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Tasker is any power user’s best friend, with countless ways to automate your daily routines. Last week’s update allowed the app to take advantage of Android’s new Sleep API, so you can get ready for bed without lifting a finger. Tasker isn’t slowing down in momentum, though. Not only does today’s update fix several bugs introduced in the last version, but the app can now interact with your phone’s quick settings tiles.
The new sleep feature has been in beta for a couple of months now, but it’s finally coming out of testing with Tasker’s latest version. As you might imagine, the possibilities an automated “sleep” mode brings are limitless. Tasker allows you to set up its sleep state using a combination of confidence, light, and motion ratings. Though it could require some fine-tuning to get the parameters right, this helps ensure your phone only enters sleep mode when it’s sure you’re actively going to bed.
Once you’ve set up a new state, you can use it to assign any usual tasks through the app. Functions like muting your media volume and turning on Do-Not-Disturb are the obvious choices when you’re headed to bed, but if you can come up with a more creative solution, the sky’s the limit.
It’s not the only new feature arriving in Tasker 5.12. The app now supports native JSON, HTML, and CSV reading, and adds the ability to read SD cards and external USB devices on Android 11. Users can also set actions as favorites accessible from a long-press of the action button for quicker access. Finally, the app can now interact with tiles in your quick settings menu, albeit in a limited capacity.
If you’re ready to automate your bedtime routine, you can grab the latest update for Tasker from the Play Store link below or check out the APK at APK Mirror.
Quick settings automation
Tasker 5.12.21 is out now, with several fixes to both the JSON and SD card support introduced last week. It also enables the ability to add, click, and remove tiles in your quick settings menu. The demo displayed below shows how the feature works with Solid Explorer’s FTP server, but you should be able to use it with any third-party tile. Unfortunately, this process isn’t supported with “most” system tiles.