What are the best Tasker profiles?

In the right hands, Tasker can almost fully automate your Android device without having to do much. In the hands of a beginner, one can easily get lost. To make things easier, here's a list of the best Tasker profiles that are definitely must-haves in making your Android experience stress-free.

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    #1Read SMS While Driving

    Read SMS While Driving

    This Tasker profile is used to provide better hands-free automation for Android devices. Tasker will detect when the device is docked in a vehicle and will then read aloud any SMS received for the duration.

    Other

    Free

    Cheshta Tambe
    Written on June 14, 2019
    "you have no idea just how useful this is. i no longer have close calls on the road. this is hands-down the best tasker profile out there"
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    #2Launch Music App When Headset Is Inserted

    Launch Music App When Headset Is Inserted

    This profile set up through the Tasker app makes an Android device open a music app or media player of the user's choice once a device is plugged into the audio jack. The Tasker wiki page has a tutorial available on how to set it up.

    Other

    Free

    Harold Kennedy
    Written on June 14, 2019
    "i like listening to my music on the go, and this makes it so much easier since i dont have to look for my music apps anymore!"
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    #3App Secure

    App Secure

    This Tasker profile is intended to increase security on an Android device in terms of app access. When the profile is triggered, it locks apps on your device, requiring a passcode in order to open any apps.

    Other

    Free

    Zhang Fang
    Written on June 14, 2019
    "very useful for people like me who always want to make sure their digital property is safe. no more invasion of privacy!"
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    #4Sending Text Messages When Battery is Low

    Sending Text Messages When Battery is Low

    This profile is an emergency use Tasker profile. It notes when a phone's battery is at a specific level defined by the user, triggering a series of text messages being sent to the owner's preferred contacts to inform them.

    Other

    Free

    Sharon Li
    Written on June 14, 2019
    "this honestly took a while to figure out setting up but once i finally got the coding and commands right, this became the best tasker profile for emergencies!"
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    #5Reading Mode

    Reading Mode

    This Tasker set profile makes it easier to enjoy ebooks on Android devices. The profile turns off the screen timeout delay when an ebook reading app is opened, allowing for uninterrupted reading as long as the reader app remains open.

    Other

    Free

    Arturo Mata
    Written on June 14, 2019
    "the upside is that i dont have to constantly tap my screen or unlock my device to read. my problem then is that it also consumes more battery since it's always on. small price to pay for the convenience!"
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    #6Switch Off Mobile Data When Battery is Low

    Switch Off Mobile Data When Battery is Low

    This profile is intended to extend battery life when it hits a low level. When the battery reaches a level defined by the user, Tasker will turn off mobile data, temporarily prolonging battery life by reducing consumption.

    Other

    Free

    James Boyd
    Written on June 14, 2019
    "this has taught me to wisely use my battery AND data. thankfully, it doesn't trigger as much, which means its usefulness is more of a safety net, but it's still pretty useful to have it there."
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    #7Mute Calls When Face Down

    Mute Calls When Face Down

    This profile on Tasker sets up a device to mute any incoming calls when its orientation is face down. The steps in profile creation are detailed on the Automate Your Life webpage for this specific profile.

    Other

    Free

    Amy Welch
    Written on June 14, 2019
    "i get that this is really meant for when you need to stay focused to a task at hand, but it is inconvenient to also not receive any calls in a potential emergency."
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    #8Opening Apps In Sequence

    Opening Apps In Sequence

    This profile instructs Tasker to open an app on a device as soon as a previous app closes. this allows for seamless switching between apps and saving time having to scroll or look for the next app.

    Other

    Free

    Danielle Wright
    Written on June 14, 2019
    "when set up right, it works wonders. unfortunately, figuring out the timing and commands for this can get stressful for new users of tasker so best to read the instructions carefully."

Summary

Best What are the best Tasker profiles
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Read SMS While DrivingOther 18 Free
2Launch Music App When Headset Is InsertedOther 13 Free
3App SecureOther 9 Free
4Sending Text Messages When Battery is LowOther 3 Free
5Reading ModeOther 3 Free
6Switch Off Mobile Data When Battery is LowOther 2 Free
7Mute Calls When Face DownOther 1 Free
8Opening Apps In SequenceOther 1 Free
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