Shortcuts for developers

Increase your app’s surface area and help users quickly access the most important views and actions in your app. With no user setup required, App Shortcuts are available as soon as your app is installed in iOS, iPadOS, visionOS, or watchOS and can be run from Spotlight, the Home Screen, the Shortcuts app, or even by using your voice with Siri.

Shortcuts in Spotlight

When people search for your app, Spotlight intelligently offers your App Shortcuts to their next action within the Top Hit section. People can search for shortcuts they customized with your App Intents too.

Learn about shortcuts in Spotlight

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Shortcuts and Siri

People can use Siri to run shortcuts with just their voice, at home or on the go.

Learn about Shortcuts and Siri

Shortcuts app

The Shortcuts app lets people create custom shortcuts with multiple steps from their favorite apps. App Intents make it easier than ever to expose actions that can be paired with actions from other apps, with information passing between apps. And you can provide actions for querying data in your app, enabling powerful new use cases.

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Shortcuts on the Home Screen

People can add shortcuts to the Home Screen for convenient, one-tap access to the most important views and actions of your app.

Sharing shortcuts

People can share shortcuts with their friends and family, or even publish them on the web, by email, and more. Recipients can then easily add them to run immediately.

Shortcuts automations

People can simplify their daily routines with shortcuts that run automatically from your app based on conditions like time of day, location, and more.

App Intents

Enable shortcuts with App Intents, a Swift-only framework designed to make it faster and easier to build great actions that people can access throughout the system.

Watch “Dive into App Intents”
Watch “Migrate custom intents to App Intents”