iOS 14: Shortcuts get new automation triggers, Apple Watch app, folders, more

The shortcuts on iOS and iPadOS 14 are getting some great updates to make automations better than ever. Coming with the latest software, you will find new activation and automation features, shortcuts that land on Apple Watch with watchOS 7, shortcut folders, and more.

Apple shared all updates to the Shortcuts app in WWDC’s 12-minute talk “What’s New in SiriKit and Shortcuts” today, as well as how to design for Siri’s new compact user interface.

Get a quick overview of everything new in Siri and Shortcuts to help people get the most out of your app – we’ll demonstrate how you can design visually rich conversations, feel at home with the operating system by designing for the new Siri user interface. Compact and provide an overview of all the ways we’ve made it even easier for people to organize and configure actions from their apps.

One of the big updates for shortcuts on six new types of triggers and 13 new triggers that can run automatically without asking the user for permission:

Updates to the iOS 14 shortcut app

For more new features, see Shortcuts Available on Apple Watch:

In addition to shortcut folders to stay organized:

Users will also see automation hints in the Shortcuts app with iOS 14 and there are even more updates and changes that were not detailed in the WWDC talk:

News iOS 14 shortcuts application

Check out the WWDC talk here along with recommended resources on developing with the updated shortcut app and the latest version of SiriKit:

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