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Top 10 Awesome Siri Shortcuts That You Should Use on Your iPhone

With Shortcuts app, many things will be possible on your iPhone. Here are my top 10 Siri shortcuts list to help you get more things done on your iPhone.

Updated Sep 21,2018 | by Cody

If you install the iOS 12 update, then you can add shortcuts to Siri, so you can ask Siri to do many complicated tasks for you with your custom voice command. In this article, I will share with you my top 10 Siri Shortcuts to help you make use of this feature. 


Shortcuts VS Workflow

Shortcuts is the updated version of Workflow, the iOS automation app. If you already got the Workflow app, you can still use it without issues. If you then install the Shortcuts app, it will actually replace the Workflow app.

As you know, Shortcuts has more new actions available and it can with more third-party apps. Shortcuts supports Homekit, so you can use Shortcuts to control Homekit devices. However, some actions are not available even though they are in Workflow.

If you use Apple Watch, IFTTT, and BOX cloud drive, it is not recommended to install the Shortcuts app now because Shortcuts has removed support for the related actions. In future Shortcuts update, Apple should include these features.

10 Useful and Productive Shortcuts

Below are 10 shortcuts you can, you can simply install it using the iCloud sharing link below. In order to use Siri Shortcuts in iOS 12 to invoke them, you simply add them to Siri via Shortcuts app or Siri Settings.


Social Media Video Downloader

Do you ever need to download videos from social media sites? If you do, this shortcut is very helpful for you. It allows you to download videos from any social media platform including YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.

You may interest: Use Siri Shortcuts to Download YouTube Videos to iPhone Directly

All you need is copy the link and run this shortcut. It is also available in Widget.

Click this link to get this Social Media Video Downloader shortcut.

Reverse Image Search

As you know, it is not convenient to do a reverse image search on iPhone. This Reverse Image Search shortcut is perfect to solve your problem. You can run this shortcut to select the image or go to Photos app to select a photo and run this shortcut from Widget. Reverse Image Search.PNG

Spotify Playlist to Apple Music

Spotify and Apple Music both are great music streaming services. Sometimes, you may want to switch from one to another. You probably also want to transfer playlist between these two. There are some paid apps can do it, but wouldn’t it be better to use a shortcut to do it?

Run this installer shortcut to install the required shortcuts for transfer playlists from Apple Music to Spotify or back.

Create a GIF from Video or Photos

You do not need to install an app to create GIF because Shortcuts can do it for you. It is not a perfect solution, but it certainly can get the job done.


It allows you select any video or a few photos from Camera Roll to make GIF. You can also edit the shortcut to make the GIF play faster or slower. Get this GIF Maker Shortcut.

Apple Music Sleep Timer

Do you want to fall to sleep while listening to music? Of course, you can use the Clock app to set up an Apple Music sleep timer, but this shortcut works better with Apple Music.

Before you run this My Music Timer shortcut, you can first edit it. Define the time to play and select your preferred songs or playlist. Then you add it to Siri. When you go to bed, simply ask Siri to run this shortcut and it automatically plays your favorite sleep music and stops after a certain time frame.  

Email Merge

It is possible to send a custom email to massive email recipients without showing all the addresses on your iPhone. it is simple, just grab this Mail Merge shortcut and follow as instructed.

Save File from Safari

By default, you are not allowed to download files on iPhone from Safari. with the help of Shortcuts, you can download any files on iPhone.

You just need to copy the URL and run this Download File Shortcut. Then it allows you to use the Files app to select a location to save the file.

Take a Screenshot with Device Frame

This Device Screenshots shortcut is really simple. It can add a device frame to any photos you choose. You can add iPad, iPhone 6/7/8, iPhone X, or Apple Watch device frame.

First, you need to run this Shortcut normally to download the needed files and then run it from Widget to add device frame.

Add Device Frame.PNG

Change Image Background

Sometimes, you may not content with the background of a photo you took. With this shortcut , you can easily remove its background and select another photo as the image background. You don't have to pay for photo editting apps to do this kind of thing. 

Change Image Background.PNG

Convert Video to Audio

This shortcut allows you to convert any video from your Camera Roll or Files app. You can convert your recorded video or video you download from YouTube. Supported audio file formats include M4A and AIFF. If you use Workflow, it also supports MP3 format.

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