4 Tips to Fix iPhone Shortcuts Not Working

Posted by Brian Davis on Mar 31, 2021 4:30 PM
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Shortcuts is a free app for iOS users and first published in iOS 12. The Shortcuts app enables you to create personal shortcuts with multiple steps from your favorite apps. It is a convenient function for users, which lets you automate sequences of actions so that you can perform them quickly with one tap on the shortcut icon or you can make this by asking Siri. But have you come to a situation that the shortcuts not working? How can I fix my shortcut issue? Read the following content and you will get the answer.

Tip 1. Restart Shortcut or create the shortcut again
Tip 2. Force restart your iPhone
Tip 3. (Data Loss) Restore your iPhone to factory settings
Tip 4. (Data Lossless) Fix iPhone Shortcuts not working with TunesKit iOS System Recovery
Final word

Tip 1. Restart Shortcut or create the shortcut again

restart shortcut

Maybe this problem can be solved easily by just restart the shortcut app. If this cannot work effectively, you should try to delete Shortcuts and install it again. Or you can try to delete the wrong shortcut and create it again.

Tip 2. Force restart your iPhone

restart your iphone

Restarting iPhone can fix some minor issue and you can take it a try. In most of the cases, it is the fastest way to fix the unknow minor issue.

iPhone 6s or iPhone SE: Hold both the "Power" button and the "Home" button at the same time. When the Apple logo appears, release both buttons.

iPhone 7: Hold both the "Volume Down" button and the "Power button" at the same time. When the Apple logo appears, release both buttons.

iPhone 8 or iPhone SE2: Press and quickly release the "Volume Up" button, press and quickly release the "Volume Down" button, then press and hold the side button until the Apple logo appears.

iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XR, iPhone 11, or iPhone 12: Press and quickly release the "Volume Up" button, press and quickly release the "Volume Down" button, then press and hold the side button until the Apple logo appears.

Tip 3. (Data Loss) Restore your iPhone to factory settings

reset your iphone factory settings

It seems that not a very nice choice for users to fix their Shortcuts not working, because this operation will erase all of your iPhone data, though it has chances to repair the issue. But, if the above 2 ways can't work and you don't want to download any software, it may be the last choice for you to fix it. Instead, a professional can help us solve the iOS problem easily and reassuringly. You can do it in Settings>General>Reset>Erase All Content and Settings.

Tip 4. (Data Lossless) Fix iPhone Shortcuts not working with TunesKit iOS System Recovery

TunesKit iOS System Recovery is a professional iOS system recovery tool, is developed in purpose to help those who meet the iOS issue. With TunesKit iOS System Recovery, Shortcuts not working can be solved in several steps. Besides, TunesKit iOS System Recovery can help deal with most of the common iOS issues, such as Find My iPhone not working, iPhone disabled, iPhone stuck on searching, etc.

ios system recovery

TunesKit iOS System Recovery

  • Repair up to 30+ iOS issues
  • Restore iPhone without data loss
  • Support almost all iOS devices and Apple TVs
  • Fix iPhone Shortcuts not working

Let me show you how to use TunesKit iOS System Recovery to fix iPhone Shortcuts not working.

Step 1Connect your iPhone with TunesKit iOS System Recovery

connect with computer

The first thing you need to do to fix your iPhone Shortcuts not working is to connect your iPhone with your computer, then run TunesKit iOS System Recovery. There are no burdensome features and you can start fixing your iPhone with the "Start" button.

Step 2 Select a mode to fix your iPhone

select mode

Here are the two main modes for you to fix your iPhone. Both of the modes can fix iPhone Shortcuts not working. You can choose one to start fixing. But something important you must know before your choice. The Standard Mode can repair your iOS issues without data loss. The Advanced Mode should be the choice under the premise of Standard Mode repairing failed because it will cause data loss.

Step 3 Download firmware package

download firmware

The next step is to download the firmware package. Before downloading, you should confirm that the device model given is the same as yours, if not, please correct it manually. When all is right, click the Download button.

Step 4Fix your iPhone

fix your iphone

The fixing will be started after downloading is finished. Your iPhone Shortcuts not working will be fixed when the process is done. Please remember, it would be a wise choice to back up your iPhone before fixing it if you are going to run the Advanced Mode.

Final word

All the tutorial is finished and I hope that your Shortcuts can normally work again. Shortcuts is an awesome app that brings a lot of convenience to our life. To be honest, everyone should prepare for the unknown iOS issues. TunesKit iOS System Recovery can be the best tool for you to repair your iOS device. When you come to the situations such as stuck on the black screen, Bluetooth not working, iPhone keeps dropping Wi-Fi connection, etc., you can fix it by yourself without expertise requirement.

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