Adjust basic privacy settings in Shortcuts on iPhone and iPad
To protect your data and privacy, the Shortcuts app has default security settings that you can adjust.
Give a shortcut access to required data
When you run a shortcut, the Shortcuts app requests access to necessary data.
In the Shortcuts app on your iOS or iPadOS device, run a shortcut.
If a Privacy dialogue appears requesting access to data, choose Allow Once, Always Allow or Don’t Allow.
If you choose Always Allow, the Shortcuts app won’t ask you for access the next time you run the shortcut.
Remove a shortcut’s access to data
If you previously chose Always Allow when a shortcut requested access to necessary data, you can override that decision.
In the Shortcuts app on your iOS or iPadOS device, tap on a shortcut, then tap to open Details.
Note: If you don’t see the Privacy tab, the shortcut does not have access to your data.
Turn off an option — for example, Location or Safari.
To remove access to all data for this shortcut, tap Reset Privacy.
Allow sharing large amounts of data
Some shortcuts require access to large amounts of data. To enable these shortcuts, you must turn on a special setting.
On your iOS or iPadOS device, go to Settings > Shortcuts > Advanced.
Turn on Allow Sharing Large Amounts of Data.
Allow private sharing of shortcuts on iPhone or iPad
You can receive shortcuts directly from people in your contacts through AirDrop, Messages and more. However, because these third-party shortcuts are considered “untrusted”, you must first enable shared shortcuts in settings.
WARNING: Apple cannot verify the authenticity or behaviour of shortcuts shared privately. Always verify shortcuts you receive from contacts.
On your iOS or iPadOS device, go to Settings > Shortcuts.
Turn on Private Sharing.