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iPhone / iPad: How to find and install third-party shortcuts

The Shortcuts application on iPhone and iPad is ideal for creating simple and complex automations. If you are not comfortable creating your own, there are some custom third-party shortcuts available online.


Fantastic Shortcuts and where to find them

Once you find a shortcut you like, the installation on your iPhone or iPad will be very simple. Below you can see some of our favorite sources for shortcuts:

  • r / Shortcuts: This subreddit is the largest community for shortcuts. You will find amazing discussions and support for creating your own.
  • MacStories Shortcuts Archive: Known for its easy-to-use shortcuts that perform complex tasks. You will find more than 200 here.
  • List of shortcuts by Matthew Cassinelli: Cassinelli once worked on the Workflow app, which was acquired by Apple and later converted to Shortcuts. So, he knows a few more things for shortcuts, and there are over 300 in this library.
  • Shortcuts Gallery: One of the largest repositories for shortcuts, includes correct descriptions, steps and links reception. Shortcuts are also categorized, so it's easy to find what you want.
  • RoutineHub: This community of shortcuts is new, but continues to grow consistently. We especially like the unity with popular shortcuts.

How to enable Untrusted Shortcuts on iPhone and iPad

Before you can start installing Third Party Shortcuts, you must enable the Untrusted Shortcuts feature. By default, the shortcuts received by web are excluded because they have not been verified by Apple.

To enable Untrusted Shortcuts, tap "Settings" on your iPhone or iPad.

Then click "Shortcuts".

Select the "Untrusted Shortcuts" option.

Click "Allow" on the pop-up message.


Enter him password your device to verify that you own this phone or tablet.

You can now install third-party shortcuts on your iPhone and iPad.

How to install third-party shortcuts on iPhone and iPad

You can install a third-party shortcut with just two taps. In this example, we will install a shortcut from the collection of shortcuts.

Open the site at Browser on your iPhone or iPad.

Then click the shortcut you want to download.


Click "Get Shortcut".

This opens the shortcut in the Shortcuts application. Scroll to the bottom, then click "Add Untrusted Shortcut".


Now, go to the "My Shortcuts" tab. You will see your new shortcut at the top of the list. Press to start using it.

After downloading more shortcuts, you can organize them into different ones folders. This will also make it easier for them to launch from an iPhone home screen widget.

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