In iOS 12 and later, it’s possible to add custom “shortcut” phrases to Siri’s repertoire of commands. This can save time by allowing you to perform regular tasks with your voice instead of navigating through an app.

However, the method for adding a shortcut to Siri is different for iOS 12 and iOS 13 users.

To add a shortcut in iOS 12, open the Settings app and tap Siri & Search. At the top of the view, you’ll notice a selection of automated suggestions based on your recent activity.

In iOS 13, suggested shortcuts have moved to the Shortcuts app. Launch Shortcuts and tap Gallery. There, you’ll see a similar selection of Siri shortcut suggestions.

Tap the + next to one of these shortcuts, or press All Shortcuts (or See All) for a wider selection. You’ll then be prompted to choose your own command phrase to activate this shortcut.

Apple has opened up this feature to allow third-party apps to integrate with Siri. Expect to see more and more apps embracing this functionality as Siri shortcuts become more widely known.