How to Customize Built-In Shortcuts on iPhone and iPad

A shortcut is a quick way to get one or more tasks done with your apps. The Shortcuts app lets you create custom shortcuts with multiple steps that you can use with your favorite apps. Apple shortcuts allow its users to use multiple shortcuts with the same button. It also has a Siri command that stores lots of shortcuts. You can use the Siri option by using iPhone features that are inbuilt for third party applications too.

Users can also download advance shortcuts in the Gallery application. If you want to use more shortcuts to use advance shortcuts, here are what you can modify to use the advance shortcut on your Apple device like iPhone and iPod.

For adding shortcuts, reach the gallery shortcuts option that is shown in your shortcuts application. You can also use Apple safari via the link in the application or web.

Gallery Shortcut

  1. Launch Shortcuts on your Apple iPhone and iPad device.
  2. Hit the Gallery icon.
  3. Hit shortcuts for an application that you want to attach to your library.
  4. Press the action list in the Do option. Here shortcut will appear upon activation.
  5. Hit Back.
  6. Hit Add Shortcut.

How to Customize Built-In Shortcuts on Apple iPhone and iPad

  1. Launch Shortcuts on your Apple device as iPhone and iPad.
  2. Hit on the icon that you want to spread customize that shown in the shortcut option.
  3. Hit blue parameters. It is an essential element of a shortcut that is used to change the theme of your device as you like to use.
  4. Click the + button to view the list that you want to add in your shortcut.
  5. Hit any options that are listed in your display on your screen that you want to change.
  • Application: For most websites, people like to use applications and also want to open its application in one click. It is possible by shortcuts. Click it and Hit the application that you need to customize your shortcut.
  • Favorites: Thing that is preferred to all others of the same kind of is especially well-liked. If you have marked any favorite action, that is also shown in shortcut.
  • Scripting: Write a script for (a play, film, or broadcast), that has control all over the application functions and device control and flow and much more.
  • Media: It is used to listening to music recording audio and video, as well as third party application that is used tom playing songs and watching videos, etc.
  • Documents: It an issue to working with the document, editing documents and making notes, creating a folder, etc.


  1. Hit action that you want to take from the option available in your device.
  2. Tap on a blue parameter to change it if one is available.
  3. Hit the option for your parameter.
  4. Hit Show More.
  5. You can change your wish in the Show More option.
  6. Click the + button to continue to make more shortcuts.
  7. Hit Done after finishing your shortcuts.


Blair Lennon is a McAfee expert and has been working in the technology industry since 2002. As a technical expert, she has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as


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