The ability to add almost any feature to your Android device with an app is what makes the mobile ecosystem so good. With apps such as Tasker
, you can create a slew of automated actions and even create cool new features from scratch.
However, Tasker can be a bit complex for regular users to understand, and if you need a feature such as auto-launch app when plugging in Android device, there is a better way. To allow you to launch a certain app, like the Google Play Music app when you plug in your headphones, we present the Plug In Launcher app.
Step 1: Download the Plug In Launcher App
A dependable app for years now, the Plug In Launcher
app created by Craig Petzel enables you to automate what app launches when you plug your device in. The app is available for free to download, so use the link given down below to get it right away.
Download Plug In Launcher from the Google Play Store
Step 2: Configure the Settings
Head over to the app drawer and open the Plug In Launcher app, where you will be able to find 5 tabs at the top of the main screen. Although there are Power, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi tabs available too, only the Headphones and USB
tabs have proper functionality.
To auto-launch app when plugging in your Android device headphones, tap on the Headphones menu and select the “Single App” option. The next screen will ask you to select the app that you want to launch when you plug in your headphones.
Once you have selected the app, it will be saved to the Settings
and you can do the same with the USB option as well. Now that the app is configured, you can go ahead and plug in the USB cable or the headphones to launch the selected apps.