Shortcuts to run with your wakeup alarm
You can schedule shortcuts to run automatically whenever your phone detects certain things. These are some shortcuts that I set up to run whenever my wakeup alarm goes off in the morning.
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Set Daily Alarms
This is another shortcut to run when your wake up alarm goes off as shown above. This one goes to your phone's calendar and creates alarms for when to leave for those events using how far it takes to get there according to Google Maps.
Since I primarily use Google Calendar, which doesn't know how to talk to Siri yet, I have to make sure to add my calendar entries manually using this shortcut so that I can use them in cool ways like this. So I have it set up to open Google Calendar once it's done setting the alarms so I can make sure I didn't forget to add anything.
How to use
How to use
Use the instructions for the shortcut above to make this shortcut run when your wake up alarm goes off.
Or just run it any time you want!
How it works
How it works
- The shortcut works by retrieving all the calendar entries for that day on the user's phone.
- For each one it determines the location, and uses that to find out how many minutes away it is.
- Depending on how far away it is, it figures out how much buffer time to add between leaving and arriving. If the destination is less than 3 minutes away from where I am now (home), it treats it as a work-from-home meeting and doesn't include travel time.
- Then it subtracts those two numbers from the start time of the event to figure out when the user should leave.
- Then it adds on a 10 minute warning. You can adjust this value when you download the shortcut.
- Then it creates the alarms; if it's an event with driving time, it creates one for getting ready and one for leaving. If it's at home, then it creates a warning alarm and a "starting now" alarm.
- Then it opens up the Google Calendar app.
How to get started with Shortcuts
If you have iOS 13, you already have the Shortcuts app. That means that if you're on your iPhone or iPad right now, you can just click the Download button to download a shortcut. If you're not on your phone, you can email the link to yourself to download it later.
You can can start using most shortcuts right away, unless they work with another app that you need to have installed. That will be indicated on the in the post above. Once you have downloaded a shortcut, it belongs to you and you can make any changes you like. The shortcuts I make and publish here don't send any data back to me and I don't make any money from publishing them.
Once you have download a shortcut you can choose how to run it. These are your options:
- When you want to run a shortcut, open your Shortcuts app and all the shortcuts in your library will be there to choose from. Just tap on it.
- To save the step of navigating to your Shortcuts app you can add a shortcut to your iPhone’s home screen so it’s easily accessible.
- Some shortcuts will automatically show up in your phone’s Share menu under “Shortcuts”.
- In the shortcut’s settings you can “Add to Siri” by recording a phrase that will trigger it. Later you can say “Hey Siri” followed by that phrase and Siri will run that shortcut for you.
- You can also set up shortcuts to run automatically in the Automations tab in the Shortcuts app. You can select from a good variety of triggers such as "When my wake up alarm stops" or "When I arrive at work".