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  1. PowrDroid's Avatar
    With a Droid Turbo, is this really an issue? Does the battery used by the app Trigger negate any savings from turning mobile data off?
    I'm using AutoMateIt now, not Triggers.

    AutoMateIt has been invoked 4 times today, I made two trips, and it used 3 seconds of CPU time. My trips took about an hour total time. That means that bluetooth and data were on for an hour and not 24/7. Bluetooth use has gone from 9% to less than 1%, so, yes I believe I am saving battery.
    01-29-2015 06:07 PM
  2. UnlockedOnly's Avatar
    With a Droid Turbo, is this really an issue? Does the battery used by the app Trigger negate any savings from turning mobile data off?
    for me personally this phone gives me amazing battery life by just turning a lot of junk off in the app manager. Again, for me its not worth toggling with the data over a extremely small amount of battery percentage. But hey if the app is there do to what the OP is looking to do then it certainly doesn't hurt.
    01-29-2015 06:34 PM
  3. Graciesmum's Avatar
    I want to automate a simple function for my phone. When I leave my house I want my phone to automatically turn off the WiFi and turn on data. If I get in my bluetooth enabled vehicle, turn on the bluetooth. When I return home I want the phone to recognize my WiFi, turn on the WiFi, turn off the bluetooth and turn off data.

    Seems to me this would be a location based and/or a within range of a recognized WiFi function. In other words, my phone would sense that I was getting out of WiFi range and turn on data. Then, if it senses my vehicle's bluetooth it would turn on bluetooth.

    I tried "Wireless Minder" app, but it didn't work very well. I was about 5 miles from home before it activated my bluetooth and data did not turn on at all. I'm not looking for a timing app, that is, an app that checks for WiFi every "X" minutes and if it is not present it turns WiFi off and/or searches for bluetooth every "X" minutes and takes action based on the bluetooth status. I believe this was how "Wireless Minder" worked.

    Any dedicated apps that will do this, or is this a job for Tasker or MacroDroid?
    I came across ur post while looking for the same thing...upon my search I have found 1 ap that does this without the tags but still needs location, if this then that, or Ifttt. Jus Google that in the play store, it's well worth a look if u haven't ordered the nfc tags yet! Let me no ur thoughts or what u found to work pls?
    01-26-2016 07:31 AM
  4. LeoRex's Avatar
    Have you tried Llama (https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....Llama&hl=en)? It does a lot of what Tasker and AutomateIt does, but without the somewhat cumbersome UI. I found it a lot easier to use and quickly set up profiles, and it's very light, resource wise.

    It's location based stuff is its strong suit.
    01-26-2016 08:18 AM
  5. PowrDroid's Avatar
    I'm the original poster and AutoMateIt no longer works with Lollipop. Can't remember what rendered it useless but it was a Google function that the AutoMateIt app could access but with Lollipop, Google is no longer allowing apps to see that data. I've given up on the idea of automating this task.

    I ran across IFTT and Llama in my initial search and there was some reason why I discarded them as options, though can't remember right now. I might give them another look.
    01-26-2016 09:47 AM
  6. LeoRex's Avatar
    I've looked at IFTT... always found the interface a little goofy and way too simplified. Llama's usually been my go-to for simple things like fussing with volumes when I get to work, etc. In fact, I think I might just fire it back up on my 6P.
    01-26-2016 10:36 AM
  7. SteaM92's Avatar
    Have you heard about MyPassi? I have been using it now for a couple of month and although its in its beta phase it really simplifies things up. For example bluetooth is automatically turned on/off when driving and when i come home wifi is also automatically turned on/off
    03-29-2016 12:16 PM
  8. tony bag o donuts's Avatar
    You can always use an nfc tag.

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    04-01-2016 07:40 AM
  9. PowrDroid's Avatar
    You can always use an nfc tag.

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    Sure. Then I've spent $8-$10 for a dozen NFC tags, of which I will use only one tag, I need to put a permanent sticker somewhere inside my leased vehicle, and I need to pull my phone out of my pocket every time I enter or exit the vehicle and hold it next to the sticker. Not my idea of automating a function.
    04-02-2016 12:10 PM
  10. tony bag o donuts's Avatar
    I have one by my door in house and one at work... Simple. But it's whatever works for you.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-02-2016 12:25 PM
  11. PowrDroid's Avatar
    Have you heard about MyPassi? I have been using it now for a couple of month and although its in its beta phase it really simplifies things up. For example bluetooth is automatically turned on/off when driving and when i come home wifi is also automatically turned on/off
    Looks like Bluetooth on/off is based on driving mode, so that would work, but WiFi on/off is location based, so it would appear GPS would needed to be "full on" and not just in battery mode.

    Have sent the developers an email.
    04-02-2016 12:31 PM
  12. doogald's Avatar
    Sure. Then I've spent $8-$10 for a dozen NFC tags, of which I will use only one tag, I need to put a permanent sticker somewhere inside my leased vehicle, and I need to pull my phone out of my pocket every time I enter or exit the vehicle and hold it next to the sticker. Not my idea of automating a function.
    As tony said, you need two, one to toggle one way and one to toggle another. I did this with the Maxx for a while - put one in the car, right in the cradle where I always put the phone, so I didn't have to think about it, and one right next to the back door of the house.

    The stickers come off pretty easily.

    But then I stopped worrying about toggling these things when I realized it saved me so little battery it wasn't worth it. But I changed my unlock method to nfc and used the nfc tag in the car to keep the phone unlocked while I was driving, so that was good. It made using Moto voice much easier, since the phone was already unlocked.

    Good luck - I hope you figure it out.
    04-02-2016 01:03 PM
  13. tony bag o donuts's Avatar
    You could use one and program it both ways.
    My work one on my coffee mug activates wifi and lowers call volume. I used to have it check in to foursquare and turn off bt but not anymore. When I leave work I tap again and it does the reverse. Same w tag at home. Starts up Pandora, turns on bt, turns off wifi. Coming home tapping it does opposite. Plus they make keyfob tags I thought.

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    04-02-2016 01:09 PM
  14. gaijin82's Avatar
    IF should do the job. (formally IFTTT).

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-20-2016 08:48 PM
  15. YouBlue_dev's Avatar
    I developed YouBlue React to handle this kind of stuff for you.

    You can create a profile for your car, and set up reactions for WiFi

    I suggest set "when WiFi disconnects" -> "turn on Bluetooth"
    "when Bluetooth connects -> "turn off WiFi"
    "when Bluetooth disconnects -> "turn on WiFi"

    Regarding your data on/off, your device shouldn't be using data while WiFi is connected. If it is, then you need to check your phone's settings. Disable "download booster" and "smart network switch" type settings. They try to improve your bandwidth by making use of both WiFi and your data.

    04-19-2017 10:41 AM
  16. mkocan's Avatar
    You can use the single purpose app 'Wifi Bluetooth Toggle' that is handling the Bluetooth turning On/Off based on Wifi connection. See here.
    02-16-2018 03:31 AM
  17. 83thomas's Avatar
    Try Trigger. I use it for exactly what you want it to do. https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...launcher&hl=en
    Thanks! Works perfectly for me.
    06-04-2018 03:01 PM
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