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  Reply # 1490171 11-Feb-2016 09:41
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MurrayM:

 

I use an app called AutomateIt for doing things like this.

 

I have it set up to detect my work wifi and if found then it mutes my phone. When it doesn't detect my work wifi then it turns the sound back on.

 

It also silences my phone between 10pm and 7am and sends a text message when it detects a certain NFC tag.

 

It has lots of triggers and actions that it can handle. Highly recommended!

 

 

 

 

Can you tell it to shut up your phone EXCEPT text messages/phone calls?

 

 

AutomateIt does have an action called "Set Volume for Single Stream", which I think might do what you want.


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  Reply # 1490215 11-Feb-2016 10:15
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I am trying to set up simple actions with IFTTT but it appears after reading instructions that one is limited to the channels listed.

 

As they are all overseas channels it seems limited. Can anyone that has used IFTTT please advise if my assumption is correct.

 

What I want to do is to detect when I am at home by the wifi signals in my house and then ensure the Spark Mobile data is turned off.

 

I am finding that if I leave home Spark data takes over but when I return it does not resume wifi unless I open phone and wait for a few seconds.

 

No idea why it does that but was hoping I could have a recipe that said if it can see my wifi then force wifi into action and if necessary stop Mobile Data.

 

Any suggestions?

 

 

 

 

IFTTT uses triggers and actions from various channels. However, in built are certain system functions (certainly on android at least, not sure about iPhone).

 

 

 

I don't believe it can deal with mobile data, though it can certainly use wifi. One particular Android system update was destroying my battery life, which I managed to trace back to Wifi. I had a trigger set up that when I left home (using GPS cf. wifi), IFTTT would turn off the wifi (action) and vice versa. 

 

 

 

Is your phone actually using mobile data while idle though? I know when I first wake up my phone (Nexus 5) it often has the 4G logo instead of the wifi logo which switches over as soon as I start doing something. While I haven't checked in detail, it doesn't seem to be using my mobile data in this state (certainly not much in any event).


 
 
 
 


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Did something like this a while ago using Automate (no root reqd). Similar to Tasker.





 


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