iOS 12 is finally here! Assuming that your nerdy vibe has already made you install this latest version of iOS on your device, let’s make your experience a little more delightful. Siri improvements on iOS 12 is one of the most notable changes on iOS 12. You can now use Siri shortcuts on third party apps that can trigger a specific action based on your activity on device and recent behavior.
As Apple has now opened Siri support to third party apps, our lives can get a lot easier now! You can now use minimal steps to accomplish your task by Siri on your side. In this blog, we will learn all about how to create Siri shortcuts on iOS 12. But first, let’s highlight 5 amazing ways how Siri on iOS 12 can make your experience utterly indispensable.
1. More Proactive
Siri on iOS 12 is now more proactive than ever. It’ll now offer you suggestions beforehand helping you achieve tasks in lesser steps. With the help of just a single voice command you can now make Siri smarter than ever on iOS for a much hassle-free experience. Siri will now offer you suggestions based on your recent activities on device. For instance, it will notify you to activate DND mode during a meeting or ask you to call back your friend in case of a missed call from any contact and more.
2. Siri Shortcuts
On iOS 12, Siri will automatically identify common tasks on your device and will offer you shortcuts based on your location or a specific date or time. Like, if you’re running late for an appointment Siri will now notify you on the lock screen of your device so that you can drop a text or inform at work that’ll you’ll be joining in a while. And as soon as you miss a phone call or FaceTime call Siri will remind you to call that person back. All you have to do is simply download the “Shortcuts” app from app store to make the most of Siri on iOS 12. Siri Shortcuts deliver a quicker way to get things done with your apps.
3. Personalized Shortcuts
Like we said earlier, you can now integrate Siri with third party applications, create and customize your own commands to take better control over your device. Head on to iOS Settings> Siri and Search and then you’ll see a list of suggested shortcuts on the list. Scroll down further where you’ll see a list of all third-party apps of your device for which you can create personalized shortcuts. You can also assign your own personalized statements to trigger a specific action. For instance, instead of saying “Please send a message to mom” you can rather assign a smaller command like “Mom” so that whenever you activate Siri and say “Mom”, you can connect instantly.
4. Using the Shortcuts App
Once you download the Shortcuts app from app store, launch the app on your iOS device. Now tap on the “Create Shortcut” button to create your own personalized shortcut. You can add a few actions from the list like adding a new event, add a new reminder, calling a specific person, logging health sample, get current location of a specific contact, play a specific song, record a voice not and more. Select any action from the list to add a custom Siri shortcut on your iOS device.
5. Sync Siri Across All your Apple Devices
With the help of iOS 12, all your Siri shortcuts will be synced across all Apple devices you use including your iPhone, iPad, Mac or Apple watch.
How to Create Siri Shortcuts on iOS 12
To create Siri shortcuts on iOS 12, follow these quick steps:
- Open Settings> Siri and Search.
- Here you will see some shortcut suggestions of recently performed actions on your iOS device.
- Tap the “+” button next to a suggestion.
- Now, here you need to record a personalized phrase that’ll help Siri to launch this action from home screen.
- Record your phrase and once you’re done tap the “Done” button on top to save your changes.
Now, from this point onwards you can use this newly created custom shortcut on Siri to activate a specific action.
So folks, we hope now you’ll make the most of Siri on iOS 12 with the help of new shortcuts app. For any other queries or feedback feel free to drop your comment.