Do you hate how you lost all your mobile data just because you forgot to switch it with Wi-Fi last night? Or, how you plugged in your phone’s charger, but didn’t come back for hours to see how much charging was done, which led to overheating of the device? Well, these are two of those many instances which have happened to the best of us. But, what are we actually doing to not repeat these silly mistakes? Nothing! Sad, how we, despite being a smartphone generation, are yet to smarten up the ways we use modern gadgets.
Smartphones are so much in a palm-friendly size. It’s pretty amazing how much they can do automatically with the support of either in-built functions or right apps. Here, we’ll be sticking around the latter, and discuss ‘Tasker’.
Tasker, a paid app, serves as an entry point for Android automation. You can simply set up a series of action to trigger tasks on your smartphone, even when you’re not accessing your device to actually make them happen, or have forgotten to do so. They just happen automatically. Through this post, we aim to unveil best tasker profiles you need to try in 2018. This can dramatically change the way you interact with your Android device, we bet!
Know them all below.
1. Turning Wi-Fi On When Reaching Home
Generally if you reach home, you need to visit the Wi-Fi tab on your Android device to enable it. Because you have to save your mobile data that’s limited in usage. You may or may not remember to switch between your internet modes. This is why, an automated way of doing it is always welcoming. A tasker profile makes it possible for you. Look at the steps below to know how.
- To get started, enable the GPS on your smartphone, go near the Wi-Fi router (the place where the modem has been set up) and launch the tasker app.
- Having done that, you need to go to Location tab. A map will open and your exact location will be determined.
- Hit Back and name the location as Home or anything you feel like. Doing this, you’ll be through the initial settings.
- Now, create a new task by tapping on the option given next to home button, select your options from the pop-up window and turn the Wi-Fi on.
- This is how you prepare tasker to enable Wi-Fi as soon as you hit Home.
- To create the exit option, just long tap the first task, add Exit task, select Wi-Fi and turn it off.
2. Screen Rotation For Apps
Auto-rotation is nothing we don’t know already. This is basically to offer the ease of viewing while doing certain tasks on your device. But, this in-built auto-rotation feature doesn’t apply to all the apps you’re using. This is where a tasker profile for screen auto-rotation makes complete sense. You can set up the same by going through a series of steps.
- Go to your tasker profile and click + tab to create a new profile.
- Moving ahead, go to the Application tab, where you’ll be asked to select an app you want a different screen orientation for, as you flip between different modes.
- Now, go back to creating new task again, select Display option and set the Display Auto-Rotation to on.
3. Sleep Timer
We all are the compulsive phone checkers during our bedtimes. And when smartphones are so much more than just a calling device, we end up listening to songs, watching movies and a lot more. Many a time, we fall asleep without turning off the movies and songs on the play, which leaves our phone dead. By enabling sleep timer, a smartphone automatically goes into sleep mode once the timer strikes, saving you a life of your device’s battery. This is for those who cannot help but sleep during their night time with their smartphones.
You can activate a tasker profile for it as well. And the how-tos are mentioned below:
- Go to your tasker profile and click + to create a new task.
- Now, follow this path – Media >> Media Controls >> CMD >> Stop tab.
- Reaching here, you need to select the music/video app you’re using on the smartphone (by tapping the square-grid option)
- Head to the Tasker Timer option in the widgets section and drag the option to the Home Screen. You can access this widget from your phone’s display directly.
- The widget will be activated the moment you undertake any task that needs it. It will be automatically linked to it. Now, select the sleep timer and never wake up to a dead phone.
4. Battery Saving Mode
Remember all those times when your smartphone’s battery meter turned red. Before searching a place to hook your phone up to a charger, you turned on the battery saving mode. Just to prolong your device’s battery and save some minutes with your phone. Your tasker profile can automate this too, so that even when you don’t notice your device’s battery touching a low, the phone can automatically go into the battery saving mode. The steps below can help you do so.
- Open the Tasker app and follow the given path – Profile >> State >> Power >> Battery Level.
- Here, you can select the level at the which you want your phone to activate the battery saving mode. It can be anything, like 0-5% or 1-25%.
- Create a new task by hitting on the + option.
- Now, go to Net >> Turn Bluetooth Off >> Mobile Data Off >> Wi-Fi Off >> Auto-Sync Off.
- You’ve activated the action. Sit back and relax.
5. Notifying When The Battery is Full
Many of us have this awful habit of putting our cell phones on charge and not coming back to see how much it is full. This is actually not good, as overcharging can damage your phone irrevocably. Thankfully, your tasker profile can notify you when your phone is completely charged, so that you can plug it out just at the right time. You can customize it by going through these steps.
- Create a new profile using your tasker profile. And, scour your way through the given path – Event >> Power >> Battery Full >> Set it Accordingly.
- Add a new task by going to the + option >> Alert >> Notify Sound. That’s all.
6. Automatic Music Play When Headphones Are Plugged In
As things stand, you need to manually turn on the music when you’ve your headphones on. Off course, this is not something as big a thing to have an automated action, but there’s no loss in having it either. Tasker can help you have a way with it. How? By following these steps.
- Create a new profile and follow the path as mentioned: State >> Hardware >> Headset Plugged.
- Having done this, create a new task by tapping on the + option.
- Then, select App >> Launch App. This is for selecting the music player you’re using on your device.
- This is it. Now, every time you will plug in your headphones, this tasker profile will prompt your music player automatically.
7. Emergency Text
This is one of the most useful tasker profiles that carries a world of relevance. Because we often find ourselves in a tight spot when we need to send a text, but our phone’s low battery doesn’t permit that. At such a juncture, having an automatic way of sending emergency texts is a matter of huge convenience. Here, we will be telling you the way of activating a tasker profile for emergency texts.
- Create a new profile, which now you can see, is a common norm here.
- Then, go to State and select the Power option. This will enable you to set the minimum battery level when your smartphone will be intimated to send an emergency text.
- Time to create a new task by tapping on the + option. The path to follow thereon is Phone >> Send SMS.
- In the last, simply enter your phone number, type the message you need to send and choose the recipient.
8. Brightness Levels
Every Android smartphone has a slider bar to increase or decrease the brightness levels, especially during night when such strong lights emitting from your screen’s display is potentially dangerous for your eyes. You can create a tasker profile to control the brightness levels on your device the minute you feel it’s too flashy to not give you a dizzying spin. Look at the steps below to set up a brightness tasker profile.
- After creating a new profile, go to Time and choose the specific time when you want your phone’s brightness level to dim.
- Add a new task by clicking on the + icon and select Display >> Brightness.
- This is where you can choose the level of brightness and go along well with your smartphone without hurting your eyes.
9. WhatsApp Voice Notifications
This is the most interesting tasker profile, hands down. It announces each time a WhatsApp notification is received, along with the person’s name. Sounds exciting, right? Since everyone has a WhatsApp account, this is a must-try tasker profile. You can enable this by going through a series of steps.
- Create a new tasker profile.
- And, reach the Events tab >> Notifications.
- Here, you need to select WhatsApp from the application drawer.
- Click the + icon to create a new task and follow the path – State >> Display >> Turn Off.
- Again, create another task by clicking +, click on Misc and select ‘Say’.
- Now, you have to type the WhatsApp title – “New WhatsApp %NTITLE”.
10. Application Lock
As a general thing, people download app managers from stores and set a password for each app to keep their data private. That’s fine, but why to even download another app when a tasker profile can serve the same person. Yes, your tasker profile can protect your crucial data by protecting your app through passwords. Know how.
- Create a new profile after launching the tasker app.
- Now, go to Application >> select apps you wish to lock.
- Create a new task by reaching the + icon, go to Display >> Lock button.
- Reaching here, just select a password that will protect your apps.
11. Voice Messages While Driving
Driving requires undivided attention. And, this is why, it’s really not advisable to check messages on your smartphones. You can customize your tasker profile to read out message for you when you can’t really get your hands off from the steering wheel. The process is actually simple. See below.
- Go to Tasker app and create a new profile.
- Mark your way through the following path – Event >> Phone >> Received SMS.
- Reaching this level, you need to enter Application and select options like ‘Home’ or ‘Car’ during which you want your incoming messages to be read out.
- Create a new task (+) and click ‘Say’.
- Then, enter SMS from %SMSRF: %SMSRB.”
12. Screen On When Using Reading Apps Like Kindle
While reading, you need to frequently tap on the screen to keep it on. While we might not call it a problem, it’s a bit inconvenient for sure. Gladly, you can keep your screen on when using a reading app. How? By using your tasker profile and automating the action.
- Launch tasker to create a new profile, name it, and go through the following path: Display >> Display Timeout >> Increase the limit to your desired level now.
- Now, create a new task using the + icon.
- Go to Applications and now choose the application you’re using to read.
13. Activating Silent Mode When Phone is Placed Upside Down
There are times of embarrassment when you sit down for a meeting with someone and your phone starts ringing. The panic that strikes right in to mute the ringer is something both funny and ridiculous. The scenario is no different when you’re in a class, and your phone’s ringer sounds nothing short of low-key explosive. Thankfully, there’s a quick tasker profile that lets you activate the silent mode by simply placing the device upside down. This is how you can do it.
- Go to your profile and follow the path: State >> Sensor >> Orientation.
- A drop down menu will soon open, where you’re required to choose Face Down option.
- Now, tap on + to create a new task, select Audio and then Silent mode.
- Choose ON or Vibrate. That’s it!
14. Launch Apps One After Another
This is something really unobtrusive, but we all have a pattern when it comes to checking out various apps on our smartphones. Generally, we start from mails, check WhatsApp, and then go through the news feed. These patterns differ as per the varied preferences and occupations of the people. An investor might check out a market app first, or a blogger might scour sources to know the latest Google updates. Tasker app provides us a handy way of scheduling apps, one after another, as per our respective pattern of opening them. Read on to know how.
- Create new profile, head to Applications and select the first app.
- Now, tap on the + icon. Going forward, select App >> Launch App. This is how you will select the app to open in second place after the first app is closed.
- Finally, long press the second app’s name and select Move to Exit option. Yay, you’re through!
15. Guest Mode
So basically, each one of us has some guilty pleasures that we don’t hesitate dabbling into, on our smartphones. If not that, there is a certain type of content, really personal, on our phones which we don’t want others to see. Considering how damaging it can get if your personal data is accessed by a third person, it’s always safe to enable the guest mode on your device. Tasker app lets you do this. How? Read the instructions below.
- Create a new profile, head to Applications and select apps with your personal information.
- Now, tap on + to create a new task, select App and then Go Home.
- Guest Mode is created successfully. Smile!
16. Shake and Lock
Lock your phone in style; in a simple shake. Yes, tasker has a utility for this feature as well. The steps to set up this profile are listed below:
- Create a new profile and follow the path: Events >> Sensor >> Shake.
- Reaching here, you can customize your preferences like Axis, Duration and Sensitivity.
- Click + to create a new task. Now, select Display and then, System Lock.
17. Wallpaper Change
There’s a tasker profile to change wallpapers automatically, provided that all your wallpapers are in the same folder. Read how you can do that.
- Create a new profile. Head to option Time and enter the time range till which you want a wallpaper to stay. Tick Repeat and set it again to 1 hour.
- Tap on + >> Variable >> Variable Randomize.
- Name your variable. The minimum value of adding wallpapers is one (1) and the maximum value is the number of images you’ve in that folder.
- Hit + to create a new task. And. follow the path: Display >> Set Wallpaper >> Enter the path to your image variable (the one you’ve chosen in the earlier step)
- Return to your profile and long press to add a new context. Go to “Display” then “Display State” and turn it ON.
18. Location Tracking of Car
Since a parking lot, from every view, looks entirely the same, getting to the exact spot where you parked our car is easier said than done. Your memory skills even don’t serve you too far. If you’re often left wondering, “where’s my car?”, you can set up a tasker profile that will help you finding the treasured spot in no time.
- Press and hold the phone’s home screen button for a longer time.
- Head to Media section and select the New button in the upper-right corner of the screen.
- Now, name the widget (which will save your location) and give One Time option.
- Tap on + to create a new task, go to Miscellaneous >> Launch search for GPS >> Enable it.
- Moving further, go to Applications >> Turn on Maps >> Go to Mode >> Select Navigate.
- Here, provide the latitude and longitude.
19. Delete Data Remotely
When your phone is lost or stolen, you get quite apprehensive about your personal data, which is now out in the wild. And, if there is no passcode on your phone, it’s terrifying to even imagine a stranger mishandling your personal information and causing you some grave damage. Relax, once you’ve downloaded Tasker, you can erase all your data from the device remotely. Eager to know how? Read the steps below.
- Go to tasker profile and select the path: Event >> Phone >> Received SMS.
- Now, tap on + icon, press File and select Delete Directory.
20. Disable Screen Lock When Camera is On
If you keep your camera on, but don’t capture, the screen gets automatically locked after the screen timer runs out. You enter the passcode to enter your device and open the camera again. And, in case you keep the camera on again, but doesn’t put it to use, the screen again gets locked. That’s a bit of a hassle. You can create a tasker profile as a simple solution to this. By creating one, you’ll stop the screen from getting locked when camera is open.
- Go to tasker profile. Then, Applications >> Camera.
- Tap on + to create a new task.
- Lastly, click Display and set to Screen Timeout to a higher value.
That’s a wrap. Through this post, we’ve told you the best tasker profiles you should try to revolutionize your daily dealings with your smartphone. With everything automated, you need not go back each time you need an action to get processed. Manual rejigs on your device, to an extent, is a thing of the past with Tasker. We’ve listed only 20 tasker profiles for 2018. Certainly, there are dozens of them. If you’ve tried any of them, other than what we’ve mentioned above, let us know in the comment section also. For any query or feedback, keep us posted.