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Way to add shortcut to automations in new app? (V3 app)

Hi, still trying to see if I can move to the new app but one thing I need is the ability to put shortcuts for automations on the home screen.

Does anyone know if this is possible? or if not if its on Samsungs list to add as a feature?

Many thanks

Because the V3 app does not have routines, it also doesn’t have official widgets. :disappointed_relieved:

What phone do you have? There might be a way to do it on an android phone with Tasker.

edited to update:

Since you have an iPhone, it can be done, although the setup is clunky. See my next post. :sunglasses:

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Thanks for the reply … I have an iPhone so looks like not so easy.

Shame … as really wanted to give the new app a go but need to run an automation to disarm or arm etc from shortcuts

Do you mean using Siri shortcuts? There are three different ways to do that if you have an iPhone:

Then you can use the iOS Shortcuts app to create a widget. :sunglasses:

So we lost the official widgets with the V3 app, but fortunately iOS 12 delivered the new Siri shortcuts widget option, so people with iPhones can use that.

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I should also say that although you can create widget from Siri shortcuts, the V3 app does not give you any way to automate arming/disarming the system except by opening the app and doing it there. So I’m not sure the shortcuts will work for that.

See the following:

Why can’t I use Geopresence to set the alarm state in the new (V3) app?