18 Best IFTTT Applets for Android Users to Improve Their Productivity


There are several automation tools to better manage your Android phone. Tasker, MacroDroid, AutomateIt, Atooma are some of them.

What about IFTTT? It’s not a smartphone app, but an extra-ordinary tool which is suitable for handling various kinds of daily digital activities.

Just connect your device with IFTTT and enable the desired applets to start using. Forget about the rest. See the IFTTT magic on your Android phones and tablets.

We already explained about some exciting IFTTT applets in previous posts. They allow you to automate email, blogging and social media marketing activities and save the time.

In this article, we pick 18 best applets for your Android devices.

1. Turn on WiFi when you arrive at home

Home is the safe zone to connect your smartphone to WiFi. IFTTT tracks your device location through GPS and if it found you are within the home range, the applet will turn on the WiFi connection.

2. Backup your messages to Google Spreadsheet

Keep a record of your incoming messages. Every time you receive a new text message it will be automatically added to a Google Spreadsheet.

3. Find your lost phone

Send a text message ‘lostphone’ to your misplaced or lost Android phone and the ringer volume will be maximized up to 100%. Now call your phone to find it in no time.

4. Add a reminder to Google Calendar on every missed call

Do you miss a call on Android? This applet will add an entry to Google Calendar that reminds you to call the person back.

5. No battery charge? Turn off your WiFi

WiFi is one of the main reasons which affect the battery backup of a smart device. IFTTT monitor your battery percentage and if it falls below the desired level, the applet will turn off the WiFi connection to save power.

6. Silent your phone at night

We silent or using Tasker like apps to mute phone at sleep time. This is a popular IFTTT recipe to automatically silent your phone at bedtime. You can set at what time the trigger should be fired every single day to mute the ringer.

7. Unmute your Android phone in mornings

You have silenced the phone last night. Don’t forget to unmute it to get notifications on calls, messages, and others. Set your hour and minutes to bring back its normal position.

8. Backup your new photos to Google Drive

Never lose your valuable photo memories. This applet will backup every photo you take on Android to a Google Drive folder along with the taken date. The maximum size limit for a single file is 30 MB.

9. Change your wallpaper automatically

NASA releases pretty images from the space every day. They share incredible scientific information with the world. Update your Android wallpaper daily according to the NASA images.

10. Backup screenshots to Dropbox

sometimes we need to take screenshots on the Android phone for blogging and tutorials. Automatically save them to the folder you specify in Dropbox.

11. It’s the time for listening to music

Are you connected to a Bluetooth device? Great. Then, this recipe will make your Android device to start playing music like a speaker. Enjoy.

12. Track your phone charging with Google Spreadsheet

Every time you charge the Android device, this applet will create a new entry in Google Spreadsheet. Thus you can know how many times you charged the device in a week and month.

13. Automatically mute your Android phone ringtone during meetings

When a meeting starts, no one will disturb you anymore. This applet will monitor your Google Calendar and if any meeting schedule is found, it will mute the phone ringtone just before the event starts. You should use another complementary applet from Google to get back to the normal mode.

14. Change your Android wallpaper with every photo you post on Instagram 

Instagram is the favorite place for photography enthusiasts. We frequently share common photos as well as unforgettable moments on the photo-sharing site and connect with people of similar interests. This IFTTT applet will change your Android wallpaper each time you post a photo on Instagram.

15. Keep a record of your phone calls on Google Spreadsheet

Never miss a detail of call you made. It will automatically log your outgoing calls to a spreadsheet in Google Drive and lets you retrieve the information anytime when you need.

16. Will it rain tomorrow?

This is an interesting applet for Android Wear users. It will send you a Wear notification if it’s going to rain tomorrow and rest is up to yours. I mean you should not forget to take an umbrella next day when you leave the home.

17. Send a message with your Android and Google Home

It helps you to send a message to someone with voice command, “Ok Google, message ______.” Add your recipient’s name at the end, IFTTT will identify the person from your contacts list and will send him or her the text.

18. Take a photo on phone, watch the preview on your Android Wear

Our smartphones replace cameras to some extent. Most of us are using mobile cameras to snap everything around us. Turn on this applet and each time you take a photo on phone, it will appear on Android Wear device as the preview.