iPhone X Free App Similar To Macro Express

Pepanee

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Hello, I am looking for an app that is very similar to Macro Express (it's a program that does automated steps).

So this is what I need the app to do:
Once I press a button, I want this app to automatically go to Settings > Notifications > and Disable Notifications for three certain apps. And if I push that button again, it will re-enable the Notifications of those three apps.

Does anyone know of something that specifically does that?

Thanks
 

NoBoMac

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^^^What "now i see it" said.

Even Apple's own Shortcuts app does not do/have access to Notification toggling. Until Apple allows Notifications settings to be forward facing, no app will do it.
 

Pepanee

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I see.

Is there an app that, once I execute it, it would automatically press on a certain location on the screen, then wait a few seconds, then press somewhere else on the screen, then wait a few seconds, then scroll down a list, etc..

Is there any free app that does that?
 

akash.nu

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I see.

Is there an app that, once I execute it, it would automatically press on a certain location on the screen, then wait a few seconds, then press somewhere else on the screen, then wait a few seconds, then scroll down a list, etc..

Is there any free app that does that?
What you’re saying falls under UI Automation. Apple will never give any app such system level access. That’s what the whole sandbox architecture is based upon. No app can wreck havoc to the system, including apple’s own apps.
 

Pepanee

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Hmm.. okay, I see. Makes sense.

I wanted to figure out how I can set up Automated Tasks on the iPhone, but since that's impossible, here's the question that I have... in other words.

So I have three apps in which All Notification settings must be enabled when I'm using the apps, but I'm at home, I want those Notifications to be completely disabled (It's very annoying when the apps send Notifications to the phone when the screen is off and I'm not using the phone).
Note: I cannot disable certain Notification settings for these apps, because they don't work without having all the Notification settings (Sounds & Badges, etc...) enabled.

One solution is that once I'm home, I would manually go to Notifications and click each of the three apps from that list and Disable Notifications. That's a bit too 'annoying' for me to do. I would prefer a little on/off switch.

Does anyone know of something that is similar to my request?

Thanks
 

Pepanee

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Can you give me an example please?

I'm looking at the Notifications list right now, and I'm looking for an app that we both have.

I see "FaceTime"

So suppose that I want to go to the FaceTime Notifications by asking Siri, how would I ask her to open up the certain Notification settings for FaceTime?

Thanks
 

akash.nu

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Nope.

Again. Since Apple does not expose Notifications to automation, and sandboxing, Siri will not be able to do anything as well.
Thanks. I don’t really use Siri myself. I hoped Siri might have had some sort of integration as it doesn’t reside within a specific app and some other system level components are accessible to her.
 

Pepanee

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Hmm... Okay thanks for the replies. Kinda sucks how Apple has this 'idea' set up. I thought Siri is supposed to help out with everything on the phone, but I guess Siri has a handicap. That sucks.
 

akash.nu

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Hmm... Okay thanks for the replies. Kinda sucks how Apple has this 'idea' set up. I thought Siri is supposed to help out with everything on the phone, but I guess Siri has a handicap. That sucks.
Siri is still behind in terms of a digital personal assistant but then again apple focuses on user privacy and system security more than other competitors. There’s always compromise at some point.
 

Diorama

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Hmm... Okay thanks for the replies. Kinda sucks how Apple has this 'idea' set up. I thought Siri is supposed to help out with everything on the phone, but I guess Siri has a handicap. That sucks.
Hey Siri, erase all settings, confirm, confirm.