Right-click (or press Control + click) on any app you wish to create a shortcut of, then click Make Alias. A new listing for your chosen app will appear in the Applications folder, with the word alias attached to the name.
The Shortcuts app lets you get things done with your apps, with just a tap or by asking Siri. Learn how to create, edit, and delete a shortcut. Or if you're looking for inspiration, try out some of the personalized Starter Shortcuts in the My Shortcuts tab, or visit the Gallery tab to discover new ways to automate your apps.
For example, a shortcut on your iPhone that can help make your commute easier might have three consecutive actions:
After you create a shortcut you can run it by saying 'Hey Siri,' then the name of the shortcut that you created.
Shortcuts appear in the Gallery based on the apps and actions you use most. To add a shortcut:
To run your shortcut just say 'Hey Siri,' then the shortcut name.
Many apps support adding a shortcut with Siri. Look for while using the app or in the app settings.
Third-party apps need to support Siri Shortcuts before you can add them to Siri. If you don't see a shortcut for a third-party app, check the App Store to see if the app supports Siri Shortcuts.
You can run any shortcut that you have by asking Siri on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple Watch or HomePod. Just say 'Hey Siri,' then the name of the shortcut.
Running Siri Shortcuts requires iOS 12 or later on iPhone, iPod touch, HomePod, or Apple Watch Series 3 or later, and iOS 12 or iPadOS or later on iPad. Shortcuts that require an app to open might not work on HomePod and Apple Watch.
Siri learns your routines across your apps. Siri then suggests an easy way to perform common tasks on the Lock Screen or in Search. For example, if you use the same transit app every day, Siri might suggest you begin your route home.
To use a Siri Suggestion, just tap it on the Lock Screen. Or swipe left on your screen to show Search, then tap the Siri Suggestion.
If you don’t want to see Siri Suggestions, go to Settings > Siri & Search, scroll down and turn off Suggestions while Searching, Suggestions on Lock Screen, Suggestions on Home Screen, and Suggestions when Sharing.