Thanks for providing the helpful links. I'll definitely check them out.
On 6/29/2020 7:41 PM, Cristóbal Muñoz wrote:
I have no idea as far as the actual shortcut you wish to create, but this
Reddit sub is specifically for shortcuts. https://www.reddit.com/r/shortcuts/
Maybe someone there can help.
This is another useful site: https://shortcutsgallery.com/
I know there are others out there, but those are just a couple.
I do recall reading during the protests a few weeks back when the police were going let
us say ... a little enthusiastic with the teargas and rubber bullets and batonning,
someone created a shortcut that was being passed around that when you say something like
"Hey Siri. The cops" the phone would lock, the camera would be activated and
share my location to contacts would be activated with an automatic backup to iCloud. Not
too far off from what you sort of want to do. I'm not a shortcut guru, so couldn't tell
you if or how it could be done though.
From: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> On Behalf Of Kenny
Sent: Monday, June 29, 2020 4:09 PM
Subject: Using iOS Shortcuts to Deputize Siri?
I'm not sure if this is possible, but I wanted to pose the question to the list
to find out.
I own an iPhone 8 running iOS 13.5.1.
Here's the scenario. You're using your iPhone while waiting outside for
an Uber pickup, then a thief snatches it out of your hand. They take off
running. You have only a few seconds to react, but normally you start
screaming "STOP THIEF" or something too that affect immediately.
How about you could simply say the phrase "Hey Siri: STOP THIEF"
Then Siri would do the following on your iPhone:
1. Activate the front camera and take a picture.
2. Activate the back camera and take a picture.
3. Upload a copy of those photos to the iCloud linked to your account.
4. Set screen brightness to 0.
5. Lock phone and screen.
6. Disable fingerprint sensor, so only inputting the correct pin will
unlock the phone.
7. Play a loud pitch Siren or alert notification sound at the highest
8. Continue to secretly take a photo every 30 - 60 seconds using the
front and back camera, and upload the photos to the iCloud, not
overwriting the other photos.
Now maybe I'm coming off here sounding like a lunatic, but I feel that
such a Shortcut would be nice to have just in case you encounter a
situation like this.
Can this be done? If so, what are the steps?
Also is there a site or blog featuring useful iOS shortcuts members have
freely contributed. Ones you can easily import to the Shortcuts app on
Now I realize this list is filled with a bunch of people just looking
for a reason to ridicule member's who post any question they personally
deem as "Dumb." I'm hoping you will simply ignore/delete this thread and
don't even bother posting a reply if you happen to be one of them.
I'm not posting this question to be ridiculed, but too get informed.
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