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Apple’s Updated Shortcuts App Offers Support for New iPad Pro Models Plus Bug Fixes

Apple’s Updated Shortcuts App Offers Support for New iPad Pro Models Plus Bug Fixes

Apple on Tuesday elected to update its iOS 12 Shortcuts app to version 2.1.1. The new version offers support for the new iPad Pro models set to hit store shelves on Wednesday.

The Shortcuts app allows iOS 12 users to create “shortcuts” made up of multiple steps using both first and third-party apps that can then be activated by using a Siri voice command. During Apple’s June WWDC Keynote, the new app was demoed with a custom “I’m heading home” phrase to Siri. The phrase kicked off a chain of commands that texted a preset message to a contacts, adjusted a HomeKit compatible thermostat, turned on a fan, displayed estimated travel time, and began playing NPR.

Shortcuts includes over 300 built-in actions and works with many popular apps including Contacts, Calendar, Maps, Music, Photos, Camera, Reminders, Safari, Health as well as any app that supports Siri Shortcuts.

What’s new in Shortcuts 2.1.1

  • Shortcuts is now optimized for iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation) and iPad Pro (11-inch)

Bug fixes

  • Fixed an issue where some actions (including Send Email, Dictate Text, Run Home Scene, and Vibrate Device) may not work when invoked from Siri
  • Fixed an issue where the Set Flashlight action caused an error message to appear
  • Fixed an issue where the Call action wasn’t able to dial phone numbers with special characters (such as * or #)
  • Fixed an issue where entered decimal numbers may not be recognized properly in locales that use a comma as the decimal separator
  • Fixed an issue where the selected photo album in the Save to Photo Album action may be reset to “All Photos”
  • Fixed an issue where the Toggle Alarm action wouldn’t disable alarms until the “Enable” switch was turned on and back off
  • Fixed an issue where the Speak Text action spoke using lower-quality voices

Shortcuts is free, and is available for download from the App Store for free. [GET IT HERE]

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