What you need to know
- Shortcuts are reportedly running much faster with iOS 14.6.
- Performance on complicated Shortcuts appears to increase by as much as 200%.
Running Shortcuts on the iPhone and iPad just got a lot faster.
As reported by 9to5Mac, when Apple released iOS 14.6 and iPadOS 14.6 to the public, it made enhancements to AirTag as well as launched Apple Card Family and Apple Podcasts Subscriptions. While Apple did not announce anything about it, it also made Shortcuts run much faster.
As the report notes, it appears to only be noticeable if you have a shortcut with dozens if not hundreds of tasks that run. However, the tests show that, for those who use such shortcuts, they could see performance improvements as much as 200%.
This is great news for those who are deep into Shortcuts on the iPhone.
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Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.