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How to fully automate Android with Tasker

enero 24, 2020

One of the many great things about investing in the Android ecosystem, the incredible amount of flexibility and power it offers. You can easily customize the appearance of your Android device and basically make your device exactly the way you want it. Another really interesting thing you can do with an Android device, automate everything you want. This can be very useful if there are a number of things you repeat on your Android smartphone a lot.

Probably the best automation app on Android Tasker and while very powerful, there is a slight learning curve. Don't worry about it, we will make sure that you feel comfortable while Tasker. First, let's talk about how Tasker works:

Tasker: how does it work?

For those who don't know, Tasker is an app that basically allows you to automate activities on your Android device, using triggers. The triggers they are what actually "triggers" an action. So, in theory, you can set a particular location as a trigger to start a business or send yourself a notification. The possibilities are endless and, once you have gained experience in using Tasker, you can create many complex automation profiles. In this article, we will cover some basic automations that I like. However, you can take these examples and edit them as you see fit.

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1. Automatically launch Chrome when connected to WiFi

Chrome is my favorite browser for Android devices and I usually do my entire browser, which is why it makes sense for me, because my phone launches Chrome every time I connect to a WiFi network. This is a pretty easy profile to create, and you will take control of it in no time. To do this in Tasker, simply follow the steps below:

1. Launch Tasker. It will start in the form Profiles, enough touch the pi icon at the bottom of the screen to create a new profile. From the menu that opens, select " State ". This will essentially become the trigger for your automation profile.

2. When you touch "Status", you will see a grid of options you can choose from, touch "Network", and here, touch "Wifi connection" .

3. If you want the profile to activate only when you connect to a particular network, enter the name of the WiFi network in the SSID field. I will leave it blank Once finished, touching simply the arrow back at the top left of the screen. A popup will appear saying " New activity "followed by a pi icon, touch the icon pi .

4. Please enter a name for the activity, user " Launch Chrome ", but you can use anything you want. So, touch the check next to it.

5. You have successfully created an activity, now it's time to add some actions to it. Touch the " + "at the bottom of the screen to add a new business. Then touch " App " .

6. Touch " Launch app ", because we want Tasker to start an application and then select Chrome in the app selection menu.

7. Touch the back arrow at the top left of the screen. Optionally, you can enter a URL in the " Data ", so that Chrome automatically opens to that webpage every time you connect to WiFi.

Now, every time your phone connects to WiFi, it will automatically launch Chrome, with the website you entered. In my case, it was launched with " Beebom "already open in the tab. Exceptional!

2. Start music when headphones are connected

Another thing I wished was my Android phone, was to automatically launch the Music app every time I connected the headphones. Fortunately, Tasker allows me to do it very easily.

1. On the card Profiles, touch the " + "at the bottom of the screen. Then, touch" State ".

2. Then touch "Hardware", therefore "Headset Plugged".

3. You can choose whether the profile should be activated with the headset "Any" or just with a microphone or without one. Once finished, touch the back arrow at the top left of the screen.

4. Touch " New activity "and name it. I go with Launch Music .

5. Touch the " + "at the bottom of the screen and touch" App ".

6. Touch " Launch app "and select your favorite music player from the options.

7. When finished, tap the back arrow at the top left of the screen.

Now, every time you connect a pair of headphones to your Android device, the music player will automatically launch for you. So, you never have to worry about having to launch the app yourself.

3. Turn off WiFi and Bluetooth when the battery is running low

I use an Android Wear watch, which means that Bluetooth is always on on my phone. However, when the battery runs out, it is a good idea to turn off Bluetooth to save energy. With Tasker, I can let it be responsible for keeping track of the battery.

1. In Tasker, create a new one profile -> status .

2. Here, go up Power -> Battery Level .

3. Set an interval for the battery, I'm using 0 to 20%, then tap the back arrow .

4. Touch New activity, call it " Low battery ".

5. Create a new one action -> Network -> WiFi .

6. Set WiFi to Off and tap the back arrow.

7. Create a new one action -> Network -> Bluetooth .

8. Set Bluetooth off and tap the back arrow.

This is all. Now, whenever the phone's battery drops below 20%, Tasker automatically turns off WiFi and Bluetooth. So, you don't have to worry about your phone's battery level, Tasker will take care of everything for you.

4. Turn on WiFi when I get to Office

I usually keep my Android device's WiFi off while I go to work. However, I always have to turn on WiFi as soon as I get to the office, so I can start working. Fortunately, I can also do it with Tasker.

1. Create a new one profile -> Position .

2. Since I am in the office, I can simply touch the GPS icon above, to get my current position. Otherwise, you can pan the map and release the placeholder near your office. Then, touch the back arrow.

3. Go to New activity -> Enter a name for the activity.

4. Then, add a new one action -> Network -> WiFi .

5. Change the value "Tax" up "On" and tap the back arrow.

Now, every time you reach your office, Tasker automatically turns on WiFi. So, you don't need to take out your phone and turn on WiFi every day.

5. Turn on WiFi and turn up the volume when I get home

With Tasker, I can also automatically turn on WiFi and increase the ringtone volume to a suitable volume when I get home. This can be done simply by performing the following steps:

1. In Tasker, create a new profile -> Position . If you've created other locations, you'll need to touch " New location ".

2. Release the placemark in the starting position, then tap the Back button at the top left of the screen.

3. Go to New activity -> Enter a name for the activity.

4. Add a new one action -> Network -> WiFi .

5. Change the "Set" value to "On" and tap the back arrow at the top left of the screen.

6. Add a new one action -> Audio -> Ringtone volume .

7. Set the volume on your favorite level and tap the back arrow.

With this Profile, every day, when you come home, Tasker will automatically turn on your WiFi and increase the volume to the level you have set it.

6. Turn off Wi-Fi when I leave the office

Since we already have profiles that automatically activate WiFi when we get home or work; it only makes sense to turn off WiFi when we go out. This can be done using Tasker very easily.

1. Create a new one profile -> Position .

2. If you have followed this article, you must already have your office and the house marked in Tasker. That's enough select the Office location .

3. Go to New activity -> Enter a name for the activity.

4. Add a new one action -> Network -> WiFi .

5. Change the "Set" value to "Off" and tap the back arrow at the top left of the screen.

Now this profile automatically turns off your phone's WiFi, once you leave your workplace, making sure you keep your battery on the way home.

7. Turn off Wi-Fi when I leave home

We should also probably make sure that WiFi is turned off when we leave the house. I'm pretty sure I already know how to do it, but if you're still confused, here are the steps you need to follow to create this profile:

1. Create a new one profile -> Position .

2. If you have followed this article, you must already have your office and the house marked in Tasker. Select simply there your home location .

3. Go to New activity -> Enter a name for the activity.

4. Add a new one action -> Network -> WiFi .

5. Change the "Set" value to "Off" and tap the back arrow at the top left of the screen.

The profile is exactly the same, like the one that turned off the WiFi when I left work, except that the position of the trigger is my home position this time.

8. When charging at night

I usually left my phone charging overnight, and I'd rather not be distracted by my phone ringing in the middle of the night, or burn my eyes with a super bright screen. Therefore, this profile automatically reduces the volume and brightness to 0.

1. Create a new one profile -> Now .

2. Set the time where you usually go to sleep, then tap the back arrow.

3. Go to New activity -> Enter a name for the activity.

4. Create a new one action -> Audio -> Ringtone volume .

5. Set the value to 0 and also repeat this for Notification Volume.

6. Create another action -> Display -> Display brightness .

7. Set the brightness to 0, or whatever value suits you, and tap the back arrow.

Now, every night, when you go to sleep, Tasker automatically lowers the volume and brightness of the screen, so you can sleep peacefully.

9. When disconnected in the morning

Tasker can also automatically restore brightness to your preferred value, along with increasing the ringtone volume to an audible and enjoyable level every morning.

1. Create a new one profile -> Now .

2. Set the time where you usually get up and touch the back arrow.

3. Go to New activity -> Enter a name for the activity.

4. Create a new one action -> Audio -> Ringtone volume .

5. Set the value on the preferred level and repeat this also for Notification volume.

6. Create another action -> Display -> Display brightness .

7. Set the brightness on any value that suits you and touch the back arrow.

Now, every morning, Tasker automatically increases the brightness and the ringtone volume returns to the values ​​you prefer. You can simply pick up the phone, and you're good to go.

10. Message to someone when the battery is very low

Tell me, you're going home late and see that your phone's battery is very low. You should definitely let someone know you're on your way, so they don't worry. Tasker can automate it for you too.

1. Create a new one profile -> status .

2. Select Power supply -> Battery level .

3. Set the battery level to whatever you think " critically low ".

4. Go to New activity -> Enter a name for the activity.

5. Add a new one action -> Phone -> Send SMS .

6. Enter the number of the person you want to send, along with the message you want to send.

all. Tasker now responsible for monitoring the battery and, if it reaches a value lower than the specified one, will automatically send an SMS. This is very useful and you should have a profile like this.

SEE ALSO: How to automate activities on iPhone using IFTTT (Guide)

Use Tasker to automate everything on Android

Tasker an extremely powerful application, capable of automating almost everything you do on an Android device. The profiles I use are very simple when compared with some of the more complex profiles created by users of this app. However, even if you are only interested in small automation, you should definitely check out this app; it may take a while to understand, but it's worth it.

Would we like to know the apps you use to automate your Android device? Do you use Tasker? If you do, and if you have some interesting Tasker profiles that you think may prove useful to others, feel free to share them with us in the comments section below.

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