How to Create Automated Daily Routines on Your Android in 5 minutes

If you have Amazon Dot or Echo you might already know what Automated Daily Routines are. But if you are not familiar with it, there is no worry, in this post, we would learn to create automated daily routines on your Android device.

What are Daily Routines?

First, let’s define what routine means: A routine is a sequence of actions that you do repeatedly. Brushing your teeth nightly and getting ready for bed is a routine. Waking up at 6:00 AM and exercising every morning is a routine. Or in technical terms maybe taking a selfie and once a selfie is taken, getting the picture Instagrammed is also a routine. Weird? It’s basically chaining one more tasks in any smart-device or smartphone. These routines can be activated automatically (maybe a timed routine) or via voice command.

Create automated routines on your Android

So Lets get right into the guide.

Create Automated Daily Routines on Your Android

There are few steps before you are ready to get your hands dirty on creating your own Daily Routines (this is similar to Alexa Skills).

Connect to a Wi-Fi network within range

One of the basic types of Android smartphone automation is setting it up to connect to an available Wi-Fi network within range. Follow these steps:

  1. Go to Settings app.
  2. Select the option Network & Internet Wi-Fi.
  3. Tap on Wi-Fi Preferences.
  4. Choose the Automatically Connect to Nearby Wi-Fi Networks option. Although your options vary by device and Android version, the aim is to let your device connect to a nearby available Wi-Fi network.

For Google Home Users

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If you are using Google Home, here’s how to set it up:

If you are setting up for yourself only (One Person)

  1. Be sure your Android smartphone is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your Google Home.
  2. Launch the Google Home app on your smartphone.
  3. Navigate to the bottom right portion of the Google Home app.
  4. Select Account.
  5. Check if the Google account on the list is the one linked to your Google Home. If not, switch to the correct account. To switch accounts, click the triangle beside the email address and account name.
  6. After that, tap Home.
  7. Select the device you want to set up.
  8. Tap on the Settings button.
  9. Toggle on the switch beside Personal results.
  10. Congratulations, your Android device is all set!

For Multiple Users

If multiple users will use Google Home, each will have to link their Google accounts to Google Home. Here’s how you can create automated daily routines:

  1. Launch the Google Home app on the Android device.
  2. Tap Account.
  3. Make sure the Google Account is linked to your Google Home device.
  4. Go to Settings > Assistant > Voice Match.
  5. Tap the button.
  6. Be sure all the Android devices you want to link your voice to are marked.
  7. Tap the Continue button and choose I agree.
  8. Follow the on-screen instructions.
  9. Switch on Personal Results if you want to hear personal information.
  10. Next, select I agree and proceed with the Voice Match setup process.
  11. Invite others to set up Voice Match by tapping the Invite button, and then select your communication method.
  12. Press Send.
  13. If you don’t want to invite others, simply tap No, thanks.

Set up a ready-made routine

You can now set up your Android device to perform a routine for you :

  1. Be sure your Android device is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your Google Home.
  2. Launch the Google Home app on your device.
  3. Tap on Account.
  4. Check if the Google Account you are using is linked to Google Home.
  5. Tap Settings > Assistant > Routines.
  6. Select a routine. Check the box next to a certain action and tap the check button. Examples:

Good Morning

When you say “Hey Google. Good morning,” your assistant can do the following things depending on which tasks you marked:

  • Set your device to silent mode
  • Adjust thermostats and lights
  • Deliver the weather forecast
  • Give you reminders
  • Adjust your media volume
  • Play music, radio, news, or audiobook


When you say “Hey Google. Bedtime,” your assistant can do the following things, again depending on which tasks you marked:

  • Set your device to silent mode
  • Give you a weather forecast
  • Update you about tomorrow’s event
  • Set an alarm
  • Adjust the lights and thermostat
  • Adjust the media volume
  • Play music or sleep sounds

Going to Work

When you say, “Hey Google. Let’s go to work,” your assistant can do these tasks:

  • Tell you the fastest route to work
  • Give you a forecast about today’s weather
  • Remind you about some important meetings
  • Adjust thermostat and lights
  • Adjust your device’s volume
  • Play the radio or music

Now all of this guide was for creating automated daily routines on Android, let’s create some custom routines.

  1. Be sure your Android device is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your Google Home.
  2. Launch the Google Home app on your smartphone.
  3. Tap Account.
  4. Check if the Google account you are using is linked to Google Home.
  5. Go to Settings > Assistant > Routines.
  6. Press the button.
  7. Navigate to When and then select Add Commands > +.
  8. Enter the command you want to say to automate a routine.
  9. Press Ok and tap the back button displayed on the screen.
  10. Navigate to My Assistant Should option.
  11. Select Add Action and enter the tasks that your Assistant should do. You may input any Google Assistant command or other popular phrases, but take note that you cannot assign multiple voice commands.
  12. Press Ok and you’re done!

NOTE: This feature is not available for all Android Smartphones in market currently.

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