1. doogald's Avatar
    I’m not sure how I missed this, but you can now use the shortcuts app on iOS 14 and watchOS 7 to create time and event based shortcuts that can do things like change the watch face. So, for example, I always do a workout sometime in the morning, and wake between about 6 and 7, so I have a shortcut that runs every morning at 6 am to change my watch face to Infograph, which has complications for activity, workout, and my podcast app Overcast - all things I can launch from the watch face as I start my workout - and then another that switches my watch face to my preferred Meridian watch face every time a workout ends.

    This is amazing!
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    10-24-2020 09:24 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Nice!....Thanks for sharing your experience with us...
    10-24-2020 09:34 PM
  3. Tartarus's Avatar
    Yes, personal automation is a life saver.
    Makes it so much easier to do stuff automatically without having to worry about forgetting stuff.



    These are mine.
    1st is that every night my 3 alarms is set for the morning. 5:20, 5:25 and 5:30 am. In case I miss one, the others will definitely wake me.

    2nd is when I enable Bedtime mode, my 5.1 surround set computer speakers are powered off, my bedroom led strips are turned off, my TV is paused in case I forgot to turn it off and that my Smart Thermostat is lowered a few degrees as I don’t need it heating when I’m asleep.

    3rd and 4th turns on AoD when workout starts and off when workout ends. I don’t have AoD enabled at all times.

    Hopefully this will inspire someone to do more with personal automations.
    Last edited by Tartarus; 12-02-2020 at 12:00 AM.
    aximtreo and Modelflier like this.
    10-25-2020 01:47 AM
  4. Wotchered's Avatar
    That would drive me crazy, I am not a Robot.
    10-25-2020 07:58 AM
  5. Tartarus's Avatar
    That would drive me crazy, I am not a Robot.
    Well, having to remember to set the alarm every night before going to bed makes me anxious.
    Now I don’t have to worry about that.
    And yes, I don’t use the repeat alarm feature because I hate seeing that clock icon on the status bar.
    So, using this automation has made my life a little more easier.
    10-25-2020 08:03 AM
  6. melvynadam's Avatar
    @Tartarus, does your automation at 00:01 work without needing you to unlock the phone?

    I set some time-based automations and they won't run unless I unlock my phone first.
    12-01-2020 02:26 AM
  7. Tartarus's Avatar
    @Tartarus, does your automation at 00:01 work without needing you to unlock the phone?

    I set some time-based automations and they won't run unless I unlock my phone first.
    All my automations in that screen work without my input.
    There is a toggle, ask before running, which I have disabled.
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    12-01-2020 08:36 AM
  8. doogald's Avatar
    I am less excited about this because none of my automations actually work reliably; maybe one time in ten they run. I've deleted them all and maybe will try again with 14.3.
    12-01-2020 09:51 AM
  9. iwoodland's Avatar
    Yes, personal automation is a life saver.
    Makes it so much easier to do stuff automatically without having to worry about forgetting stuff.

    [IMG=576x1024]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201025/0ee77ffb276a93606476689dd6d26ce0.jpg[/url]

    These are mine.
    1st is that every night my 3 alarms is set for the morning. 5:20, 5:25 and 5:30 am. In case I miss one, the others will definitely wake me.

    2nd is when I enable Bedtime mode, my 5.1 surround set computer speakers are powered off, my bedroom led strips are turned off, my TV is paused in case I forgot to turn it off and that my Smart Thermostat is lowered a few degrees as I don’t need it heating when I’m asleep.

    3rd and 4th turns on AoD when workout starts en off when workout ends. I don’t have AoD enabled at all times.

    Hopefully this will inspire someone to do more with personal automations.
    Where is the automation app? are you referring to shortcuts?

    ***ignore that! All set

    When i get up my watch face changes to exercise face and cinema mode off! So cooooooool!

    At Bed time, face changes to a dim face and cinema mode on
    Last edited by iwoodland; 12-01-2020 at 11:35 PM.
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    12-01-2020 11:15 PM
  10. Modelflier's Avatar
    I’ve set up some Personal Automations as well........

    I hate when Apple maps is opened that Apple have insisted it opens in Dark Mode, so I have an Automation to toggle it to Light Mode.

    I’ve also set up 3 Automations for when I’m charging, the first announces that “you’re iPhone is charging”, the second announces “you’re iPhone is 90% charged”, and then third announces “you’re charger is disconnected”.

    And they all work for my iPad as well, with appropriate changes to the announcements.

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    12-02-2020 05:51 AM
  11. comiken205's Avatar
    I’ve set up some Personal Automations as well........

    I hate when Apple maps is opened that Apple have insisted it opens in Dark Mode, so I have an Automation to toggle it to Light Mode.

    I’ve also set up 3 Automations for when I’m charging, the first announces that “you’re iPhone is charging”, the second announces “you’re iPhone is 90% charged”, and then third announces “you’re charger is disconnected”.

    And they all work for my iPad as well, with appropriate changes to the announcements.

    [IMG=474x1024]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201202/4beb7fba2abf2a6830a70871968d6a65.jpg[/url]
    I have automation too but I have a problem. When I plug in it'll give me the charging and unplugging animation. But when I unplug it doesn't give me the unplug animation. What am I doing wrong? I've checked all settings and u can't seem to get it fixed b
    12-02-2020 09:24 AM
  12. Modelflier's Avatar
    I don’t have the screen animation banner showing when it runs, as I just want the announcement, so I don’t show it before running.
    I just make sure the ‘Ask before running’ isn’t selected.
    This is the setting I use....

    12-02-2020 09:46 AM
  13. doogald's Avatar
    I am less excited about this because none of my automations actually work reliably; maybe one time in ten they run. I've deleted them all and maybe will try again with 14.3.
    Just an update: the automation that I have set to run at sunrise every morning works 100% of the time. The one that I did set to run when any workout was complete works maybe 1/3 of the time. That is better than before 14.3.
    01-19-2021 10:44 AM

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