Escaping Shortcuts After Running a Shortcut

Save yourself a gesture and send yourself right to the homescreen when your shortcut has completed with this workaround from the r/shortcuts subreddit:

  1. Install a launcher app that allows you to open a URL to visit the homescreen. “Launcher with Multiple Widgets” is used in this example.
  2. Declare (“URL”) and open (“Open URLs”) the launcher’s homescreen URL. In this case, “launcher://homescreen” is used.

Here’s a screenshot of the actions described in step #2: The Launcher://homescreen URL Actions

The original Reddit post shows this solution in action.

The fact that this isn’t built right in to Shortcuts is unfortunate, but luckily third-party apps can fill this gap.

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