Apple has revealed what updated and new actions are available for Shortcuts in the recent iOS 16.2, iPadOS 16.2, macOS 13.1, and watchOS 9.2.
This update includes new Books app actions, enhancements to existing actions, and reliability improvements to the Shortcuts editor and library.
- Open Book, Play Audiobook, Change Book Appearance, Change Page Navigation, Change View in Books, Open Collection, Search in Books, and Turn Page are now supported
- Switch Between Wallpapers sets the current wallpaper on iOS
- Get Wallpaper returns all of the wallpapers added to the Lock Screen on iOS
For those building custom shortcuts, some actions have been updated:
- Set Wallpaper Photo can now set photos for wallpapers that use iOS 16’s new widgets and customization options
- Get Battery State can now check charging state (charging, connected to charger)
- Edit Calendar Event can now set invitee status (declined or accepted)
- Find Calendar Events can filter events by number of attendees
- Find Health Samples can now return sleep phases (core, deep, REM) on iOS
- Set Parked Car now accepts locations other than the current location
- Speak Text runs more reliably when a shortcut is invoked as a part of an automation
- Start Timer now prompts to select a duration when set to “Ask Each Time” and run via Siri