People have told me they believe Apple’s Shortcuts app is more trouble than it’s worth, mainly because they think they can only access their Shortcuts through the app itself or via the More Options icon in an app like Safari.
But that’s not the case. With the help of a simple (if relatively hidden) setting, you can make a Shortcut as easily accessible as any other app on your iPhone’s home screen. Here’s how it’s done.
1. Open the Shortcuts app.
2. Click the Options bar (the three dots) on the Shortcut you want to access from your home screen.
3. In the new screen that appears, press the Settings toggle in the upper right-hand corner. It looks like two sets of toggles.