Find your Latitude and Longitude with Siri

Using Siri Shortcuts, we can put together a short set of actions which will use your location data to display your latitude and longitude coordinates, just by using a voice command.

Hey Siri, where am I?

How to build the Latitude and Longitude finder in Siri Shortcuts

  1. Open the Shortcuts app on your iPhone.
  2. With the My Shortcuts page open, tap on Create Shortcut.
  3. Tap on the small blue circle with three dots inside to give your shortcut a name. Use something memorable, as this will be the command used to trigger Siri into processing the Shortcut. In this example, we’ll call it ‘Where am I’.
  4. Choose a color and glyph if you fancy getting creative.
  5. Click Done.
  6. Tap Add Action.
  7. Type ‘Location’ in the search bar and choose Get Current Location from the list of actions that appears.
  8. Tap the blue plus icon to add the next action.
  9. Type ‘Var’ in the search bar and choose Set Variable from the list of actions that appears. We’ll use this action to extract the data we need from your location.
  10. Tap on Variable Name and type Location.
  11. Tap the blue plus icon to add the next action.
  12. Type ‘Location’ in the search bar and choose Get Details of Location from the list of actions that appears.
  13. Tap on Detail and choose Latitude from the list.
  14. Now choose Location and select the Location variable we set earlier.
  15. Tap the blue plus icon to add the next action.
  16. Type ‘Location’ in the search bar and choose Get Details of Location from the list of actions that appears.
  17. Tap on Detail and choose Longitude from the list.
  18. Choose on Location and select the Location variable we set earlier.
  19. In the search field type ‘Alert’ and select the Show alert action from the list.
  20. The alert action allows the shortcut to show the results of our Shortcut.
  21. Now tap on the blue ‘Do you want to continue’ text and edit it to say ‘Latitude:’, then tap on the Latitude variable displayed above the keyboard. Type ‘Longitude:’ and select the Longitude variable.
  22. Select Show More at the bottom of the action, and toggle off Show Cancel Button’.

You’re done!

Latitude and Longitude Shortcut
Latitude and Longitude Shortcut Steps

Trigger the shortcut

Now you can ask for your latitude and longitude coordinates by saying:

Hey Siri, where am I?

Latitude and Longitude Results

You can also trigger the shortcut by adding it to the home screen or accessing it via the widget.

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