Launching Siri Shortcut from the watch face?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by chfilm, Mar 7, 2019.

  1. chfilm macrumors 68000

    chfilm

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    Hey,

    Is there any way to launch a custom
    Siri shortcut through a tap on a complication on a watch face?

    Could somebody theoretically write an app that does just that? It would be super convenient, for example to send a predefined text message to a certain person, or to launch a certain task within another app like to create a new todo in things or so.
     
  2. StumpyBloke macrumors 65816

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    I’ve never thought about that. But, that’s a really good idea and would definitely use it if it was available.
     
  3. chfilm thread starter macrumors 68000

    chfilm

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    Yea me neither, today was the first time. An office colleague asked me to send him a “warning” text message whenever a certain other colleague showed up nearby :D and that would be the perfect way to issue such a silent alarm;) I sent a feature request to apple.
     
  4. scribble79 macrumors member

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    I have shortcuts set for just such a thing. I downloaded the shortcuts app from apple and made one that says warning. It notifies my advisers about a problem customer in the vicinity.
     
  5. chfilm thread starter macrumors 68000

    chfilm

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    Haha - yea great - but I guess the fastest way to launch this shortcut is through the shortcut widget on iPhone left of the homescreen, right? I just wanna be able to launch it straight from the watchface...
     
  6. scribble79 macrumors member

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    You should be able to from Siri on your watch. I am waiting for my watch so can
    t say for sure but I know I can from Siri on my phone. I just say "Hey siri on my way home" it then sends a text to my wife that im on my way home. Works great with airpods and others like it.
     
  7. chfilm thread starter macrumors 68000

    chfilm

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    Yes, only I don’t want to talk but just tap the shortcut! I can’t say “hey Siri, angry coworker approaching” when this person is in the room ;)
     
  8. scribble79 macrumors member

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    understand. I wish I had my watch here to try and help with a work around
     
  9. ZEEN0j macrumors 65816

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    Hoping this comes back someday. There was an app for the watch before workflow turned into shortcuts.
     

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