IFTTT

SIM­PLIFY YOUR LIFE BY AL­LOW­ING YOUR APPS & DE­VICES TO WORK TO­GETHER

iPhone Life Magazine - - News - BY KEN­NETH BOSHELL

Browse Ap­plets

IFTTT (If This Then That) is one of the most pow­er­ful and use­ful apps you can use on your iOS de­vice. It pro­vides a way for your apps and de­vices to work to­gether via IFTTT's Ap­plets, which bring apps to­gether and al­low them to trig­ger cer­tain ac­tions. You can eas­ily browse pre-made Ap­plets by tap­ping the Dis­cover tab along the bot­tom. You'll see Ap­plets made for a va­ri­ety of pur­poses (want your In­sta­gram posts to au­to­mat­i­cally be saved as a jour­nal en­try? There's an Ap­plet for that!). If you click Search on the bot­tom of the screen, you can also look for spe­cific Ap­plets by key­word. When you find one that you like, se­lect it and then tap Turn On. Cre­ate Your Own Ap­plets

What if the Ap­plet you want doesn't ex­ist? That's okay. You can make your own! Maybe you want to up­load a photo to In­sta­gram and have it au­to­mat­i­cally up­load to a spe­cific Face­book folder too. To do this, go to My Ap­plets, then click the plus icon at the top right. Now press “+this,” and search for In­sta­gram. Click “Any new photo by you with spe­cific hash­tag,” fill out the hash­tag, and click next. Press the blue “+that” and search for Face­book. Se­lect Face­book, and then se­lect “Up­load a photo from URL.” All the specifics will al­ready be filled out for you, and you can change the al­bum name at the bot­tom. Click next, then click Fin­ish. Turn Off & Delete Ap­plets

Want to turn an Ap­plet off tem­po­rar­ily? That's easy. Just tap on My Ap­plets at the bot­tom of the screen, then se­lect the Ap­plet you would like to turn off. Tog­gle it off. For in­stance, this Ap­plet would up­load any new photo I took from my iPhone and back it up to my Google Drive. To turn the Ap­plet back on, I would sim­ply tog­gle it on. You can per­ma­nently delete an Ap­plet by go­ing to My Ap­plets, se­lect­ing the one you want to delete, and then tap­ping the Set­tings icon in the up­per right. Now scroll down and se­lect Delete. If you want to change or ad­just the Ap­plet, you can do that from this screen as well. Change All Your So­cial Me­dia Profile Pic­tures

When you update your profile pic­ture on Face­book, would you like to eas­ily change it across your so­cial me­dia ac­counts all in one step? With IFTTT, you can! To do this, sim­ply cre­ate a new Ap­plet by nav­i­gat­ing to My Ap­plets and tap­ping the plus icon. Tap “+this” and se­lect Face­book. Choose Your Profile Changes, then se­lect Profile Pic­ture from the drop­down box. Tap next. Now tap “+then,” search for Twit­ter, and tap Update Profile Pic­ture.

Save Songs to Spo­tify or Self­ies to Day One

With the help of Ap­plets, you can au­to­mat­i­cally add songs you like on YouTube to your Spo­tify ac­count or add self­ies you take to your Day One jour­nal app. You do this by nav­i­gat­ing to My Ap­plets and tap­ping the plus icon. To add mu­sic, se­lect YouTube when you tap “+this,” then choose New Liked Video. Af­ter tap­ping Next and “+then,” se­lect Spo­tify and then Add to Spo­tify. Fill out the de­tails and fin­ish off as be­fore. To au­to­mat­i­cally up­load self­ies to Day One, in­stead se­lect iOS Pho­tos when you tap “+this,” and choose New Photo with the Front Cam­era. Then se­lect Day One af­ter tap­ping “+that.” Click Cre­ate Jour­nal En­try and fill out the de­tails.

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