Creating a shortcut

Apple iPhone 6S Plus on iOS 15.4.0

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Set up shortcuts on your device to have commonly used actions right at your fingertips.

  1. Step 1/17

    From the Home screen, swipe to Shortcuts.

    The indicator is towards the right.
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    Tap Shortcuts.

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  3. Step 3/17

    Tap the Create Shortcut icon.

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    Tap Add Action.

    The indicator is in the center.
  5. Step 5/17

    Tap the Search for apps and actions field.

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  6. Step 6/17

    Search for an action you'd like to automate.

    Note: We will be creating an action for sending a text message. Steps may vary depending on what action you choose.

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    Select the action you'd like to automate.

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    Tap Message.

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    Enter the text of the message.

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    Tap Recipients.

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    Enter the name of the contact you always want the message to be sent to.

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    Select a contact.

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    Tap Done.

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    Tap theShortcut Name field.

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    Enter a name for your shortcut.

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    Tap Done.

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