This post will walk you through activating an iPhone feature that lets you receive shortcuts directly from people in your contacts. Here’s a quick guide to enable private sharing in Shortcuts on iPhone SE 3.
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With Shortcuts, you can carry out different actions in a quicker way, with just a single tap or by asking Siri. You can automate a wide variety of things using Shortcuts on your iPhone like reports generation, calendar reminders, and combine multiple apps to create power task automations. Furthermore, you can add shortcuts from your iPhone's Gallery app or create your own automations with a series of actions.
Depicted below is the process of activating an inbuilt feature of the preloaded Shortcuts app on the iPhone SE 3rd generation, that allows you to share any shortcuts privately with anyone in your contacts.
Feel free to refer to this guide whenever needed.
1. To begin, launch the iOS Settings app.
Simply tap the Settings icon represented by a gear-shaped icon from the Home screen or App library of your iPhone.
2. While in the settings menu, scroll to find then tap Shortcuts.
Available settings and options for Shortcuts application will load up on the succeeding window.
3. Find Private Sharing from the given options. Then, tap to turn the Private Sharing switch ON.
The feature is enabled when the switch turns green or appears highlighted.
- Apple iPhone SE 3
With this setting, you can select any from your collection of shortcuts on your iPhone and share it with anyone in your contacts list.
Please note though that Apple may not be able to verify the behavior or authenticity of shortcuts that are shared privately. That said, manually verifying shortcuts you receive from contacts is recommended when activating private sharing in Shortcuts.
Receiving shortcuts from anyone in your contacts can be carried out through AirDrop, Messages and other supported applications.
Unable to share shortcuts on your iPhone?
If you’re having trouble sharing shortcuts, there’s a good chance that the shortcut file that you’re trying to share is too large.
Should this be the case, enabling the Shortcuts option to allow sharing large amounts of data may likely solve the problem.
- To access and utilize this feature, you’ll need to head back to Settings-> Shortcuts-> Advanced menu then toggle to turn on the switch next to Allow Sharing Large Amounts of Data.
Also ensure that the Shortcut app’s access to necessary data on your iPhone is granted.
And that’s it!