Top 5 Shortcuts For iPhone You Might Actually Use

Top 5 Shortcuts For iPhone You Might Actually Use

hi everyone Aaron here for ZolloTech and
I want to share with you the top five shortcuts that hopefully you’ll actually
use now the shortcuts app needs to be installed you can get this in the App
Store for free and there’s a ton of shortcuts out there but I wanted to find
some that you’d actually use and I did do a video on how to put these together
in a different video sometime ago and I’ll be making a follow-up to that later
on but this should work for you pretty simply you’ll just install them I’ll
show you how to do that later on now what we can do initially here is just go
to our widgets I already have the shortcuts widget here and you’ll see I
have Wi-Fi off and on Bluetooth off and on so those four are going to be our
first shortcut since they’re fairly simple and straightforward now a lot of
people were annoyed that Apple changed the control center when you turn Wi-Fi
off it says it only does it until tomorrow so what we’ve made is a
shortcut to turn it off and on and off and on for Bluetooth now my daughter put
these together I know some of these are out there but my daughter put most of
these together especially the more advanced ones and they work really well
so if we’ll go to Wi-Fi off you’ll see instantly its off and it’s not just off
in the control center it’s actually off right here you’ll see it’s off Wi-Fi is
completely off now if we go here you can turn it back on it will turn back on and
then the same is true of Bluetooth turn bluetooth off if we take a look here
you’ll see bluetooth is off now so it works really well it’s super fast and
straightforward turn it back on and again it will turn back on so it’s great
a simple way to turn that off and on if you want to and leave it off until you
want to turn it back on now the next thing is a little bit more advanced
we’ll go into the shortcuts app for this one and the next one has to do with
right here you’ll see it has to do with morning so we have morning and night
these are two separate ones so they’re a little bit more advanced now on an
Android phone you can do something say good morning it’s a routine that you can
actually say good morning to your phone and it will recognize that and then give
you a bunch of information in succession so that’s what we’ve created here so
you’ll see here’s the program itself and we’ll need to customize a little bit of
it so it’s going to give us our travel distance to
wherever we’re going so we’ll need to put that in at the bottom and I have it
going to the local Apple store it’s going to give us a bunch of information
so you need to make sure you have that set and then I’ve also set the voice for
this so if you tap on these three dots tap this little button here you’ll see
it says good day I custom-made the customized that Siri phrase so you see I
can rerecord it or delete the shortcut I use that phrase because good mornings
already taken I used a good day so we’ll close that
and then we’ll just say good day good day so that that gives us a status of
the whole day now we don’t have to have it read us read it to us like that we
can just go in here and tap on it and it will open and give us that information
you’ll see it run here it’s doing the same exact thing and we can do that from
the widgets as well but it gives you the information for the day and you’ll have
everything you need right there unfortunately when it’s reading it back
it says your shortcut says so far they haven’t removed that ability now the
same is true for g’night this one does a little bit different things again I’ve
recorded a series of have a good night so we’ll try that one have a good night
now this is not an uncommon problem I keep running into this but the shortcut
works just fine so if we go into this we’ll run it and it says do you have
anything to do tomorrow until you don’t want to forget and you might have
noticed it dimmed the screen for the night so we can say yes if we have a
reminder and it says is there anything you don’t want it to forget tomorrow it
autofills yes you hit ok and it says by some it will just say milk
we’ll just fill in what it already has it done and that’s it so it just asked
you if you want a reminder dims your screen and you can have it set alarms as
well so we’ll turn this back up so I think you get the idea there so though
it’s that’s really convenient you have a good morning good night and now we have
another one that I think’s pretty handy that might help if you’re out in
restaurants now there’s tip apps available all over the place but I
haven’t found one that does this I could be wrong but hopefully this will help
we’ll go to Bill and it says are you splitting the bill between multiple
people will say yes it says how many people are you splitting it between
let’s pick three says what is the total cost of the bill we’ll pick something
like 240 185 so that’s the total bill hit OK it says would you like to tip
them no tip 10 15 or 20% will hit 20 percent and it gives you your part of
the bill to pay so it will split it up simply just like that and you could
assign a series shortcut to it with a voice as well tap the three dots tap
this button add to Siri and you could say something like Bill’s so let’s try
that bill no that will work now there’s another one this one’s a lot more
advanced and it’s more of a bonus we’ll take a look at another one as well but
this is more of a bonus and it’s really clever its activity and coffeeshops is a
second submenu for this activity so if we tap on the three buttons here three
dots you’ll see this is really quite a long program that’s going on here and so
my daughter came up with this to take care of things if she was bored maybe
come up with something to do so we’ll tap on activity and it says do you want
to stay in or go out so we’ll say go out and how much do you
want to spend we’ll say five to ten dollars pick something here we’ll say
food and it runs and picks the local local food places nearby within a
certain radius so maybe we’ll pick this one
it opens maps and then get you directions there so it’s really simple
and straightforward but a great idea and again we can do activity
stay in and it will give you a bunch of different websites with a bunch of
activity ideas again go out and if it’s in the winter it will pick coffee shops
if it’s not it won’t so it does a bunch of different things that’s customizable
of course you could say photo shoot escape room photo shoot escape room buy
something and they’re all customized under this specific menu it’s pretty
clever and I really like that one now there’s one more bonus when we did not
create and that’s photo grid and this is something that may help if you like to
put a lot of photos together we’ll do photo grid and we’ll pick all photos
we’ll pick the wallpaper from now or from today maybe an iPhone 10 our
picture and some of the photos I took from the ten-hour review so let’s see
one two three four five six I think that’s enough what’s it done we’ll wait
for it to run and you’ll see it’s put them in a grid now this is a savable
photo you can edit it you can save it like this to your photos and edit it and
share it and I think it’s it’s pretty helpful there’s some others here that
I’ve messed around with it doesn’t work so great so those were more of
experiments but they do work but all of these here that I’ve shown you now I’ll
share in the description below and let me show you how you can actually install
one of those it’s pretty simple I’ve emailed one from here over to that
device so that you can check it out so let me show you how that how that works
so here’s the shortcut I emailed it to myself you’ll get a link to the same
sort of shortcut that will open up in the app so we’ll tap on this and it says
what would you like to do copy two shortcuts so make sure you have the
shortcuts app installed copy the shortcuts and I already have it but I’ll
just replace it and here’s the morning shortcut that we already ran it’s
complete with all the information that we had before and you’ll need to fill in
your destination and that’s it so everything else the destinations here
everything else should work just fine you’ll have that same destination as me
but once you’ve got it installed you can discuss the
it tapped three buttons their doubts and customize the location and hopefully
that gives you some shortcuts that you’ll actually use let me know of any
good ones if you have any others I’d love to hear what you have to say in the
comments below if you haven’t subscribed already please subscribe and like as
always thanks for watching this is Aaron I’ll see you next time

100 thoughts on “Top 5 Shortcuts For iPhone You Might Actually Use

  1. I came up with a shortcut that will TOGGLE the WiFi instead of having two separate shortcuts. Since there is no way to really get the status of an app, you can work around this by "Get Network Details," which only gives you results if you have an active network (i.e., your WiFi is ON). Then using an "If" command set it to “Equals” and then type your network name in the “Value” box . Then add “Set WiFi” to OFF just after this and after "Otherwise", "Set WiFi” to ON. If it returns with the network name, it turns OFF the WiFi, if there is no result, it turns the WiFi ON. You can also add a Text shortcut after each result and have Siri “Speak Text” to give you a verbal status of your network. No Bluetooth workaround yet, but working on it.

  2. Unfortunately your Shortcut link doesn’t work well .

  3. 3 People splitting 241 $? Must've been a great meal 😀

  4. After Siri turns off WiFi she can't turn WiFi back on because she says she's not connected to the internet.

  5. we need one to make a tune or a sound when iphone full charged

  6. Hi Aaron.. Wow your daughter is as clever as you! Brilliant… Thank you for showing this tutorial too..another keeper for me…

  7. i dont uderstand how hard it is to split a bill and finding tip

  8. I’m confused as to how to build a shortcut. Could you point to a SIMPLE tutorial for this please?

  9. Looks like to big of a hassle when Siri or control center does most if not all anyway, I'll pass on this one

  10. A good demo thanks, not sure I am fully sold on using these yet, all feels a bit clunky.

  11. Hello and Happy Thanksgiving!! First off, EXCELLENT video as usual!! Your daughter should sale that shortcuts!!! THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!

  12. How do you get the coffee shop shortcut???

  13. Your shortcut says … your shortcut says … your shortcut says … your shortcut says … Your shortcut says … your shortcut says … your shortcut says …
    Is this designed by a 3 year old?

  14. thanks for video

  15. Can you email me the activity shortcut

  16. Bruh your daughter is a genius. Show us how you made those shortcuts please

  17. Aaron ,super brilliant daughter you have. You must be very proud of her. Great Shortcuts.

  18. I love my iPhone XR but the "Good morning" and "Good night" shortcut will make me want to bash my phone with a hammer till Siri stops talking.

  19. Shorcuts are dumb. Siri should know all that and provide me all this without me programming it. Thats why googl eis so much better.

  20. I really hope that turning on/off true tone and night shift will be possible in the future.

  21. Great tips!

  22. You can actually combine turn wifi on/off into one shortcut, I programmed one myself with a menu to choose either.

  23. Can u make a tutorial on how I can send my streak on Snapchat using Siri short cut

  24. how to change from maps to google maps?

  25. how fast your phone compare my iPhone 5s

  26. *
    Hey Aaron, the morning shortcut comes with default your address set in there which I changed to mine, but just letting you know if you intended on sharing your home address or not.


  27. The $5-10 food option doesn’t work. Looks like the logic is asking for it to run a shortcut based on what month it is, but idk what shortcut to have it run. Help!

  28. The wifi/Bluetooth one was clutch

  29. Great video! Can it be used to turn location services on and off?

  30. Ok, I was having the same problem that I think some others were having, and the explanation wasn’t clear.
    When you touch the link for the shortcuts under the video, it asks you for safari or chrome. If you click safari, it will send you to the correct webpage, but it doesn’t work, because the shortcuts won’t load.
    You need to type the url into ACTUAL Safari to grab the shortcuts.

  31. Love your videos!! Thanks a million. And please keep doing them:-)

  32. Sir upload location widget sir pls ??

  33. Can anyone pass me the night shortcut I'm not able to download them through the link

  34. The split the bill one is excellent. Good job!!!

  35. I miss workflow.

  36. The bill shortcut is great, but it doesn’t give me the input option of no tip even though it’s visible in the program

  37. Can you show us how you did the activity short cut.

  38. i like what you did , you put everything in this video in discreption , for that >" subscribe "<

  39. Aaron I watch your video's all the time, you're awesome!!!… Where is the link for these shortcuts, I don't see it?

  40. Hi how do u get the battery widget?

  41. Apple just make Siri able to handle multiple commands or follow up request. Shortcuts is silly

  42. Hello Aaron, I have siri shortcut for send a delayed text message but I can seem to have it working. I just downloaded it and did not make any changes to it. N you help. Thanks

  43. Could you link the activity shortcut

  44. thank you for the shortcuts!

  45. Hi can you please make a video or where can I find the shortcut Activity app.

  46. can you please kindly provide link to this shortcut apps?

  47. Siri problem?

  48. How can I share mine on the app

  49. Why doesn't it work with Siri using Apple Watch?

  50. Great video! Does anyone know why my shortcuts aren’t appearing in widgets? It’s enabled in every single one of my shortcuts’ menus but I can’t find them on the widgets panel! Thank you

  51. I have VPN too

  52. I tried to download one of your shortcuts but it does not work. Doe you know how I can get it other wise?

  53. Where did you get your wallpaper

  54. Looks like you can't use files for shortcuts anymore, I can't get any of them. 🙁

  55. Been using safari, but evey time i get "cannot be openned"

  56. How did u do wifi and bluetooth??

  57. I need help with this on shortcut app
    It say that I need to pass URL to get the contents of url action! Help!!!

  58. We want more of these on iOS 13 please Aaron 👋🏼

  59. Can explain how make Find Gas nearby please explain slowly. thanks for
    Explain simple and useful

  60. how to save instagram videos to photo lib?

  61. Cannot run bill calculator.. needs something from iCloud

  62. The only decent feature of iOs13 in my opinion is Dark Mode. Everything else is bells and whistles I have no intention of using. Slide-typing does not work on my phone. ARE YOU WATCHING comes out as HOUSEWARMINGS.

  63. Control Centre is enough for me. Shortcuts is good, I just use Control Centre more…

  64. I want to clock in/out at work.

    I call a number
    Input my employee number
    Input either 1 or 2 for in or out.

    Can that be done?

  65. Hi, I’m trying to get them but it doesn’t work 🙁

  66. 🙁 When I try to download any of your shortcut I get an error message:

    "Shortcut Cannot Be Opened
    Importing shortcuts as files is not
    currently supported. Please share
    shortcuts using iCloud."

    any idea it this is a bug or a feature? Any chance to see those shortcuts how is made step by step? It is very interesting and would like to learn about them.

    Thank you,

  67. Hai I’m getting error message while trying to save your shortcuts
    “It says importing files as shortcuts is not supported, please share shortcuts using iCloud”
    Please help

  68. There is no "water eject" shortcut tile on my Shortcut app – How can I get it added to my Shortcut app?

  69. This really helps. Specially with the turn off Wifi & Bluetooth which is a real hassle

  70. Every time I want to run a shortcut, the shortcut app opens up. This is so annoying how can I let it run in the background like in ur video?

  71. How can i add the date like you have it in your „good morning“ shortcut?

  72. iphone 11 shortcut ios 13 swipe to close apps at once?

  73. Shortcut can’t be installed unless shared via iCloud

  74. So much work for so little gain , when apple should have it ready to go ……. if they ever listened to customer needs !!!

  75. These don’t seem to be short…short cuts, lots of screen tapping required.

  76. Doesn't work for me, I am not able to import to the shortcut

  77. Hai can we make shortcut for power off

  78. I really want the morning shortcut but it won’t download is there anyway that we can please get this

  79. G'day mate might work better.. – Greetings from Australia lol 🇦🇺

  80. How to get battery percentage with use of shortcut….? Plz help

  81. I did only play a bit with Shortcuts, but some program options have better options in shortcut. Why do you have to type „yes“ for the bill split thing? Just let the program give you the option yes/no.

  82. Thank you for this video. I’m sure it’ll help a lot of people. But as far as I’m concerned, it just seems to me that these shortcuts are actually long cuts. But that’s just me.😊

  83. Wait what 🤦🏽‍♂️🤣 a shortcut to turn off WiFi and Bluetooth. Android awaits you.

  84. I will NEVER use any of those 5 shortcuts

  85. U always give nice information

  86. “Your shortcut says!?”

    That’s lame.

    Obviously we know it’s our shortcut

  87. Shortcuts can’t be opened, it says share via iCloud

  88. Zollotech is it possible to check the shortcuts on the website, because I’m unable to add them on the phone. Maybe it’s possible to take some screenshots of the program itself?

  89. What do you not want forget tomorrow?


  90. What a total wank of an app Gsus the phones easy enough to use without complicating it even more ffs fail .

  91. When I try to go to the shortcut through safari to put it on my phone, I get the error “shortcut cannot be opened- importing shortcuts as files is not currently supported. Please share shortcuts using iCloud”

  92. How this wifi shortcut set

  93. Thanks for the video. Even after this video, I don’t think I’ll ever use this feature. I don’t use or care enough about my phone for all this.

  94. I am unable to import shortcuts which you have put in a URL, when I am trying to save it, then it says it cannot be ‘importing shortcuts as files is not supported. Please share it by iCloud” this is what I am getting when trying to add.

  95. old me: i will never found a god of shortcuts for iphone.
    youtube 2019:

  96. its not useful at all LOL

  97. The shortcuts cannot be used. Stating it needs to be shared ?!

  98. My shortcut app says it does not support file download and I should use iCloud for sharing? What am I doing wrong?

  99. Thank you so much for showing me what this app does!! I’m switching to iPhone from Samsung and this was the one app that I was confused on how to use. Based on the name “Shortcuts”, I could tell that the app was developed to make my life easier as long as I could figure out how to use it effectively. This video was really helpful and now I have some ideas for a few things I’d like to add to my Shortcuts. 👍🏾👍🏾

  100. I’m having a problem with my iPhone 11 every time I try to use my shortcuts with Siri , Siri keeps saying she didn’t catch that but any other than Siri work’s fine

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