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Bixby Routines - how to toggle a feature on and off when you connect or disconnect from a Bluetooth device?

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I'm having a go a setting up some Bixby Routines on my shiny new Galaxy A70, but I can't work out how to detect Bluetooth disconnections.

 

I want to create a pair of events so that when my phone initially connects to my Car's Bluetooth headunit, the phone automatically turns on its Mobile WiFi Hotspot (to provide traffic data to the headunit) AND when the phone disconnects from the same Bluetooth device (wherever that might be, so I can't use a Home/Location based routine) it automatically turns the Mobile Hotspot feature back off again so normal WiFi connections are re-enabled.

 

I can easily see how to enable the Hotspot for a Bluetooth connection, but I can't see how to create a routine to trigger with Bluetooth disconnections (like you can for other external items, such as connecting/disconnecting a wired headset or detecting charging/not-charging status).

 

Any thoughts?

 

Andre

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I thought I'd pop back and answer this one myself, as no-one from Samsung seems to be around or wishes to comment.

 

So I thought I'd give it a try with my car headunit anyway, and after some trials it seems that this conditional operation in Bixby Routines is not really an 'IF' statement at all  (as in a trigger with a resulting one-off action) but more of a 'WHILE' condition. Thus the Wi-Fi hotspot only stays active while the specified Bluetooth device remains connected, and the phone reverts back normal Wi-Fi operation when I exit the car, which is exactly what I wanted. 

 

Andre

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Apprentice

I thought I'd pop back and answer this one myself, as no-one from Samsung seems to be around or wishes to comment.

 

So I thought I'd give it a try with my car headunit anyway, and after some trials it seems that this conditional operation in Bixby Routines is not really an 'IF' statement at all  (as in a trigger with a resulting one-off action) but more of a 'WHILE' condition. Thus the Wi-Fi hotspot only stays active while the specified Bluetooth device remains connected, and the phone reverts back normal Wi-Fi operation when I exit the car, which is exactly what I wanted. 

 

Andre

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