Exclusive: Xcode Preview on Shortcuts

Appleosophy|Exclusive: Xcode Preview on Shortcuts
Appleosophy|Exclusive: Xcode Preview on Shortcuts
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Yes, you read that right. The Xcode Preview option exists on Siri Shortcuts. We have recently received a tip from an Appleosopher, sharing screenshots about Xcode Previews on Siri Shortcuts with iOS & iPadOS.

Appleosophy|Exclusive: Xcode Preview on Shortcuts

As we found out, this is a new feature introduced on iOS 13.4 & iPadOS 13.4. You will be able to see and use this option on your device running iOS 13.4 & iPadOS 13.4, iOS 13.4.1 & iPadOS 13.4.1, iOS 13.4.5 beta & iPadOS 13.4.5 beta.

You can use Xcode Previews on your devices running supported versions of iOS & iPadOS to enhance your experience while developing apps for the community.

Steps to implement this feature: 

By Creating a New Shortcut:

1. Unlock your iPhone and launch the Siri Shortcuts App.

Appleosophy|Exclusive: Xcode Preview on Shortcuts

2. Tap on + New Shortcut

Appleosophy|Exclusive: Xcode Preview on Shortcuts

3. Tap on “Add Action” and then tap on “Scripting”.

Appleosophy|Exclusive: Xcode Preview on Shortcuts

 

4. After you tap on “Scripting”, you will be shown new options. Tap on “Open App” under the Apps Section.

Appleosophy|Exclusive: Xcode Preview on Shortcuts

 

5. You’ll be greeted with your Apps supporting Siri Shortcuts Automations. You can search “Xcode Previews” on the search bar or find it on that list.

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By Creating a new Automation:

1. Unlock your iPhone and launch the Siri Shortcuts App.

Appleosophy|Exclusive: Xcode Preview on Shortcuts

2. Switch to the Automation tab and tap on “Create Personal Automation”

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3. The New Automation options will be shown after tapping on “Create Personal Animation”. Scroll down until you find “Open App”, tap on that, and then tap on App – Choose.

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4. You’ll be greeted with your Apps supporting Siri Shortcuts Automations. You can search “Xcode Previews” on the search bar or find it on that list.

Appleosophy|Exclusive: Xcode Preview on Shortcuts

We have confirmed that this feature does not work on older versions of iOS prior to iOS 13.4 & iPadOS 13.4. This is a new feature introduced with iOS 13.4 & iPadOS 13.4.

Upon opening the app after using this function, a short splash screen is shown and then the process crashes or quits, leaving the user back on the home screen.

Appleosophy|Exclusive: Xcode Preview on Shortcuts

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Appleosophy|Exclusive: Xcode Preview on Shortcuts
Author: Chris Grainger

Chris is a tech enthusiast always looking for new products and services to try out and share with his awesome community of Apple fellows on Appleosophy!

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