Apple introduced iOS 12 following its historic iPhone event last month, adding the Shortcut app to let users allow Siri to do more tasks, such as taking a photo, putting your phone in “Do not disturb” mode or making your commute more enjoyable.
But one creative user has developed a way to turn iPhones into the civilian version of a bodycam, letting users record their interactions with police in a sly manner.Reddit user Robert Petersen has created the shortcut called “Police,” which triggers a series of actions.
First, it lets users send a text message to a predetermined friend to let them know they are being pulled over. Then it pauses the music that might be playing in their phone and gets access to the camera to start recording the interaction. It also puts the phone in “Do not disturb” mode.