How to Create Automated Daily Routines on Your Android Device

Android Device

Android devices have undoubtedly made  life a lot more convenient. When we get lost (literally),  they help us find our way back home  with smart navigation tools. When we need to reach out to somebody, they allow us to make that important call and communicate. When we’re in a new city and we want to have something good to eat, they give us suggestions on where to fill our hungry stomachs.

It seems that there’s virtually nothing these devices can’t do. You can actually start automating your Android device so you can launch apps, access web pages, and open certain files on a set schedule to save time and battery life. Below, you will learn how to automate your Android device to do specific tasks properly.

Automating Your Android Smartphone

There are many tasks you can set your Android device to automate. We listed a few below:

1. Connect to a Wi-Fi network within range

One of the basic types of Android smartphone automation is setting it up to connect to an available Wi-Fi network within range. Follow these steps:

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Select Network & Internet Wi-Fi.
  3. Tap Wi-Fi Preferences.
  4. Choose the Automatically Connect to Nearby Wi-Fi Networks option. Although your options vary by device and Android version, the aim is to let your device connect to a nearby available Wi-Fi network.

2. Set and manage routines

Yes, you can seek help with your day-to-day routines from your Android device. Just say a command and your Google Assistant will do it for you. But first, you have to set it up properly.

If you are using Google Home, here’s how to set it up:

For One Person

  1. Be sure your smartphone is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your Google Home.
  2. Launch the Google Home app on your smartphone.
  3. Navigate to the bottom right portion of the Google Home app.
  4. Select Account.
  5. Check if the Google account on the list is the one linked to your Google Home. If not, switch to the correct account. To switch accounts, click the triangle beside the email address and account name.
  6. After that, tap Home.
  7. Select the device you want to set up.
  8. Tap on the Settings button.
  9. Toggle on the switch beside Personal results.
  10. Congratulations, your Android device is all set!

 For Multiple Users

If multiple users will use Google Home, each will have to link their Google accounts to Google Home. Here’s how:

  1. Launch the Google Home app on the Android device.
  2. Tap Account.
  3. Make sure the Google Account is linked to your Google Home device.
  4. Go to Settings > Assistant > Voice Match.
  5. Tap the + button.
  6. Be sure all the Android devices you want to link your voice to are marked.
  7. Tap the Continue button and choose I agree.
  8. Follow the on-screen instruct ions.
  9. Switch on Personal Results if you want to hear personal information.
  10. Next, select I agree and proceed with the Voice Match setup process.
  11. Invite others to set up Voice Match by tapping the Invite button, and then select your communication method.
  12. Press Send.
  13. If you don’t want to invite others, simply tap No, thanks.

3. Set up a ready-made routine

You can now set up your Android device to perform a routine for you. Here’s how:

  1. Be sure your Android device is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your Google Home.
  2. Launch the Google Home app on your device.
  3. Tap Account.
  4. Check if the Google Account you are using is linked to Google Home.
  5. Tap Settings > Assistant > Routines.
  6. Select a routine. Check the box next to a certain action and tap the check button. Examples:

 Good Morning

When you say “Hey Google. Good morning,” your assistant can do the following things depending on which tasks you marked:

  • Set your device to silent mode
  • Adjust thermostats and lights
  • Deliver the weather forecast
  • Give you reminders
  • Adjust your media volume
  • Play music, radio, news, or audiobook

 Bedtime

When you say “Hey Google. Bedtime,” your assistant can do the following things, again depending on which tasks you marked:

  • Set your device to silent mode
  • Give you a weather forecast
  • Update you about tomorrow’s event
  • Set an alarm
  • Adjust the lights and thermostat
  • Adjust the media volume
  • Play music or sleep sounds

 Going to Work

When you say, “Hey Google. Let’s go to work,” your assistant can do these tasks:

  • Tell you the fastest route to work
  • Give you a forecast about today’s weather
  • Remind you about some important meetings
  • Adjust thermostat and lights
  • Adjust your device’s volume
  • Play the radio or music

4. Set a custom routine

Unfortunately, this feature is not available to all Android devices. But if you can create a custom routine, check out the guide below:

  1. Be sure your Android device is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your Google Home.
  2. Launch the Google Home app on your smartphone.
  3. Tap Account.
  4. Check if the Google account you are using is linked to Google Home.
  5. Go to Settings > Assistant > Routines.
  6. Press the + button.
  7. Navigate to When and then select Add Commands > +.
  8. Enter the command you want to say to automate a routine.
  9. Press Ok and tap the back button displayed on the screen.
  10. Navigate to My Assistant Should option.
  11. Select Add Action and enter the tasks that your Assistant should do. You may input any Google Assistant command or other popular phrases, but  take note that you cannot assign multiple voice commands.
  12. Press Ok and you’re done!

Automated Daily Routines Made Easy!

Now that you know how to automate your daily routines, you can live your life probably a little easier  than before. And assuming you’ll be frequently using your Android device to automate your daily tasks, it’s just right that you take care of it to ensure it performs efficiently at all times.

One way to keep your Android device working at its best is by downloading and installing Outbyte Android Care. This amazing app can help troubleshoot any issues with power as well as help control and save battery life. What else can you ask for?

Have you tried automating your Android device? What tips can you share? Let us know in the comments section.

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