good morning” and iOS is in airplane mode, it doesn’t work.
As this is a system action, it should work... dunno why apple didn’t make some actions available offlind
Time to report a bug! Worked last week...
 

Bladery

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Does anyone know if I can get iOS to not open the shortcuts app?
I created a homescreen button but whenever I press on it, shortcuts will open but I don’t want to.
 

Arni99

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Got it working:

Command „Hey Siri sleep“ now triggers:
  • „flightmode on“ shortcut
AND
  • „do not disturb on“-shortcut.

Command „Hey Siri morning“ triggers:
  • „flightmode off“- shortcut
AND
  • „do not disturb off“- shortcut.
 

Bladery

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A homescreen button for what?
For my shortcut.
Got it working:

Command „Hey Siri sleep“ now triggers:
  • „flightmode on“ shortcut
AND
  • „do not disturb on“-shortcut.

Command „Hey Siri morning“ triggers:
  • „flightmode off“- shortcut
AND
  • „do not disturb off“- shortcut.
yeah me too, but the good morning thing doesn’t work as Siri doesn’t work when flight mode is enabled...
 

gwhizkids

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Its such an Android app. I have no idea what I am even doing
Download some from the Gallery and open them up and see how they work. Best thing to do is play with them. I have one called "untitled Shortcut" because i just use it to try things out.
 

Arni99

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For my shortcut.

yeah me too, but the good morning thing doesn’t work as Siri doesn’t work when flight mode is enabled...
It works as long WLAN is enabled and that’s the case for me.
Flightmode kills mobile and bluetooth connection but not WLAN.
The phone must be unlocked for executing the morning shortcut.
 

boltjames

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Hey guys I'm looking to create a shortcut called "Bedtime" which will:

1. Reduce Volume to 0%
2. Reduce Backlight to 0%
3. Enable Do Not Disturb
4. Set Mute function to On
5. Enable Alarm set for 7:45 AM

Is this possible? The ones I can't seem to figure out are the Alarm and the Mute (without the need to throw the side switch).

Any help appreciated.
 
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gwhizkids

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@boltjames Yes, this can be done. To do mute, you would set volume to zero (this is system volume, so should mute ringers, too). To get an alarm, you have to do the following:

-Go to your Clock app and set the alarm you’d like.
-Go back to Shortcuts,and from the Action menu, scroll down and select Siri suggestions.
-Hopefully, your alarm setting activity will be there. If so, click to add it to your Shortcut.
-If it’s not there, try setting it in the Clock app again. Sooner or later it will show up as a Siri Suggestion and you can add it.
 

boltjames

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@boltjames Yes, this can be done. To do mute, you would set volume to zero (this is system volume, so should mute ringers, too). To get an alarm, you have to do the following:

-Go to your Clock app and set the alarm you’d like.
-Go back to Shortcuts,and from the Action menu, scroll down and select Siri suggestions.
-Hopefully, your alarm setting activity will be there. If so, click to add it to your Shortcut.
-If it’s not there, try setting it in the Clock app again. Sooner or later it will show up as a Siri Suggestion and you can add it.
Awesome! Can't thank you enough, the Alarm 'on' function works perfectly.

Now....is there a way to add to this Shortcut the opposite actions at exactly 7:45AM when the Alarm goes off? So the flow would be like this:

[I tap the Nite Time Shortcut and...]

1. Reduce Volume to 0%
2. Reduce Backlight to 0%
3. Enable Do Not Disturb
4. Enable Alarm set for 7:45 AM

[Then the Shortcut would do nothing until 7:45 AM and then...]

5. Increase Volume to 100%
6. Increase Backlight to 50%
7. Disable Do Not Disturb

Is it possible to create a Shortcut with this type of 'delayed' action and, if so, how?
 
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patrickbarnes

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Too bad. People said that I can do that. I mean, running shortcuts should be available offline so is Siri sometimes.
There are too many people confusing “Siri Shortcuts” and “Shortcuts.app”.

These two things have almost nothing to do with each other apart from some Siri Shortcuts appearing as possible actions in “Shortcuts.app”.

You can run Siri Shortcuts offline by typing it into the search box. You can run shortcuts in Shortcuts.app offline as long as the action doesn’t access the network.

For whatever reason toggling airplane mode isn’t exposed as a “Siri Shortcut” so can’t be integrated into a workflow in “Shortcuts.app”.
 
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