Native Face ID/Touch ID authentication for Shortcuts


Lock your shortcuts with Face ID/Touch ID using this shortcut. This method uses the hidden PreBoard app to request user authentication before continuing. No third-party apps (i.e. Toolbox Pro) are required. This is just a template; feel free to modify the notification and the wait time to suit the needs of your shortcuts.

For more information, read this guide on r/shortcuts.

Download the demo shortcut here.

Note: This shortcut does not work on iOS 14 as far as I know. PreBoard doesn’t behave in quite the same way on iOS 14 as it did on iOS 13. I may update this shortcut with compatibility for an least some iOS 14 versions in the near future.

Latest Release Notes

2.0 - June 30, 2020, 9:14 p.m.

Remove the Switch Control toggling, since the iOS bug that made toggling Switch Control necessary has been fixed. This improves the user experience all around.

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