iOS homescreen icon for pdf

I have a PDF file in icloud that I access on my ipad through the Files app.

Is there a way to create an icon on my homescreen to open it directly instead of going through Files?

You can do this by creating a shortcut and adding it to your homescreen. Here is a screenshot of the shortcut that I created to open the file Subway Map.pdf that I have in my @Action folder.

Open in Safari, navigate to the file and open it in Safari, then use the Share menu to add it to your home screen.


Thanks. This worked perfectly. Never would’ve thought of it.

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