Siri Shortcuts, which Apple introduced with iOS 12, is a great way to streamline a few different tasks, handling them all with just a single voice command.
With the release of iOS 12, Apple introduced Siri Shortcuts, which allows first- and third-party apps to take advantage of voice controls via the personal assistant.
Every year, Apple adds new and interesting developer features to iOS. And iOS 12 is no exception. In fact, the new iOS 12 features for third-party apps will make power users quite happy. You can finally use a third-party app for password autofill and Apple has opened up the door to Siri for third-party apps with Siri Shortcuts.
Siri Shortcuts are the most exciting part of iOS 12. The Shortcuts app lets you create complex automation shortcuts that you can run using Siri. There’s a lot of interesting stuff you can do and to get started, you don’t need to assemble a shortcut yourself. You can import a shortcut from the Gallery or from the web.
With iOS 12, Apple is finally bringing automation right to the heart of the iPhone and iPad. Simple, sandboxed and third-party supported automation is now bundled in the OS. Oh, and it works with Siri. So now, you can be the James Bond of your dreams. Just pull up Siri on your AirPods, say your custom phrase, and watch as your iPhone initiates the 10 step shortcut that you’ve created.
One of the most oft-requested features up to this point, especially for family iPads, is multi-user support baked into iOS. And yet, Apple has yet to add it.
Siri Shows Massive Improvement in Yearly Voice Assistant Comparison, Still Lags behind Google Assistant
Every year, LoupVentures does a comparison between Google Assistant, Alexa, and Siri by asking them hundreds of questions to rank their performance. Siri’s performance in previous tests has been dismissal, with Google Assistant leading the pack.