How do I create a shortcut?

  1. Tap the Edit button  in the top-right corner.
  2. If you'd like your shortcut to be inside a folder, tap any folder first to open it; otherwise stay in the main view then tap any empty spot with a + sign.
  3. Tap “Shortcut”.
  4. Choose which service you'd like your shortcut to use, like Email, Message, or FaceTime and tap its row in the table.
  5. Tap “To” and begin typing the names of a contact, then tap to select one. You can add more contacts by typing their names and tapping them as before.
  6. Tap the name of the service in the top-left corner to return.
  7. You can fill in any or all of the remaining fields for your service, like CC (Carbon Copy) and Subject for Email, or Body for Message. Text-based fields will allow you to set a predefined value (like “I'm on my way home!”), make them the contents of your clipboard each time you run them (perhaps for sharing links or other information), or be prompted each time.
  8. For most services, you can also attach a photo with your shortcut by tapping Photo Source and selecting an option. You can be asked each time, always choose the front camera for a selfie, or perhaps choose from a selection of animated GIFs.
  9. If you have set a photo for your contact in iOS, then we will use that photo for the action's icon. You can also tap the Icon row and customize your own icon for this particular action.
  10. Tap “Done” in the top-right corner and your shortcut is ready!


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