8 Tasker Tricks to Better Automate Your Android Phone

MakeUseOf | 12/31/2018 | Ryan Dube
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Tasker is an amazingly powerful automation app for Android. It lets you automate settings, actions, and other aspects of your phone without needing to root it.

A lot of people avoid the Tasker app because it has a reputation for being too complicated. But as you’ll see below, setting up useful automation methods for your Android device doesn’t have to be complicated at all.

Place - Movie - Theater - Phone - Solution

When you’re in a dark place, like movie theater, fumbling around to silence your phone is annoying. A simple solution is to set up Tasker to silence your phone whenever you set it face down.

Here’s how to set this up in Tasker. First, you need to set up a profile for when your phone is in the face-down orientation:

Tasker - Profiles - Tab - Plus - Symbol

Open Tasker, go to the Profiles tab, and click the Plus symbol to add a new profile.

Select State, tap on Sensor, and then choose Orientation.

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Under Orientation, tap Face Down. Then click on the < icon at the upper-left of the screen to go back to the Profiles tab.

Next, you need to set up the task that will happen when your phone is placed face down.

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Under New Task, tap on the Plus symbol and give the task a name.

In Task Edit mode, click the Plus symbol to enter the Audio action category.

Vibrate - Audio - Action - Vibrate - Mode

Choose Vibrate as the Audio Action, and Vibrate for the Mode.

Tap the < symbol to return to the Profile tab.

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Check that your new Face Down profile is turned on. Now your phone will go into silent (vibrate only) mode whenever you place it face down on any surface.

In the morning, you might enjoy sitting down with your coffee and browsing social apps. At lunchtime, you may like to read through your favorite news apps. Why not have all those apps open automatically at a certain time of day?

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