To run a shortcut created and shared by others on your iPhone or iPad, you have to first allow the untrusted shortcuts to be saved to your device in Settings. Sometimes you find the “Allow Untrusted Shortcuts” option greyed out in Settings. This can easily be fixed.
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In this guide, we will show you how to fix “Allow untrusted shortcuts” greyed out in Settings on iPhone or iPad.
How to Enable “Allow Untrusted Shortcuts” when it’s Greyed Out
Normally, when you want to run a shortcut, you have to enable the “Allow Untrusted Shortcuts” in Settings. But if you are trying to run it for the first time, you will find that the “Allow Untrusted Shortcuts” option is greyed out and you can’t toggle it on. Here’s how to enable this option:
First, you need to run a shortcut on your device. To open shortcuts, use the spotlight search option and open the app from the search results.
In Shortcuts, tap on the “Gallery” button at the bottom of the app screen.
Now choose a shortcut from the gallery view. Select any shortcut you want.
Next tap “Add Shortcut”.
After adding a shortcut, tap “My Shortcuts” on the left bottom of the app screen.
Now to run the shortcut you just downloaded, tap on it and it will run.
Next, launch Settings on your device and navigate to “Shortcuts”. Under the “Sharing Security” heading toggle on the “Allow Untrusted Shortcuts” switch.
Enabling this setting will let you save the shortcuts created by others and shared through iCloud.