One of the great things about Android is that it’s relatively easy to automate all sorts of tasks. In this way we can configure commands that, by default, the phone is not able to do. How to activate saving mode in the percentage of battery you want, deactivate mobile functions in certain scenarios and others.
The king of automation on Android has always been IFTTT, although there is an interesting application called Macrodroid that allows us to perform automations easily, quickly and very intuitively.
Macrodroid makes the most of your Android
Macrodroid already has over 10 million downloads, with an average rating of 4.7 stars. In view of these figures, it deserved a few words. The application is free, although it contains advertising and the “macros” (the tasks that we can program) are limited. If we want the full version we will have to pay 5.49 euros only once, although with the free version we have more than enough.
The app is very easy to use, you just need to configure a few settings to automate tasks
When opening the app, don’t get overwhelmed. There are a lot of options, but the only one that interests us at the moment is “add a macro”. With just this function we can squeeze our phone to the maximum and in a few minutes.
Here we will only have three parameters to configure (really two): triggers, actions and restrictions.
Triggers: this is the event to detect to execute the action. Actions: the action we want to perform when the trigger fires. Restrictions: exceptions that we want to add to the execution of the action.
If this seems difficult to you, an example will suffice to understand it. Imagine that as a trigger we set the battery to 40%. And, as an action, we configure Bluetooth and data to be disabled. Basically, the phone is told that when the battery is at 40% (trigger) to cut the connections (action).
In case we want to add an exception (some scenarios where we don’t want the action to be enabled), we just need to configure a restriction. If we don’t fancy creating automations, we have a section of user-created templates, so all you need to do is add them to your macro list.