Background Process actions

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List Watch Faces

List your Apple Watch faces.

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Get Current Song

Returns the song that is currently playing in the Music app, if any.

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Nothing

This action does nothing and produces no output. It is useful to separate blocks of actions, or to ensure that no input is passed to the next action.

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Comment

This action lets you explain how part of a shortcut works. When run, this action does nothing.

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Format File Size

Format a file size automatically, or using bytes, KB, MB, GB, TB, PB, EB, ZB, and YB or higher.

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Start Guided Access

Guided Access keeps your iOS device in a single app. Set up Guided Access in Settings

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Open Magnifier

Magnifier lets you use your deviceโ€™s camera to magnify your surroundings

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Get My Shortcuts

Gets the shortcuts stored on this device. For example, you could use this action with the Make Archive action to zip up your shortcuts.

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Add to Variable

Appends this action's input to the specified variable, creating the variable if it does not exist. This allows you to make a variable hold multiple items.

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Get Frames from Image

Splits an animated GIF or a photo burst into individual frames.

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Get Phone Numbers from Input

Returns any phone numbers found in the output from the previous action.

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Filter Event Attendees

Given a list of event attendees, this action returns the event attendees that match the given criteria.

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Get Details of Event Attendees

Extract information from event attendees, including their name, whether โ€œIs Meโ€ is true, their role, or status in regards to the meeting.

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Get Details of Calendar Events

Extracts information from calendar events, including start date, end date, whether itโ€™s an all day event, the calendar it belongs to, the location, whether it has alarms, the event duration, the organizer, the attendees, the URL, the title, the notes, & more.

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Get Article using Safari Reader

Gets article details, including body text, author, publish date, and more, from every URL passed into the action. Input URLs Result Article Note Use a Get Details of Article action immediately after this action to get specific details about the article. This action only supports getting one article from each URL.

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Get Details of App Store App

Extracts information about an App Store app, including artist, price, currency code, formatted price, release date, category, description, the overall rating, the total number of ratings, the current rating, the number of ratings for this version, the version, the date it was last updated, the latest release notes, the content rating, the minimum OS version, whether itโ€™s a universal app, the supported devices, supported languages, screenshot URLs, iPad screenshot URLs, download size, store ID, store URL, artwork, artwork URL, name, & more.