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At present there doesn't appear to be any Strava Shortcuts on IOS. 

I've started using NFC tags with my iPhone and the Shortcuts app. I was surprised to see that Strava offer no options with this app.

My idea was to be able to scan a NFC tag at my front door as I leave the house to commence a run and then scan on my return to end the exercise.

Any chance you guys could have a look?


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Hey @Ricardinho48 ​​

Thanks for submitting your idea on using Strava combined iPhone Shortcuts. It has been reviewed by our moderation team and is now open to voting.

STRAVA | Community Hub Team

Mt. Kenya

I have a similar request. I had something like this set up for Footpath, because I was trying to write a macro for recording walking and cycling workouts, triggered by the AirTag on my keychain. Footpath was the first app I could find Shortcuts functionality for. I was surprised that the offerings for Strava are so meagre (non-existent in Shortcuts), given the popularity of the app.


Hey @shiv19 , here’s an idea you might like / vote for… enabling actions for iOS shortcuts (which could include the default gear) 


@Jana_S Thanks for the mention! Yes I support adding shortcuts on iOS too. (I'm primarily an Android user though). 

Mt. Kenya

I have a very simple use-case where I want to start outdoors walking when outside of a certain location. I can think of many other automation scenarios. We really need shortcuts to start activities. 

Mt. Kenya

Hi @Ricardinho48 

Can you check this shortcut I used on my shortcuts.
Start a bicycling workout : 
This will start your cycle ride recording.

And I made an automation with an NFC tag on my cycle water bottle [as NFC doesn't work on Metallic Surfaces] in which the shortcut that I share would run hence starting your cycle ride.


Mt. Kenya

I know its kinda old, but is there any way I could use almost the same shortcut to start the workout but from my apple watch ultra with the action button? Because when i start it on my watch, it will record over the phone instead the watch strava app.