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Apple recently just released the Shortcuts 2.1 update a few weeks ago and there are a lot of new features coming with this new update. For beginners, Apple has fixed the iCloud syncing problems of Shortcuts which used to be quite buggy. it has also improved on the sharing action in Shortcuts.

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Now it allows its users to delist a shortcut by deleting its link and associated data from Apple’s servers. But apart from these different improvements, Apple has also introduced two new shortcut actions. The newly added Clock and Weather actions allowing users to set up timer and alarms and get weather data for the various locality. So in this article, we are going to give you steps on how you can use these actions to create your nifty shortcuts:

Using the Clock and Weather Actions

Like I said earlier, Apple has introduced two new actions with the Shortcuts 2.1 update and these actions are perfect. Before the recent update, users had to depend solely on Siri to suggest shortcuts to either create or enable alarms. However, with the new clock action, users will now be able to set their own time and create or enable their alarms. The new Weather action is quite powerful because it allows users to retrieve three separate weather data. The data comprises of current weather conditions, hourly and daily forecasts, and get details for specific data points such as humidity, highs, lows, pressure, and more. Now, let’s dive in and see how we can use this new actions:

How to use the New Clock Action in Shortcuts 2.1

The Shortcuts 2.1 new clock action allows three different operations to be executed. You can create an alarm, create a timer, or disable/enable an alarm. Let us see how you can use these actions:

  1. First, Launch the Shortcuts app, and tap on the ‘Create Shortcut’ button. Now tap on the ‘Search Bar’ and scroll down to find the ‘Clock’ action and tap on it.

  1. As you can see, you have been given three options. You can either create an alarm, toggle an alarm or set a timer. Let us use the “create an alarm action” for this walkthrough. Tap on the “Create Alarm” toggle to add it to the Shortcut.

  1. Now, you can do a couple of things. You can set the alarm time, the Alarm Label, and decide whether you want to repeat this alarm or not. But for this tutorial, we are going to label it test, and set it up for 9:30 AM. But you can also tap “Never” to get the repeat options. Let’s say I want the alarm to be repeated on a particular day, let’s say Monday.

  1. Now, our shortcut is ready and on standby. So to test if it’s indeed working or not, tap on the play button marked in the picture below. Now, open the Clock app to find your alarm has already created.

Using the Weather Action in Shortcut’s 2.1

  1. The former step is quite similar to what we used in the Clock action. So, we will be launching the Shortcuts app and tap on the ‘Create Shortcut’ button. Then, tap on the search bar and scroll down to find the Weather action. The Weather action has three separate options to select from. To keep it simple, we will be using the first option which is “Get Current Weather” action.

  1. Since the Weather app will be needing your current location access for it to work, you should grant access by tapping on the “Allow Access” button.

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  1. Now our shortcut is ready for use. Although if you tap on the play button to test the shortcut, you will find out that it is only showing you the result inside the shortcut only.

  1. So to make sure that we can get the results anywhere we run the shortcut from, we will use a “Show Result” action. To use this action, tap on the search bar and search for “Show Result” and then choose the appropriate result by tapping on it.

  1. Now, since we want to display the current weather data as the result, we will use this inside the “Show Result” action. To do this, tap on “Show Results” field and then tap on “Weather Condition”.

  1. Now, you can now tap on the play button, and the shortcut should work just fine.

Learn how to use the Clock and Weather Actions in Shortcuts 2.1

As you’ve seen above, these new actions are pretty useful. You can do so much with these actions, and the simple shortcuts I showed you here are just a scratch on the surface. However, you can play around these actions to form your shortcuts and let us know if you encounter any problems by sharing in the comments section.

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