Welcome to Tasker Tip Tuesdays, quick tips to help grow your Tasker knowledge. This week I discuss how to add and customize Quick Settings Tasks. If you want to learn how to access particular Tasks quickly from the notification shade, you’ll love this useful tip.
Quick Settings Tasks
Introduced in Android 7.0, the quick settings tiles API allows access to specific actions or settings of an app. It wasn’t until the release of Tasker v5.0 that these tiles became a native feature (yes I am aware that AutoNotification has had this for awhile). Located in the preferences menu under the Action tab, there are 3 slots for Quick Settings Tasks. Clicking the magnifying glass icon opens a menu with Named Tasks to add in any of the three slots.
Adding a Quick Settings Tasks to the Notification Shade (Tile)
In order to use these Tiles swipe down to expand the notification shade. Then click on the pencil icon to edit the quick settings tiles and locate the Tasker tiles. And finally, drag them to the top to add them to the notification panel for use.
Setup Quick Settings Tasks Action
Another complimenting feature to add to the Quick Settings Tasks is the Setup Quick Settings Action. From the Tasker Userguide Action A-Z section:
Dynamically change one of Tasker’s quick settings tiles. If no task name is specified, the tile will receive the default appearance and functionality. The status affects the appearance of the tile in a way defined by the system. In addition, if it is set to Disabled, the tile will not respond to clicks. The effects of this action will only be visible when the tile is manually added to the set of used tiles via the Android UI.
Now that you know what Quick Settings Tasks are capable of, let’s see some examples in action to get a better understanding. Enjoy the video below as I provide examples for Quick Settings Tasks and the Setup Quick Settings Action.
Now that Tasker provides the ability to create and dynamically alter the Quick Settings Tiles, here are some examples of Quick Settings Tasks to get the creative juices flowing:
- Change them to home automation tasks when you arrive home
- Start/Stop Screen Capturing using AutoInput.
- While on the go, log your water intake
- Change your Display Timeout
- Open your favorite AutoTools Web Screen
- Toggle a light switch in your home
To catch up on previous posts in this series, visit the Tasker Tip Tuesdays page. As always, enjoy and keep learning! Until the next Tasker Tip Tuesday…