How To Automate Tasks In Android

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Android is one of the most user-friendly mobile operating systems around. It’s fast, intuitive, and of course, open source. There are many users who prefer Android over iOS simply because of Android’s openness. This openness, in turn, allows users to tweak their system to their liking. And of course, there are folks who want to speed things up a notch, and they too can take advantage of this freedom that the Google-made OS offers.

With Android, you can also automate certain repetitive tasks thus making your job a lot easier. Thanks to some great apps that are available in the Google Play Store, you can let your Droid do all the hard work while you sit back and relax. So, if you’re looking for some great automation apps for Android, here are some of the best ones on the list:


TaskBomb is a free application that lets you automate a lot of things on your Android device. From app running to playing a song, the app lets you do many things. Similar to the cron command in Linux, TaskBomb can schedule a lot of tasks for your phone. You can ask the app to do a certain thing at a certain time. For example, you can set TaskBomb to play a song at 8:00 AM every Wednesday. You can also use TaskBomb to turn off Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS while you’re asleep so as to save battery.


Tasker is a popular app that lets you automate almost every action on your Android device. From display to tethering, from file copying to calendar entries, you can ask this app to automate anything. Tasker comes with over 200 built-in commands along with plugin support. The app has been rated 4.7 stars out of 5 and is an absolute must-have if you’re looking for automating tasks on your device.

WiFi Automatic

This nifty little app turns Wi-Fi on or off automatically whenever you connect the charger. Though it does nothing much apart from that, the free application can be quite useful for those who like to save battery while on Wi-Fi.

Automatic Wallpaper Changer 3

If you’re tired of looking at the same wallpaper all day but don’t have time to change it then this next app is just the choice for you. Once installed, you can use the app to set any saved image as your wallpaper for a certain amount of time. Furthermore, the app is very flexible as it lets you set any time interval between wallpaper changes, and yes, you can have unlimited wallpapers to cycle between. Overall, it is a great app for automating the look of your Android homescreen.

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  1. I use Timeriffic for automated change of settings. It can't run programs or play songs, but wonderfully switches WiFi/mobile internet, silent mode on and off when I need them.