We are going to teach you create automations on iPhone and iPad, from the native app of Shortcuts. A way to make the device perform actions at our convenience.
We start with a series of tutorials for iOS in which we are going to teach you to create shortcuts and automations in ios. Little by little we will teach how to create them, through examples, to take advantage of this interesting function of our devices.
This time we are going to teach how to create an automation of an action, depending on the location we are in. Based on a video from our channel Youtube, which comes from pearls to explain it, we are going to tell you how to configure the iPhone so that, depending on where we are, a specific function is activated or deactivated.
How to create automations on iPhone based on our location or location:
Before starting to develop the tutorial, we recommend you watch this video. Right at the minute 3:28, we discussed the possibility of creating an automation for our device to activate and deactivate the function of “Voice control”.
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Based on the video, we want to create an automation that allows us Activate he “Voice control” When we leave home and what do I know disable when we get back to it. In this way when we are out of our home, it will be activated and we can unlock the iPhone with our voice, avoiding having to take off our gloves (in case you have a device with Touch ID) or the mask (in case of having an iPhone with Face ID).
It is necessary to have the localization for Shortcuts activated. Accessing Settings / Privacy / Location we must activate it in the Shortcuts app.
For this we access the app Shortcuts and click on the option “Automation” that appears in the menu that we see at the bottom of the screen.
Now, to create a new automation, click on the “+” button that appears at the top right.
On the screen that appears we press the option «Create personal automation ». When we do this we will see that a series of actions is shown on the screen.
We are going to be based on our location so we will click, within the section “Travels”, in “Leave”. After that, we will click on “Location”.
Now we will select the place from which, when leaving it, the function will be activated “Voice control”. In our case we will configure the location of our house. We can expand or reduce, at will, the range of meters in which, when leaving, the function will be activated.
After having it, we give “Okay” and if we want it to be activated at any time, we select the option “Any time”. If we want it to do it in a specific time interval, we will select and configure in “Time interval”.
Now we click on the button “Following” to add the action that we want to execute when leaving the configured zone. Click on «Add action» and in the search engine that appears at the top of the screen, we put “Voice control”. When doing so, it will appear on the screen.
Click on it and we will see that the action is added. We see what appears to us “Activate”, which indicates that when exiting that configured zone, the action will be activated.
We have to say that the action does not activate itself. A notification comes to us saying that if we want to activate that automation created, which we must click on the button “Run” for it to run.
After this we click on “Following” and on the screen that appears, click on “okay”. In this way we will have one of the automations created.
How to disable an action in the automation feature on iOS:
Now it’s time to create another automation to deactivate the function “Voice control” when you get home. To do this, we carry out the same steps that we have explained before, but changing only two things.
- When we start to configure the automation, we must select “Reach”. This is because we want to disable the function “Voice control” when you get home.
- At the moment in which it tells us that the action will be activated, we must click on “Activate” to select the option “Deactivate”.
In this way when he got home the iPhone It sends us a notification reminding us that we have an automation that we must execute so that the function that we have configured is deactivated.
It is very easy to create automations as you may have seen. As soon as you practice a little, you will be able to create magnificent automations.
We hope, through our example, to have put the seed for you to start creating your custom automations.