Apple Fixes iCloud Links for Sharing Shortcuts

There was a major issue with Shortcuts earlier this week, which prevented all Shortcut links shared through iCloud to stop working properly. Apple has now fixed the problem, and links to Shortcuts on the web should be largely functional again.

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The Shortcut issue affected links to shared shortcuts that were created prior to the last couple of weeks. When attempting to download a Shortcut from one of these links, there was an error about the shortcut link being invalid.

This impacted many websites that share various Shortcuts, such as MacStories, which houses a repository of useful shortcuts created by Federico Viticci. Last night, Apple told Viticci it was working on a fix to restore the broken shortcuts.

We are aware of an issue where previously shared shortcuts are currently unavailable. Newly shared shortcuts are available, and we are working to restore previously shared shortcuts as quickly as possible.

As of this morning, Viticci said that many of the MacStories shortcuts are once again functional, and we can confirm that most of the Shortcut links we tested from MacStories, RoutineHub, and Reddit are working.


We recently shared a video on some handy iPhone and iPad shortcuts for everything from editing photos to adding frames to screenshots to dictating notes, and the links to those shortcuts are all functional again.

Top Rated Comments

Valmont11 Avatar
38 months ago

There was a major issue with Shortcuts earlier this week, which prevented all Shortcut links shared through iCloud to stop working properly.
To me, sounds like there is no issue here.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
anshuvorty Avatar
38 months ago
I think this is an App Store-wide issue because I can't access the MAS!

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Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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