An object representing an action available in your app that the system may suggest to a user or a user may add to Siri.


@interface INShortcut : NSObject


Creating a Shortcut

- initWithIntent:

Initializes a shortcut with the specified intent.

- initWithUserActivity:

Initializes a shortcut with the specified user activity.

Getting the Intent


The intent that performs the action when invoking the shortcut.

Getting the User Activity


The user activity that defines the action to perform when invoking the shortcut.


Inherits From

See Also


Donating Shortcuts

Tell Siri about shortcuts to actions that the user performed in your app.

Deleting Donated Shortcuts

Remove your donations from Siri.

Soup Chef: Accelerating App Interactions with Shortcuts

Make it easy for people to use Siri with your app by providing shortcuts to your app’s actions.

Shortcut Management

Enable users to add shortcuts to Siri, and have your app suggest shortcuts to users.

Relevant Shortcuts

Display shortcuts on the Siri watch face.

Media Intent Shortcuts

Provide a convenient way for users to listen to and watch media content from your app with shortcuts.


An interaction between the user and your app involving an intent object.


An object that represents a custom intent parameter.