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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.

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#iACast 108 – Accessibility Versus Inclusive Design

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On this episode of the iACast, Michael, Aleeha, Jason, and Lauren discuss accessibility versus inclusive design.

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Michael: iMovie

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Beyond The Gallery: Backup Shortcuts to iCloud Drive

This shortcut will backup your shortcuts to a folder in iCloud Drive.

Download Shortcut: Shortcuts Backup

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iA DemoCast 16: Apple Shortcuts for iOS

Well, it has been a while since we have had a full DemoCast, but this one is pretty important.

Apple has released their newest version of iOS, which has a new form of automation built in called Siri Shortcuts. They have also released an app called Shortcuts that replaces the app called Workflow.

Shortcuts lets users chain together actions to complete a task, and the best part is that you can add these shortcuts to Siri.

Download the Shortcuts app from the App Store

During the show, we go through the Library and gallery tabs of the app, we download a shortcut from the gallery and even make our own basic shortcut with VoiceOver on.

iAccessibility has also created a shortcut and a category called Beyond the Gallery for shortcuts that are useful that aren’t in the gallery. Here is a link to the shortcut.

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Beyond The Gallery

Beyond the Gallery: Speak IP Addresses

The last Shortcut I posted was designed to speak the Wi-Fi network you are connected to. This one is designed to speak the current internal and external IP addresses you are connected to. It will also say unavailable if you do not have one of these IP addresses.

Download Shortcut: Speak IP Addresses

Beyond The Gallery

Beyond the Gallery: Add iPhone XS and XS Max frames to Screenshots

The folks at MacStories came up with shortcuts to add iPhone XS and XS Max screen borders to your screenshots. Use the link below to read more and to grab these shortcuts.

Shortcut – iPhone XS and XS Max Frames

Beyond The Gallery

Beyond The Gallery

In 2007, Apple changed the world with the iPhone, and Google enhanced the same experience with Android. Android has always had more customization options as far as automation and productivity over Apple’s iOS, but this has finally changed in iOS 12.

Several years ago, an app was created called Workflow for iOS that allowed users to chain actions together to make their phones and iPads do more than what they were intended to do. Apple has acquired the Workflow app, and has renamed it to Shortcuts in iOS 12. With the Shortcuts app, you can create basic to advanced Shortcuts to complete advanced tasks on your phone or iPad.

You will find many Shortcuts in the Gallery section of the Shortcuts app, but we felt that it would be amazing to have a category here at iAccessibility for users to use to find the best Shortcuts that can be found in the gallery and beyond. We will soon post our favorite Shortcuts here with links to download those shortcuts, and we will even give instructions on how to build your own Shortcuts. We would also love to know what shortcuts you have made, so please share your shortcuts with us by emailing

Apple Shortcuts on the App Store

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#iACast 92 Mobile Automation

On this episode of the #iACast, Aleeha, Michael, Matt and Jason discuss mobile automation.

News of the Week

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Michael talks to all of you all about the iAccessibility Mastodon Server.

Mobile Automation

The iAccessibility team talks to you all about Android’s Tasker app and iOS’s Workflow (soon to be Shortcuts) app. They share what automated tasks that they would like to have using Apple’s new Shortcuts app which will be coming out in iOS 12.

Picks of the week

  • Aleeha picks a very fun game called Word Rescue!
  • Matt stays on the gaming theme and shares the site
  • Jason tries to keep up to date on all the things happening around him and picks the Apple News app.
  • Michael has been going geek again on us and is now playing with a new social platform called Mastodon. In fact, he encourages listeners to join the iAccessibility Mastodon instance.

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