How to hide the “Perform your automation” notifications on iPhone and iPad

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of Apple Quick access application allows you to automate all sorts of useful things right on your own iPhone or iPad. By the time iOS 15.4 arrives, automations will double with notifications with the annoying “I’m running your automation” message, but you can turn it off now.

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Stop duplicating notifications

To disable this somewhat annoying notification, be sure to uncheck the “Launch Notifications” checkbox when finalizing your notification setting. This is in addition to the “Ask before starting” option, which allows automations to run without any prompting from you.

"Launch notification" Switching shortcuts

If you’ve already set up some automations, you’ll need to edit them by launching the Shortcuts app, tapping the Automation tab, and then tapping the automation you want to edit. From here, you can easily access the “Launch Notification” switch to disable the notification.

If you don’t see the option to turn off “Launch Notification”, you may need to update your device. It was possible before, but the steps were there much more complicated than pressing a switch.

What “problem” does this solve?

If you’re not sure why you’d like to make this change, let’s look at an example. If you’re trying to extend the battery life of your iPhone, you may want to keep it charged somewhere between 80% and 40%. One way to do this is to set up automation that sends you a notification to let you know when your iPhone reaches 80% charged.

Annoying shortcuts on the iPhone screen.

Previously, the criteria that would trigger your automation (in this case, “Battery level reached 80%”) would trigger a “Perform your automation” notification, which will be immediately followed by the notification or other action you specified in the setting.

This makes it impossible to have “quiet” automations that just happen in the background, e.g. playing musicopening a diary applicationor check the news of the day in the Apple News app.

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iOS periodically reminds you of automations

Unfortunately, you can’t get rid of all external shortcut notifications, as the app will notify you from time to time that some shortcuts have run silently in the background. Apple probably thinks this is necessary to ensure that you don’t forget about any automation that may leave you open for security or privacy issues.

Summary notice for shortcuts

If you tap the alert, you’ll see exactly which automations are running, with a quick button to make changes to the Shortcuts app.

Details of summary notices for shortcuts

Do more with shortcuts

Shortcuts are a powerful tool in the right hands. You can use it for combine images, you automatically change your wallpaperor adjust a chain of events when you open an application. You can even use AirTags as NFC triggers to do things with a crane.

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