Shortcuts possibilities

Discussion in 'iOS 12' started by Jarrodbcall, Jun 12, 2018.

  1. Jarrodbcall macrumors regular

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    Hey all! The more I have thought about Siri shortcuts the more interesting it seemed. I have played around with the workflow app a bit, but have struggled to come up with use cases that Siri will actually be able to do.

    For example:
    I tend to read on my phone or iPad at night, so I usually dim the screen, turn on the zoom low light filter to reduce the brightness even more, start do not disturb (or turn on airplane mode). I would love to create a shortcut for this, but it appears Siri can’t start accessibility features, nor start do not disturb.

    Do you think Siri will gain any additional features to control the phone over time? The system controls don’t seem to
    Have changed much over the last few years.

    What use cases have you come up with?
     
  2. TechGod macrumors 68040

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    Siri can toggle DND.

    For me personally, when I get to the gym, launch my Spotify and start a workout
     
  3. Jarrodbcall thread starter macrumors regular

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    Oh, great! I didn’t see it as an option in workflow, so hopefully that means it will be in shortcuts then! The accessibility doesn’t appear to be in either, but maybe I will be surprised :).

    That’s a great idea—do you use a third party workout app?
     
  4. TechGod macrumors 68040

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    Ah no this is with the new Siri in iOS 12, it lets you DND. I’m very sure that Shortcuts will allow that. You can already lower the brightness from Siri so you would be able to setup a custom command to turn on DND and dim the display completely. Not too sure about accessibility sorry!

    And as for the workouts stuff, I have an Apple Watch Series 3 so I just use the built in Workouts app and I’m hoping I’ll be able to launch a workout automatically with Shortcuts
     

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