Welcome to Issue 2 of “What’s New in Shortcuts?”
iOS 14, iPad OS 14, and watchOS 7 are finally here! There’s so much new, let’s get into it right away:
🏋️ APPLE’S FITNESS+, IPAD AIR, & APPLE WATCH EVENT
Apple launched a workout video service that syncs across devices, a new iPad Air that looks like a great choice for anyone who doesn’t need an iPad Pro, and the Apple Watch Series 6 & SE:
- “Hey Siri, what’s the weather like at Apple Park?”
Tim Cook talked about how he uses Apple Watch – so I made an entire collection out of what he said.
- “Hey Siri, listen for the delivery”
Don’t miss your new Apple Watch! Or these new Sound Recognition shortcuts.
- “Hey Siri, check Apple Newsroom”
Try setting up the new Show Topic action to take you directly into a specific section.
🆕 NEW ACTIONS IN SHORTCUTS
Shortcuts got a new set of actions in iOS 14 – check out the full list in the Action Directory:
- “Hey Siri, turn on the screensaver”
The Apple TV remote has a new set of actions – and I’ve got a folder of shortcuts for it.
- “Hey Siri, start an outdoor walk”
Shortcuts can control the Apple Watch (and Workouts) as well now – check out the list of actions.
- “Hey Siri, triple tap”
You won’t actually have to say this one – instead, set these with the powerful new Back Tap accessibility feature and update the Run Shortcut action inside.
🤖 WIDGETS AND WIND DOWN TIME
You can set shortcuts on your Home Screen with the widget and Lock Screen at night with Wind Down – here’s how I’m using those features:
- “Hey Siri, open the Shortcuts Catalog”
Stick this in your Shortcuts widget and open back to it right on the Home Screen – or check out my Shortcuts widget.
- “Hey Siri, chill out”
I run this during a stressful week or at night as part of my Wind Down shortcuts.
- “Hey Siri, open all my notes”
I retweeted tons of iOS 14 apps with widgets and will share the whole list soon – check out the Show Notes Folder collection in the meantime.
🔄 CATALOG UPDATES
- The Shortcuts Catalog is fully updated with 20 actions new in iOS 14 and 50 shortcuts built with them – plus 30 new shortcuts for members.
Sign up for a membership to get early access and unlock even more new shortcuts every week.
- Save my iOS 14 Shortcuts walkthrough on YouTube before I unlist it.
Thanks if you tuned in – it was a chaotic but fun 2 hours! Stay tuned for more iOS 14 videos.
- The Membership Perks page has been updated.
Check out all the ways to browse – you might find a unique angle on a shortcut you already use.
Hope you all had a good week! If you’re using something from my Shortcuts Catalog anytime soon, send me a screenshot on Twitter!