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Quick Tip: How to Share Shortcuts in #iOS13

We are still in the beta season for iOS and iPadOS, but anyone can try the new features offered by Apple by signing up for the public betas. One of the many changes that Apple has made is that Shortcuts are now built in to the OS. This allows deeper integration with features, but it also means that Apple has made changes to allow Shortcuts to be more secure. You might notice that the share button is disabled and that is because Apple does not allow the sharing or opening of untrusted shortcuts by default. Fortunately, you can still turn this feature back on. Here is how this is done.

Enabling Untrusted Shortcuts

  1. Open the Settings app and tap on Shortcuts
  2. Turn on, “Use Untrusted Shortcuts”
  3. Return to the Shortcuts app
  4. find a shortcut and go to more details.
  5. Find the share button at the bottom of the screen next to the run shortcut button

That’s it! you can now share and open shortcuts. that you make, or that you get from online sources. Turning this on will also allow you to install shortcuts that can compromise the security of your device, so it is important to know what shortcuts you are installing, and check the actions that are in the shortcut so that you do not open your phone up to malware or unauthorized access.


Is Fasten Fascinating?

Fasten is a new ride sharing service that has moved to Austin to help fill the void from Lyft and Uber, but is Fasten accessible?

Fasten Accessibility

Fasten is the latest app to offer ride sharing in Austin and When I downloaded the app I was able to sign up, set my start and destination, and even see the fare estimate, which makes this app quite accessible with VoiceOver. The main issue currently with Fasten is that their request a ride button is not seen by VoiceOver.

Fasten has a neat looking button that says, “Slide to request,” which VoiceOver does not see. This is a custom control that VoiceOver can’t find on the screen but looks just like the iOS Slide to unlock slider on the lock screen.

This issue actually keeps VoiceOver users from requesting a ride from Fasten, and I think that this service would be very popular if this button was accessible.

I also found that the menu button only says, “Button,” and when you rate your driver many items are not visible, and others just say button.


Fasten is a great app and I think it will be my go to service of choice. The fares are cheaper than others, and the drivers are great If you sign up you get a code that you can give to your friends and their rides will give you credit towards your own rides. Because this is my site I am putting my code here. When you sign up, use the code Mi8826

Keep checking back here at iAccessibility for updates on the accessibility of the Fasten app and on other ride sharing services and feel free to leave comments and feedback about these articles.