With iOS 14 we finally get automations when inserting or removing the charger. I am sure Apple thought this would be a good idea to, for example, dim lights or turn on Do Not Disturb. But we’ll be using it for something a little more fun: AED voice prompts.
- Download those two WAV files I made for you: Preparing Shock and Safe to Touch.
- Move them into the “Shortcuts” folder on your iCloud Drive
- If the folder isn’t there, you need to open the “Shortcuts” app on your phone once. You might as well leave it open, you’ll need it in a second.
- In Shortcuts click on “Automation” at the bottom of the start screen.
- Click the ➕ sign on top right and choose “Create Personal Automation”
- Scroll all the way down and select “Charger”
- Make sure “Is Connected” is checked, and not “Is Disconnected”
- Click “Next”
- Click “Add Action” and in the Search field on top type “Get File” Click that
- Unselect “Show Document Picker” and in the resulting input write “
- Click the Plus sign
- Search for “Play Sound” and select that.
- Click the Play icon on the bottom right and you should hear the sound
Repeat the above for “
safe_to_touch.wav” and you’re all set.
Of course you could use any .wav file you have lying around (wink, wink) or do it to your colleague who leaves their phone unlocked. But then, I think AED training prompts are pretty cool, so I used those instead of the old Irene Adler Whip crack.