iPhone Shortcuts help needed

Discussion in 'iOS 12' started by jasepo, Sep 20, 2018.

  1. jasepo macrumors member


    Apr 13, 2015
    RLP, Germany
    hey everyone,

    now that we have shortcuts, I am lost in that shortcuts app.

    I try to do the following very simple thing:
    - on command, disable caller ID.

    I have no cloue on what to do.

    Anyone here who can help?
  2. gwhizkids macrumors 601


    Jun 21, 2013
    That is not something Shortcuts is currently able to do. Here’s a list of system actions it can do:

  3. NoBoMac macrumors 68020


    Jul 1, 2014
    As mentioned above, does not appear to be the option to turn on caller id blocking directly.

    Played with it briefly, and appears to me that no kewl way to do it, as "*67" cannot convert to a phone number, no matter what I tried to pass that to the Call shortcut: always got "not a phone number" error.
  4. NoBoMac macrumors 68020


    Jul 1, 2014
    Apologies for resurrecting this old thread, but, Apple today released v2.1.1 of Shortcuts, which now allows call numbers with # and *. So, now can take a number as input or from a Contact and prepend local caller-id blocking code.

  5. bushman4 macrumors 68020

    Mar 22, 2011
    The shortcuts can be very useful but it’s not the easiest thing to figure out. I was told by Apple tech that after the first of the year they would be putting out more examples and people could add to it

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