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Using Siri with Tailwind

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  • Rick Furnival
    The article for Siri integration needs to be updated. I believe the introduction of the Shortcuts app has rendered the referenced link on Apple's website as obsolete. I had read the article a number times, to no avail. None of the quoted selections/options were displayed on my phone. 
     
    Today, I managed to figure out how to get things working using the Shortcuts app. Before I go on, I should point out that I am currently running Beta 2 of iOS 13.1. The steps outlined below should work, but since I don’t have Tailwind installed on my iPad running iOS 12, I don’t know for certain.
     
    Step 1: Open Shortcuts and choose Create Shortcut.
     
    Step 2: Select Add Action and choose Apps at the top of the screen. 
     
    Step 3: Scroll down the screen and choose Tailwind.
     
    Step 4: Select the desired Door and action.
     
    Step 5: Select the ellipsis icon (three dots) at the upper right.
     
    Step 6: Enter a name for the Shortcut and (if desired) Select a icon color and graphic to display on the Shortcut. Note, you can choose to display on the Home Screen or in the Widgets page, if desired.
     
    Step 7: Press Done to save the Shortcut options.
     
    Once saved, you can run the action from the Shortcuts app, the Widgets screen, or (best of all) by repeating the Shortcut name to Siri.  
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  • Scott Riesebosch

    Sorry but I am unclear what video you’re referring to. Our article is at this link https://gotailwind.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360024524652-Using-Siri-with-Tailwind

    There is no video reference, but there is a reference to an Apple support document. About halfway down that document from Apple it shows how to set it up for a 3rd party app.

    And yes, you can also do it using the Short Cuts app as well :)

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  • Douglas Cahhal

    I just started using Siri to open and close my garage with my new Tailwind device. Today I upgraded my iPhone to iOS 13 now Siri says "Shortcuts disabled while in the car". This really makes me upset. Any work arounds?

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  • Scott Riesebosch

    Douglas,

     

    We are looking into this currently. It appears that Apple has disabled all Siri Shortcuts while driving. I'm hoping our iOS team can come up with a workaround shortly.

    Scott

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  • Douglas Cahhal

    I have 2 cars exactly the same (2018 Honda Civic Ex with Carplay) and 2 iPhone 7 plus. Yes, I believe Apple messed me up with iOS 13. I spent 2 hours on with support trying everything under the sun to make it work with no luck. They had me create shortcuts to Apple Apps with the same result. Seems to me Siri Shortcuts is the perfect use case for Carplay. If I would have know, I wouldn't have upgraded. Works fine until you plug in Carplay. 

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  • Scott Riesebosch

    Douglas,

    Agreed. Reddit is pretty lit up over this. There are a lot of upset iPhone users. Why they would suddenly disable Sir Shortcuts completely - even for their own apps - is odd. Hopefully it is just a bug and not some decision they made to take away functionality from their users.

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  • Douglas Cahhal

    Apple posted 13.1. The upgrade seems to have fixed the Siri shortcuts issue! YEAH!

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  • Scott Riesebosch

    Well that's good news!

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