Intro to personal automation
Personal automation provides a way to run actions based on events such as time of day, arrival at a location or the opening of an app. A normal shortcut requires you to run it from the Shortcuts app, the Shortcuts widget or the share sheet, whereas personal automation actions use event triggers, travel triggers, communication triggers or setting triggers to run.
Personal automation is specific to a device. The automation will be backed up to iCloud but will not sync to other devices.