I'd like to enable hotspot when my phone connects to the bluetooth in my car (basically turn it on when I start my car).

It would be nice if there was a way to do this in Android 8.0 (Pixel XL), but i'll assume that isn't possible.

Couldn't find a way to do it in IFTTT. Is there another third party app that will let me do this?

I'm not against coding my own script to do this, but I get the feeling that attempting this on a non-rooted device will be quite difficult (if not impossible).

Any suggestions are appreciated!

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You can use Tasker to accomplish this

Profile (or Trigger)

Create a Profile which allows triggering of the Tasker upon bluetooth connection:

  • Go to Profiles Tab and click the "+"
  • State ➡ Net ➡ BT Connected [Name : Name of your car BT, Address: MAC of your Car BT)

  • Tap back to exit from this window


You will notice as soon exit, you will be prompted to link this to a Task

  • Scroll all the way up the Task list select "New Task + "
  • You can name this Task AutoTethering or anything or leave optionally as anonymous task.

  • Click "+" to add new Action

  • Net ➡ WiFi Tether (Set On)

Explanation: When Tasker detects the device is connected to another device(car) via bluetooth, it will run a task that activates wi-fi tether.

This should work cheers.

  • Will this automatically turn it off when the bluetooth disconnects, or is that a new task?
    – acaputo
    Dec 5, 2017 at 21:00
  • Yes. When a task no longer matches the state, tasker returns the value to default (i.e disables tether) but in any case, you could create an exit task specifically for that. Dec 6, 2017 at 16:45

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