The Shortcuts app is the automation hub on our iPhone, the problem is that it sends too many alerts. So we’ll see how to disable notifications of the application from shortcuts on iPhone in a simple way.

Disable Shortcuts App Notifications on iPhone

In order to disable notifications from the shortcuts app, you need to have received even one notification recently. We can’t just turn off all notifications, as it’s not an option in Settings. If recently no notification appeared, we can create and run any automation on iPhone and we will receive one.

Screen time.

Next, we open the Settings app on our device and press “Screen Time”.

See all activity.

From here we go to “See all activity”.

See more.

Now we scroll down to the Notifications section and click on “Show more”. We will have to make sure that Shortcuts appears in the list of applications.

Last week.

At the top we can see a section called “This week”. We press the icon with the shape of an arrow that points to the left and that we can find in the upper left corner. This will change the name of the section to “Last week”.

Next week.

Then we are going to press the icon with the arrow on the right again to return to “This week”. Why are we doing this? Because sometimes tapping on the Shortcuts option does nothing. When we do this in the Screen Time settings, it fixes the problem.


Now we choose “Shortcuts”.

Disable notifications shortcuts in iOS.

We are going to disable the switch next to “Allow notifications” to stop notifications.

In this way we get rid of automatic notifications on our iPhone. We’ll continue to see temporary banner notifications (the ones that don’t appear in Notification Center) for our Siri Shortcuts. This means that we will be able to see progress bars and various shortcut notifications as usual.

Disable notifications for custom app icons

We’re going to see a temporary notification every time we launch an app with a custom app icon. It is possible to eliminate this using an automation. The only “But” is that we will have to create a new automation for each marker that we have. If our device uses a quite modified home screen, having customized the icons of the apps, it is a task that can become quite annoying.


The first thing we will do is open the shortcuts app and choose the “Automation” tab at the bottom.

Disable notifications shortcuts on iPhone

Next, we will have to choose the “+” icon in the upper right corner.

Create personal automation.

Now we are going to click on “Create personal automation”.


We move down and press “Application”.


In this section, we click on “Choose” and we will have to select any application for which we have saved a bookmark with a custom icon. In this example we are going to go by Mail.


Click on “Ready”.

Add action.

We choose “Add action”.


Here we can choose any kind of action we want. It’s best if it’s something that doesn’t make any changes to the app, since our goal is to prevent notifications from appearing. So we will choose “Text” and press “Next”.

So we can disable notifications shortcuts on iPhone

We are going to make sure to disable “Ask before executing” and press “Done”.

Now we can press the custom app icon and the banner notification will no longer appear. If so, force close the app and the Shortcuts app. Then we’ll hit the custom app icon and get what we’re looking for.

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