iOS 17 is finally available to the public, as are iPadOS 17 and watchOS 10. The updates come with a lot of new features, such as improvements to iMessage and FaceTime and NameDrop. They also bring a lot of new functionality to Shortcuts – and Apple has just published a detailed document highlighting everything that’s new in the Shortcuts app.
New Shortcuts app actions available with iOS 17
Apple describes the Shortcuts app as “a quick way to get one or more tasks done with your apps.” Users have endless possibilities for creating automations using native iOS features as well as integrations with third-party apps.
With iOS 17, watchOS 10, and macOS Sonoma (which will be available next week), there are even more features available to users (via Matthew Cassinelli). For instance, you can now create a shortcut to transcribe an audio file into text, delete alarms, scan documents, or create a Time Machine backup.
Here’s a list of the new commands available with the updates:
Transcribe Audio generates text from an audio file
Delete Alarms removes specified alarms from Clock
Edit Sleep Alarm skips the next sleep alarm, or reactivates a skipped sleep alarm
Open Camera opens the Camera app into a specific capture mode, such as “Selfie”
Open Collection navigates to a specific section of the Photos app, such as “Places”
Show Passwords navigates to Passwords in Settings on iOS and System Settings on macOS
End Workout completes your current workout session on iOS and watchOS
Scan Document captures an image and saves it to the Files app on iOS
Get Current Timer, Pause Timer, Resume Timer, and Cancel Timer are now supported on iOS
Start Stopwatch, Lap Stopwatch, Stop the Stopwatch, and Reset Stopwatch are now supported on iOS
Set Hotspot Password and Get Hotspot Password are now supported on…
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