'Hey Siri'

Helpful shortcuts
(some) spoken by Siri

How to install the iOS Shortcuts App; how to add one or more shortcuts to your Home Screen or Today View; how to use the shortcuts you have added

Tap to see iOS shortcuts for River Thames (and Wey) use

How to install and use Shortcuts
Adding shortcuts to your home screen or Today view
Using installed shortcuts

The Shortcuts

Tap a shortcut to install
(from your iOS device)

Wind conditions
Weather forecast (+ sunrise/sunset)
Add a Reminder

The first line of text entered is the Reminder title; any subsequent lines become Reminder comments

You can add a due date or not as you choose

Connect your headphones or AirPods

Rather than navigate though Settings/Bluetooth/Your AirPods/Connect, just tap this shortcut!

NOTE: after installing this shortcut, tap the three dots (top right of shortcut icon) and change the destination to whatever you named your AirPods or headphones (you only have to do this once)

Tapping the three dots on the modified page lets you change the title of this shortcut (eg to 'Connect my phones')

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Installing Shortcuts

From your iOS device (iPad, iPhone or iPod), tap the link for the desired shortcut (you can do this for as many shortcuts as you wish).

Shortcuts app will open asking you to 'Review the contents of this shortcut'

You must scroll to the bottom of the shortcut (reading the content if you wish)

When you are at the bottom of the shortcut, tap 'Add Untrusted Shortcut" to install

The selected shortcut is then available in the 'My Shortcuts' tab

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Installing and modifying Shortcut(s)

Lower down this page (below the heading 'THE SHORTCUTS') you will find a link to 'any stretch' followed by three lists of iOS shortcuts, open the list containing the stretch of interest and you will see one shortcut for each adjacent pair of locks.

You can choose the Shortcut which asks for the lock of interest (use this if you sail lots of different stretches)

Or, install just the Shortcuts for the few stretches you use regularly; to install open the section of interest, then just tap on the link for the required river stretch(es) - you must do this from your iOS device (iPhone, iPad, iPod)

Modifying an installed Shortcut.

Tapping to open a Shortcut exposes the 'programming' that makes it work; as the next paragraph shows, you can easily change the logic to report on the stretches either side of your chosen one. Tapping opens the Shortcut Settings from where you can change the name, icon, or colour and add a Siri launch command.

By default, each shortcut gives the current condition between the two locks (eg: between Marsh and Hambleden). If you would like the conditions before and after the stretch (eg: Shiplake to Marsh, Marsh to Hambleden and Hambleden to Hurley) you need to edit the shortcut in the Shortcuts app; tap then tap and hold 'All the following...' and select 'Any of the following...', click Done.

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Adding shortcuts to Home screen or Today view

Adding a shortcut to Home screen.

In the Shortcuts app Library tap , tap on a shortcut to open it, then tap to open Settings; tap 'Add to Home screen'; a Safari page will open - just follow the instructions. An icon as shown above will now be on your Home Screen.

As with other iOS apps, you can group shortcuts into folders and/or move them to other screens.

Adding a shortcut to Today view.

On your iOS device, swipe right from the left edge of the Home screen or the Lock screen to open Today View; scroll to the bottom of the list of widgets, then tap Edit; in the Add Widgets screen, tap to the left of Shortcuts; tap 'Done'; you will see a widget similar to this:

To run a shortcut from Today view: swipe right from the left edge of the Home screen or the Lock screen; in the Shortcuts widget, tap a shortcut button.

Ask Siri to run a conditions shortcut.

In the Shortcuts app Library , tap on a shortcut to open it, then tap to open Settings; tap 'Add to Siri'; tap and record the phrase you want to use to activate this shortcut; tap 'Done'

Running a conditions shortcut.

You can tap the shortcut that you installed on your Home Screen or in Today view, or, if you have set up a Siri phrase just say 'Hey Siri, launch phrase'' (this works from an iPhone, iPad, iPod or Apple Watch). If you are not connected to the Internet or the EA feed is down, nothing will happen.

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Using shortcuts

To run a shortcut from Today view: swipe right from the left edge of the Home screen or the Lock screen; in the Shortcuts widget, tap a shortcut button.

Ask Siri to run a conditions shortcut.

In the Shortcuts app Library , tap on a shortcut to open it, then tap to open Settings; tap 'Add to Siri'; tap and record the phrase you want to use to activate this shortcut; tap 'Done'

Running a conditions shortcut.

You can tap the shortcut that you installed on your Home Screen or in Today view, or, if you have set up a Siri phrase just say 'Hey Siri, launch phrase'' (this works from an iPhone, iPad, iPod or Apple Watch). If you are not connected to the Internet or the EA feed is down, nothing will happen.

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