Have you tried downloading a Siri Shortcut from a website only to get an error that the said Shortcut Can’t Be Opened? The Shortcuts app has built-in security that prevents users from downloading Siri Shortcuts from untrusted sources or Shortcuts that are not available in Apple’s Shortcuts library. This is done to protect user’s data and privacy since a rogue Shortcut can access and steal user’s data and cause other unwarranted problems for them.
However if you absolutely trust the Shortcut and the source you are downloading the Shortcut from, you also have the option to turn off the restriction on untrusted Shortcuts. In this tutorial we are going to show you just that. By the end of this guide you will be able to download and use Siri Shortcuts from any source and be able to install every Shortcut out there.
How To Allow Untrusted Shortcuts
1. First of all launch the Settings app, scroll down and tap on ‘Shortcuts’ option.
2. Now from the Shortcuts Settings page turn on the toggle for ‘Allow Untrusted Shortcuts‘.
3. Now You will be asked to confirm your selection. Tap on ‘Allow’ option and then enter your iPhone or iPad’s passcode.
That’s it. Once you have enabled the option to Allow Untrusted Shortcuts you will be able to download and use any Shortcut of your choice without any restrictions. However be careful before running Shortcuts from untrusted sources and make sure to first check if the Shortcut does only what it says it by looking at its actions.