Have you forgotten about your iPhone 15 Pro's Action button? Give this "Super" shortcut a try

Action Button
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Remember the Action button? That extra toggle added to the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max that can be customized in any way you see fit. If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably not used the Action button on your iPhone since October after the novelty of shortcuts and quick access faded away. But listen up, one Reddit user has combined all the best Action Button shortcuts to create the “Super Action Button” and you don’t want to miss out.

The Action button is a cool idea, it’s a button that lets you quickly access almost anything on the best iPhones, from launching Shazam to calling your Mom. It’s one of the biggest additions to the iPhone in years, but most people barely even use it. Luckily “Super Action Button” might give you a reason to and here’s how to set it up.

Super Action Button

Super Action Button

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The Super Action Button lets you access a whole range of quick toggles with just one press of the Action button. When the 15 Pro first launched we saw examples of quick menus but the Super Action Button takes it to a whole new level. Here’s the full list of menu options:

  • Silent toggle
  • Take a screenshot and save directly into Camera Roll
  • Screen rotation lock
  • Open Camera to take a photo
  • Scan QR Code or barcode
  • Toggle torch
  • Open Bitwarden
  • Write a note (small note pop-up, first line typed is heading, subsequent lines is body)
  • Create a Calendar Event
  • Open Reminders List
  • Open Wallet
  • Open Calculator
  • Hotspot - asks what action to take: turn on/off, or toggle
  • Open VPN app
  • Record Voice Memo immediately
  • Open Fitness app
  • Open AR Plane Finder
  • Open Apple Maps
  • Open Maps for directions to home
  • Save location of parked car and locate again
  • Immediate voice chat with ChatGPT
  • Scan a document and save directly to Files
  • Open video app (eg. YouTube or TikTok)
  • Open Apple Translate
  • Turn on Airdrop for 10 mins for Everyone
  • Open Measure app
  • Open Shortcuts app
  • Open Find My
  • Power menu: Restart or Power Off

Here’s how to set it up:

  1. Download the shortcut by clicking this link
  2. Open Settings
  3. Select Action Button
  4. Choose Shortcut
  5. Select My Super Action Button

Now every time you activate the Action button you get this neat list of toggles similar to Control Center. One of the benefits of the Super Action Button over Control Center is just how quick it is to access, and having a physical button makes it easier to maneuver rather than swiping down, and then finding a toggle to tap. 

You can customize all of the settings of the Super Action Button from within the Shortcuts app but if you need further assistance make sure to check out the Reddit post by u/singleandavailable.

With iOS 18 expected to launch at WWDC, we can’t wait to see what other first-party additions Apple is cooking up for the Action button — but until then the Super Action Button is the best way to use the iPhone 15 Pro’s extra button.

John-Anthony Disotto
How To Editor

John-Anthony Disotto is the How To Editor of iMore, ensuring you can get the most from your Apple products and helping fix things when your technology isn’t behaving itself. Living in Scotland, where he worked for Apple as a technician focused on iOS and iPhone repairs at the Genius Bar, John-Anthony has used the Apple ecosystem for over a decade and prides himself in his ability to complete his Apple Watch activity rings. John-Anthony has previously worked in editorial for collectable TCG websites and graduated from The University of Strathclyde where he won the Scottish Student Journalism Award for Website of the Year as Editor-in-Chief of his university paper. He is also an avid film geek, having previously written film reviews and received the Edinburgh International Film Festival Student Critics award in 2019.  John-Anthony also loves to tinker with other non-Apple technology and enjoys playing around with game emulation and Linux on his Steam Deck.

In his spare time, John-Anthony can be found watching any sport under the sun from football to darts, taking the term “Lego house” far too literally as he runs out of space to display any more plastic bricks, or chilling on the couch with his French Bulldog, Kermit.