LIFTTT FAQs iPhone


Qs. How to get started with LIFTTT (short version)

Qs. How do I connect my Gmail account with LIFTTT?

Qs. How to get started with LIFTTT (long version)

Qs. How do I create a LIFTTT location trigger?

Qs. Making sure LIFTTT works with iOS7

Qs. Checking LIFTTT Location Services + Background Status

Qs. How do I create a Wemo recipe?

Qs. How do I integrate a Wemo recipe in LIFTTT?

Qs. How do I create an Evernote recipe?

Qs. How do I integrate an Evernote recipe in LIFTTT?

Qs. How do I integrate an Google Calendar recipe in LIFTTT?

Qs. How can I see my LIFTTT triggers event history

Qs. How do I delete a saved LIFTTT trigger?

Qs. How do I change my connected Gmail account / disconnect my Gmail account from LIFTTT?

 

Qs. How to get started with LIFTTT (short version)

  1. Create an IFTTT account if you don’t already have one.  You can do so here:  https://ifttt.com/join
  2. Activate the Email channel https://ifttt.com/email using your Gmail account
  3. Create an IFTTT recipe, or use one of the recipes we’ve created at https://ifttt.com/p/visualcandyapps
    • Click here to see how to create an Evernote recipe on IFTTT
    • Click here to see how to create a Wemo recipe on IFTTT
  4. Now open the LIFTTT app and connect the same Gmail account with LIFTTT
  5. Finally create a LIFTTT Location Trigger that will trigger the IFTTT recipe you created in step 3.
    • Click here to see how to create a LIFTTT Location trigger
    • Click here to see how to integrate an Evernote IFTTT recipe
    • Click here to see how to integrate a Wemo IFTTT recipe
    • Click here to see how to integrate a Google Calendar IFTTTT recipe
  6. For the full and detailed instructions see here

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Qs. How do I connect my Gmail account with LIFTTT?

  1. Make sure you have activated the IFTTT Email channel at https://ifttt.com/email
  2. Once the IFTTT Email channel has been activated, open the LIFTTT App and click the LIFTTT icon
    LIFTTT iOS Home
  3. On the Triggers screen click ‘+’ to connect your Gmail account
    LIFTTT connect Gmail
  4. Sign in with the Gmail credentials you used for the IFTTT Email channel
    Google sign in
  5. Click Accept to allow LIFTTT to connect to Gmail
    Confirm connect

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Qs. How do I create a LIFTTT location trigger?

  1. Open the LIFTTT App and click the LIFTTT icon
    LIFTTT home
  2. On the Triggers screen click ‘+’ to create a new trigger
    LIFTTT add new trigger
  3. Long press anywhere on the map to set up where you want your LIFTTT to trigger
    LIFTTT longpress to select location
  4. Once you’ve set a pin at your preferred trigger location click the callout arrow to continue
    LIFTTT - click callout to continue
  5. Set the Trigger title (the title is just for your own reference in LIFTTT and is not connected to your IFTTT recipe)
    LIFTTT trigger title for evernote
  6. Set the subject to match what has been set in your IFTTT recipe
    LIFTTT trigger subject
  7. Set the body text – this will be the body content of your Evernote
    LIFTTT body trigger text
  8. Trigger Action when…
    LIFTTT trigger arrive
  9. Set an Arrive / Depart Trigger Distance
    LIFTTT trigger distance
  10. Choose a Trigger Delay – this option is only available when the Trigger Action is set to ‘Arrive’
    LIFTTT trigger delay
  11. Set the Trigger Gap
    LIFTTT trigger time gap
  12. Customize Active Time Periods
    LIFTTT trigger time periods
  13. Select Active Days
    LIFTTT trigger daysLIFTTT trigger days selection
  14. Customize Notifications
    LIFTTT trigger notifications
  15. Save to complete!
    LIFTTT trigger save

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Qs. Making sure LIFTTT works with iOS7

  1. Make sure that you allow LIFTTT to access your location
    LIFTTT location services permission
  2. Ensure that LIFTTT is enabled in Location Services and that Location Services are ON 
iPhone Settings -> Privacy -> Location Services
    iOS location services
  3. VERY IMPORTANT AND NEW FOR iOS 7 – Ensure that LIFTTT is enabled in Background App Refresh and that Background App Refresh is ON 
iPhone Settings -> General -> Background App Refresh
    iOS background refresh
  4. FINALLY you CANNOT close LIFTTT via App Switcher. If you do so, LIFTTT will NOT work while in the background
 http://www.cultofmac.com/231322/how-to-close-apps-in-ios-7-gif/

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Qs. Checking LIFTTT Location Services + Background Status

  1. Open the LIFTTT App and click the menu button
    LIFTTT iOS side menu
  2. Select ‘Status Check’ from the menu
    iOS menu stauts check
  3. Both Location Services and Background App Refresh will have green checkmarks if correctly enabled. Note that Background Status only applies to iOS7
    LIFTTT overlay status

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Qs. How can I see my LIFTTT triggers event history?

  1. Open the LIFTTT App and click the menu button
    LIFTTT iOS home
  2. Click Trigger Notifications to see your Triggers event history
    LIFTTT trigger notifications

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Qs. How do I delete a saved LIFTTT trigger?

  1. Open the LIFTTT App and click the LIFTTT icon
    LIFTTT iOS home
  2. Long press on the trigger you wish to delete and you will get a prompt asking if you would like to delete the trigger
    LIFTTT longpress to delete LIFTTT confirm trigger delete

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Qs. How do I change my connected Gmail account / disconnect my Gmail account from LIFTTT?

  1. Click to open the side menu
    LIFTTT iOS home
  2. Click the ‘Sign Out’ option in the menu
    LIFTTT iOS sign out
  3. Confirm that you would like to disconnect your Gmail account from LIFTTT. Please note that this will cause any existing triggers you have saved to stop working.
    LIFTTT iOS disconnect Gmail

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